Shifting the Balance: Elementary Literacy Workshop

May 6, 2022

Harre Union Ballroom
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM CDT (check-in at 8 AM)

Please join us at Valparaiso University for the 2022 Elementary Literacy Workshop with Jan Burkins and Kari Yates, authors of Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom.

Indiana’s New Literacy Framework Promotes Science of Reading

This workshop will support educators through this transition!

Jan Burkins and Kari Yates are literacy experts, dedicated to their work in best practices in literacy instruction. They will join us at Valparaiso University to lead teachers through a full-day workshop entitled Shifting the Balance. Indiana is in the process of adopting a new literacy framework that promotes Science of Reading in the classroom. Jan and Kari will equip participating teachers with the tools and information to make six shifts in order to seamlessly incorporate Science of Reading into classroom instruction.


Indiana and the Science of Reading

With the mission of helping more students become proficient readers, Indiana’s Priorities for Early Literacy supports evidence-based literacy practices aligned with the Science of Reading. The Science of Reading is a term used to describe the body of research around “reading, reading development, and best practices for reading instruction” (Petscher et al., 2020).

Indiana’s Priorities for Early Literacy
This workshop’s focus will directly align with IDOE’s current plan:

to help educators better understand the Science of Reading and to identify and implement effective instructional practices that can prevent reading difficulties and support literacy progress.

Indiana’s Priorities for Early Literacy

Registration Information

Early Registration (through 04/11/22): $125 per person
After 04/11/22: $150 per person
Group Discount: Register 5 people and get a sixth registration for free!
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Shortly after submitting your registration form, you will receive an invoice confirming the total amount of participants and payment amount.

At your earliest convenience, please make your check payable to Valparaiso University. Include your School’s Name and the Invoice number on the memo line and mail to:

Attn: Emma Kelley
Valparaiso University
Meier Hall
1800 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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For all inquiries about the event, registration, or special dietary restrictions, please contact Emma Kelley at or call (219).464.6734.