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UNI Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy hosts 2nd annual summer institute

June 19, 2013

Debra Rich, assistant director, Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy, 319-273-2053,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy will host a four-day institute on comprehensive literacy Monday, June 24, through Thursday, June 27, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls.

Based on the Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) model, the institute offers educators resources aligned with the Iowa Core Literacy Standards, supported by theory and research of best practices in the literacy field.

Participating in the institute will be PCL coaches, coach candidates, school administrators, classroom teachers, Title I teachers, special education teachers, curriculum directors, Area Education Agency (AEA) consultants, AEA chief administrators and superintendents. UNI graduate credit is available for PCL coach candidates; UNI graduate workshop credit is available to all other participants.

Developed under the leadership of Linda Dorn, director of the Center for Literacy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, PCL is a model of school transformation that focuses on improved literacy learning for all children.

The Jacobson Center partners with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Maine, National Louis University, the University of Kentucky and Georgia State University as a PCL university training center.

For more information about the summer institute, visit