College to host annual Summer Literacy Institute

07.15.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez

The college preparatory department at San Jacinto College will host the third annual Summer Literacy Institute on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1. The topic of the summer institute will be integrated reading and writing.

A consistent leader in integrated reading and writing initiatives across the state, San Jacinto College began the Summer Literacy Institute in 2012 as a venue for helping our faculty understand how to transition from teaching stand-alone reading and writing courses to an integrated reading and writing model in order to accelerate students through the developmental education sequence.

The last two institutes brought in national experts on integrated reading and writing curriculum, Dr. Eric Paulson and Dr. Emily Payne from Texas State University, and Dr. Sugie Goen-Salter from San Francisco State University. Last year, the institute was opened up to colleges across Texas with great attendance.

This year’s Summer Literacy Institute will continue to address integrated reading and writing across the state, and will feature added support for the House Bill 5 requirements which call for high schools to develop an English IV course that teach students integrated reading and writing prior to enrolling in college. Faculty from across the state and independent school district teachers who are interested in how to develop the integrated reading and writing curriculum will also be in attendance. The institute will offer a variety of sessions on student success initiatives, technology innovations, adult basic education challenges, non-course competency-based options, diverse populations, and more.

The 2014 Summer Literacy Institute begins Thursday, July 31 and runs through Friday, August 1 at the San Jacinto College Central Campus in room C11.1081 of the health science building, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. Local and statewide educators and administrators are encouraged to attend. Registration is $50. For more information on the institute and registration information, visit the San Jacinto College Marketplace at


About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 credit students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career and workforce preparation. Students benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region, and a support system that maps out a pathway for success. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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