Wolf Creek Public Schools Literacy Summit 2016

Register Early

We are pleased to offer IGNITE 2016, the first annual WCPS Literacy Summit. This two day event begins with featured keynote speaker, Sue Jackson as she walks administrators and coaches through the journey of, “Creating and Leading Literacy”. Sue Jackson is a National Literacy Consultant for Scholastic Canada and an enthusiastic and innovative speaker, author, consultant and educator. In the afternoon, Sue, along with some of our WCPS school based and central office based leaders will offer literacy leadership break-out sessions focused on many topics including: literacy structures, literacy resources, literacy intervention, literacy focused collaborative response models and much more. Each of these breakout sessions will hone in on practical comprehensive literacy implementation strategies.

Day Two focuses on “Leveraging Literacy”and is targeted at grade K-9 classroom teachers and learning coaches. Sue Jackson will lead a full day session based on the components of a comprehensive literacy environment. Sue will also facilitate discussion, collaboration, and planning around practical implementation of Scholastic’s Literacy Place resources. Although this session is aimed towards K-9 classroom teachers, it would also be beneficial for administrators and district office personnel to attend as it will allow them to deepen their understanding of the role Scholastic’s Literacy Place resources play within a comprehensive literacy environment.


Registration is now open. All attending teachers, administrators and coaches are asked to register before: April 15. After this date we will be opening registration to non-WCPS registrants. Maximum capacity for this event is 200 registrants.

In addition to registering for the Ignite Literacy Summit, please also register for the Day One breakout sessions. We appreciate you registering for these breakout sessions at your earliest convenience as this will help us to determine session capacity etc.

Summit Registration

Registration and session information for Ignite 2016 can be found at http://www.igniteliteracy.ca

Breakout Sessions

Once you have registered through Eventbrite (linked to the www.igniteliteracy.ca website), please choose your break-out sessions using SCHED.

Summit Fees

  • WCPS teachers and administrators- no charge

  • Non WCPS registrants and registration will open April 15:

    • $175 (May 30th & 31st) or $100 per day

Meals and Snacks:

  • Light breakfast items and snacks will be provided each day.

  • A catered lunch will be provided each day.

Sub Costs:

Please note the difference in sub costs depending on position.

  • WCPS Administrators (Day 1 & 2)

    • sub costs covered by People Services for principals and assistant principals

      • Charge to: DO People Services under Other Cohort

WCPS Teachers (Day 2 only)

  • Learning coaches will work with administration to select two teachers per school to attend. These sub costs will be covered by Learning Services.

    • Charge to: DO Learning Services under Teacher Collaboration

    • Additional teachers are welcome to attend. Sub costs are the responsibility of the school PD or teacher PD funds.

General Information

General information regarding target audiences, registration, meals and sub costs is listed below. Information about the event and other links can be found at the event website: www.igniteliteracy.ca

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alda Lovell.

Dates: Monday, May 30th & Tuesday, May 31st

Location: Lacombe Memorial Centre

Day One Topic: Leading Literacy

-Creating and Leading a Culture of Literacy-

Target Audience

  • Administrators
  • Learning Coaches
  • District Office Staff

Day Two Topic: Leveraging Literacy

-Comprehensive Literacy Environment-

Target Audience

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Learning Coaches
  • District Office Staff