2016 Summer Institute

Rethink Possibilities

June 20-23

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. - Registration

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - Conference


Registration open through 6/15/2016 11:59 PM EST


Every student can read, write, communicate, and do math.

Online schedule is now available.

TED-style Talks- Fast-paced 18 minute sessions to expose participants to great ideas.

Corresponding Breakout Sessions- 75 minute sessions providing the skills and knowledge to use the great ideas.

Full Day Workshops- One- and two-day offering providing participants content and practice to implement new learning with students.

Session Highlights

Breakout sessions focusing on literacy, math, communication, and general interest topics, including:

  • A Journey Toward Ensuring Mathematical Success for All
  • Access to the Literacy Required of Content Areas for All Learners
  • Reading and Writing for Students with Cognitive Impairments
  • Three Years In: Changing the Communication Environment for Students with Complex Communication Needs
  • Urban Gardening for Exceptional Students


To view a detailed list of the session titles and descriptions, please click on the Session Descriptions link.


Blocks of rooms have been reserved for the summer institute, please click on the Recommended Lodging link to view the list of hotels.

Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations. To make a reservation at the conference rate, you must provide the reservation code provided on the lodging list.

Registration Fee

$75 for entire conference

Daily rate of $25


State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) will be available at the summer institute.

There will be an offering range of 5-21 credits.


The Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College

715 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Click here for directions

The Hagerty Conference Center is located in the Northwestern Michigan College on Front Street.

Parking is available in the front of the building.

Contact Information