|Date:||September 27, 2022|
|Time:||4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MTN|
|Focus:||Literacy New Curriculum|
Teachers (K-6), School-based Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches
About this Learning Opportunity
The science of reading is a vast body of empirical research about how reading develops, why some students struggle with reading, and the assessment and instruction that is likely to lead to strong reading outcomes for all students. This series will equip participants with knowledge of key aspects of the reading research, strategies for sharing research with other educators, and a framework for implementing the science of reading so that more students become skilled readers.
- This session will provide the structures of WHY, WHAT, HOW, WHEN & WHERE
- Background information on the science of reading
- Strategies for sharing research with other educators
- A framework for implementing the science of reading so more students become skilled readers
- Guidance for implementing structured literacy practices in the K-3 Curriculum
An Introduction to the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy
- Explore the definitions of the science of reading and structured literacy
- Understand how the brain learns to read
- Learn the essential components of primary-grade reading instruction
- Consider Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) as the framework for evaluating and implementing the science of reading
Participants can take one session, or any combination of sessions.
Links for Future Sessions:
This session addresses the LQS competencies
- #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
- #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership
This session addresses the TQS competencies
- #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
- #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.
About the Facilitator
Dr. Stephanie Stollar is the founder of Stephanie Stollar Consulting LLC and the creator of The Reading Science Academy. Dr. Stollar is a part-time assistant professor in the online reading science program at Mount St. Joseph University, and a founding member of a national alliance for supporting reading science in higher education. As a board member for the Innovations in Education Consortium, she collaboratively plans the annual MTSS Innovations in Education Conference. Dr. Stollar has worked as a school psychologist, an educational consultant, and as Vice President for Professional Learning for Acadience Learning Inc. She has provided professional development, conducted research and published in the areas of assessment, early intervention, and collaborative problem solving. She is passionate about improving educator knowledge about reading research and aligning school systems to prevent reading failure and improve reading outcomes for all students.