Learning Opportunity

Linking the Science of Reading to the New K-3 ELAL Curriculum Session 1

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Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Stephanie Stollar
Date:September 27, 2022
Time:4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MTN
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-NC-048
Focus: English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

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

Session 1

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:

October 11, 2022 

October 25, 2022

November 8, 2022

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

Stephanie Stollar

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... Read more »