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First Steps to Assess Literacy Gaps and Learning Loss

Monday, May 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

First Steps to Assess Literacy Gaps and Learning Loss

Presented by Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI, Principal Educational Content Lead, Lexia Learning; and Julie Bertram, Reading Assessment Specialist, Lexia Learning
Moderated by Lori Kirksted, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Lexia Learning

Sponsored by Lexia Learning

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As school leaders and teachers across the nation confront the realities of K-12 literacy learning loss, they must also begin the hard work of closing the learning gap. Join Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI, and Julie Bertram for an engaging presentation that considers how educators can take the first steps to assess literacy gaps, address areas in which students are struggling, and modify instruction and intervention to get them to reading proficiency. This edWebinar will explore the following questions that every school and district should be answering today to get prepared for fall 2021:

  • Where are my students in relation to where they “should’” be?
  • Why are my students struggling; what are their skill gaps?
  • What do we do about it; how do we close those gaps?

This edWebinar will be of interest to preK-12 teachers and school and district leaders. 


Suzanne CarrekerAbout the Presenters

Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI joined Lexia Learning in 2015 as Principal Educational Content Lead, where she spearheaded the curriculum design of a ground-breaking reading program for adolescents. Her illustrious career includes 28 years at Neuhaus Education Center, a nonprofit organization offering professional development in evidence-based reading methods to more than 60,000 teachers. She is the recipient of the 2018 International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award, in addition to the HBIDA Nancy LaFevers Community Service Award for her contributions to students with dyslexia and other related learning differences.


Julie BertramJulie Bertram is a reading assessment specialist at Lexia Learning. She received her master’s degree from the Language and Literacy program at Simmons College and completed her Orton-Gillingham training at the Reading Disabilities Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as a reading therapist, trainee supervisor, and coordinator of the Children’s Reading Program. She was the product manager for Keys to Literacy and project manager for the Language Science Lab at Boston University managing an IES grant to develop a linguistically based, computerized reading and language assessment for older students. For 25 years, she has collaborated with generous educators to enhance understanding of the interplay between reading skills, language ability, assessment results, and instructional practice.


Lori KirkstedAbout the Host

Lori Kirksted is a mission-driven senior content marketing professional with a passion for developing high-impact content that drives multi-channel growth. She is currently leading the national K-12 demand generation content strategy for Lexia Learning.



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Monday, May 17, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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