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Improve Reading Outcomes: Implementing the Science of Reading Within an MTSS Framework

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Improve Reading Outcomes: Implementing the Science of Reading Within an MTSS Framework

Presented by Dr. Kim Gibbons, Director, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, University of Minnesota

Sponsored by Illuminate Education

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When educators follow the Science of Reading—the research on how students learn to read and how to teach reading skills most effectively—all children can successfully learn to read. This makes the Science of Reading a powerful lever for equity. Implementing the Science of Reading within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework ensures that all students receive explicit and systematic literacy instruction and that students at risk of reading difficulties receive timely, evidence-based intervention to support their growth.

During this edWebinar, Dr. Kim Gibbons will provide guidance for implementing the Science of Reading within an MTSS framework to remove barriers to reading success. In this session, attendees will explore:

  • The critical elements of MTSS that must be in place to ensure all students have the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to become strong readers
  • The characteristics of effective literacy assessments for universal screening and progress monitoring
  • What’s missing in many popular literacy assessments
  • The use of systematic and explicit instructional strategies to drive improved literacy outcomes for all learners

This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK-12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and school counselors and psychologists. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.


Kim GibbonsAbout the Presenter

Kim Gibbons, Ph.D. is the director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota and the co-director of the Wisconsin Minnesota Comprehensive Center. Her research and professional interests include the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework, educational policy and leadership, improvement science, and evidence-based teaching practices. She is active in state leadership in Minnesota and is the past president of the Minnesota Association of Special Educators. Finally, she is the author or co-author of four books and has numerous other peer-reviewed publications. Her most recent book, published in 2018, is Effective Universal Instruction: An Action-Oriented Approach to Improving Tier 1.


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Illuminate Education

Illuminate Education equips educators to take a data-driven approach to serving the whole child. Our solution combines comprehensive assessment, MTSS collaboration and management, and real-time dashboard tools, and puts them in the hands of educators. As a result, educators can monitor learning and growth, identify academic and SEB needs, and align targeted supports in order to accelerate learning for each student.



Wednesday, January 12, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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