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Ready for Reading—No Matter What Happens Next

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Ready for Reading—No Matter What Happens Next

Presented by Megan Edwards, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, KIPP St. Louis Schools, MO; and Kimberly Linson, Customer Success Manager, Glose for Education
Hosted by Jim McVety, Managing Partner, First Step Advisors

Sponsored by Glose for Education

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Despite the uncertainty surrounding back-to-school plans this year, one thing remains certain: we need our kids reading. This edWebinar will explore the specific ways teachers are utilizing digital reading programs to ensure every student stays connected to reading and to each other.

Schools are looking at returning with precautions, alternating schedules, blended/hybrid models, or fully online…which means that schools need a strategy that is flexible enough for any scenario, but rigorous enough to meet the expectations for teachers and students alike.

Watch Megan Edwards from KIPP St. Louis Schools as she walks us through her plan to get ready for reading—no matter what happens next. Megan is building a digital reading program on Glose for Education that delivers ebooks online and offline and creates a collaborative reading experience with annotations, reaction tools, and writing prompts. Most importantly, she’s working to instill reading habits that can withstand the uncertainty so many schools are facing right now. Glose for Education is free for teachers to use with one of their classrooms.

Megan, a director of curriculum and instruction, speaks directly to educators about how to plan, evaluate options, and implement strategies that get them ready for what’s next. This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of grades 5-12, as well as higher education.


Megan EdwardsAbout the Presenters

Megan Edwards is a director of curriculum and assessment at KIPP Public Charter Schools in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a former Teach for America advisor and school director and is passionate about innovative instruction and teacher development.


Kimberly LinsonKimberly Linson has been a leader in education for over 20 years, impacting the lives of students and professional educators. As an instructor, Kimberly taught children to read, spell, and comprehend their potential and conducted workshops nationwide to teach other educators to do the same. As a Glose for Education customer success manager she works with educators around the country to ensure they have the necessary training and tools to embrace the future of reading.


Jim McVetyAbout the Host

Jim McVety is Managing Partner of First Step Advisors and serves as a senior advisor to Glose Education. A lifelong advocate for innovation in education, Jim brings 20+ years of research and analysis to the social reading discussion. Jim has hosted numerous webinars, expert panels, and keynote presentations during his career, and his focus is on building the capacity of service organizations to better support educators and students.


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GloseGlose is the next-generation social reading platform where students and teachers can discover, read, highlight thousands of books, and engage with other readers through shared annotations. We make reading more fun, productive, and social with easy access from any location and device.


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Thursday, August 13, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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