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How Early Literacy Impacts Reading to Learn: Research, Strategies and Digital Tools

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

How Early Literacy Impacts Reading to Learn: Research, Strategies and Digital Tools

Presented by Dr. Joyce King, Adjunct Professor, University of Tennessee at Martin, and Facilitator, PBS TeacherLine; and Dr. Helen Teague, Media Coordinator, CCE Finland, Adjunct Professor, Grand Canyon University, and Facilitator, PBS TeacherLine

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Of the four language skills—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—reading has the greatest impact on academic success. When students struggle to read in early grades, their ability to master content across the curriculum is impacted and their excitement about learning is diminished.

Watch Dr. Joyce King and Dr. Helen Teague, both PBS TeacherLine online course facilitators, as they examine the importance of early literacy in order to support the long-term success of students. In the edWebinar, they share:

  • Research for effective literacy instruction
  • Components of comprehensive early literacy instruction and how they connect to reading to learn
  • Theory to practice: The importance of teacher modeling
  • Strategies to incorporate into the curriculum to help students become passionate and self-motivated readers, including e-books and other digital tools

Don’t miss this opportunity to build your knowledge of the science of teaching reading and to learn practical strategies to ensure all your students become strong readers. This recorded presentation will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, school leaders, guidance counselors, and school psychologists.

About the Presenters

Dr. Joyce King is proud to be celebrating her 50th year as a professional educator. Her work has ranged from Elementary Classroom Teacher to Project Facilitator for Technical Resources for Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV. Currently, Dr. King is an adjunct professor supervising student teachers for the University of Tennessee at Martin and a national online course facilitator for PBS TeacherLine. Dr. King holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in health education, and a doctorate in educational leadership. As a lifelong learner, she has facilitated graduate online courses for the University of Phoenix and Nevada’s Regional Professional Development Program (RPDP). She co-developed the training program and handbook for online instructors for RPDP and designed the online teacher training course for Kids Voting Greater Las Vegas.


Dr. Helen Teague serves as a national online course facilitator for PBS TeacherLine and the media coordinator for the Council of Creative Education (CCE) in Tampere, Finland. She is also an adjunct professor for Grand Canyon University. Dr. Teague taught for 17 years in public and private schools in California and Texas. In 2006, she began teaching with PBS TeacherLine. Proving that “booting up isn’t hard to do,” Dr. Teague has visited 44 states and 3 countries as a digital learning coach, digital storyteller, speaker, and internet concierge. In 2017, Dr. Teague completed her doctorate in learning technologies from Pepperdine University. Her dissertation considered the integration of digital and mobile technology and design practices of online educators at PBS TeacherLine.


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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