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Structured Literacy: Applying the Science of Reading in the Classroom

Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Structured Literacy

Presented by Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI, Principal Educational Content Lead, Lexia Learning; and Julie Bertram, M.S. Ed. Reading Assessment Specialist, Lexia Learning

Sponsored by Lexia Learning

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With increased requirements for schools and districts to select evidence-based instructional programs, a great deal of focus has been placed on Structured Literacy and the Science of Reading. However, there is considerable confusion regarding the definitions of these terms and how this impacts the application of effective reading instruction strategies. In this edWebinar, Lexia’s Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI, and Julie Bertram discuss why educators should trust the Science of Reading to inform reading instruction and how this gold-standard evidence is applied in the classroom through Structured Literacy.

This recorded edWebinar will be of value to preK through high school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, reading specialists, and special education teachers.

 

Suzanne CarrekerAbout the Presenters

Dr. Suzanne Carreker, CALT-QI, is the Principal Educational Content Lead at Lexia Learning. 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. Dr. Carreker’s steadfast determination to ensure all children become successful readers and confident learners continues to be the driving force behind all of her work.

 

Julie BertramJulie Bertram is a Reading Assessment Specialist at Lexia Learning. She received her master’s 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.

 

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Lexia LearningLexia Learning, A Rosetta Stone Company, is one of the best-known and most highly respected reading-technology companies in the world. Lexia’s instructional programs (Core5 and PowerUp) help to accelerate literacy skill development through explicit and systematic personalized learning paths, and Lexia’s assessment program (RAPID) uniquely screens key reading and language skills critical to comprehension for all students in grades K–12.


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