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Structured Literacy: How to Support Effective Reading Instruction in the Virtual Classroom

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Structured Literacy: Deliver Effective Reading Instruction in the Virtual Classroom

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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Even though many aspects of teaching and learning are changing as a result of the pandemic, the evidence from years of gold-standard research on the Science of Reading remains the same. In this edWebinar, Lexia Learning’s Dr. Suzanne Carreker and Julie Bertram discuss why educators should trust the Science of Reading to inform effective literacy instruction and how this evidence is applied in both the physical and virtual classroom through Structured Literacy.

This recorded edWebinar will highlight the critical importance of recognizing what constitutes Structured Literacy and how using this evidence-based approach will help students of all abilities close literacy gaps—no matter where learning takes place.

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


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 masters 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 Moderator

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 (a Rosetta Stone company).


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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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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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