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4 Actions to Accelerate Reading This School Year

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

4 Actions to Accelerate Reading This School Year

Presented by Rita Ferrandino, Innovation Consultant, Catalyst @ Penn GSE – University of Pennsylvania and Founding Partner, Arc Capital Development; Becky Mungle, Elementary Principal, Monroe County Community School Corporation (retired June 2021); and Tammy Miller, Chief Academic Officer, Readable English

Sponsored by Readable English

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Across the country, our students are significantly behind grade-level expectations in reading. The state summative results show a tremendous reading deficit that has been magnified by COVID-19.

As we begin the new school year, educators at all grade levels need a proven, easy-to-implement approach that accelerates reading success. We must make up lost instructional ground and it is not business as usual. Watch us explore four actions for the 2021–2022 academic year, along with new insights on:

  • Assessments—are you giving the right assessments to get the information you need
  • Performance—what’s hiding behind the data and how to use it
  • Action—taking drastic measures to accelerate our student reading levels now
  • Monitor—how progress-monitoring practices support acceleration

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, school and district leaders, assessment directors, curriculum directors, academic coaches, and interventionists of the kindergarten through middle school levels. 


Rita FerrandinoAbout the Presenters

Rita Ferrandino has built an international reputation as one of the most effective strategists and coalition-builders in the education entrepreneurship community. She is a recognized STEM education expert, an authority on U.S. education policy and politics, and a leader in Future of Work strategies. Rita currently is the innovation consultant at the Catalyst @ Penn GSE Innovation Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She was the lead capstone instructor at the Education Entrepreneurship Graduate Program for four years. For three years, she was President of the Education Design Studio, Inc. Incubator funded in collaboration with the Milken Family Foundation and University of Pennsylvania.


Becky MungleBecky Mungle is a 25-year veteran of education with an emphasis in research-based interventions and teaching techniques. She spent the first seven years of her career teaching in both elementary and middle school and has been an elementary principal for the past 18 years. She recently retired from being an elementary principal in Monroe County Community School Corporation and now serves in Professional Development for Readable English. She is a current member of IASP and member of Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society.


Tammy MillerTammy Miller is a literacy warrior. Her passion to advance student literacy is evident in her 30+ years in education through her roles as a teacher, principal, and director of elementary education in the public schools, and also as a nationally sought-after consultant brought in to turn around failing schools in highly complex circumstances. Tammy’s combined knowledge of systemic change, instruction, curricula, and school operations has provided the tools schools need to improve student outcomes. Tammy received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education with a reading endorsement at Indiana University and master’s in educational leadership at Butler University.


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Readable EnglishReadable English, LLC brings an innovative suite of science-based products and services to the struggle against illiteracy, a condition that diminishes the lives of some 800 million people worldwide. This number includes fully two-thirds of our nation’s K-12 students who are reading “below proficiency,” a situation that has shown no signs of improvement for nearly 30 years. With patented technology, coaching and professional development services, Readable English helps schools and districts boost measured reading proficiency by offering a cutting-edge solution to the underlying causes of reading failure. The mission of this fast-growing company is to accelerate reading proficiency and combat the deeply damaging effects of illiteracy so students attain happier, healthier lives that are more productive, fulfilling and rewarding.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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