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Foundational Literacy for Grades 4+: Catching Up. Keeping Up. Moving Ahead.

Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Foundational Literacy for Grades 4+: Catching Up. Keeping Up. Moving Ahead.

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Bishop, National Reading Consultant, Reading Horizons; and Stacy Hurst, Chief Academic Officer and Assistant Professor of Reading, Southern Utah University

Sponsored by Reading Horizons

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Nearly 66% of fourth- and eighth-grade learners perform below proficient achievement levels in reading. For students grades 4 and beyond who struggle with reading, the path ahead can be difficult and discouraging. For striving readers, newcomers, and students with special needs, we can do more and do it better. And that’s the focus of this edWebinar.

Watch as Dr. Jennifer Bishop, a nationally recognized literacy specialist whose doctoral work emphasized secondary literacy interventions, explores the importance of foundational literacy instruction for students grades 4+. She showcases the crucial role of technology-enabled solutions to accelerate learning for these students, and viewers learn about strategies for independent, competency-based learning. As part of this session, Dr. Bishop covers how upper elementary and secondary-level educators can use assessment-driven, explicit phonics instruction that’s both based on reading science and is age appropriate to meet learners where they are, helping them accelerate as fluent, confident readers. Bring your questions, share your challenges and successes, and walk away with practical, productive ways to support your striving readers in school and beyond.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, education technology leaders, and curriculum leaders of grades 4 and up.

Dr. Jennifer BishopAbout the Presenters

Dr. Jennifer Bishop brings more than 10 years of experience teaching at several grades, including experience at the college level. She’s an enthusiastic proponent of using data to maximize the potential of all students, and she’s spent her career focusing on literacy education, specializing in strategies to support students of varying educational levels and exceptionalities. Her doctoral work involved implementing secondary literacy interventions with a special emphasis on staff development. Dr. Bishop received her M.Ed. in education from Florida Atlantic University, and her Ed.D. from Capella University in reading and literacy. Dr. Bishop is the national literacy consultant with Reading Horizons.

Stacy HurstStacy Hurst has degrees in sociology and elementary education and reading and has Advanced Reading and ESL Endorsements. In over 20 years as an educator, she has been a first-grade teacher, ELL teacher, literacy coach, reading specialist, and now a university professor. Her extensive experience includes teaching reading, coordinating interventions for struggling readers, coaching teachers, implementing blended learning, and training thousands of teachers on effective literacy instruction. Stacy is the chief academic officer at Reading Horizons, an assistant professor of teacher education at Southern Utah University, and the co-author of Reading Horizons Discovery®.

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Reading Horizons

Reading Horizons supports educators with powerful tech-enabled foundational reading instruction that helps all students reach reading proficiency by the end of third grade. For nearly 40 years, the Reading Horizons method has aligned to the evolution of the science of reading, empowering more than 50,000 educators with evidence-based teaching strategies to prevent and remediate reading difficulties. Reading momentum begins with Reading Horizons.


Thursday, January 26, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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