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Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction: Turning Assessment Data into Decisions and Success!

Thursday, December 14, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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Presented by Susan M. Smartt, Ph.D., Author and Literacy Consultant, Smartt Educational Consulting; and Deborah R. Glaser, Ed.D., Author and Literary Consultant, Deborah R. Glaser, Ed.D., LLC

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing

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View this edWebinar with Susan M. Smartt, Ph.D. and Deborah R. Glaser, Ed.D. as they introduce you to the second edition of their book, Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction. Find out what’s new and learn about the book’s updates on how to improve collaborative efforts for MTSS, study assessment results, and use those results to plan instruction that ensures students’ early reading success.

The new manual will help teachers apply systematic and explicit practices in their lesson planning and delivery. Find out how structured literacy contributes to effective assessment and teaching early reading for all students.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers of the elementary grades.

Susan Smartt

About the Presenters

As a Senior Research Associate at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Susan M. Smartt engaged in research, writing, and teaching focused on improving teacher preparation in reading. Previously, she was a national literacy consultant with state departments, teacher preparation programs, and local school districts. Her work focused on facilitating school reform, implementing reading intervention for low-performing schools, using data to inform practice, developing Response to Intervention initiatives, and implementing scientifically based literacy programs.

Dr. Smartt owned and directed a reading clinic for more than 20 years in which she provided comprehensive psychoeducational assessments, dyslexia evaluations, and tutoring services. She has been a classroom teacher, a reading coach, a reading specialist, and a principal. She was an early contributor to the development of LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) (Moats and Tolman, 2017) and past president of the Tennessee branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

Deborah Glaser

Dr. Deborah R. Glaser is a consultant, author, and teacher educator beloved for enriching teachers’ knowledge of reading and for her proven instructional methods. Following her teaching career, she directed the educational arm of a non-profit dyslexia learning center where she developed programs to teach teachers and students.

She was an original National LETRS Trainer, is a policy advisor to the National Council on Teacher Quality, and regularly contributes to the evaluation of university programs that prepare our teachers to teach reading. Dr. Glaser is author and co-author of five books. Her most recent contributions to the field are Next STEPS, Second Edition; Morpheme Magic: Lessons to Teach Morphological Awareness; Morphemes for Little Ones: Bringing the Magic of Language to K-3 Classrooms; and the online reading course The Reading Teacher’s Top Ten Tools: Instruction that Makes a Difference, now hosted by 95% Group.

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Brookes Publishing

Founded in 1978, Brookes is an independent, highly respected educational publishing company with a strong focus on helping all people—with and without disabilities—reach their potential. We publish 50+ new titles a year on screening and assessment, early intervention, inclusive and special education, autism and other disabilities, literacy, behavior, communication, and more.

Highly anticipated second edition Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction


Thursday, December 14, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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