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The Power of Purposeful Reading Practice Week: Fulfilling the Promise of Reading Interventions: Purposeful Practice at Tiers 2 & 3

Thursday, April 11, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Dr. Rachel Brown, Senior Research Consultant, Renaissance; and Dr. Alejandra Estrada-Burt, Principal, Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (MN)
Moderated by Amy Patnoe, Director of Go-to-Market Readiness, Renaissance

Sponsored by Renaissance

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When students struggle with reading, it’s essential to provide evidence-based interventions that allow students the opportunity to practice specific literacy skills. However, there are many logistical and practical details at both the classroom and building levels that need to be considered for these practice opportunities to be successful.

View this edWebinar for an in-depth look at how to make reading practice more purposeful in Tiers 2 and 3—for both monolingual students and Emerging bilingual learners. You understand:

  • What questions to ask to identify effective reading supports for each student
  • How purposeful practice within reading interventions should connect to your core curriculum and Tier 1 instruction
  • How to select Tier 2 and Tier 3 reading interventions for Emerging bilingual learners
  • How to ensure students are practicing the right skills—and gaining the most from each intervention

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, school and district leaders, reading directors and coaches, curriculum directors, and instructional coaches.

This edWebinar is part of the Power of Purposeful Reading Practice Week.

Rachel Brown

About the Presenters

Dr. Rachel Brown earned her Ph.D. in school psychology and special education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She joined FastBridge, now part of Renaissance, in 2015, where she currently serves as a Senior Research Consultant. Dr. Brown is also a Professor of Educational and School Psychology Emerita at the University of Southern Maine. Her research focuses on effective reading instruction and assessment within a Multi-Tiered System of Support.

Alejandra Estrada-Burt

Alejandra Estrada-Burt, Ed.D. is Principal of Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School in New Hope, MN. A native Spanish speaker, Dr. Estrada-Burt previously served as an English language learner teacher, behavior interventionist, and assistant principal. She earned her educational doctorate from Hamline University, as well as a Master of Education in second languages and cultures from the University of Minnesota.

Amy Patnoe

About the Moderator

Amy Patnoe, M.S.Ed. is Director of Go-to-Market Readiness at Renaissance. She brings over a decade of experience in literacy and language practices after having served as a dual language teacher, instructional coach, and district program facilitator for dual language and English learner programs in a district office. She is also a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University.

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