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Developing Effective Professional Learning for Your District

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Developing Effective Professional Learning for Your District

Presented by Roya Salehi, Vice President of Customer Success, Lexia Learning; and Donna Neel, Senior Director of Professional Learning Facilitation and Operations, Lexia Learning

Sponsored by Lexia Learning

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We all know that teacher quality is the most important factor in student success. To help our students, we first need to meet teachers’ professional and continuing education needs. For years, studies and surveys have shown that professional learning is more effective than professional development, both in its value to teachers and its influence on student achievement.

Watch this recorded edWebinar with Lexia’s experts, Roya Salehi and Donna Neel, and learn how shifting to effective professional learning sets your teachers up for success. In this edWebinar, discover:

  • The differences between professional learning and professional development
  • How effective professional learning empowers teachers, and in turn improves student learning outcomes, especially in literacy
  • Seven characteristics to look for in high-quality, professional learning opportunities
  • How this approach is essential for literacy or language arts educators that teach the science of reading

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


Roya SalehiAbout the Presenters

Roya Salehi serves as the Vice President of Customer Success at Lexia Learning. She is responsible for all post-sales Customer Success activities including vision, strategy, developing, and managing a portfolio of service offerings. Roya received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and graduated summa cum laude from Penn State University, earning an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Educational Leadership and Administration. Her interest in teaching led her to pursue a teaching career for eight years at the middle and high school levels. After teaching, Roya joined an enthusiastic group of educators at the Math Forum who used the power of the internet to serve the needs of math teachers. Roya also served in various strategic leadership roles at Kaplan Inc. and Achieve3000 before joining Lexia Learning.


Donna Neel

Donna Neel graduated from the University of Oklahoma, earning a B.S. M.Ed. in Special Education, as well as a certificate in Educational Administration. She began her career as a Special Education teacher serving students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. For several years, she was an elementary principal in Norman, Oklahoma, where her primary responsibilities included facilitating ongoing professional learning for staff members and leading teachers to deliver effective instruction resulting in increased student performance. Donna’s passion for professional learning led her to join Voyager Learning in 1999, where she held several positions working with various constituent groups to recruit and certify professional learning facilitators and develop and deliver professional learning content. She now serves as the Sr. Director of Professional Learning Facilitation at Lexia Learning and leads several teams in the strategic planning and development of professional learning for employees in the Customer Success department.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Lexia® Learning, a Cambium® company, is one of the most impactful and highly respected reading-technology companies in the world. Founded over 35 years ago, Lexia’s research-proven programs help educators deliver personalized reading and language instruction for millions of K–12 students across the world.


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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