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Leveraging Key Administrator Moves to Cure Reading Woes

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Students and teacher reading

Presented by Dr. Neva Kelly, e2L Certified eGROWE Coach, engage2learn; and Dea Henry, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Henderson Independent School District (TX)
Moderated by Dewayne McClary, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, engage2learn

Sponsored by GroweLab: powered by engage2learn

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Recent reporting from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) details the sharpest drop in reading scores recorded for fourth and eighth graders in 30 years, further illuminating the impact of pandemic-related school closures and interrupted learning on academic performance. In fact, according to NWEA researchers, the average student will need the equivalent of 4.1 additional months of schooling to make up for lost time in reading—a daunting task, to say the very least.

With a long track record of successful school turnaround and reading framework design initiatives, engage2learn invites you to view this edWebinar to learn how to mitigate the effects of unfinished learning and quickly improve reading skills by:

  • Implementing competency-based professional learning for teachers
  • Monitoring, measuring, and recognizing teacher growth in said competencies through evidence-based coaching
  • Utilizing advanced education analytics to connect teacher growth data and student outcomes data in order to show the impact of coaching on student reading scores
  • Simplifying and streamlining professional learning and teacher support systems across your school or district

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

Neva Kelly

About the Presenters

Dr. Neva Kelly is a certified eGROWE coach and facilitator with over 35 years’ experience in public education. Her professional roles include serving as a teacher, reading specialist, assistant principal, principal, literacy coordinator, assistant superintendent, and college professor. As Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Rockport-Fulton ISD in Texas, Dr. Kelly led the implementation of an innovative K-12 college and career awareness/readiness program and a model response to intervention program. During her tenure, the district expanded teacher leadership opportunities, instituted collaborative planning and reflective practice, and implemented an annual, teacher-led district media fair.

Dr. Kelly’s work with engage2learn includes leader, instructional coach, and teacher coaching, as well as serving as a Technical Assistance Provider and Learning Design Specialist. As e2L’s Literacy Lead, she provides leadership in the areas of literacy development, literacy coaching, and Science of Reading for e2L coaches. She is passionate about public education, believes literacy development is the social justice issue of our time, and is committed to supporting educators to ensure that all students have access to excellent and equitable neighborhood schools.

Dea Henry

Dea Henry is the esteemed Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Henderson Independent School District (ISD). Bringing to the role a wealth of experience spanning 27 years in K-12 education, Dea has seamlessly woven leadership, curriculum development, and student-focused strategies to optimize academic and lifelong learning outcomes. Beginning her journey as a teacher at Livingston and Center ISD, she ascended through Henderson ISD as a teacher, later serving as Assistant Principal and Principal at Northside Intermediate School for over a decade. In the summer of 2020, she embraced the challenging role of high school principal amidst the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic. There, she recognized the imperative of nurturing both academic prowess and the social-emotional needs of students during their pivotal high school years. A proud alumnus, Dea holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Education in administration from Lamar University. With an array of Texas certifications, her holistic approach to education continues to shape Henderson ISD’s trajectory of excellence.

McClary

About the Moderator

Dewayne McClary is e2L’s Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships. Bringing nearly 20 years of education experience as a teacher, coach, and school and district administrator in the District of Columbia Public Schools, Arlington Public Schools, and Williamsburg County School District, he strives to ensure the best for K-12 learners every day.

Dewayne’s most recent experience as the Senior Director of Networks and Partnerships at Digital Promise Global has equipped him with a strategic understanding of educational issues and opportunities at the national level. Dewayne has received numerous education industry awards, including the 2021 Global Forum for Education and Learning Top 100 Visionaries in Education, 2021 EdTech Digest Top 100 Influencers in EdTech, and the 2020 CoSN NextGen Emerging EdTech Leader.

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engage2learn (e2L) partners with public school districts to design, build, and implement comprehensive, customized talent development systems in five key areas: culture & strategy, career development, coaching, competency pathways, and connected data. Since 2011, we’ve partnered with over 300 public school districts across the nation to transform traditional PD into holistic talent development solutions proven to increase educator and staff engagement and retention and improve outcomes. We customize our solutions to maximize partner results by scaling smart professional learning systems that optimize outcomes, empowering leaders with a first-of-its-kind platform that connects professional growth data to any desired outcome to effectively show the efforts and impact of their investments. For more information about engage2learn, visit engage2learn.org or call 1(833) 325-4769.


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