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What is Structured Literacy and Why Does It Matter? Breaking Down the Buzz
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Amy Gulley, IMSE Level 4 Master Instructor, C.A.L.T, and IDA Certified Dyslexia Specialist
Hosted by Terrie Noland, Vice President, Educator Leadership & Learning, Learning Ally
Sponsored by Learning Ally
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With all of the media buzz around structured literacy and the science of reading, there is a lot of confusion, not only about what really constitutes a structured literacy program, but more importantly, why it matters. This edWebinar will give insights to the science of reading, components of structured literacy, and strategies for implementing a structured literacy program.
This edWebinar will be of benefit to elementary through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenter
Amy Gulley has been a Level 4 Master Instructor, Practicum Supervisor, IDA Certified Dyslexia Specialist, and Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) with the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) since 2015. Prior to working with IMSE, Amy worked as a CALT with the Denton Independent School District. She has been providing direct dyslexia services to identified students in grades 2-12 since 2010. Prior to being a dyslexia therapist, she was an elementary classroom teacher for grades 3-5, specializing in reading. Amy has been instructing all of IMSE’s coursework with rave reviews since her start. She has several years of experience in coaching and mentoring teachers and districts in IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham.
About the Host
Terrie Noland’s greatest strengths lie in the ability to motivate, inspire, and create enthusiasm in others to be passionate educators that support the diverse needs of students. Terrie serves as the vice president of educator initiatives for Learning Ally, where she works to develop engagement programs, professional learning services, and communities for educators. Her passion is working with educators to create dynamic classrooms and recognizing educators in their tremendous efforts. Terrie has more than 25 years of experience as both a motivational leader and developer of content for educators and administrators. Her focus for the past six years has been on the pedagogical practices needed to create effective environments for struggling readers and students with dyslexia. She has had the opportunity to lead and facilitate groups numbering in the thousands, helping to build a better understanding of working with struggling readers and students with dyslexia. Terrie is certified as an academic language practitioner and is currently working towards a Ph.D. in literacy, with an emphasis in educational leadership from St. John’s University.
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