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Special Education and the Reading Crisis: 4 Actions to Accelerate Reading for Students Who Struggle

Thursday, January 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

4 Actions to Accelerate Reading This School Year

Presented by Becky Mungle, Professional Development Director, Readable English; and Kati Brew, Resource Teacher, Franklin Central Junior High School (IN)
Moderated by Rita Ferrandino, Innovation Consultant, Catalyst @ Penn GSE – University of Pennsylvania, and Founding Partner, Arc Capital Development

Sponsored by Readable English

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It is never too late for students with learning disabilities at all grade levels to become proficient readers. There is a proven, research-based, easy-to-implement approach utilizing accessibility tools for teachers to accelerate reading success.

View this edWebinar to explore four actions that can support your instruction for students who struggle the most with reading, along with new insights on:

  • Assessments – Are you giving the right assessments to get the information you need?
  • Performance – What’s hiding behind the data and how to use it for Individualized Education Plans
  • Action – Using accessibility supports to individualize instruction and accelerate student reading levels now
  • Monitor – How progress monitoring practices support acceleration and motivate students

You leave this edWebinar with free resources and new tools to help your struggling readers. This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers of students with special needs, reading specialists, coordinators, and directors. Additionally, the content supports school and district leaders, assessment directors, curriculum directors, academic coaches, and interventionists of the kindergarten through high school levels.


Becky MungleAbout the Presenters

Becky Mungle is a 25-year veteran of education with an emphasis in research-based interventions and teaching techniques. She spent the first seven years of her career teaching in both elementary and middle school and has been an elementary principal for the past 18 years. She is currently working as an elementary principal in Southern Indiana and serves as a consultant for Readable English. Becky has worked tirelessly to address the literacy problem facing our schools and successfully utilizes Readable English to support struggling readers in her school. She is a current member of IASP and a member of Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society.


Kati BrewKati Brew attended the University of Kentucky where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in special education. She began her career teaching near Nashville, Tennessee in 2016. She moved to Indiana in 2019 and is currently a middle school resource teacher at Franklin Central Junior High School. Kati is a dedicated educator who loves to see the growth in her students while helping them reach their goals and true potential.


Rita FerrandinoAbout the Moderator

Rita Ferrandino has built an international reputation as one of the most effective strategists and coalition builders in the education entrepreneurship community. She is a recognized STEM education expert, an authority on U.S. education policy and politics, and a leader in Future of Work strategies. Rita currently is the innovation consultant at the Catalyst @ Penn GSE Innovation Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She was the lead capstone instructor at the Education Entrepreneurship Graduate Program for four years. For three years, she was President of the Education Design Studio, Inc. Incubator funded in collaboration with the Milken Family Foundation and University of Pennsylvania.


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

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Readable EnglishReadable English, LLC brings an innovative suite of science-based products and services to the struggle against illiteracy, a condition that diminishes the lives of some 800 million people worldwide. This number includes fully two-thirds of our nation’s K-12 students who are reading “below proficiency,” a situation that has shown no signs of improvement for nearly 30 years. With patented technology, coaching and professional development services, Readable English helps schools and districts boost measured reading proficiency by offering a cutting-edge solution to the underlying causes of reading failure. The mission of this fast-growing company is to accelerate reading proficiency and combat the deeply damaging effects of illiteracy so students attain happier, healthier lives that are more productive, fulfilling and rewarding.


Thursday, January 27, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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