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Science of Reading in Practice: 15-Minute Routines

Thursday, August 4, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Science of Reading in Practice: 15-Minute Routines

Presented by Dr. Amanda Alexander, Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic Education Solutions; Dr. Julia B. Lindsey, Early Literacy Expert and Consultant; and Katharine Noonan, Instructional Coach, Garrison Elementary School (Washington, D.C.)

Sponsored by Scholastic Education Solutions

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Research tells us how children best learn to read, but what does this actually look like in classroom practice? In this edWebinar, Dr. Julia B. Lindsey, an expert in early literacy development, curriculum, and instruction, shares teacher-approved “essential instructional swaps” backed by the Science of Reading that you can implement right away to help children on their ways to becoming proficient readers. These routines can be implemented in 15 minutes or less to help students decode words efficiently and effectively, so they can spend more energy on comprehending—and enjoying—what they read!

The session is followed by a discussion with Dr. Lindsey and Katharine Noonan, an ELA instructional coach, moderated by Dr. Amanda Alexander, Chief Academic Officer of Scholastic.

This edWebinar is of interest to PreK-5 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.


Dr. Amanda AlexanderAbout the Presenters

Dr. Amanda Alexander is Scholastic’s Chief Academic Officer and brings more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in the field of education. Dr. Alexander began her career as a kindergarten teacher and has served as an assistant principal in the New York City Department of Education and as a principal in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). She later joined the DCPS central office in a variety of roles with an emphasis on principal supervision. Over the course of her time as a central office administrator, Dr. Alexander also led literacy initiatives and a districtwide task force to identify and implement evidence-based practices in reading and learning to improve student performance.


Julia B. LindseyJulia B. Lindsey, Ph.D., a former kindergarten and first-grade teacher and self-proclaimed “phonics nerd,” has worked with teachers, district personnel, curriculum developers, and others to translate reading research into practice. While completing her doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, she developed a free decodables book program in collaboration with Boston Public Schools. She is the author of Reading Above the Fray: Reliable, Research-Based Routines for Developing Decoding Skills.


Katharine NoonanKatharine Noonan is a K-5 ELA instructional coach and National LETRS Professional Learning Facilitator. She is a passionate literacy coach and educator with 12 years of leadership experience and results. Skilled at developing teachers’ literacy content expertise and pedagogy through coaching, high-quality professional development, and relationship building, Katharine has previously worked with Dr. Julia B. Lindsey to implement research-based instruction to increase student achievement.


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Scholastic Education SolutionsScholastic Education Solutions provides teachers, families, and communities with the tools they need to support each and every child with print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, expert professional development, family and community engagement, and learning supports.


Thursday, August 4, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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