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The Science of Reading, Part 2: What Pre-Service Teachers Need to Know

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

The Science of Reading, Part 2: What Pre-Service Teachers Need to Know

Presented by Dr. Mary Dahlgren, CEO and Founder, Tools 4 Reading; Dr. Antonio Fierro, Chief Academic Advisor, Tools 4 Reading; and Dr. Stephanie Stollar, Founder, The Reading Science Academy and Stephanie Stollar Consulting

Sponsored by Tools 4 Reading

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Across the country, professors in Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) are aligning their courses and fieldwork to the Science of Reading, with the understanding that much of this important instruction was not taught in years past. Eager to equip pre-service educators with the valuable science-based information they’ll need to successfully teach reading in the classroom, university courses are changing—for good reason. This enlightening edWebinar provides a rationale, framework, and resources for doing this important work. The urgency to include the Science of Reading instruction and its impact on English learners in EPPs will also be examined.

Viewers learn:

  • To identify the most essential, widely acknowledged, evidence-based practices that can have the most impact on literacy instruction overall and instruction for the English learner (including how adjustments to these practices can positively impact English learners)
  • A rationale and framework for delineating what expert reading teachers need to know and be able to do, based on the respected Knowledge and Practice Standards
  • How to structure courses that integrate learning and applying the essential elements of reading science; a model syllabus will be shared
  • Where to access support and resources for program alignment, syllabus enhancement, and professional learning; free resources will be shared

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-5 teachers, literacy specialists, reading consultants, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.

The Science of Reading, Part 1: Myths, Truths, Tips, and Takeaways
The Science of Reading, Part 3: What In-Service Teachers Need to Know

Mary DahlgrenAbout the Presenters

Since founding Tools 4 Reading in 2010, Dr. Mary Dahlgren has focused on developing practical tools and training opportunities to bridge the gap between the Science of Reading and classroom practice. These tools include Kid Lips™ and the Kid Lips™ Instructional Guide, Sound Wall Solutions™, Phoneme/Grapheme Cards, and sound wall classes.

Dr. Dahlgren has over 25 years of experience in the field of education, having served as a dyslexia therapist, elementary classroom teacher, international literacy consultant, and author. Additionally, Dr. Dahlgren served as a national LETRS trainer for 18 years. Dr. Dahlgren’s longstanding interest in early childhood and elementary education has compelled her to spend much of her career working directly with classroom teachers to embrace the science behind reading.

Antonio FierroAs Chief Academic Advisor for Tools 4 Reading, Dr. Antonio Fierro is able to apply his many years in the classroom and as a literacy expert to helping schools and districts teach reading to every student, regardless of previous experience or native language. His vast experience contributes invaluable insight into Tools 4 Reading’s products and services.

Dr. Fierro is a former Texas State Teacher of the Year and was a member of the LETRS cohort of literacy consultants led by Dr. Louisa Moats for almost 20 years. Dr. Fierro has contributed to several literacy curricula for English learners along with Tools 4 Reading President, Dr. Mary Dahlgren. His areas of interest include early literacy instruction, improving the learning experience of pre-service teaching candidates, and the research and practice that impacts English learners.

Stephanie StollarDr. Stephanie Stollar is the founder of Stephanie Stollar Consulting, LLC and the creator of The Reading Science Academy. Dr. Stollar is the former vice president for professional learning at Acadience Learning Inc. She is a part-time assistant professor in the online Reading Science Program at Mount St. Joseph University, and a founding member of a national alliance for supporting reading science in higher education. Dr. Stollar has worked as an educational consultant, school psychologist, and assistant professor in the school psychology program at the University of South Florida. She has provided professional development for teachers for the past 25 years. She has conducted research in the areas of assessment, early intervention, and collaborative problem solving. As a member of the board for the Innovations in Education Consortium, she collaboratively plans the annual MTSS Innovations in Education Conference.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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