Essentials Book Study

Bridging Research to Classroom Application

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Build Our Literacy Knowledge Together

Join colleagues and friends from across the state as we dive deeper into Dr. Kilpatrick's Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties. In each session we will explore what research says about teaching reading, how it is currently being taught, and practical ways to bridge research to classroom practice.


Everyone will need a copy of the book and discussion guide (Chapter guides are linked under each date).


If you are unable to attend live, each session will be recorded and link posted to this flyer.

Chapter 1 and 2

Tuesday, March 31st, 9-11am

This is an online event.

In our first session we will discuss the problems associated with the gap between reading research and classroom practice. As we work to scale up Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement we find many continue to teach reading based on tradition and intuition rather than using the methods that a large body of research identifies as the most effective. The most important part of our discussion will be to determine ways we can help our schools understand the research and its practical application in the classroom.


To enhance your learning experience, you are welcome to view the webinar series with Dr. Kilpatrick hosted by the Colorado Department of Education. The focus of our first session will be, Modules 0, 1, and 2


Webinar Link

Recording Link

Study Guide - Chapters 1 and 2

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Chapters 3 and 4

Tuesday, April 7th, 9-11am

This is an online event.

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Chapter 5

Tuesday, April 14th, 9-10am

This is an online event.

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Chapter 6

Tuesday, April 21st, 9-10am

This is an online event.

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Chapters 7 and 8

Thursday, May 7th, 9-11am

This is an online event.

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Chapter 9

Thursday, May 14th, 9-10am

This is an online event.

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Chapter 10

Tuesday, May 26th, 9-10am

This is an online event.

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Chapter 11

Tuesday, June 9th, 9-10am

This is an online event.

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Chapter 12-13

Monday, June 15th, 9-10am

This is an online event.

Webinar Link

Link to Recording

Chapter 12 contains Case Studies - No Study Guide

Chapter 13 Study Guide

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Series Host - Carolyn Turner

Carolyn Turner works on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education as one of 2 Ohio Literacy Leads, a role that allows her to work with district administrators, teachers, universities, and students across the state. Carolyn serves on literacy advisory boards at Mount St. Joseph University and Walsh University, where she works as an adjunct professor. She also provides professional learning in literacy as a national LETRS trainer. In her spare time she enjoys reading, yoga, watching college football, and spending time with her husband, children, and dog, Crosby.