Science of Reading Series

Growing Professional Capacity to Improve Student Outcomes

Join Classroom and Higher Ed Faculty in Collaborative Conversations and Professional Learning

How do we teach children to read? Is learning to read a natural process, developed through an immersion in quality literature and developed love of reading? Or is the process more complex, steeped in neuroscience, involving the development and training of multiple systems within the brain working together in tandem? This topic is currently garnering national media attention and shining a spotlight on the pedagogy involved in reading instruction. The consistent decline in NAEP test scores has caused our nation to reflect on how we currently teach children to read, and react with major changes across the state and the country.

Join us as we engage in professional dialogue and learning about the science of reading - the controversy, the pedagogy, the scientific models that should guide our instruction. Let's learn from science and from one another. After all, teaching reading is rocket science!

Session Agendas

Online Sessions:

  • 9:00 am: Log in and test internet connect, speakers, and microphone
  • 9:15 am: Session Begins
  • 12:30 pm: Wrap, Up, Questions, evaluations
  • 12:45 pm: Session Ends


Face to Face Sessions:

  • 8:30 am Sign in
  • 9:00 Session Start
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch (please pack or plan to pick up food nearby)
  • 3:30 Session Ends
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Session 1 - Grounding the Work in the Science of Reading

Friday, Jan. 10th, 9am-3:30pm

7320 North Palmyra Road

Canfield, OH

Mahoning County Educational Service Center

Rooms 103 B,C


Session Objectives:

  • Define the term "science of reading"
  • Dispel myths surrounding the science of reading
  • Review the Theoretical Models critical for developing ”roots” in the science of reading

Session 1 - Grounding the Work in the Science of Reading

Tuesday, March 24th, 9am-12:45pm

This is an online event.

This is now an ONLINE event. Join us live and be part of the conversation!


Link to Connect to the LIVE Webinar: https://sstr5.zoom.us/j/412425847


Link to Handouts


Link to the Recorded Webinar


Session Objectives:

  • Define the term "science of reading"
  • Dispel myths surrounding the science of reading
  • Review the Theoretical Models critical for developing ”roots” in the science of reading

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Session 2 - Growing Roots in Word Recognition

Friday, Feb. 14th, 9am-3:30pm

7320 North Palmyra Road

Canfield, OH

Link to the Slides


Link to Kilpatrick Webinars (from 95% Group)


Objectives:

  • Review Theoretical Models Associated with Word Recognition
  • Develop a foundational knowledge base phonemic awareness to impact instructional practices
  • Develop a foundational knowledge base phonics to impact instructional practices.
  • Practice Orthographic Mapping for sight word recognition.

Session 2 - Growing Roots in Word Recognition

Tuesday, April 28th, 9am-12:45pm

This is an online event.

This is now an ONLINE event. Join us live and be part of the conversation!


Link to the Slides


Join the LIVE Webinar - https://sstr5.zoom.us/j/495291567


Link to the Recording - https://sstr5.zoom.us/rec/share/-Oxyf77I_DlLQI2XtFj5A6d7Orj7T6a803MaqKALxASIZ0dFUjzNit3DzJTDJME



Objectives:

  • Review Theoretical Models Associated with Word Recognition
  • Develop a foundational knowledge base phonemic awareness to impact instructional practices
  • Develop a foundational knowledge base phonics to impact instructional practices.
  • Practice Orthographic Mapping for sight word recognition.


Phonics Research:


  1. Hard Words by APM Reports & At a Loss for Words
  2. Meeting the Challenge of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction
  3. Why a Structured Phonics Program is Effective
  4. Learning to Read: A Primer




Link to Kilpatrick Webinars (from 95% Group)

Session 3 - Developing Language Comprehension

Friday, March 20th, 9am-12:45pm

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Session 3 - Developing Language Comprehension

Tuesday, May 19th, 9am-12:45pm

7320 North Palmyra Road

Canfield, OH

This is now an ONLINE event. Join us live and be part of the conversation!


Link to LIVE Webinar - https://sstr5.zoom.us/j/93534883073?pwd=WFZIOWRtZklFZ080bUk4dHJJU3lxZz09

Password for LIVE Webinar: literacy


Link to Handouts

Link to Text Set Sample


Link to the recording to be shared post-webinar

Registration Information

Registration for each session is available in STARS. Email or call Brenda Lawrence with registration questions or if you need assistance with registration.

Presenter: Michelle Elia, Ohio Literacy Lead

Michelle Elia 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. Michelle also serves as a board member of the International Dyslexia Association Northern Ohio and works as an adjunct professor and literacy advisor for both Youngstown State and Walsh Universities. Nationally, she provides professional learning in literacy as a LETRS trainer. Michelle has 2 professional goals - to raise expectations for all learners, and to ensure that reading is taught based on science, and not belief systems.