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Science of Reading: The Podcast will deliver the latest insights from researchers and practitioners in early reading. Via a conversational approach, each episode explores a timely topic related to the science of reading.

Science of Reading: The Podcast Amplify Education

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Science of Reading: The Podcast will deliver the latest insights from researchers and practitioners in early reading. Via a conversational approach, each episode explores a timely topic related to the science of reading.

    ML/EL E4: Practical strategies for multilingual learning, with Diane August, Ph.D.

    ML/EL E4: Practical strategies for multilingual learning, with Diane August, Ph.D.

    In this episode, Diane August, Ph.D. shares her journey and expertise supporting multilingual learners, focusing on her transition from a Spanish language teacher to a widely recognized expert in literacy and language acquisition for multilingual students. August recounts her initial teaching experiences, her realization of the need for better support for language development, and her subsequent pursuit of a Ph.D. and further research efforts to deepen her understanding of second language acq...

    • 55 min
    ML/EL E3: Diagnosing dyslexia in multilingual learners, with Francisco Usero-González

    ML/EL E3: Diagnosing dyslexia in multilingual learners, with Francisco Usero-González

    As we continue our miniseries on English learners and multilingual learners Francisco Usero-González, Ph.D. (Paco, as I call him), a renowned expert in bilingual education and dyslexia intervention, joins Susan Lambert to discuss diagnosing dyslexia in multilingual learners and the intersectional understanding it requires. To accurately approach observation and assessment, educators need all the different parts of their own identity to create a complete picture. Usero-González discusses how m...

    • 59 min
    ML/EL E2: Nurturing multilingualism, with Jim Cummins, Ph.D.

    ML/EL E2: Nurturing multilingualism, with Jim Cummins, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus Jim Cummins, Ph.D., joins Susan Lambert from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education for an engaging conversation that explores the dynamics of language development and bilingual education, as well as the importance of a supportive learning environment for multilingual/English learners. Cummins shares stories from his extensive experience and research in the field, highlighting the cognitive benefits of bilingualism, the importance of literacy...

    • 55 min
    ML/EL E1: Language is always an asset, with Kajal Patel Below

    ML/EL E1: Language is always an asset, with Kajal Patel Below

    To kick off our miniseries focused on how the Science of Reading serves multilingual/English learners (ML/ELs), Amplify Vice President of Biliteracy Kajal Patel Below joins Susan Lambert for a retrospective discussion of the history of literacy education through a biliteracy lens. Together, they discuss the significance of a recent joint statement put out by The Reading League and the National Committee for Effective Literacy. Below sheds light on why this statement is so monumental, and what...

    • 50 min
    Sneak peek: A miniseries on multilingual and English learners

    Sneak peek: A miniseries on multilingual and English learners

    Science of Reading: The Podcast is launching a special miniseries dedicated to multilingual/English learners (ML/ELs)! Host Susan Lambert will chat with leading researchers and practitioners about how the Science of Reading supports ML/ELs and why this is so important. Through exploration of the key research and enlightening discussions, Susan and guests will discuss the optimal use of the Science of Reading to enhance students’ classroom experiences and overall learning journeys. Listen...

    • 2 min
    Spring Rewind '24: Biliteracy and assessment, with Lillian Durán, Ph.D.

    Spring Rewind '24: Biliteracy and assessment, with Lillian Durán, Ph.D.

    Susan Lambert joins biliteracy expert and professor Lillian Durán, who holds a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota and researches the improvement of instructional and assessment practices with preschool-aged multilingual/English learners.Durán begins by pointing out the difference between being bilingual and biliterate, then describes the key advantages of being bilingual and the unique skills students who speak multiple languages bring to school. She then dis...

    • 34 min

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