Hosted by Pam Austin, these discussions will feature dialogues with experienced educators, inspiring thought leaders, social media influencers, and leading education innovators.
The Importance of Explicit Reading Instruction
Literacy expert and author Anita Archer discusses the importance of explicit instruction and how it promotes achievement for students of all reading levels.
New Year, New Name, Same Assessment: What Happened to DIBELS Next?
Assessment experts Alisa Dorman and Kristen Biadasz discuss the name change of DIBELS Next becoming Acadience Reading and how Acadience are the only assessments by Drs. Roland Good and Ruth Kaminski
Equitable Practices in Assessment, Grading, and Reporting in the Time of COVID
Educational Specialist Thomas Guskey discusses topics of equity during these unique times including; recommendations for assessing students during the pandemic; ways educators can plan for assessments when not all students have equal access to resources; what educators should be looking for in reading or math assessments to address equity issues; what educators should consider when looking at assessment data from this school year; and what assessment may look like in spring 2021
The Impact of COVID Learning Loss on Reading Fluency
Respected literacy expert and author Dr. Tim Rasinski discusses the long-term impact of COVID learning loss on reading fluency and skills.
Our Journey from Dyslexia to Literacy: A Conversation with 'Reversed' Author Lois Letchford
Author Lois Letchford discusses the journey of discovering and overcoming her son's - and her own - dyslexia diagnoses
Preparing Educators for Remote Learning Success During an Uncertain Fall: A Conversation with Rick Ferdig
Dr. Rick Ferdige discusses how to help educators plan for fall 2020 and beyond in an educational environment and year unlike any others we have experienced