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Hosted by Pam Austin and Greg Hullett, these discussions will feature dialogues with experienced educators, inspiring thought leaders, social media influencers, and leading education innovators.

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Hosted by Pam Austin and Greg Hullett, these discussions will feature dialogues with experienced educators, inspiring thought leaders, social media influencers, and leading education innovators.

    Oral Language and Reading Skills

    Oral Language and Reading Skills

    In this conversation, Dr. Pamela Snow will discuss oral language in early childhood and across the school years, with a focus on its importance and role in developing, and being developed by, reading skills. She will also discuss the importance of applying public health principles to early reading instruction, to maximize success for all through evidence-based reading instruction and support.
    Language and literacy are a two-way street that is not always well understood. Oral language abilities promote reading abilities and vice versa, and as research has shown, early reading success loops back to oral language skills. How can educators use this knowledge to help ALL students learn to read?
    Join this fascinating conversation with Dr. Snow, a respected researcher, author, and professor of cognitive psychology in the School of Education at La Trobe University in Australia. She will share her experience and insight into research findings about why early oral language skills are the essential engine children need to bring to school (and indeed, have strengthened through their school experiences). Dr. Snow will discuss why children need to be exposed to more complex vocabulary and syntactic structures than typical conversation affords, and how teachers of these early learners can help their students master the skills they need to become lifelong readers and communicators.
    In this podcast, you’ll learn:
    How decoding and language comprehension need to work together in reading acquisition and ongoing developmentWays to incorporate explicit teaching of morphology and etymology in early stages of systematic phonics instructionWhy children who do master reading early have a lasting edge on those who do notWhat teachers of early learners can do every day to help students build both oral and reading skillsImportance of the scientific method in informing policy and practice in schools and the importance of avoiding pseudoscientific approaches, no matter how appealing they may seem

    • 53 min
    Boosting Beginning Reading: Strategic Reading Reinforcement

    Boosting Beginning Reading: Strategic Reading Reinforcement

    Join us for this interesting conversation with our guest Literacy Expert Susan Ebbers who will share the research and strategies surrounding learning to read.
    Ebbers will illustrate how research supports the entwining of phonology, orthography, morphology, and vocabulary when teaching children to read, and to read more capably and with greater comprehension; and how this type of multidimensional approach is even more effective when integrated within the context of phrases, sentences, passages, and stories. Ebbers will also discuss the role self-efficacy plays in nurturing a motivation to read despite difficulties.
    She will share ways to help students build skills systematically while also building confidence as well as strategies to:
    Reinforce basic decoding and “sight word” recognition Reinforce phonics, including polysyllabic decoding, in context Develop vocabulary and basic morphological awareness  Engage interest and boost self-efficacy within the context of readingWe hope you will join us for this important conversation.

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    • 46 min
    Reading Science and Teaching Literacy to English Learners: Conceptual and Practical Implications

    Reading Science and Teaching Literacy to English Learners: Conceptual and Practical Implications

    Join us for this lively and informative discussion between two literacy powerhouses. Dr. Claude Goldenberg, a bilingual literacy expert and author, and Dr. Louisa Moats, author of Speech to Print, Spellography, and creator of LANGUAGE! Live® and LETRS®, as they explore the universals for teaching children to read in any language. What does reading science tell us about how students learn to read in a language other than their own? Is there a science of reading instruction that is applicable across language contexts?
    Our experts will discuss the relationship between oral and written language learning and the implications of this relationship for teaching students with varied language backgrounds. They will also explore the common debates still being resolved within the EL teaching community and how to ensure the best literacy learning for every child—regardless of their native language.
    Our guests will discuss:
    Universal principles and guidelines for teaching children to read and write in any languageSome fundamental ideas and practices about teaching ELs that any teacher should knowThe role of oral language comprehension and use when learning to read and write in a second languageChronic gaps between white, black, and Hispanic students in the U.S., and evidence to support doing more to help students who are not achieving.

    • 58 min
    Dyslexia: Understanding the Science and Evidence-Aligned Instructional Approaches

    Dyslexia: Understanding the Science and Evidence-Aligned Instructional Approaches

    Join this robust discussion about the key features of the Structured Literacy approach proven to work for students with dyslexia. Listeners will learn useful strategies and classroom tips with an emphasis on mastery learning and student outcomes.
    Our expert will discuss:
    What is taught in the Structured Literacy approachHow the Structured Literacy approach is taughtWhy Structured Literacy is proven for students with literacy challengesThe difference between Structured Literacy and typical literacy practicesStrategies and activities for the classroom

    • 40 min
    Dyslexia and the Science of Reading: Educational Changes Worth Fighting For

    Dyslexia and the Science of Reading: Educational Changes Worth Fighting For

    For people who have seen the documentary The Right to Read, you’ve heard of Kareem Weaver because his work is featured in the film produced by LaVar Burton. Weaver is an Oakland-based activist with the NAACP, and as an experienced educator his mission is to create a world where all children can read.
    Join us for this inspiring conversation as we talk with Weaver about dyslexia, the science of reading, and what American schools need to do to help all students read at grade level. Our discussion will cover why literacy gaps are especially pronounced among certain students, the need for early diagnosis of dyslexia, and what educational changes Weaver continually fights for in his quest to help all students learn to read. Weaver brings unique insight to this discussion from a parent’s perspective because his daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia as an older student, and as an educator who knows literacy is a right every person is entitled to.

    • 52 min
    A Conversation with John Hattie (Visible Learning): Beyond What Works to What Works Best

    A Conversation with John Hattie (Visible Learning): Beyond What Works to What Works Best

    When John Hattie’s original Visible Learning® book was published in 2008, it instantly became a sensation. Recently, this revolutionary educator returned to his groundbreaking work and published a new edition. The research underlying Hattie’s book is now informed by more than 2,100 meta-analyses (more than double that of the original), drawn from more than 130,000 studies, and has involved more than 400 million students from around the world.
    If you’ve read the book, you know this is more than just a new edition. This book is a sequel that highlights the major story, taking in the big picture to reflect on the implementation in schools of Visible Learning, how it has been understood—and at times misunderstood—and what future directions research should take.
    Join us as we talk with Hattie about the need for education to move beyond claiming what works to what works best by asking crucial questions like: Why is the current grammar of schooling so embedded in so many classrooms, and can we improve it? Why is the learning curve for teachers after the first few years so flat? How can we develop teacher mindframes to focus more on learning and listening? How can we incorporate research evidence as part of the discussions within schools?
    During the podcast, we will discuss these topics:
    What Hattie means by visible learningThree ways of making learning visible: student voice, student artifacts, test scores, and how the teacher interprets that information, and decides where to go next with a student’s learningThe importance of play in early learningThe need for intentional alignment of learning and teaching strategiesThe evidence base and reactions to Visible LearningThe Visible Learning modelThe influence of home, students, teachers, classrooms, schools, learning, and curriculum on achievementThe impact of technologyIf you’re in education either as a researcher, teacher, student, school leader, teacher trainer, or policy maker, this episode is for you!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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Invaluable Content

Excellent podcast for all things literacy. Up to date instructional practices based on current research. Educational practitioners interviewed are truly experts in their fields.

Highly recommend.

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Laura Stewart on handwriting

Excellent interview. Great insight and resources. I’m going to incorporate Laura’s points into a study skills/note taking unit.

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