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The International Reading Association and BAM Radio Network have partnered to bring you Literacy 2.0 on IRA Radio. Each month the program brings you the latest insights from the new frontier of literacy in the Digital Age. Episodes include "next" practices in reading and writing instruction, practical wisdom from thought leaders and experts and actionable, proven strategies to bring your teaching into the digital age of literacy. Tune in to stay ahead of the ways in which teaching, learning and assessing literacy are rapidly evolving.

Literacy 2.0: The New Frontier of Literacy in the Digital Age BAM Radio Network

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The International Reading Association and BAM Radio Network have partnered to bring you Literacy 2.0 on IRA Radio. Each month the program brings you the latest insights from the new frontier of literacy in the Digital Age. Episodes include "next" practices in reading and writing instruction, practical wisdom from thought leaders and experts and actionable, proven strategies to bring your teaching into the digital age of literacy. Tune in to stay ahead of the ways in which teaching, learning and assessing literacy are rapidly evolving.

    Is Reading Comprehension at Risk?

    Is Reading Comprehension at Risk?

    There is reason for concern that standardized testing may be diminishing the development of reading comprehension. In this segment we discuss the specific risks to reading comprehension and outline specific strategies for developing strong reading comprehension skills.

    • 12 min
    What's Really Behind the Literacy Gap?

    What's Really Behind the Literacy Gap?

    The gap in reading skills between various ethnic, racial and economic groups persists. In fact large numbers of American children have serious literacy problems. In this segment we take an up close look at the latest data on the causes of the literacy gap and current thinking on how to close it.

    • 8 min
    Rethinking Phonics for the 21st Century

    Rethinking Phonics for the 21st Century

    Phonics has been a controversial practice in the educational field for decades and opinion about the appropriate role of phonics has evolved. So here in the 21st century, what should educators be thinking about in terms of what constitutes effective and appropriate phonics instruction? Tune in and get up to date on the latest thinking on the subject of phonics.

    • 11 min
    Understanding Response to Intervention

    Understanding Response to Intervention

    Response to intervention (RTI) is a strategy to help educators identify students with learning disabilities as early as possible and intervene appropriately. It is drawing increased attention these days. This segment explores how RTI compares with more traditional approaches and explains the role classroom teachers and reading specialist play in the RTI approach.

    • 10 min
    New Standards for Reading Professionals What's New, Why it Matters

    New Standards for Reading Professionals What's New, Why it Matters

    Three years of effort has produced IRA's revised Standards for Reading Professionals. The first update since 2003, the document integrates the most applicable new research on reading instruction and reading assessment. In this segment we discuss why this document is so important to the IRA and to the profession at large and offer recommendations on how to make the best use of this material in your own practice.

    • 10 min
    Inside Dolly Parton's Literacy Project

    Inside Dolly Parton's Literacy Project

    Dolly Parton's Literacy initiative is called the Imagination Library project. The program gives a book a month to over 600,000 children from zero until their fifth birthday. Beginning in Tennessee, the program now reaches over 1200 communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Tune in and discover how this program is promoting literacy in the 21st century.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

codyschweickert ,

Great for Teachers!

This podcast does a nice job blending theory with practice, and is sure to enrich new and seasoned educators alike.

zero 0ne6 ,

Great!

This increases my awareness and knowledge to ask the teachers and Ed system better questions.

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PD on the go

Thanks, IRA! Helpful mini sessions that prompt my reflections on my classroom practices.

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