Literacy Reimagined connects and unites people from the education community. Jay Connor hosts as we learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue.
Louisa Moats // LETRS
Why do we need to change the way we teach our kids to read — and how do we get there?
Dr. Louisa Moats began marching in 1968 to fight injustice and hasn’t stopped. Nowadays, she pulls no punches when stating literacy is a social justice issue we must solve.
How? It begins by understanding the mistakes we made teaching our children to read. From flashcard drills to recitation, teachers often use ineffective instructional techniques due to lack of training on the science of reading. But hope is not lost! Dr. Moats teaches us how a deep understanding of how our brains learn to read can support teachers to bring ALL children, regardless of background, to literacy grade level. Working urgently on all fronts: public, professional, political, we can inspire a renaissance of reading instruction.
Kyle Belokopitsky // Executive Director of the New York State PTA
Much more than bake sales! How tomorrow’s PTAs can advance literacy in our communities.
Jo Welter // Former Superintendent
How do we achieve real, lasting positive literacy outcomes for our kids — before it’s too late?
Liz Weaver // Tamarack Institute
How can we build stronger communities to positively transform literacy?
“We want to be the best place to raise a child.” Liz Weaver, Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute, brought this idea to unite her community of Hamilton, Ontario for the purpose of improving the lives of each stakeholder. Each Hamilton community member was able to see how they fit into that vision, and took ownership of their role in its success. Listen to Jay and Liz discuss how we as community members can do something similar when it comes to self-mobilizing our communities around improving literacy outcomes.
Todd Hanson // Center for Engaged Philanthropy
How can engaged fundraising promote systemic literacy transformation, delivering social justice to our underserved kids?