Leading for Literacy: Promoting Code-based Literacy Skills in Early Elementary School - March 25th

Date: March 25, 2021 

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET 

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Join Jess Surles, M.Ed., and Lauren Artzi, Ph.D. for the fifth installment of the NAESP-Lead for Literacy Center series. This session will focus on instructional evidence-based practices aimed at promoting children’s decoding and word reading. For successful reading, a child needs to have skills that allow them to decode the words (code-based skills) and skills that allow them to understand and comprehend the text and understand what the words mean (meaning-level skills). Therefore, high-quality explicit and systematic reading instruction involves the use of evidence-based practices across all tiers of instruction and promotes the learning of both code-based and meaning-level skills. In this session, presenters will discuss key considerations for implementing evidence-based practices to support children’s decoding and word reading in both traditional and virtual learning environments.  

Participants will: 

Learn about the critical components of code-based instruction and evidence-based practices to promote word reading and decoding. 

Access web-based tools and resources to support implementation of evidence-based literacy practices by school staff and students.  

Presenter: Jess Surles, M.Ed., is a Technical Assistance Coach for the Lead for Literacy Center at the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL), University of Oregon. She has over thirteen years of experience in delivering classroom instruction, collaborating with educators and leadership to support program implementation, and designing professional development on literacy and educational practices. 

Facilitator: Lauren Artzi, Ph.D., is a Technical Assistance Coach for the Lead for Literacy Center and Senior Researcher at American Institutes for Research. She brings sixteen years of experience in education; five as an ESL teacher, and eleven years of experience in education research and as a technical assistance and professional development provider.

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