Webinar: Supporting Struggling Readers in Non-Public Schools - May 10
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Time: 11-12AM EDT
In this webinar, Abby Foley, L4L Deputy Director, and Lana Santoro, L4L Co-Principal Investigator, will model tools that school leaders and educators can use to enhance schoolwide reading systems and improve implementation of evidence-based literacy practices. Presenters will share free resources that can be used within existing literacy initiatives and systems to maximize the quality of instructional opportunities offered to all students.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Define elements of high-quality, literacy focused educational programming
- Describe effective strategies for teaching and assessing students who may be struggling in reading
- Access tools and resources that support the continuous improvement of a comprehensive schoolwide reading system
Abigail Foley, M.Ed., PMP., is deputy director of the Lead for Literacy Center. She is a senior researcher at American Institutes for Research (AIR) where she directs and manages projects that provide professional learning on evidence-based practices and programs to education stakeholders nationwide. She also works with higher education programs to promote the implementation of evidence-based practices in teacher preparation activities.
Lana Edwards Santoro, Ph.D., is a co-principal investigator with the Lead for Literacy Center. She is a Research Professor with the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University where she focuses on projects related to professional learning, technical assistance, and instructional intervention for students with literacy-related disabilities. Her research emphasizes literacy instruction for struggling readers and writers with specific focus on oral and written language skills, vocabulary, and comprehension