Session Title: Do the best you can until you know better
“When you know better, do better.” (Adapted from Maya Angelou)
Session Abstract: This quote reflects why we are attending the 6th annual conference of The Reading League; to gather information on high-leverage practices drawn from the Science of Reading and the Science of Instruction, so that we can implement those practices to improve the learning and lives of the children we serve.
In this endnote, Dr. Archer will focus on these highly effective practices, some are old (Gold) and some are new (Silver), but none of them should be forgotten. This endnote is designed to summarize and wrap up our great conference.
Dr. Anita L. Archer is an educational consultant specializing in explicit instruction, the design and delivery of instruction, behavior management, and literacy instruction. She has taught elementary and middle school students and is the recipient of 10 awards honoring her excellence in teaching and contributions to the field of education. Dr. Archer has served on the faculties of San Diego State University, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the University of Oregon in Eugene. She is nationally known for her professional development activities, having presented in every state over the course of her 50-year career. Dr. Archer is coauthor, with Dr. Mary Gleason, of numerous curriculum materials addressing reading, writing, and study skills. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Anita’s primary home is in Portland, Oregon where she enjoys entertaining friends, attending symphony and opera performances, and practicing her cello.