Live Events

In addition to in-person attendance, The Reading League now offers Live Events via live stream services, allowing anyone with an internet connection the ability to watch from their home or office. Events begin at 5 pm EST. Live stream viewers receive access to video of the feed within a few hours of the conclusion of the event and can watch whenever convenient.  Resource documents provided to in-person attendees can be found on the “resource” tab below the video.

The cost of live streaming is $10.00 and can be purchased by creating an account at The Reading League’s uScreen store.

Due to restrictions related to COVID19, all remaining 2020 Live Events will be pre-recorded and available on our uScreen store. Unfortunately, no in-person tickets will be sold. We hope to be back to normal, offering both in-person and live stream services, for our January 2021 event. Thank you for your understanding. 

Upcoming Events

Language Acquisition and Literacy Achievement: Double the Work for the English Learner by Dr. Antonio Fierro

When: September 10, 2020
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in fall 2017 there were 5 million English learners in U.S. schools representing a diverse population with varied backgrounds. Therefore, educators and school leadership teams must understand and be prepared to meet their educational needs.

This session will examine the two roads that English learners must travel, one dealing with literacy development and the other with language acquisition. The good news is that the road ELs must take to learn the foundational knowledge and skills needed to be able to read in English are identical to those that English speakers must learn. The challenge is making the instructional adjustments to help students maneuver down this road and still understand the words they are learning to read.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Antonio A. Fierro is a former Texas State Teacher of the Year who recently joined the Barksdale Reading Institute in Mississippi as the Chief Impact Officer for Educator Preparation and Curriculum, to be housed out of the University of Mississippi campus. He is also a member of the national LETRS cohort of literacy consultants led by Dr. Louisa Moats. 

Dr. Fierro has contributed to several literacy curricula for English learners and has co-authored Kid Lips®, a curriculum that teaches the phonetics of our language to young children. His areas of interest include early childhood education, phonology, and research that impacts English learners. Dr. Fierro is also dedicated to advancing the knowledge base and understanding of dyslexia and other reading disabilities as his teenage son, Antonio Jr., has dyslexia. Presently, he sits on the Boards of The Reading League and The Southwest International Dyslexia Association.



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Professional Development Offerings

Stay tuned to learn about Professional Development Offerings we will hold at The Reading League Headquarters in Syracuse, NY. There is a fee associated with these sessions.

Customized Sessions & School Partnerships

To discuss your interest in collaborating with The Reading League for customized professional development sessions and/or school partnerships that may include long-term professional development planning and/or TRL Coaches in your school,  please contact:
Dr. Heidi Beverine-Curry, Vice President – Professional Development  |

Past Events

February 1, 2020

An Invitation to Meet The Reading League

January 9, 2020

The Language Basis of Reading: Assessment and Instruction for Language Comprehension

September 17 or 18, 2019

The Three-Cueing Systems and Related Myths

September 24, 2019

The Reading League-Kansas

October 7, 2019

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