The Reading League’s Winter Symposium sponsored by Voyager Sopris
The term “science of reading” (SoR) has become something of a buzzword in education. What does the term mean? What kind of research is included and why? What kind of evidence does the science of reading have that is compelling, promising, or even lacking? What are common misconceptions? How is it impacting policy and published materials? How are people interpreting it and why does it matter? These questions and many more will be addressed in a series of engaging symposium sessions to help all teachers and education leaders bring the findings from the SoR to the forefront so that all children can learn to read.
This event will launch The Reading League’s “Science of Reading: A Defining Moment” initiative. A team of stakeholders has formed a consortium to develop a shared definition of the SoR. During this event, we will provide the definition, its rationale, and provide calls to action for all stakeholders.
Kelly Butler, Kymyona Burk, Margie Gillis, Margaret Goldberg, Jan Hasbrouck, Jeannine Heron, DeJunne’ Jackson, Stephanie Le Lievre, Maria Murray, Emily Solari, Richard Sparks, Laura Stewart, Jan Wasowicz, Dale Webster, and Maryanne Wolf
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST (virtual event)
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Welcome from Dr. Heidi Beverine-Curry
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM: The Science of Reading, a Defining Moment from Maria Murray, Kelly Butler, Emily Solari, Kymyona Burk, Dale Webster, and Margie Gillis
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Viewing the Science of Reading Through an Equitable Lens from DeJunne’ Jackson
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM: Truth and Evidence in Reading Instruction from Richard Sparks
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: Leading Change: Aligning School Practice to the Science of Reading from Stephanie Le Lievre
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Moving Beyond the Reading Wars: In Search of a Peaceful and Productive Plan from Jan Hasbrouck, Jan Wasowicz, Jeannine Herron, Laura Stewart, Margaret Goldberg, Margie Gillis, and Maryanne Wolf
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM: Evidently, Evidence Isn’t Enough from Margaret Goldberg
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM: TRL Closing and upcoming attractions
Winter Symposium 2021 Abstract and Bio Listing