This is the second video in a series of free on-demand professional learning videos from CORE and Pivot Learning* that feature expert advice about supporting students with word reading difficulties.
Many educators are building their skills to be effective in remote learning environments and want to know how to meet the needs of all their students. Students with word reading difficulties, including dyslexia, require explicit, systematic, evidence-based instruction and intervention. This hour-long video provides educators with tips and tricks for how to continue presenting high-quality reading interventions virtually. To ensure intervention focuses on a formula for word reading success, participants will learn methods for how to present phonological awareness, phonic decoding and text reading activities in a virtual learning format. READ MORE
Jasmine Lane is a first generation college graduate and an early-career High School English teacher in Minnesota. In her short time in the classroom, and through her own personal history, Ms. Lane knows all too well the negative and life-long impact that poor literacy skills have on students. In her blog, “Literacy: The Forgotten Social Justice Issue,” Ms. Lane shares that her grandfather, Willie Lane, did not learn to read until he was in his 30s because he would have been “attacked, threatened, or possibly murdered for daring to be a Black Man reading in the Jim Crow south.”
Linda Diamond, founder and former president of CORE and author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, sat down with Ms. Lane, just a few short weeks after her beloved grandfather passed away, to talk further about how today’s failure to apply the science of reading to instruction continues to put young people, particularly those who have been marginalized and traditionally underserved, at a disadvantage and ill equipped to reach their full potential. READ MORE
This is the first 30-minute video in an ongoing series of free on-demand professional learning videos from CORE and Pivot Learning* that will feature expert advice about supporting students with word reading difficulties.
School closures due to COVID-19 this spring highlighted the importance of maintaining high quality-instruction for students with word reading difficulties. As districts determine how to provide instruction this school year, former Dyslexia Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education and CORE’s Director of Literacy, Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck, shares three must-have features of effective instruction for students with word reading difficulties, including students with dyslexia, that can be used in both in-person and remote lessons. READ MORE
As we all continue to navigate COVID-19 school closures, we are aware that many of you are faced with an increased challenge to provide equitable access to learning for all of your students. We wanted to share a few free resources we’ve curated from our trusted partners that can support your own professional learning around equitable instruction and that can help your educators and parents with the transition to at-home learning.
If we can be of assistance during this time, please reach out. We are here to provide support and advice as you continue to serve our students. READ MORE
The National Council on Teacher Quality will be releasing a detailed guide that outlines the four actions states must take in order to support reading success for all students. The guide also includes a list of 13 essential aspects of reading every elementary teacher should know about reading instruction. You can get a sneak peek of it now.
CORE’s president, Linda Diamond, was one of the team of reading experts that contributed to the action guide. This guide will be an invaluable resource for states and districts as they strive to ensure all teachers have essential knowledge of the science of reading and how to teach students to read.