The Wasatch Reading Summit is a conference for education professionals and community members to share information on applying the Science of Reading in the classroom.
It is estimated that 1 in 5 students have a reading disability, and approximately 40% of students are below proficient reading level in Utah. Teachers can benefit from the professional learning and mentoring from experienced researchers and classroom teachers at this conference to find evidence-based instruction that will enhance their capability.
Dr. Julia B. Linsey "Putting the Science of Reading into Practice",
Lisa Klein, M. ED. "Weaving the Writing Rope Through Content Areas"
Dr. Kay Wijekumar "Transforming Reading for All Our Children."
Breakout sessions include:
Christy Austin: Dyslexia 101 & the Science of Reading
Lindsay Kemeny (Classroom Teacher, Reading Horizons, Local Author) A class-wide reading intervention that works and 7 Mighty Moves
Jennifer Throndson (USBE): Designing an Effective Literacy Block
Amy Sandgren (Canyons SD): Using the Science of Reading in the MTSS system.
Stacy Hurst (SUU): Dialogic Reading
Kathy Tenney (CALT Instructor): Building Blocks for Spelling and Phonemic Awareness
Breda O'Keefe (UofU): An Overview of 504s and IEPs for Students with Learning Disabilities
Naomi Watkins & Krista Hotelling (USBE): Using Utah’s New P-12 ELA Standards to Support the Science of Reading
Donelle Pons (Reading Horizons): Accommodations and modifications/interventions
Barbara Wirostko (UofU and MD), motivational speaker
Bora Lee (USU): Assistive technology
Ivy Beecher, Kaylee Miller, Michael Atkinson - Dyslexia: Dyslexia in schools and how I succeeded: Three Utah Seniors with dyslexia share their stories.
Ashley Lennox (Canyons SD): Math Jileen Mortensen, Isabelle Cahoon, Harmony Langford (teachers and literacy coaches)-- SOR in the classroom presented by teachers/literacy coaches who are using it effectively
Lunch is included for all in-person attendees.
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