Reading & Literacy Online Summit

Supporting Struggling Readers: Challenges and Strategies for Educators

Wed., February 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
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Students who are still behind in reading when they pass the crucial 3rd grade threshold can struggle to catch up on crucial literacy skills even as they face increased academic demands that require those skills. In this Education Week online summit, educators and experts in the science of reading identify unique challenges facing these older readers, what works in giving them the support they need, and how teachers and others can use these tools effectively.

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Defusing the ‘Shame’ Factor That Accompanies Reading Difficulties

Staff-Shortage Workarounds to Get Reading Help to Students

Essential Practices for Building Literacy in Older English-Learners

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How to Individualize Literacy Instruction Without Pulling Your Hair Out

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Let’s Talk: How Speaking Practice Improves Reading Skills For Students Learning English

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Investing in Teacher Confidence: The Best Support for Struggling Readers Is Prepared Teachers

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Positive Outcomes: Science of Reading-Based Assessments & Interventions to Support ALL Student Needs

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Catherine Gewertz is a writer for Education Week who covers national news and features.
Mark Lieberman is a reporter for Education Week who covers school finance.
Sarah Schwartz is a reporter for Education Week who covers curriculum and instruction.
Madeline Will is a reporter for Education Week who covers the teaching profession.

Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.