Teaching Reading: The Connection Between Student Literacy and Professional Development

Date of broadcast: Thu, 10/25/18

Learning to read can be challenging, and many teachers of reading do not always know how to help students master the foundational skills that lead to lifelong literacy. When teachers are more fully prepared, they can help all learners overcome challenges and improve reading achievement.

In this prerecorded webinar, literacy experts Dr. Mary Dahlgren and Michelle Elia explore how teachers need to be smarter than their programs; detail effective solutions and interventions; and demonstrate how to supplement and strengthen core programs and adapt pacing for individuals.

You will gain knowledge and insights into how:

    • Rigid implementation of a core program can create as many problems as haphazard, incomplete implementation
    • Teacher judgment—informed by knowledge of research and use of formative data—should always be a factor in decision making
    • To define quality professional development and identify the indicators of strong core instruction
    • To monitor and outline goals that are meaningful, ambitious, and attainable


Scheduled speakers:

Mary Dahlgren, Ed.D.
National LETRS® trainer
Literacy Consultant, Tools 4 Reading

Michelle Elia
Regional Early Literacy Specialist
Special Education Consultant
State Support Team Region 5 (Ohio)

Who will benefit: Administrators interested in literacy or professional development. Anyone may attend.