Past Events

Teaching Comprehension with a Culturally Responsive Lens

Mitchell Brookins Engagement, relevance, and rigor are critical elements of creating academic success in today’s classrooms. Teachers are tasked with how to hone students’ literacy skills while also making them critically aware of the world-at-large. In this session, participants will learn the importance of providing explicit comprehension instruction in syntax and text structure and how that deepens students’ understanding of grade-level, complex texts. Also, participants will learn the tenants of culturally relevant pedagogy. In this session, the intersection between culturally relevant pedagogy and explicit comprehension instruction will be used as lens for instructional planning and the creation of learning tasks. It [...]

10 Success Factors to Leading Literacy Improvement

Susan Hall Are you seeking ideas on how to move the needle on reading achievement scores? Although most schools differentiate instruction, many are not experiencing the gains in scores they expected. Come hear about the 10 most important factors present in schools that are improving literacy student outcomes. Leaders in these schools have systematized the way they identify and address the needs of struggling readers. This presentation will be based on Dr. Hall’s book 10 Success Factors for Literacy Interventions (ASCD). $15 Non-Members Free for Members Click here to register.

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Designing an Invitational Classroom!

Join The Reading League Louisiana, in collaboration with the Center for Development and Learning, as we host our presenter, Chelonnda Seroyer for this live webinar on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST. This session will help attendees design a welcoming classroom with intentionality and purpose. They will learn how to identify their level of Invitational Teaching and identify ways to move up the ladder so that students experience an intense feeling of belonging each and every day. Attendees will also learn how to use the 3 Phase Management Process to analyze, prepare, and respond to challenging stakeholder interactions. [...]

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Webinar: Navigating Dyslexia Policy and Ensuring Effective Implementation

Missed the live webinar? Click here to view the recording This presentation will guide attendees through recent updates to Bulletin 1903: Louisiana’s Handbook for Students with Dyslexia. Presenters will review the background information about how these updates to the dyslexia policy came about, share some of the major issues that were addressed by a workgroup of diverse stakeholders, and take a deep dive into the criteria outlined in the policy regarding screening processes. They also go through the steps to effectively implement the policy including the referral process, how students qualify for additional support and services, and effective ways to track [...]

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Louisiana K-3 Literacy State Standards Study: A 5-Part Series; Session 1: Kindergarten

A Standards Study: K-12 Student Standards for English Language Arts Louisiana has made great strides to support the literacy foundation necessary to ensure students' success. In the development of the K-12 ELA Student Standards, "educators envisioned what proficient students should know and be able to do to compete in our society and focused their efforts on creating standards that would allow them to do so. The goal of the Louisiana Student Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) is to produce a literate person in the twenty-first century." This 5-part series will review and revisit the standards for ELA content for Kindergarten through [...]

Louisiana K-3 Literacy State Standards Study: A 4-Part Series; Session 2: First Grade

Zoom Registration Required

A Standards Study: K-12 Student Standards for English Language Arts Louisiana has made great strides to support the literacy foundation necessary to ensure students' success. In the development of the K-12 ELA Student Standards, "educators envisioned what proficient students should know and be able to do to compete in our society and focused their efforts on creating standards that would allow them to do so. The goal of the Louisiana Student Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) is to produce a literate person in the twenty-first century." This 4-part series will review and revisit the standards for ELA content for Kindergarten [...]

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Louisiana K-3 Literacy State Standards Study: A 4-Part Series; Session 3: Second Grade

Zoom Registration Required

A Standards Study: K-12 Student Standards for English Language Arts Louisiana has made great strides to support the literacy foundation necessary to ensure students' success. In the development of the K-12 ELA Student Standards, "educators envisioned what proficient students should know and be able to do to compete in our society and focused their efforts on creating standards that would allow them to do so. The goal of the Louisiana Student Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) is to produce a literate person in the twenty-first century." This 4-part series will review and revisit the standards for ELA content for Kindergarten through […]

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Louisiana K-3 Literacy State Standards Study: A 4-Part Series; Session 4: Third Grade

Zoom Registration Required

A Standards Study: K-12 Student Standards for English Language Arts Louisiana has made great strides to support the literacy foundation necessary to ensure students' success. In the development of the K-12 ELA Student Standards, "educators envisioned what proficient students should know and be able to do to compete in our society and focused their efforts on creating standards that would allow them to do so. The goal of the Louisiana Student Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) is to produce a literate person in the twenty-first century." This 4-part series will review and revisit the standards for ELA content for Kindergarten through […]

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Virtual Coffee Chat With Andria Slipp

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"Linking Reading Comprehension and Executive Function: A Pathway to Improved Instruction" Register now! Session Description: Students with comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and specific learning disorder in reading (SLD-R) require reading comprehension instruction that is mindful of executive function deficit. Grounded in the notion that remediation is most successful when it is based on an understanding of the possible sources of failure, this presentation examines the interplay between executive function and reading comprehension and explores how reading comprehension instruction might integrate executive function support for students with ADHD and SLD-R. This proposed instructional framework integrates executive functions into the reading […]

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Webinar with The Center for Literacy & Learning

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Family Literacy Engagement and School-Based Literacy Plans partnering with The Center for Literacy & Learning's Family & Community Initiatives Team Monique Jolla, Director of Family & Community Initiatives & Miranda Gremillion, Literacy Engagement Specialist REGISTER NOW! Session Description:  Calling all Louisiana schools...Dinner is served! Explore the Family Literacy Engagement Menu which encompasses vital aspects of creating a Science of Reading aligned School-Based Literacy Plan and its components. This presentation delves into family literacy engagement and the significance of a robust literacy engagement plan for fostering family involvement for district personnel, principals, teachers, families, and community stakeholders. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concept of Family Literacy Engagement […]

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Dyslexia: Discovering the Diamonds

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Dyslexia: Discovering the Diamond The Reading League Louisiana webinar partnered with the Louisiana Department of Education and The Center for Literacy & Learning.      REGISTER NOW! Session Description: Louisiana Department of Education’s Literacy Mission: Louisiana students will have improved literacy outcomes through high-quality instruction and interactions from an effective teacher who is supported by leaders and families. With so many great changes happening recently for students surrounding the implementation of structured literacy, students with dyslexia will still require continued support beyond whole-group instruction. We will discuss what that support can and should look like, where educators can go to look for […]

Supporting Louisiana Schools’ Literacy Plans: Elementary Intervention Structures

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Supporting Louisiana Schools’ Literacy Plans: Elementary Intervention Structures REGISTER NOW! Session Description: Participants will engage in conversation with a Louisiana school system that is effectively implementing structured literacy supports that assist all students in their learning needs. This session will be the first of a series of presentations centered around responses to intervention systems and intervention structures that are making significant impacts on student reading achievement. During this session, participants will focus on elementary intervention systems and the logistical structures of a successful system. Presenters: Jodi Lemoine is the Director of Accountability for West Feliciana Parish Schools.  With 21 years experience […]

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