Past Events

An Invitation to Meet The Reading League Louisiana

On September 10, 2020, Laura Stewart, National Director of The Reading League, presented on the science of reading during a virtual webinar, An Invitation to Meet The Reading League. The Center for Development and Learning announced the formation of a Louisiana chapter of The Reading League. An abundance of reading research has converged over the past four decades to help us align our instruction with the evidence about how students best learn to read. Unfortunately, it has not found its way into many classrooms. The Reading League’s mission is to advance the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-aligned reading instruction. This [...]

4th Annual Conference

The Reading League Fourth Annual Conference - The Science of Reading: Now More Than Ever

$99

Dyslexia Amidst the Science of Reading

Join The Reading League Louisiana, in collaboration with the Center for Development and Learning and Decoding Dyslexia Louisiana, for this live webinar. Based on the 2019 NAEP scores, only 26% of Louisiana’s fourth-graders were considered proficient readers. The evidence is clear that everyone can learn to read through a structured literacy approach based in the science of reading. DeJunne' Clark Jackson and Alana Mangham will lead the discussion about the science of reading with evidence-based reading instruction, structured literacy, and the importance of these foundational practices in dyslexia identification with struggling readers.

The Reading League Cafe: Coffee and Tea with the NRP

The Reading League is gearing up for its first comprehensive book study! And it’s a PAIRED book study! We will be studying a chapter from the National Reading Panel Report, published in 2000, alongside a corresponding 20-year update in the September/October issue of The Reading League Journal. Unresolved questions will be answered! What was the National Reading Panel? Why did it convene? Who sat on it? Were teachers involved? What kind of research did it include & why? How did they analyze research? What did they learn? Are the findings still valid? What have we learned since? What myths circulate since […]

The Reading League Cafe: Coffee and Tea with the NRP

The Reading League is gearing up for its first comprehensive book study! And it’s a PAIRED book study! We will be studying a chapter from the National Reading Panel Report, published in 2000, alongside a corresponding 20-year update in the September/October issue of The Reading League Journal. Unresolved questions will be answered! What was the National Reading Panel? Why did it convene? Who sat on it? Were teachers involved? What kind of research did it include & why? How did they analyze research? What did they learn? Are the findings still valid? What have we learned since? What myths circulate since […]

Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning® Institute

Now Virtual! Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning® is heralded as the nation’s premier literacy Institute. The Institute gained its reputation because of its clear focus on providing evidence-based reading research and strategies for those who teach all ages and grade levels. From the nation’s leading researchers, you will learn the current findings on literacy reading instruction, reading difficulties and reading intervention. From seasoned practitioners, learn classroom strategies that put this knowledge to work.

$399

Plain Talk Meet and Greet

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Let’s let the good times continue to roll, Louisiana!  The science of reading is starting to pop up everywhere, and we all need to become mission partners to take our great state to new heights. We invite our friends from every parish in our state to join us on February 9th at 2:30 p.m. (CST) for a virtual meet-and-greet with the Reading League Louisiana team. Stop in and stick around to learn about some exciting news and updates!

The Science of Reading and Teacher Daily Practices – Susan Connick

This presentation will define the Science of Reading and dig a bit into how the reading brain works. In understanding how the brain reacts to the process of reading, we will discuss the critical components of reading instruction. Evidence-based practices and instructional methods will be discussed. As an educator, I am constantly seeking out best-practices in reading instruction. However, I constantly find researchers and theorists that offer incredible concepts; yet, do not explain how those ideas manifest in the classroom. While the subject is broad, I hope to share real examples that I have seen work with students. Real classroom resources […]

HELP! Why Do My Students Spell Words That Way?

Attention all elementary education writing teachers. It’s time to scrub in and diagnose writing errors in your youngest learners. Spelling is a developmental process (Gentry, 1982) and once you understand a student's inventive spelling, we can use that information to get a glimpse into how the brain is thinking and better guide our instruction. Alana Mangham, The Reading League Louisiana’s Vice President, will explore research, student samples, and techniques that educators can use when diagnosing spelling errors and creating the next steps in writing support.

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