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Events

Join us at our upcoming events to learn how to generate reading momentum in your school or district!

National Conferences

Syracuse, NY

October 20, 2022

State and Local Conferences

ALA-CASE Fall Conference

Orange Beach, AL

October 3

BASA 2022 Fall Conference

Columbus, OH

October 4

COSA Seaside Conference

Seaside, OR

October 5

IDA Florida

Orlando, FL

October 7

Wasatch Reading Summit

Virtual

October 7

Reading in the Rockies

Vail, CO

October 7

GAESP/GAMP Conference

St. Simons Island, GA

October 9

SSA Fall Conference

Florence, AL

October 10

IDA-SC Fall Conference

Greenville, SC

October 15

LEAD 22 (Pennsylvania Principals Conference)

Pocono Mountains, PA

October 16

Florida Charter School Conference

Orlando, FL

October 19

SAANYS

Bolton Landing, NY

October 23

Texas ASCD

Houston, TX

October 23

OAASFEP Coordinators Fall Conference

Columbus, OH

October 24

AIM Conference

Raleigh, NC

October 26

In-Person

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OCTOBER

ROE 12: Science of Reading Seminar

8:00 AM CT

300 West Main Street

Robinson, IL 62454

The purpose of this session is to provide educators with an overview of the science of reading from a practical perspective. To begin, we will define the science of reading and discuss the basics of learning to read: eye movements, brain processors and pathways, and reading frameworks (e.g., reading rope and simple view of reading). We will then expand that knowledge by focusing on the neurobiological origins of dyslexia, common myths, and symptoms as well as the difficulties associated with learning to read in English from a multilingual perspective. During the next part of the session, we will focus on efficacious pedagogical practices based on the science of reading such as pronunciation, phonemic awareness, simple and advanced decoding, most common word instruction, vocabulary acquisition, and fluency development. Most of our time will be spent on demystifying and unlocking the English language by highlighting systematic patterns that aren’t always apparent. With just 7 simple patterns, we will be able to account for the decoding of a large portion of words. We will conclude with a focus on how to structure lessons by emphasizing multi-sensory dictation practice and the transfer of skills to connected texts. By the end of the session, participants will not only have a theoretical understanding of the needs of their students but also the skills, knowledge, and resources to instruct them effectively and engagingly.
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The Next Big Thing in the Science of Reading

Helping your K–3 students develop into skillful readers can be daunting, especially when you have to integrate more than one curriculum to ensure good coverage of word recognition skills. Reading Horizons is proud to introduce Sound CityTM, a brand new phonemic awareness component of Reading Horizons Discovery®. Sound City, which includes digital and print sound wall components, will help your students easily make the connection between speech and print enabling them to decode and spell words with greater proficiency.

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Sound Walls — Part 1: A Big Boost for Early Literacy

Presented by Stacy Hurst, M.Ed., Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Southern Utah University, and Chief Education Officer, Reading Horizons; and Lindsay Kemeny, Second Grade Teacher, Davis School District (UT)

Word walls have become a staple of K–3 instruction, but how effective are they? As Science of Reading research makes its way to classrooms, teachers are beginning to make the shift from word walls to sound walls because research shows that speech-to-print instruction produces better results for students than the more traditional print-to-speech approach.

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Sound Walls — Part 2: Hear More about Literacy Success

Presented by Stacy Hurst, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Southern Utah University, and Chief Academic Officer, Reading Horizons; Lindsay Kemeny, Second Grade Teacher, Davis School District (UT); and Donell Pons, Dyslexia Educator and Consultant

After the popular first Sound Walls edWebinar, watch the recording of Sound Walls Part 2. The presenters answer many of the questions from the first session, and then look at the role sound walls can play in early literacy and in instruction for English and adult learners. Literacy experts Stacy Hurst, Lindsay Kemeny, and Donell Pons digs into the how’swhy’s, and when’s for using sound walls and the role they play in helping all learners make that vital connection between letters and the sounds those letters represent.