How We Can Expand Access to the Science of Reading


While there is national debate and growing consensus about the importance of the science of reading, there’s much less known about how to bring it to life at scale. What is necessary for shifting teacher knowledge and practice in the human, complex, and sometimes messy district ecosystem?

Drawing from lessons learned in Baltimore, this session will define practical entry points for systems change and expanding access to literacy for all students.

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  1. Learn why the science of reading matters and unpack the root causes of the literacy crisis in U.S. schools.
  2. Reflect on Baltimore City Schools’ journey of addressing opportunity gaps and disparities in literacy with professional learning and curriculum.
  3. Identify the next steps you can take in your sphere of influence to ensure all students have the opportunity to become strong readers and writers.



V Chau, Content Coordinator, Leading Educators

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  • Tags: implementation, instruction
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Teaching & Learning
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Field Experience

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