Literacy Lunch & Lead Series

According to the National Association of Educational Progress, 34% of Wisconsin’s students are BELOW basic in reading. This means 1:3 WI students have sub-literacy skills including weak fluency and word recognition.  

The Literacy Lunch & Lead Series is designed to connect WI Literacy Leaders with Literacy Leaders who have demonstrated systems changes in their schools or districts. If you are interested in learning more about analyzing your district’s systems, structures, and use of evidenced-based literacy practices, this series is for you! 

Literacy Lunch & Lead Sessions

Jan. 28, 2022 - Donna Hetmanek & Nancy Dressel, President and President-Elect of LTFW

Feb. 25, 2022  - Brent Conway, Assistant Superintendent of Pentucket Schools, MA 

March 4, 2022 - Robert Mitchell, former Superintendent of the Cumberland School District, RI

March 25, 2022 | The Positive Impact of Disruptive Leadership in Literacy | Dawn Brookhart, Associate Director for AIM Institute for Learning and Research

April 22, 2022 | Roles of a School Board Member | Dr. Brenda Warren, Former School Board President of Green Bay Schools (Wisconsin)

May 27, 2022 | Beyond the Science of Reading | Angie Hanlin, Superintendent, School District of Thorp (Wisconsin)

August 5, 2022 | Leading Your School or  District in the Science of Reading | Sharon Dunn, MTSS Leadership Consultant (California) 

September 2, 2022 | Instructional Leaders as Agents of Change | Dr. Ernie Ortiz, AIM Institute for Reading and Research

November 4, 2022 | Shifting the Balance for Administrators | Kari Yates, Author of Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom

October 14, 2022 | Successfully Implementing the Science of Reading: Year Five | Dr. Kelly Thompson, Director of Curriculum, Literacy, Assessment and EL, D.C. Everest Area School District (Wisconsin) 

December 2, 2022 | We are Doing OK, Why Would We Change: A High Achieving School District’s Journey to the Science of Reading | Brady Reinke, Director of Elementary Teaching & Learning, School District of New Berlin (Wisconsin)

January 6, 2023 | Planning and Monitoring Needs-based Small Groups | Seema Tejura, Founder and Managing Director of Literacy Architects

February 3, 2023 | Implementing the Science of Reading: Action Steps for Leaders | Dena Moura Mortensen, Reading & Language Arts Supervisor, Waterbury Public Schools (Connecticut)

March 3, 2023 | Be This Year’s Cinderella Story: The Big Dance of Aligned Board and School Leadership to Transform Literacy Outcomes | Dawn Brookhart, AIM Institute for Learning and Research

May 5, 2023 | Launching & Sustaining Professional Learning | Justin Browning, Cox Campus K-3 Field Implementation Coordinator

Podcasts for Literacy Leaders

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