Literacy Lunch & Lead Series

Join the Literacy Lunch & Lead Series - FREE monthly virtual learning with literacy leaders from around the country and Wisconsin. If you are interested in learning more about systems, structures, and use of evidenced-based literacy practices, this series is for you!

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!

The Literacy Lunch & Lead Series is hosted on Zoom on the 1st Friday of each month from 1:00-2:00 PM CST. Attendees must register in advance. Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining. Recordings will be emailed to registrants following each Literacy Lunch & Lead session.

2022-2023 Schedule

WI Reads | Lunch & Lead Conversations Flyer - 2022-2023 Series

Previous 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

Keep the Conversation Going

Podcasts for Literacy Leaders