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2023 science of reading Webinar series

Literacy Is Opportunity

Learn how you can start making the shift to improved literacy instruction with the Science of Reading right now.


You know how crucial it is to improve literacy instruction—and we'll help you get started.

Our Spring 2023 webinar series brings major thought leaders and inspiring fellow educators into your corner to walk through the research-backed shifts that will change outcomes for your students. Sign up now to hear from:


Natalie Wexler


Mitchell Brookins


Jade Wexler, Ph.D.


Alexandra Shelton, Ph.D.

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Level the Literacy Playing Field with Knowledge Building

Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST

For students to reach their full potential as readers and learners, they need to acquire not only word recognition skills but also academic knowledge, vocabulary, and familiarity with the complex syntax of written language. Join Natalie Wexler to explore how we can build these essential components of literacy and learning along with foundational skills.

Natalie Wexler

Education writer and senior contributor to the education channel on Forbes.com and author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System—and How to Fix It

The 5 Most Critical Shifts to Make From Balanced Literacy

Friday, March 3, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST

Hosted by Laura Seal and featuring a nationwide panel of educators

Committed to moving your instruction to the Science of Reading, but not sure where or how to start? Join us to hear educators like you share how to recognize a true Science of Reading program, start making incremental changes, and take five small but crucial steps that will make the difference in literacy success.

Laura Seal

Executive Director, Literacy Insights

Elementary ELA Educator Roundtable

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. EDT

Hosted by Meagan Molbert and Karen Venditti and featuring a nationwide panel of educators

What makes a Tier 1 elementary ELA program truly powerful? Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts teachers describe the reading success they’re seeing with their PreK5 students as they build decoding skills, academic knowledge, and confidence in their reading and writing.

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Meagan Molbert

Literacy Curriculum Specialist
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Karen Venditti, Ph.D.

Literacy Curriculum Specialist

Supplemental Reading Educator Roundtable

Friday, March 24, 2023, at 1 p.m. EDT

Hosted by Charissa Snyder and Cynthia Shields and featuring a nationwide panel of educators

Hear from educators who are supplementing foundational literacy skills while making learning to read fun for all studentsall in as little as 30 minutes a week.


Charissa Snyder

Literacy Specialist

Cynthia Shields

Professional Learning Specialist

Literacy Is Opportunity

Monday, March 27, 2023, at 1 p.m. EDT

Why is now the right moment to make a change in your literacy instruction? Join former school administrator Mitchell Brookins as he explains why we must get literacy instruction right, why we need to invest more in helping all students, and why it’s so critical to have a Science of Reading-based literacy system in place.

Mitchell Brookins

Educational Consultant and former school administrator

The Best Intervention Is Prevention

Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 1 p.m. EDT

How can we address instructional loss and build a system that better supports students’ literacy growth? Join us to explore how the multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework can help you build a literacy education system that sets your students up for success from the start.

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Danielle Damico

Director, Learning Science

Harnessing the Superpower of Biliteracy

Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 1 p.m. EDT

Biliteracy can unlock untold opportunities for students, so how can you start building an impactful biliteracy education program in your school or district? Join us to hear from experienced educators share how a research-based biliteracy curriculum can accelerate your students’ literacy development.

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Kajal Patel Below

Vice President, Spanish Solutions

Assessment & Intervention Educator Roundtable

Monday, April 10, 2023, at 1 p.m. EDT

Hosted by Michele Hart and Whitney Chatterjee and featuring a nationwide panel of educators

What does game-changing Science of Reading assessment look like? Educators from across the country describe the ways Amplify’s mCLASS® helps their K–6 students learn to read confidently.

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Michele Hart

Literacy Specialist

Whitney Chatterjee

Literacy Specialist

Biliteracy Educator Roundtable

Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 1 p.m. EDT

Hosted by Ana Torres and Alestra Flores Menéndez and featuring a nationwide panel of educators

¡El futuro es bilingüe! Hear from educators who bring it to life, as they demonstrate how a complete biliteracy suite can accelerate literacy development and create a better future for their students.


Ana Torres

Biliteracy Specialist

Alestra Flores Menéndez

Biliteracy Specialist

Building Confident Readers through Dyslexia Screening and Instruction

Friday, April 21, 2023, at 1 p.m. EDT

Leading researcher, consultant, and author Dr. Jan Hasbrouck has decades of experience teaching students with dyslexia how to read, even in her own home. Join us to learn how effective dyslexia screening and instruction will support your students as they grow into confident, engaged readers.

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Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.

Leading Researcher, Educational Consultant, and Author

Middle School ELA Educator Roundtable

Monday, April 24, 2023, at 1 p.m. EDT

Hosted by Laura Young and featuring a nationwide panel of educators

How can you keep middle school ELA students moving forward while preparing them for high school success? This panel of Amplify ELA teachers will show you how to teach classic texts in fresh ways, expand students’ academic knowledge, build vocabulary and writing stamina, and more.


Laura Young

Literacy Specialist

Knowledge Building in Middle School

Monday, May 15, 2023, at 1 p.m. EDT

Knowledge building is crucial when students are learning to read…and even more crucial when students are reading to learn. In this webinar, Dr. Jade Wexler and Dr. Alexandra Shelton will discuss the value of knowledge building in literacy growth and development in middle school.


Jade Wexler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, University of Maryland

Alexandra Shelton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Special Education, Johns Hopkins School of Education

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