Propelling Reading Research to Practice - Fall Lunch and Lead Session
Type: On-Demand Webinar
Original Air Date: October 4, 2022
Sponsored By: EarlyBird Education
This session will provide an overview of the process of implementing an early literacy screener (EarlyBird) within a research-to-practice framework in different types of schools. The speakers will share considerations for establishing a literacy screener in school communities and how screening data can be used to inform effective research-to-practice instructional approaches, aligning with the science of reading.
What You Will Learn
In this interactive session, participants will learn:
- Considerations for establishing a literacy screener in school communities and how screening data can be used to inform effective research-to-practice instructional approaches, aligning with the science of reading.
- How screening data can be used to inform effective research-to-practice instructional approaches, aligning with the science of reading.
Can’t attend live? You should still register and we’ll send out the recording after the webinar to all registrants.
Name: Dr. Benjamin Powers
Title and Organization: Executive Director of Southport School and CoLAB; Director of Haskins Global Literacy; Executive Director of The Dyslexia Foundation
Dr. Benjamin Powers began working with students with dyslexia and ADHD in 2000 at The Kildonan School, where he trained as an O-G tutor under the supervision of Diana Hanbury King. Today, he is Executive Director of The Southport School and CoLAB, which serves students in second through 8th grade with dyslexia and ADHD. In addition, he works to promote research, practice, and advocacy for community-based and scalable models of evidence-informed literacy instruction across LD/ADHD, bilingual, and underserved communities as Director of the Haskins Global Literacy Hub and Executive Director of The Dyslexia Foundation.
Name: Jeffrey Ruggiero
Title: Director of Education
Title: The Southport School
Mr. Jeffrey Ruggiero, an educator with over 25 years of teaching and administrative experience in special education, currently serves as Director of Education at the Southport School. With advanced degrees in learning differences and school administration, he strives to design and implement effective instructional programming for students with dyslexia, language-based learning issues, and ADHD. As a certified Orton-Gillingham Associate Practitioner and Dyslexia Practitioner through the International Dyslexia Association, Mr. Ruggiero combines his knowledge of reading and language learning with his study of executive functions to develop an academic program that promotes student engagement and empowers all learners.