Join us on Wednesday evening, November 10th at 7pm, as CRA, Inc. and the CT Science of Reading Group team up to explore the Science of Reading.

During this one hour webinar, Lisa Gianni, the creator and administrator of the CT Science of Reading Group, and Kate Pearce of Kate Pearce Educational Services, will explain what the science of reading is (and is not), and what CT teachers can do to develop their understanding of this topic. They will also touch on recent CT literacy legislation that will have an impact on teacher practice and the children in CT.

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Speaker Bios:

Lisa Gianni is a literacy and reading specialist with 20 years of teaching, remedial reading and instructional coaching experience. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Elementary Education with specialities in Reading and Language as well as certification as a K-12 Remedial Reading and Language Arts Specialist. She has completed Orton Gillingham Associate level training. She is the Creator and Administrator of the Connecticut Science of Reading Group, a professional and social learning community and a branch of the main Science of Reading Facebook group. Lisa has spent over six years learning about the Science of Reading. More recently, she teaches as an adjunct professor at Albertus Magnus College in the Remedial Reading and Language Arts certification (#102) program. Lisa is interested in helping bridge scientific research to instructional practice and translate that information in a way that is easy to understand for teachers and educators. She believes that the right to read is a basic human right for all students and that with informed educators all children can become skillful and proficient readers and writers.

Kate Pearce is the owner of Kate Pearce Educational Services, where she has spent over a decade learning about The Science of Reading. Kate and her team are made up of teachers, speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, and psychologists, and are trained in Orton-Gillingham, Writing Revolution, Visualizing and Verbalizing as well as a host of other evidenced-based methods. They all work together to remediate, educate, advocate and differentiate for children with language learning differences as well as help educators learn how to incorporate best practices into their teaching.