Events

Science of Reading Professional Learning and Community of Practice Series

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), in partnership with TNTP, presents the Science of Reading Professional Learning and Community of Practice Series. The extended closure of school buildings shined a spotlight on the persistent inequities students—particularly those most vulnerable—experience each day. To address this urgent need, the NDE is offering a collaborative learning experience around reading science research for educators to reflect on current practices and discuss ways to take action to implement research-based instructional practices.

The four-part series will feature professional learning sessions (PL) and corresponding communities of practice (CoP) for those interested in deeper focus on implementation. Participants may choose to attend some or all sessions, and professional learning sessions will be recorded for those who are interested but unable to attend. The PL and CoPs are open to ESU staff, school leaders, teachers, and more. PL sessions are capped at 100 participants and CoPs are capped at 50 participants. Reserve your spot today!

For registration information, click on the Early Literacy PL Series flyer below.

 

Science of Reading Completed Sessions

Part 1: Science of Reading: Phonological Awareness & Phonics (Nov. 5, 2020)

Phonological Awareness & Phonics Slide Deck

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Part 2: Science of Reading: Knowledge & Vocabulary (Nov. 11, 2020)

Knowledge & Vocabulary PowerPoint

Knowledge & Vocabulary Nearpod

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Part 3: Science of Reading: Comprehension & Fluency  (Dec. 10, 2020)

Comprehension & Fluency PowerPoint

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Part 4: Science of Reading: Analyzing & Responding to Data in Foundational Literacy  (Jan. 17, 2021)

Analyzing & Responding to Data PowerPoint

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Annual Professional Learning Events

Nebraska State Literacy Association Conference– This state conference brings together literacy educators from across the state to engage in face-to-face professional learning.

 

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival– A specialized conference designed for educators and literacy enthusiasts.

International Literacy Association – Combines practical, research-based sessions, engaging events, and renowned speakers at an annual conference that helps all attendees—from literacy leaders to educators—leave the conference feeling energized and empowered.

 

National Council of Teachers of English – Annual conference honors the voice, passion, agency and empowerment of ELA teachers to ensure students acquire a life mastery of the skills and practices they teach.

 

The Reading League Annual Conference– A professional organization focused on training educators on evidence-based practices to improve reading instruction.

Updated January 21, 2021 8:23am