Regional Office of Education #13

Serving Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Matt Renaud, Regional Superintendent
Regional Office of Education #13


The Science of Reading: What is it and How to Apply It?

Date:    November 16, 2023
Location:   Kaskaskia College, Salem Learning Center
    1475 West Whittaker Street
Time:   Registration 8:30 a.m.
    Program Begins at 9:00 a.m.
    Program Concludes at 3:00 p.m.
    Lunch is not provided.
Fee:   Free for Everyone!
Credit:   Five Contact Hours
Presenter:   Dr. Ethan Lynn
Description:   The purpose of this session is to provide educators with an overview of the science of reading from a practical perspective. To begin, we will define the science of reading and discuss the basics of learning to read: eye movements, brain processors and pathways, and reading frameworks (e.g., reading rope and simple view of reading). We will then expand that knowledge by focusing on the neurobiological origins of dyslexia, common myths, and symptoms as well as the difficulties associated with learning to read in English from a multilingual perspective. During the next part of the session, we will focus on efficacious pedagogical practices based on the science of reading such as pronunciation, phonemic awareness, simple and advanced decoding, most common word instruction, vocabulary acquisition, and fluency development. Most of our time will be spent on demystifying and unlocking the English language by highlighting systematic patterns that aren’t always apparent. With just seven simple patterns, we will be able to account for the decoding of a large portion of words. We will conclude with a focus on how to structure lessons by emphasizing multi-sensory dictation practice and the transfer of skills to connected texts. By the end of the session, participants will not only have a theoretical understanding of the needs of their students but also the skills, knowledge, and resources to instruct them effectively and engagingly.
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Clinton County
930 B Fairfax, Carlyle, IL
Phone: 618-594-2432
Fax: 618-594-7192
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

Jefferson County
1710 Broadway,
Mt. Vernon 62864
Phone: 618-244-8040
Fax: 618-241-7868
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

Marion County
1475 West Whittaker Street, Salem IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-3885
Hours 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00