Bridging Literacy Instruction


Are you overwhelmed by Science of Reading information? Are you wondering if your reading instruction is falling short?

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of information about reading instruction. Often we feel an intense pressure to perfect our reading instruction. There are many loud voices and often they give conflicting information. How do you know what to do? How do you honor the choice and voice of children, and respect your state’s or school’s initiatives for understanding Science of Reading information?

Choice Literacy contributors experience this same pressure, and many have been navigating the tension of the Reading Wars for years.  This event is perfect for principals, curriculum directors, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders who value comprehensive literacy instruction and an understanding of Science of Reading Information.

Three contributors have come together to encourage all of us to build bridges instead of arguments in order to uplift the choice and voice of our youngest readers. The sessions are spaced throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Each session includes:

  • 30 minute live presentation by a Choice Literacy contributor
  • 10-15 minute guided reflection
  • 10-15 minute Q&A session with the presenter
  • Ruth Ayres will facilitate each session

Build Your Knowledge and Leadership

This event intentionally helps build knowledge about essential literacy practices and key ideas of Science of Reading. Through a guided reflection, you will consider ways to lead conversations in your own school.

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  • Every session includes curated articles to think more about each topic.
  • Recordings are available until June 30, 2023.
  • Reach out to Ruth Ayres (editor in chief of Choice Literacy) and contributors with questions.


Bridging Practices Between Workshop Instruction and Science of Reading Information

Bitsy Parks, First-grade teacher
October 24, 2022: 7:30 - 8:30 PM (Eastern Time)

60 minutes
Bridging the Instructional Needs of Multilingual Learners

Stella Villalba, District English Learner Teacher Leader
December 13, 2022: 3:30 - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

60 minutes
Five Things School Leaders Should Understand to Bridge Literacy Practices

Jen Schwanke, District Leader
February 27, 2023: 7:30-8:300 PM (Eastern Time)

60 minutes

Meet Your Instructor

Bitsy Parks
Stella Villalba
Jen Schwanke

Enrollment Options

Live Event Access

$150.00 Purchase Access