Join us for 2 sessions with speaker Anita Archer, Ph.D.! We looking forward to listening to and meeting Dr. Archer!

Keynote Session: The Science of Reading and the Science of Instruction: Both Are Imperative

The Science of Reading, 50 years of research on the critical elements of reading, directs us to provide systematic instruction on phonemic awareness, decoding, encoding, fluency, vocabulary, background knowledge, and comprehension. However, to optimize learning, we must draw from the Science of Instruction, providing engaging, explicit instruction lessons that are highly structured, utilizing the steps of “I do, we do, you do,” eliciting frequent student responses, monitoring student performance, and providing immediate feedback including praise and corrections. Both are Imperative!

Breakout Session: Stay tuned for more information!

Anita Archer, Ph.D., serves as an educational consultant to state departments and school districts on explicit instruction and literacy. She has presented in all 50 states and many countries including Australia and is the recipient of ten awards honoring her contributions to education. Anita has served on the faculties of three universities including the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and San Diego State University. She has co-authored numerous curriculum materials including Phonics for Reading (Curriculum Associates)a three-level intervention program, REWARDS (Voyager/Sopris), a five-component literacy intervention program, and a best-selling textbook titled Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching (Guilford Publications).