We loved learning from Dr. Holly Lane when she joined Reading Road Trip this summer, and we are thrilled that we get to learn from both Holly AND Dr. Valentina Contesse at #LitLearn2024

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Session with Dr. Holly Lane: The Science of Reading: How to Distinguish Science from Snake Oil

As more boards, schools, teachers, and parents are demanding that reading materials and practices are based on research, the term “science of reading” has become an industry catchphrase. It can be daunting to sift through the claims to find what is really based in science and what is simply a repackaging of old, ineffective methods. This session will address simple measures that practitioners can take to ensure that what they use is truly effective.

Dr. Holly Lane is an associate professor of special education at the University of Florida and director of the University of Florida Literacy Institute (UFLI). Her research focuses on the prevention of reading difficulties through effective early literacy instruction, the remediation of literacy skills for students with dyslexia, and methods for helping preservice and practicing teachers develop the knowledge and skills they need to be effective reading teachers and interventionists. Dr. Lane has directed many grants to support reading research and the development of teachers and researchers. She is also the author of numerous publications related to literacy, including UFLI Foundations: An Explicit and Systematic Phonics Program.