We are so excited to announce Dr. Pamela Kastner is joining us at #LitLearn2024! We are looking forward to her session and learn from her expertise on all things literacy!

Session: Spelling: Visible Langauge to Inform Instruction and Intervention

This session highlights the importance of spelling to literacy development and how student spelling can be analyzed to inform instruction and intervention. The language lenses of phonology, orthography, and morphology will be used to analyze student spelling inventory results. Participants will evaluate students’ spelling, determine the types of errors made, and engage with a tool that school teams can use to drive analysis and target instruction and intervention. Classroom and individual results from a spelling inventory will guide participants in drawing conclusions for core, and tiered instruction and intervention to accelerate learning

Pam Kastner, Ed.D., is an educational consultant at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) Harrisburg, where she serves as the State Lead for Literacy in Pennsylvania. Dr. Kastner and the PaTTAN Literacy team provided the literacy training, technical assistance, coaching, and consultation to Pennsylvania’s Dyslexia pilot, extension, and expansion school research sites. Dr. Kastner along with the PaTTAN literacy team leads state-wide literacy initiatives which include professional learning in the science of reading and structured literacy; onsite training, coaching, and consultation; a virtual literacy resource hub; and an international literacy conference. Dr. Kastner is honored to serve as an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Joseph University in the Reading Science Program where she teachers in the Masters’ and Doctoral Program and was honored as Adjunct Professor of the Year in 2023. Dr. Kastner has the honor of serving as the President of The Reading League Pennsylvania, The Reading League Journal’s Practitioner Editorial Board, and is a member of The Science of Reading: A Defining Movement coalition.