What is the Science of Reading and How Does it Support Diverse Learners?
WORKSHOP CONTENT STRAND
Promoting Effective Practice & Instruction
This session will review the fundamental elements of reading science and examine the foundations of reading research. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how research can guide literacy instruction to improve reading outcomes for students in schools. This session will describe the use and reliability of evidence-aligned reading instruction with multilingual, bidialectal, and neurodiverse learners - like those with dyslexia.
Reading Teacher & President
The Reading League California
Kristen Koeller has 23 years of teaching experience in California public schools that includes eight years of elementary classroom instruction and 15 years of experience with K-8 reading intervention, instructional coaching for literacy, and supporting Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). Kristen specializes in dyslexia, reading intervention, and structured literacy instruction within MTSS frameworks in schools. She is a long time volunteer for Decoding Dyslexia California (DDCA), and founding President of The Reading League California. She is trained in Structured Literacy and Orton-Gillingham methods of reading instruction, and certified by CERI (Center for Effective Reading Instruction) as a Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher. Kristen’s passion is supporting students, educators, and administrators by raising awareness about dyslexia, reading science, and literacy instruction that ensures successful literacy outcomes for all learners.