Our districts have been on a multi-year journey to bring the ‘science of reading’ into practice, and to move away from balanced literacy approaches.
Today, our students receive daily and systematic phonics instruction in K–2, acquire knowledge and vocabulary from texts in each grade, and all work with texts at grade level.
How did we get there? Where did we start – and what did we do in years 1, 2, and 3? Which came first, the PD or the new curriculum? How did we persuade the balanced literacy devotees to change practice?
We answered all of these questions in a conversational webinar on October 29th.
- Jill Ramsey of Putnam County Schools
- Beth Thompson of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
- Whitney Oakley of Guilford County Schools
Moderated by curriculum superfan Karen Vaites.