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ALTA Great Lakes: How Teaching Kids To Read Can Be Done Right with Emily Hanford

  • 10/09/2023
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • Live Via Zoom
  • 9855



ALTA Great Lakes presents:

How Teaching Kids To Read Can Be Done Right
with Emily Hanford

Monday, October 9, 2023 | 7:30 PM ET / 6:30 CT / 5:30 MT / 4:30 PT

$35 Members | $40 Non-Members | 1.5 CEs

Emily Hanford, senior correspondent and producer for American Public Media, will join the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) Great Lakes Chapter for a conversation about the research to practice divide plaguing early reading instruction. Her podcast Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong captivated diverse audiences, reckoned an awakening, and instilled an urgent passion for policymakers, educators, families, and higher education professors to implement the Science of Reading and evidence-based reading instruction. This event is worth 1.5 CEs and is open to the public so that we can all collaboratively work together to advocate for the critical changes necessary to effectively teach ALL students to read.

Join us Monday, October 9th from 7:30-9:00p.m. ET or register to view the recording.

Emily Hanford is a senior correspondent and producer for American Public Media. Her work has appeared on NPR and in The New York Times, Washington Monthly, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications. Her work has won numerous honors including a duPont-Columbia University Award and the Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award from the American Educational Research Association. Emily is a member of the Education Writers Association’s Journalist Advisory Board and was a longtime mentor for EWA’s “new to the beat” program. For the past several years, Emily has been reporting on early reading instruction. Her 2018 podcast episode “Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?” won the inaugural public service award from EWA. You can find all of her reporting on reading at apmreports.org/reading, including her new podcast, Sold a Story: How teaching kids to read went so wrong (soldastory.org). Emily is based in the Washington, D.C. area.

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