Thank you for attending the 2023 Science of Reading Symposium.

We cannot wait to see you all next year April 19-21, 2024 at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center.


Empower Alaskan educators to connect understanding of reading science to classroom and leadership practices, resulting in increased reading proficiency for students.

What does “Science of Reading” mean in Alaska?

The Science of Reading is an ongoing field of study that examines the last fifty years of research to determine the most effective way to teach reading. A scientific approach to reading instruction includes explicit, systematic, instruction in phonological awareness (sounds), phonics, fluency (ability to read accurately and at an appropriate rate), vocabulary, and comprehension.

What can attendees expect?

 Our challenge is to ensure every child is proficient in reading with access to skilled educators implementing evidence-based practices. Alaska’s Science of Reading Symposium will explore the research, its implications, and the urgency of action for students across our great state.


Day 1
Celebrating Success

Day 2
Connecting Knowledge to Application

Day 3
Empowering Educators


Ground Alaska education stakeholders in a cohesive understanding of the science of reading.

Engage in courageous conversations about Alaska’s reading performance and how to move the needle on student outcomes.