2024 Presentation Recordings

Main Room and

Keynote Presentations

Opening Keynote: A New Birth of Freedom: Opportunity and Responsibility – Kareem Weaver

The Commissioner Presents: The Science of Reading Talk Show – Commissioner Deena Bishop

Evening Banquet Dinner Keynote Standing Tall Through It All – Steve Bollar

Morning Keynote MTSS Must Haves, Myths and Misunderstandings – Stephanie Stollar

Alaska Native Language Spotlight – Deputy Commissioner Joel Isaak

Science of Reading Ambassador Awards

Afternoon Keynote My SoR Journey: A Teacher’s Reflections – Kate Winn

Morning Keynote Revisiting Comprehension – Because the Science of Reading is more than just Phonics – Brent Conway

Closing Keynote We Get It, Now How Do We Implement What We’ve Learned? – Luis Cruz

Day 1

Breakout Sessions

Literacy in Secondary Schools: Is this my job? – Kareem Weaver

Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices: Is it a Language Issue or a Reading Difficulty?- Marybeth Flachbart, Rosie Santana

When You are Teaching Spelling; You are Teaching Reading: Building Stronger Readers through Spelling – Pam Kestner

Toward the Science of Language and Literacy: Aligning SoR-Based Instruction to the Unique Needs of Multilingual Learners – David Nungaray & Kasey Johnson

Science of Reading AND the Science of Instruction: Both are Imperative! – Anita Archer 

Ideas Ideas Idea – Steve Bollar

Using Data to Personalize Literacy Instruction in the Intermediate Grades – Sarah White & Becky Lewis

Day 2

Breakout Sessions

Tier 1 Instruction is Risk Reduction – Stephanie Stollar

Reading and the AK Native Language Context: Alaska Native Language Reading Guidebook – Joel Isaak and Kari Shaginoff

Data Literacy – Marybeth Flachbart

Research-to-Practice: Using Assessment Data to Plan Targeted Reading Instruction – Matt Burns, Valentina Contesse

Comprehension is an Outcome – Anita Archer

Exploring How Language Powers Literacy – Susan Lambert

Science of Reading Spotlight: Celebrating Alaska’s Promising Practices – District Spotlight: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District School Spotlight: Nenana City School (Nenana City School District) Classroom Spotlight: Anne Wien Elementary (Fairbanks North Star Borough School District)

Science of Reading Spotlight: Celebrating Alaska’s Promising Practices – District Spotlight: Lower Yukon School District School Spotlight: Houston Middle School (Mat-Su Borough School District) Classroom Spotlight: Kaltag School & Johnny OldmanSchool (Yukon-Koyukuk-School District)

Science of Reading Spotlight: Celebrating Alaska’s Promising Practice – District Spotlight: Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District School Spotlight: Richard Johnson Elementary (Annette Island School District) Classroom Spotlight: Jimmy Huntington School (Yukon-Koyukuk School District)

Day 3

Breakout Sessions

Comprehension is not a skill – How to use Complex Text in classrooms – Brent Conway

What does the research say about ELs and early literacy / learning to read – Rosie Sanata

Instructional Suggestions to Support Sentence and Paragraph Writing: (K-5) – Karen Eades

Unlocking the Power of Words: Integrating Word-Meaning Instruction within Word-Reading Instruction – Pam Kestner

Evidence-Based Fluency Strategies for K-8 Classroom – Kate Winn

Promising Practices: How Strong Curriculum-Based Professional Learning Supports the Science of Reading – TNTP

Transformational Leadership: The Leadership Approach Necessary to Tactfully Confront Adult Resistance to Change – Luis Cruz

The 2024 Science of Reading Symposium would not be possible without the help of our partners: