Leading on Literacy

Research Symposium for Teacher Educators


9:00Welcome & ObjectivesThe Honorable Margaret Spellings
University of North Carolina System
9:10Plan for the DayAnn Clark
Former Superintendent
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
9:15Literacy Outcomes in NCJoala Downey
Riverside High School
9:45An Overview of Effective Reading InstructionBarbara Foorman
in K-3 ClassroomsProfessor of Education
(followed by Q&A)Florida State University
11:00Effective Reading InterventionsDavid Kilpatrick
(followed by Q&A)Professor of Psychology
SUNY Cortland
12:15Lunch Discussions
1:15Preparing Teachers to Teach Reading Effectively: Lessons learned from MississippiKelly Butler
Managing Director, Policy & Partnerships
Barksdale Reading Institute
2:15Incorporating Evidence-Based Practices in North Carolina: Panel DiscussionChristie Cavanaugh
Clinical Assistant Professor
UNC Greensboro
Charles Wood
Professor and Department Chair
UNC Charlotte
Ann Harrington
Teaching Associate Professor
NC State University
3:30Next StepsJohanna Anderson
Executive Director
The Belk Foundation
3:45Reflection & AdjournMarilyn Sheerer
UNC Wilmington
Anthony Graham
Winston-Salem State University

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