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The Reading League Louisiana: Who Gets to Thrive in Literacy? A Look at 3 Inequitable Practices

Equitable access to literacy determines who gets to thrive and who struggles to survive. Learn about the inherent systems present that are creating these inequities and undermining our ability as leaders to move the needle on student reading proficiency. An inherent system in place is that core instructional reading and ELA curriculums only serve the fewest students' needs. Another system in place is the misapplication of the leveling of student reading ability, and the need to recognize culturally relevant language. These topics and more will be discussed to place a spotlight on practices and beliefs that are happening in classrooms every day. When we are able to challenge the customs and habits of “this is how we’ve always done it” philosophy, we can move beyond only a few students thriving to all students thriving.

Join The Reading League Louisiana, in collaboration with The Center for Literacy & Learning and Learning Ally, as we host our presenter, Terrie Noland for this live webinar on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST.

For 25 years, Dr. Terrie Noland has put her energy into education and literacy; first as a teacher and administrator, and now as V.P. of Educator Initiatives for Learning Ally, a nonprofit dedicated to "Literacy for All." She is a Certified Academic Language Practitioner and stays grounded in a Structured Literacy approach by tutoring students weekly. Terrie has a Ph.D. in Literacy and Educational Leadership from St. John's University. She is a John Maxwell certified speaker, coach, trainer, and member of the President's Advisory Council. She also hosts the Spotlight on Dyslexia and Spotlight on Early Literacy series by Learning Ally and builds communities of educators to advance best practices in classrooms. Terrie's passion runs deep for children not proficient in reading. She is truly an advocate for them and the educators who serve them.

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