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The Science of Reading: Applying What We Know and Navigating What We Don’t

60 Minutes

Reading research has identified instructional practices and target skills that are critical for reading success. At the same time, research is less clear on some aspects of reading instruction and several questions remain unanswered. In this edWebinar, Dr. Nathan Clemens will discuss how reading science can be applied in practice and how to navigate situations in which evidence is unclear.

  • Participants will leave with insights on bringing the latest evidence-based practices and skills to their classrooms and districts.
  • This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and school and district leaders of the kindergarten through elementary grades. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

About the Presenter

Dr. Nathan Clemens is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Clemens studies reading difficulties in children and youth, particularly, word-level difficulties for students in early grades and reading comprehension difficulties for students in later grades. His work is aimed at improving reading instruction and interventions, helping teachers make better use of assessment data to guide their instruction, and aligning evidence-based interventions with students’ unique learning needs. He has over 50 publications and is leading several federal research grants that are studying the effects of interventions for struggling readers. He received his Ph.D. in school psychology from Lehigh University in 2009.