Structured Literacy: All Children Can Read

2020 Fox Reading ConferenceOur 2020 Fox Reading Conference continues our focus on Structured Literacy principles of direct, explicit, systematic, and diagnostic instruction.

Structured Literacy integrates instruction in phonology, sound-symbol relationships, syllables, morphology, grammatical and text structure, and word and text meaning to support reading comprehension. Join us for a day of research-based knowledge and instructional methods that support reading skill development for all students shared by three nationally recognized literacy experts.


8:30 - 8:45 Welcoming Remarks, Dr. Timothy Odegard

8:45 - 10:00 Keynote Address, Dr. Louisa Moats, Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science: What Expert Teachers of Reading Know and Do

10:15 - 11:30, Session 1, Dr. Louisa Moats, Explicit Language Instruction is the Heart of Structured Literacy


12:30 - 1:45 Session 2, Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling, Contrasting Structured Literacy Approaches with Typical Literacy Practices


2:00 - 3:15 Session 3, Dr. Margie B. Gillis, One Teacher at a Time: Supporting Teachers' Knowledge and Practice of Structured Literacy Instruction

3:15 - 3:30 Concluding Remarks, Dr. Timothy Odegard

Please note that we are pleased to offer this conference free via live streaming and all are welcome to attend the 2020 Fox Reading Conference. Only attendees who pre-registered for the event will receive will receive professional development certificates.  Attendance will be confirmed through the online platform.  Professional development certificates will be issued based on the number of hours reported for each attendee by the platform software. To receive full credit for the conference, attendees should remain online for the entire conference.  Certificates will only be issued to attendees who join the conference during the live stream event.  Certificates will not be issued for viewing a recording of the conference post-event.  


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2020 Fox Reading Conference Sponsors

AIM Institute  
Wilson Language Training
  Neuhaus Education Center                            The Gow School Nashville Dyslexia Center  Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
  Hoover Learning Group 
     Currey Ingram Academy Tennessee Branch of the International Dyslexia Association