February 10th, 2023

The Success For Secondary Readers Virtual Summit is a free event for teachers, leaders, and partner organizations focused on growing our collective understanding of how best to support secondary students (grades 6-12) in strengthening their reading skills and their ability to successfully engage with complex text.


We are offering a variety of 45-minute sessions led by experts and practitioners from across the country. We encourage you to select those most relevant to your work.

11:00-12:00pm EST

Acceleration and Targeted Supports in the Secondary ELA Classroom

Presenter: Amy Baker-Sheridan, Secondary English/Language Arts and Literacy Education Associate at Delaware Department of Education


Science of Reading and Middle School: The Other End of Scarborough’s Rope

Presenter: Teddy Redding, ELA 6-8 Director Content & Assessment, and Deb Sabin, VP ELA Content 6-12, at Amplify


Planning and Reflecting with Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Presenters: Jamie Schnablegger, Katie Keown, and Jacquay Durant at Student Achievement Partners


Leveraging High Quality Curricular Tools to Build Strong Literacy Habits and Routine

Presenter: Hillary Arrendell, Director of Literacy Programs at Odell Education

12:00-1:00pm EST

Teaching Students to Read – After 3rd Grade

Presenter: Rebecca Kockler, Program Director at Reading Reimagined, and Dr. Brandy Nelson, Academic Director at Reading Reimagined


Designing Sustainable High School Reading Intervention: Tensions and Principles for Assessment, Instruction, and Evaluation

Presenter: Dr. Dan Reynolds


Instructional Strategy Initiatives to Support Secondary Literacy Improvements

Presenter: Christy Wall, Assistant Commissioner of Instructional Strategy at The Tennessee Department of Education

1:00-2:00pm EST

Curriculum and Literacy Best Practices in Secondary ELA

Presenter: Natalie Klibert, MS/HS Literacy Professional Development Specialist at the Louisiana Department of Education


Improving Reading for Older Students

Presenter: Carey Swanson and Katie Keown at Student Achievement Partners


Building a Coherent Secondary Literacy Model

Presenter: Dr. Ethan Mitnick, President at SchoolKit


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