Our Science of Reading Story: Transitioning From Balanced Literacy to Structured Literacy

Come listen and learn as we share our journey, resources, assessments, and reflections about foundational literacy instruction. Using a structured literacy approach, learn how to target and help struggling students. The session will touch upon the 5 pillars of reading instruction and address the building blocks of foundational reading skills.

Teachers, Administrators, Parents are welcome.

Target Audience

Elementary school teachers (K-7)


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Kathy Rice

    Meet Kathy, an experienced K-3 ELL/LA teacher at Westwood Elementary with a demonstrated record of success in teaching diverse, at-risk students in various environments, including rural, inner-city, and multi-grade classrooms. As an educator, she is committed to continuous professional development, and in the past four years, she has dedicated herself to studying "The Science of Reading," leading to improved practices that benefit both her students and colleagues.

    Kathy believes in the adage that one is never too old to learn something new and is deeply passionate about her work, both inside and outside the classroom. When not teaching, she enjoys staying active and pushing herself to new heights. In 2016, Kathy and her husband and 11-year-old son cycled 5000 km across Canada, and this summer, they are excited to set off on another adventure, cycling south, with no set destination in mind.

  • Roberta Sutton

    Meet Roberta Sutton, an experienced Grade 2/3 teacher with experience as an ELL and LA teacher. In addition to her passion for education, Roberta also enjoys reading, watching her kids play sports, cooking, and traveling.

    Join Roberta in this workshop as she shares her insights and experiences transitioning from balanced to structured literacy, discussing the benefits, challenges, and best practices for implementing a structured literacy approach in the classroom.