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Leadership Talks is back with a new set of literacy webinars to get you ready for back to school! Our webinar series brings the nation's foremost thought leaders in literacy research together to share best practices that ensure all students are on a path to reading and writing proficiency to meet ESSA standards.  

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Equity in Working with English Learners

Dr. Elena Izquierdo | Watch Now ►
Leaders and Teachers, K–12

How can you provide an equitable literacy classroom experience for your English Learners? Dr. Elena Izquierdo shares resources and strategies to unpack texts and help all students become fluent readers and writers.

Meet the Speaker
Dr. Elena Izquierdo is the author of Escalate English®, Associate Professor, Dual Language Education / Biliteracy / ELL Education at the University of Texas, El Paso.

Strengthening the Core

Sancha Gray, Asbury Park | Watch Now ►
Superintendent Leaders, K–12

Join Sancha Gray as she takes us through her district’s incredible transformation story and the lessons they learned along the way. Hear how the Asbury Park School District established a new vision for learning and transitioned from the lowest-performing schools in New Jersey to the top of their class.

Meet the Speaker
Sancha Gray is the Superintendent of Asbury Park School District in New Jersey.

When Children Read the World: Books that Lead the Way

Dr. Carol Jago | Watch Now ►
Teachers, 2–5

How do you cover multiple subjects in the day to ensure your students are receiving a well-rounded education? Carol Jago, former President of NCTE, shares strategies and resources to help you do just that. Hear about new, diverse books that will extend and enrich your social studies curriculum.

Meet the Speaker
An author of HMH Into Reading™ and HMH Into Literature™ programs, Carol Jago has been a teacher for 32 years. She is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA and is past president of the National Council of Teachers of English.

The Science and Practice of Social and Emotional Learning in Schools

Dr. Stephanie Jones | Watch Now ►
Leaders and Teachers, K–8

In this interactive webinar, Dr. Stephanie Jones takes you through the latest strategies to boost social and emotional learning. Teachers will learn classroom management strategies, and leaders will learn tips and tools to implement at school and district levels.

Meet the Speaker
Dr. Stephanie M. Jones is a Thought Leader at International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), the Director of the Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning (EASEL) Lab and Professor of Educator, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Tools for Engaging Reticent Contributors in Class Discussions of Text

Dr. Kate Kinsella | Watch Now ►
Leaders and Teachers, K–12

To foster dynamic and inclusive classroom discussions, you first need a toolkit of effective, age-appropriate techniques to inspire student responses. Join this webinar to learn how to best facilitate conversations around texts and to ensure all students feel heard and validated.

Meet the Speaker
Dr. Kate Kinsella is the author of English 3D®, and develops coursework at San Francisco University, Center for Teacher Efficacy.

The Five Big Research-based Ideas That Will Have a Positive Impact on Literacy Outcomes

Francie Alexander | Watch Now ►
Leaders and Teachers, K–12

What are the top strategies that you can implement today to improve literacy for all learners? In this webinar, HMH® Chief Research Officer Francie Alexander reveals five areas of focus that will improve literacy outcomes. Join her in a conversation where she shares the latest research and ideas. Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect to answer - what's your "readia" strategy?

Meet the Speaker
Chief Research Officer, HMH
Francie Alexander is an industry leader in the fields of Early Childhood Education, Literacy, and Intensive Intervention for striving reading and math students. Francie provides inspirational and informative leadership on topics from early and adolescent learning to brain development and its influence on childhood and teenage learning. She works closely to listen to and learn from key school districts across the U.S. in order to lead HMH's efficacy efforts.


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