Best of Spotlight: Literacy on Replay is an asynchronous event where we highlight the most inspiring, the most informative, and the most memorable of the Spotlight Learning Series.

Join us for a special, on-demand event showcasing the best research and insights from top education researchers and experts. This especially curated program features leading authorities on a range of education topics, including curriculum design, pedagogy, assessment, technology integration, and more. Discover the latest findings, and learn how you can apply them in your own teaching practice. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired and informed by some of the brightest minds in education, all from the convenience of your own device.

This on-demand event includes:

  • Ten of our highest-rated sessions, condensed to key points.
  • A takeaway document that summarizes the key points for each session.
  • Opportunities for discounts to this year’s Spotlight on Dyslexia.

You will walk away with:

  • Tools, resources, and improved classroom practices you need to help all students learn to read.
  • Knowledge around the science of reading and the dyslexic brain.
  • A true community where you will connect, learn, and grow.
  • Up to 2 CE certificates.

 

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Featured Speakers

DeJunne’ Clark Jackson

DeJunne’ Clark Jackson

DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, among other achievements, is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and nationally credentialed AET Educational Therapist. As a former classroom teacher and school counselor with over a decade in education, DeJunne’ has had the opportunity to work with a myriad of students with general and specific needs. She is most impassioned about the advocacy she’s curated surrounding dyslexia awareness, early identification, and remediation. DeJunne’ is a state leader with the advocacy group Decoding Dyslexia Louisiana, serves as the President of The Reading League Louisiana, and is currently the Vice President of Program Development with the Center for Literacy and Learning.

Brent Conway

Brent Conway

Brent Conway is an Assistant Superintendent from Massachusetts. While Brent's background and scope of work for schools is expansive, his passion is with improving literacy outcomes for all students. At this event, Brent will be our featured speaker, and will discuss what influenced him and the strategies he employed in persuading others on the importance and need for literacy instruction transformation. 

Nancy Disterlic

Nancy Disterlic

Nancy Disterlic graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development and Dallas Baptist University with a Master of Arts in Teaching (Multisensory Instruction). She taught in Keller ISD for 12 years in both elementary and high school, as a classroom teacher, dyslexia therapist and special education teacher for students with autism. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, and a member of the Academic Language Therapy Association.

Allison Peck

Allison Peck

Allison Peck is currently the Vice President of Professional Development at Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, Texas. She currently holds certifications as a Certified Academic Language Therapist-Qualified Instructor, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist for the state of Texas, and a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist per the International Dyslexia Association. She is a special education, general education, and reading specialist teacher, with her experience being in the public school (middle school) and private school (elementary) realms for the last 18 years. Allison has a BA in Political Science, an MLA in History and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction. She recently completed her PhD in Literacy at St. John’s University in New York. Allison was drawn to work in the field of dyslexia and literacy because of the experiences she had when her oldest child was diagnosed with dyslexia in kindergarten.

Kara Loftin

Kara Loftin

Working in education for 23 years, Kara has dedicated her career to developing and facilitating interventions and supports for K-12 students with exceptionalities. As Head of School at The Craig School, she oversees an evidence-based school program that values parent-school partnerships and is grounded in Orton-Gillingham instructional practices, multi-sensory learning, whole child development, and organizational skills development. She earned a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

Joelle Nappi

Joelle Nappi

Joelle Nappi is a Dyslexia Therapist and Special Education teacher in the Freehold Township School District, in New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Delaware and is a Level II Certified Wilson Reading Instructor and WRS Trainer Intern. She teaches Structured Literacy intervention to students at all grade levels and has provided literacy support to hundreds of students and teachers in her 20+ year career.

Joelle Nappi

Linda Diamond

Linda Diamond is the founder and former president of Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE), a professional learning organization that serves schools, districts, and state agencies to improve literacy and math achievement for all students. Ms. Diamond is the author of three widely-used professional books for educators, Teaching Reading Sourcebook, Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, and the Vocabulary Handbook. Previously, Ms. Diamond served as a K-12 district administrator, a middle school and elementary principal, a high school teacher, and a senior policy analyst in an education think tank.

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