Director of Literacy, CORE Learning
Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck is CORE Learning’s Director of Literacy. She came to CORE after working four years as the Dyslexia Specialist for the
Oregon Department of Education (ODE). In 2019, Carrie received the Excellence in Leadership Award from the International Dyslexia
Association (IDA) to recognize her contribution to improving outcomes for students with dyslexia in Oregon. Prior to joining the Department,
Carrie worked as a Research Associate at the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the University of Oregon for ten years. Carrie
developed and directed the CTL Reading Clinic at the university from 2008 through 2013. She also led the development of a reading
endorsement program at the university and taught literacy courses in the College of Education.
Students with mild to moderate dyslexia can be well served within general education with tiered support provided that the instruction
focuses on the critical foundational skills in reading and the teacher knows how to intensify instruction. This interactive session
will focus on the principles of instruction that empower teachers to meet the needs of students with dyslexia in their classrooms. The
presenters will share strategies to provide explicit, engaging, and scaffolded instruction along with specific examples of each.
Participants will be asked to consider key questions about their current practices and steps they can take to intensify support for
students who struggle with word reading in their classrooms.
Carrie Thomas Beck
Director of Literacy,
Vice President of Language and Literacy,