Early Literacy Systems for School & District Implementation

Presented by Brent Conway

From many years of research and evidence, we know that models such as the Simple View and the Reading Rope are powerful ways to capture all of the elements that should be included in curriculum and instruction for students to become proficient readers. However, we must also have systems in place for assessments, schedules, professional learning and personnel management to make the best use of evidence based curriculum and instruction. A tiered system based on the science of reading is how schools and districts can achieve great success. Join me for a presentation and discussion on how the systems portion can be planned and implemented at the school and district level.

Conference registration required.


Session Objectives

  • Participants will understand how systems for literacy make an entire school or district successful.
  • Participants will leave the session with concrete next steps to advance their school and district to implement evidence based early literacy curriculum and instruction.

More about the speaker

Brent Conway is an educational leader with nearly 25 years experience in the field of education. He has been a classroom teacher, worked in higher education, has been a special education leader, building administrator and is currently the Assistant Superintendent for the Pentucket Regional School District. As a Principal, he led Lincoln Elementary School in Melrose, MA to be named a National Blue Ribbon School for closing achievement gaps and as the Assistant Superintendent in Pentucket, he has led efforts in the district and across the state of MA to implement evidence-based literacy instruction. He is also a doctoral student in the Education Leadership program at The University of Southern Mississippi.