Spotlight on Dyslexia Event Speakers

Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart

Chief Academic Officer, 95 Percent Group

Laura Stewart is an educator and organizational leader. She has served as a classroom teacher, building and district administrator, adjunct professor, and director of numerous professional development initiatives around the country. Before joining 95 Percent Group, Laura was the Chief Innovation Officer with The Reading League and the Chief Academic Officer for Professional Development at Highlights for Children. Laura presents nationally and internationally and has written for numerous organizations and publications, including co-authoring The Everything Guide to Informational Text K-2; Best Texts, Best Practices. She hosted the podcast “Teaching, Reading, and Learning: The TRL Podcast.” Laura serves on several advisory boards and is a certified LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) trainer. Laura’s position as the Chief Academic Officer at 95 Percent Group suits her perfectly, as her passion is empowering educators to positively impact ALL students and ultimately change the course of literacy achievement in this country.



Ten Success Factors for Getting Better MTSS Results

Although many schools have been implementing RtI (Response to Intervention) for a while, many are not experiencing the acceleration of student reading scores possible from a true Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model. Is your school getting great results with its literacy MTSS? If not, have you left out one or more critical components? Come hear about the 10 most important factors present in schools that are getting results from their literacy MTSS.

Session Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the three “Tiers of Instruction.”
  • Describe the types of assessments needed for an effective MTSS Literacy implementation and differentiate the uses of each.
  • Name two ways a typical push-in model of intervention compares with a Walk-to-Intervention model.
  • Provide an example of the attributes of explicit instruction.
  • Identify one or more success factors for an effective literacy MTSS implementation that affirms current practice or invites further exploration.
Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart
Chief Academic Officer
Percent Group