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Science of Reading: What It Looks and Sounds Like in a Classroom
Disruptions brought on by the pandemic have had a negative impact on young readers - with many struggling to meet literacy goals. How can we support early learners and build strong, confident readers in the wake of interrupted learning? This instruction-focused presentation will provide evidence-based tips for supporting early readers, with additional guidance for addressing unfinished learning and helping students get back on track.

Jun 14, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Heather Cella
Early Reading Specialist @NWEA
Heather Cella is an Early Reading Specialist on NWEA’s Early Learning team. Her 30-year career in education began as a classroom elementary teacher and reading and math interventionist. She has worked as a literacy consultant to school districts across Illinois and Wisconsin and as a district literacy coach. Her career also includes leadership in educational publishing as manager of K-8 reading curriculum, developer of Tier II and III early reading assessments and curriculum, and supervisor of K-2 ELA assessments. She holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education from DePaul University, an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision from National Louis University, and a bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies and English from the University of Iowa. She has presented at regional, state, and national conferences. Heather lives outside of Chicago and is passionate about supporting early literacy and social justice and loves poetry, ballet, and gardening.