Podcast Series

Using Data and Evidence-Based Practices to Plan Effective Instruction and Intervention

Kim Harper
Supervisor of Literacy and Humanities, K–12, Bethlehem Area School District, PA
Kim Harper
Kim Harper

Kim Harper has served as supervisor of literacy and humanities, K–12, for the Bethlehem Area School District, Bethlehem, PA, since 2014. Prior to that, she was a high school assistant principal for curriculum and instruction and a ninth grade English teacher. Her primary responsibilities include leading the district’s nationally recognized Reading By Grade 3 (RBG3) initiative and the district’s secondary content-area literacy initiative. Her interests include teacher preparation, leadership development, and systems change. She is a doctoral student in the reading science program at Mount St. Joseph University.

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Release Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024

Are you interested in learning how you can create a system that supports reading instruction and intervention in your school or district to ensure every student has the best chance at literacy success? This discussion is for you!

This enlightening discussion will focus on the successful Reading by Grade 3 initiative in the Bethlehem Area School District and the strategies and methods behind the district’s approach to instruction and intervention. Our guest, an expert in literacy education who’s been instrumental in shifting the district’s approach to reading instruction and intervention, will share how educators used assessment data to ensure every student is successfully learning to read and write and overcome challenges—regardless of cause.

Our expert will share:

  1. The importance of having systems and structures in place
  2. The importance of teacher and administrator knowledge about using data
  3. The route to getting the best, most useful data
  4. How to tailor instruction and intervention once the data is in your hands
  5. When and how to implement intervention
  6. What to do when intervention isn’t working