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Virtual Seminar

In partnership with Lexia

Top literacy experts.
Unparalleled learning.
Exclusively for Alabama educators!

To celebrate and honor the work of Alabama's educators, we were proud to host the Alabama LETRS® Virtual Seminar. Respected names in literacy education shared their expertise and answered your questions during this invigorating half day of learning.

With presentations from Dr. Louisa Moats, Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson, Dr. Mary Dahlgren, and Dr. Antonio Fierro, you will leave this on-demand recording excited and with a renewed sense of what it takes to be the best literacy instructor you can be.

Watch the on-demand recording below.

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Keynote Speaker

Louisa Moats, Ed.D.

Louisa Moats, Ed.D.

Louisa Moats, Ed.D., is the lead author of LANGUAGE! Live, a blended program for adolescent students reading below grade level. She is also the lead author of LETRS professional development for literacy educators. Dr. Moats has authored many books, journal articles, policy papers, and materials for professional development in the areas of reading, writing, and language. She received her M.A. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt and her Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson

Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and literacy specialist with years of experience working with children and their families. She is the lead author of LETRS for Early Childhood Educators and Good Talking Words.

Dr. Mary Dahlgren

Mary Dahlgren, Ed.D.

Mary Ellis Dahlgren, Ed.D., is president of Tools 4 Reading. She is an experienced educator with more than 25 years in the field of education having served as a dyslexia therapist, elementary classroom teacher, international literacy consultant, and author. She also is a LETRS national trainer and the author of a highly successful phonics tool kit which includes Kid Lips and Phoneme-Grapheme Instructional Cards for elementary, special education, and English language learner teachers.

Dr. Antonio Fierro

Antonio Fierro, Ed.D.

Antonio A. Fierro is a former Texas State Teacher of the Year and currently a member of the national LETRS cohort of literacy consultants led by Dr. Louisa Moats. He also is a visiting professor working with university and college professors throughout Mississippi. Dr. Fierro has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education and has contributed to several literacy curricula focusing on instruction for the English learner. He is a co-author of Kid Lips®, a curriculum that teaches the phonetics of English to young children. His areas of interest include early childhood education, all aspects of phonology, and research that impacts students’ learning of English as a second language. Dr. Fierro has a personal interest in advancing the knowledge base and understanding of dyslexia and other reading disabilities because he has a child living with dyslexia.

Laura Woolf

Laura Woolf, Moderator 
Alabama Sales Executive

Caroline Wynne

Caroline Wynne, Moderator 
Marketing Director