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Literacy solutions guided by the Science of Reading pedagogy, the Structured Literacy approach, and explicit teaching of sound-letter relationships for effective reading instruction.
Grades K-5 blended literacy intervention
Grades K-5 online reading practice
Grades 4-12 print literacy program
Grades K-12 writing program
Grades 4-12 literacy intervention
TransMath® Third Edition is a comprehensive math intervention curriculum that targets middle and high school students who lack the foundational skills necessary for entry into algebra and/or who are two or more years below grade level in
A targeted math intervention program for struggling students in grades 2–8 that provides additional opportunities to master critical math concepts and skills.
Empowers students in grades K–8 to master math content at their own pace in a motivating online environment.
NUMBERS is an interactive, hands-on mathematics professional development offering for elementary and middle school math teachers.
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LETRS professional learning is now offered exclusively by Lexia.
Reliable, Research-Based Assessment Solutions to Support Literacy and Math
Assess essential pre-literacy and oral language skills needed for kindergarten.
Enhance early reading success and identify students experiencing difficulty acquiring foundational literacy skills.
A universal screening and progress monitoring assessment that measures the acquisition of content-area literacy skills for 7th and 8th grade students.
A companion tool for use with Acadience Reading K–6 to determine instructional level and progress monitoring.
Assess critical reading skills for students in grades K–6 and older students with very low skills.
Predict early mathematics success and identify students experiencing difficulty acquiring foundational math skills.
Give educators a fast and accurate way to enter results online and receive a variety of reports that facilitate instructional decision making.
A brief assessment that can be used with Acadience Reading K–6 to screen students for reading difficulties such as dyslexia.
A new, online touch-enabled test administration and data system that allows educators to assess students and immediately see results, providing robust reporting at the student, class, school, and district levels.
Look to ClearSight to measure student mastery of state standards with items previously used on state high-stakes assessments. ClearSight Interim and Checkpoint Assessments include multiple forms of tests for grades K–high school.
Unparalleled support for our educator partners
We work with schools and districts to customize an implementation and ongoing support plan.
Grades 5-12 blended literacy intervention
Focused on engaging students with age-appropriate instruction and content that supports and enhances instruction.
Reading intervention for grades K–5.
At Voyager Sopris Learning®, our mission is to work with educators to help them meet and surpass their goals for student achievement.
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Join us as respected thought leaders explore topics surrounding Social Emotional Learning. These experts—all published authors—will share teaching strategies, resources, and ways you can build SEL topics right into your curriculum. During
these insightful webinars, you'll learn from the best minds who will help you gain valuable knowledge on why Social Emotional Learning is an essential component to reading—and all—instruction.
Join us as respected thought leaders explore Structured Literacy and share teaching strategies surrounding its use. These insightful webinars will help you gain valuable knowledge on why Structured Literacy is essential to reading instruction, the key
structures and content of structured literacy, common myths and misconceptions, procedures for teaching, and more.
Learning has taken a new turn this year, and understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with remote learning is more important than ever. As school districts begin the year with remote or hybrid learning—or find they must pivot during
the school year to one or the other—it’s critical school leaders are confident in the remote-learning strategies they have in place, and their educators have the tools necessary for student success.
Respected literacy experts discuss topics about the science of reading.Learn from today’s pre-eminent professionals and deepen your knowledge about topics related to the science of reading with our Science of Reading Webinar
Series. You will learn why the science behind learning to read is important for student success and how you can implement it in your school or district. This informative webinar series explores what the science of reading is, how it is taught, and
why it is critical to teaching students to read.
Dr. Stephanie Stollar
Universal screening is an essential element of schoolwide literacy models for implementing the science of reading and aligning it to curriculum. Screening with Acadience® Reading K–6 efficiently indicates skill level on the essential
early literacy skills—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and reading comprehension. Giving the assessment is only the first step. Educators need to know how to interpret the data and link assessment to curriculum and instruction that improve
In this useful session, participants will see examples of the common patterns of risk captured by Acadience Reading K–6 as displayed in the Acadience® Learning Online platform. Our presenters will share how the assessment results can
lead to targeted lessons within the Voyager Passport® program. Examples of specific lessons will illustrate the instruction needed by students with each risk pattern.
Attendees will learn:
Dr. Ruth Kaminski
Reading failure can be prevented in almost every learner.
In this webinar, Dr. Ruth Kaminski, co-author of Acadience Reading K-6 (formerly known as DIBELS) will discuss what we know about the prevention of reading failure. She will share practical advice about methods to prevent reading failure, all of which
are grounded in the science of reading, with an emphasis on the role of assessment.
As a result of participation in this webinar, attendees will:
Dr. Courtney Wheeler
As schools across the country implement a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework, an integration of data and instruction is necessary to support all students and ensure success. Specific to math, a schoolwide or districtwide system should include
various components, such as different types of assessment for different purposes, multiple levels or tiers of support, and available resources. Accurate assessment data is necessary to examine the effectiveness of instruction at each tier of support.
This informative presentation will describe how to utilize math assessment data within a data-based, decision-making framework to evaluate instruction from a systems-level perspective.
We hope you’ll join us!
When working with fragile readers, we are working with fragile young people. Learn what you can do to combine scientifically based literacy strategies, research-based behavioral strategies, and social emotional learning to lift a child’s spirit,
give them an environment in which they feel safe to learn, and enhance learning, achievement, and future opportunities. Plan now for the 2022-2023 school year, your reading-intervention strategy, and what you can do to help students "catch up," feel
confident, and hold their heads high.
During this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
Dr. Julie Klingerman
The evidence is compelling – early identification and intervention is key to providing the greatest opportunity to “close the gap” among struggling and successful readers. However, the stark reality is that many older students are reading
below levels which enable them to comprehend grade level, and content-area texts.
Although an approach to intervention for older students may require some modifications, the components of explicit instruction, structured literacy, and ample opportunities to practice to fluency remain the cornerstone of good instruction. Join Dr. Julie Klingerman as
she explores these facets of intervention unique to older students:
Dr. Anita Archer
Would you like your students to be more motivated, more engaged, more on-task, and learn more in your lessons? If so, the answer lies in increasing the opportunities to respond.
In this webinar, Dr. Archer, a respected authority on literacy teaching and learning, will share the research on opportunities to respond and practical procedures for implementing verbal, written, and action responses in
all lessons. You’ll learn useful strategies and inspiring tips to help you better engage your students, and therefore they’ll learn more from your teaching.
Join us for this useful webinar with the always motivating Dr. Archer, and you’ll leave with practices you can immediately apply in your classroom.
Dr. Leslie Laud
Join this fascinating, useful presentation as Dr. Leslie Laud shares the most powerful evidence-based practices for raising literacy outcomes—while emphasizing the role writing can play. As Dr. Laud calls on an abundance of current research, much
of it just out in 2020-2021, she will help you understand its impact and how the research sheds new light on what works in explicit, Structured Literacy instruction. This webinar will present the latest evidence-based practices so you can best help
your students get caught up following the gaps in instruction they may have experienced during the past year.
Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith
Join education and assessment expert Dr. Kelly Powell-Smith of Acadience Learning as she examines the critical issues educators face when making assessment decisions. Which assessments are necessary to support schoolwide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
(MTSS) in the area of literacy, and when should they be used?
Dr. Antonio A. Fierro
For our middle school English Learners, special considerations must be made based on the stages of language acquisition, literacy levels in their native language, and support needed to learn to read and write in English. As an educator, are you doing
everything possible to change the trajectory of literacy challenges into success?
Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling
This webinar will address the value of Structured Literacy (SL) approaches for different types of reading difficulties, including those centering on comprehension as well as decoding. The webinar will begin with a summary of the key features of SL (e.g.,
use of explicit, systematic teaching; prompt, targeted feedback; purposeful selections of instructional tasks and texts), and how SL approaches differ from non-SL approaches that are more commonly used to teach reading. Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling,
a respected authority on literacy, will then focus on providing multiple examples of SL activities and materials for teaching important components of reading such as decoding, fluency, vocabulary, syntax, and comprehension.
Tiered instruction models such as Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) are designed to provide more effective instruction to students who are identified as being more at risk of future reading difficulties. Implementing a system of increasingly intensive
instructional supports begins with careful consideration of the characteristics of effective reading intervention. This session will describe the characteristics of intervention instruction, differentiate it from classroom instruction, and outline
the systems-level variables to address when implementing MTSS.
This has been a school year with many challenges. Making sure students are on track to meet grade-level literacy goals is more important than ever. With spring and high-stakes testing just around the corner, get a jump start on your intervention planning
and learn new science of reading-based strategies to boost your intervention, during this special webinar with educator, Instagram influencer, and Voyager Passport® ambassador, Hannah Irion-Frake.
Join author and literacy expert Marilyn Sprick for an enlightening and timely presentation during Dyslexia Awareness Month. Sprick will discuss the dyslexia journey—specifically talking about students on the dyslexia spectrum, and their challenges
In this special presentation honoring the importance of Dyslexia Awareness Month, literacy expert Melody Ilk will discuss the research on effective intervention for students with dyslexia and other reading challenges. She will share with attendees the
critical nature of components needed to change outcomes for struggling readers.
At the very core of effective literacy instruction is the teacher’s knowledge and ability to determine each student’s strengths and weaknesses to differentiate accordingly. Join
Dr. Julie Klingerman to discover some fresh ways to approach the realities of creating targeted intervention groups while handling classroom management like a pro!
Dr. Mary Abbott
Dr. Roland H.Good, III Ph.D.
In middle school, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) models need more than the conventional curriculum-based measurement (CBM) reading procedures for screening and progress-monitoring. It is important that educators supporting middle school students
have an understanding of these learners' reading skills across content areas so they can appropriately target instruction and intervention in a multi-tiered system of support.
Changing a school’s literacy culture is difficult, especially when the change requires a deep examination of the weaknesses of an existing program. This webinar will explore a real-life example of how Venture Academy, a school for students who struggle
with learning disabilities in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, was able to make the shift from viewing the teaching of reading through a whole language lens to one of evidence and science. Participants will learn how the school made a systematic change
in reading philosophy and adopted the components of an effective literacy program in just one year. The discussion will include an in-depth examination of student outcomes before and after the year of change.
Due to interrupted instruction, there has never been a more critical year for an academic boost than this one. For strategies, tips, and inspiration as you plan for the fall, make sure to join literacy expert Dr. Anita Archer, author of REWARDS,
as she shares how to identify at-risk students at the start of the school year and improve academic performance.
Dr. Archer will also discuss the results of an outside research study using a short-term intervention program. With Dr. Archer’s expertise and shared ideas, you can be confident you’re adequately prepared to increase literacy skills and academic
performance in your students after this informative webinar.
Dr. Brandi B. Kenner, Ph.D.
In this informative webinar, learn the historic and scientific evidence behind supporting the need for schools and districts to place equal attention on four core areas in an effort to truly transform our educational systems: social-emotional development,
language, literacy, and equity. Using the metaphor of a triangular pyramid, this webinar shines light on the ways in which these core areas work together to maintain sturdy, healthy, and safe learning environments that promote “learning brain,”
while simultaneously supporting children’s overall development and clearing roadblocks on the path toward agency and choice-filled living for all.
Louisa Moats, Ed.D.
Join this spirited presentation as our esteemed literacy experts discuss the rationale and implications of "speech to print" in early reading instruction. Examples of several curricula to contrast a speech-to-print approach with the inverse will be shared.
Together, these respected authorities will analyze writing samples and lesson formats from first grade programs in order to demonstrate the importance of orienting students to spoken language as the anchor for processing print.
Here's what you will learn:
One of the most important factors in student learning is the teacher’s knowledge base. In recent years, there has been promising evidence that teachers are becoming better equipped to teach reading and writing by better understanding the science
of reading. However, major decisions about curriculum and instruction are often made at the administrative level. Without equally knowledgeable and supportive leadership, teachers may find themselves limited in their ability to implement substantial
change in their classrooms. Join Melody Ilk and Julie Klingerman as they present very specific and practical ways to begin talking with leadership about moving toward best practices in reading and writing for your students.
During this fun and lively webinar, you will follow the journey of second grade students at Van Meter Community School as they used an online practice program to improve their foundational reading skills and comprehension.
Educators Shannon McClintock Miller and Tracy Ferguson used the program regularly for two months to see firsthand what impact an online reading practice program might have on students. Follow along as these two respected educators share how they used
Reading Rangers to improve their students’ reading skills, how engaged their students became while using a game-like format to rescue animals, and what these educators took away from the experience.
Join this fun and interesting presentation and you will learn:
Dr. Mary Dahlgren
Have you ever wanted to implement a sound wall, but are not sure how to get started? In this informative webinar, literacy and sound wall expert Dr. Mary Dahlgren will share the basics of setting up and implementing a sound wall, including how sound walls
support the science of reading. If you already are implementing a sound wall, Dr. Dahlgren will show you the latest ways to improve it to increase reading skills.
During the webinar, Dr. Dahlgren will discuss:
We hope you will join us.
David Adams spent almost seven years as the Director of Social and Emotional Learning at Urban Assembly, where he and his team works with a network of 22 urban schools in New York to ensure that all staff and students receive relevant experiences and
purposeful instruction to develop the social emotional competencies that impact students’ success in school, work, and life.
David’s wide-reaching (and international) experience gives him a unique perspective with how and why implementing social and emotional learning for all students is important for the future success of each individual student.
In this insightful and applicable presentation, attendees will learn the importance of implementing Culturally Responsive SEL that creates relevance through engagement, impacting students and staff beyond the classroom. Our respected presenter will share
examples of how to directly develop and practice these skills during instruction in class, after school, in sports and into the community, and why all students should be given access to SEL skills without having to learn them through adversity or
Moderated by Kristen Biadasz
Join us for this enlightening conversation as our Acadience® Learning experts discuss how to implement formative assessment of content-area reading in the middle school environment and why that is important. Lessons learned from successful
implementation of Acadience® Reading assessments in K–6 will be shared. We will discuss how and why implementation of formative assessment may differ for middle school. A framework for decision making, called
the Outcomes-Driven Model, also will be shared and its use in middle school will be illustrated.
Drs. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan and John E. Hannigan
Make social and emotional learning a way of being—all day, every day, and in any setting.
The pandemic and subsequent switch to distance learning combined with recent instances of racial injustice have put a spotlight on cracks in the practice of social and emotional learning (SEL). More than ever before, schools are shifting their focus and
prioritizing SEL competencies—around the nation and the world. The call for compassion has never been greater.
To easily and effortlessly build SEL into virtual, blended, or in-person environments, behavior experts Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan and John Hannigan have drawn together a collection of tools and processes for SEL that can be applied in any learning environment.
Poverty is the single most significant event impacting education today. Every year, school systems dedicate resources, draft policies, and create new services to meet students' academic and behavioral challenges coming from poverty. However, many of these
attempts to address students' needs in poverty are occurring without vital information about how poverty is transforming students' brains today. Attempting to address poverty issues with only partial information is like completing a puzzle with key
pieces missing. When the puzzle is assembled, you can make out the general picture, but many key details are lost. The brain transformations resulting from poverty speak to the heart of the academic and behavioral issues schools seek to overcome.
The neuroscience of poverty provides a clear picture of why academic and behavioral problems occur in relation to poverty and how to design a more precise response to best address the issues.
Dr. Rick Ferdig
COVID-19 impacted—and continues to impact—teaching and learning in many ways. While some had hoped we would return to some level of normalcy by fall 2020, educators are now preparing for a second wave that may take many schools back online
for spring 2021. Even if there is a cure or vaccine and all schools return to face-to-face teaching and learning, many educators understand the need to capitalize on what remote teaching and learning taught us and how to continue to use technology
to better prepare our teachers, better educate our students, and better engage our parents.
Julia Peyton, Ph.D.
Jennie Tober, Ph.D.
We are living through a unique time during the global pandemic and educators across the country are working hard to provide equitable learning opportunities for their students. They have taken their profession in an unforeseen direction, and are working
with district leaders, families, and each other to ensure students can grow in their academic careers.
Along with instruction comes assessment. Assessment as a term can evoke many feelings in educators, district leaders, and even family members. Assessment in the time of COVID-19 can amplify those feelings and raise questions that need to be explored.
Join our panel of assessment experts as they discuss considerations for assessment (and its impact on instruction) during the upcoming months. Through this Q&A discussion, our panelists will discuss these questions and more.
Science of reading research has proven that systematic and explicit instruction of phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension is the best approach for reading success. In addition to teacher-directed instruction, the use of
digital tools can increase student engagement and motivation, and allow students to practice and apply essential skills in a self-paced setting. This blended-learning approach of both teacher-led and independent, online practice will yield the greatest
Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling
Structured Literacy instruction is the most effective way to teach all students to learn to read, and it is essential for at-risk and poor readers. Join literacy expert Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling as she discusses the key features and content
of Structured Literacy approaches, examines the myths surrounding Structured Literacy, and shares some examples of Structured Literacy activities and techniques that educators can use immediately in the classroom.
Dr. Melissa Orkin
Building fluency among struggling readers is one of the greatest challenges an educator can face. That is because fluency is a complex skill that represents more than speed, it represents a student's ability to apply all of their word knowledge. When
students read words, they are not applying their knowledge of phonics, but also their understanding of vocabulary, parts of speech, and morphology. The RAVE-O program is the only strategy-based fluency curriculum that teaches students to
use the multiple aspects of word knowledge to increase their reading automaticity and comprehension. In randomized control studies, RAVE-O coupled with phonics programs has been more effective at building decoding, fluency, and comprehension
than phonics programs alone.
Dr. Tim Rasinski
Given the current reality, the need for new approaches for teaching and learning reading— especially in online/remote environments—is critical. Now, is the time to provide educators with approaches for making reading instruction
work for all students in all instructional environments. Join literacy expert and member of the International Reading Hall of Fame Dr. Tim Rasinski as he shares the importance of fluency for overall reading proficiency, and how best to address fluency
in a remote learning environment.
Dr. Louisa Moats
Renowned literacy expert and author Dr. Louisa Moats speaks to a topic that she knows intricately: Structured Literacy. Dr. Moats identifies the content and procedures for teaching Structured Literacy, and presents examples of how to teach phoneme awareness,
morphological awareness, phoneme-grapheme correspondences, and syllable patterns within an explicit lesson framework.