Webinar Series

Literacy Thought Leader Webinar Series

In this webinar series you’ll have the chance to hear from industry leaders about about topics such as, Aligning Instruction with the Revised TEKS for ELAR, Equity of Access, Balanced Approach to Instruction, and Making RtI Work for Kids and Teachers in Texas.

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Kathy Bumgardner

KATHY BUMGARDNER

Best Instructional Practices in a Balanced Approach to Instruction - Tuesday, 8/14 at 4pm CT

FOUNDER AND LEAD LITERACY CONSULTANT | STRATEGIES UNLIMITED, INC.
With more than 30 years of education experience, Kathy Bumgardner is a passionate presenter who combines research-based interactive instructional best practices and positive humor at every opportunity. Kathy strives to bring successful research-based practices, as well as her own classroom experiences, into her presentations to promote and support high quality teaching.


Dr. Jan Hasbrouck

JAN HASBROUCK

Making RTI Work for Kids and Teachers in Texas - Tuesday, 8/28 at 4pm CT

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT AND TRAINER | GIBSON HASBROUCK & ASSOCIATES
Dr. Hasbrouck consults with districts, state departments, and schools, both in the United States and worldwide, with a focus on improving instruction for students who struggle with reading. Her research in areas of fluency, coaching and consultation, and second language learners has been published in numerous professional journals and books.


Dr. Douglas Fisher

DOUGLAS FISHER

Rigorous Reading for Texas Students - Tuesday, 9/11 at 4pm CT

PROFESSOR OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP | SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Fisher is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame, recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award and a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. He is a renowned speaker and author of numerous articles and books and is a board member of the International Literacy Association.


Dinah Zike

DINAH ZIKE

Foldables, Learning Styles, and Multisensory Strategies - Tuesday, 9/25 at 4pm CT

Dinah Zike is an award-winning author, educator, and inventor known for designing three-dimensional, hands-on manipulatives and interactive graphic organizers known as Foldables® and Notebook Foldables. Dinah’s manipulatives strengthen communication skills in all content areas, and it has been estimated that as many as 85% of the students in the United States will use something she has designed at some point in their K-12 education. As a frequent keynote speaker and continuing education consultant, Dinah and her trainers work with thousands of student teachers, classroom teachers, administrators, and parents every year. Ms. Zike has been an author and consultant for McGraw-Hill Education since 2001. Additionally, she has published a large array of popular resource books and educational materials—most notably, Dinah Zike’s Notebook Foldables® and InRIGORating Notebooks With Strong Communication Skills—for her own company, Dinah.com.


Dr. Josefina V. Tinajero

JOSIE TINAJERO

English in a Dual Language Classroom - Wednesday, 10/9 at 4pm CT

DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION | UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (UTEP)
Dr. Josefina (“Josie”) Tinajero, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and Professor of Bilingual Education is a leading scholar, educator, and advocate on issues of equity and excellence for culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. She has been a major force in shaping public policy in the U.S. in support of linguistically diverse children and families, and has founded educational programs that provide novice and experienced educators with the skills and knowledge needed for educating an increasingly diverse society.

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Dr. Vicki Gibson

VICKI GIBSON

Aligning Instruction with the Revised TEKS for ELAR

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT AND TRAINER | GIBSON HASBROUCK & ASSOCIATES
Dr. Gibson has been teaching students, training teachers, writing curriculum and directing instruction since 1975. She is a well-respected national author and speaker on early childhood curriculum design and methodologysnal strategies for emerging and struggling students.


Gwynne Ash

GWYNNE ASH

Engaging Critical Media Literacy Lessons in the Middle School Classroom

PROFESSOR | TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Gwynne Ellen Ash is a certified middle and secondary ELA teacher, Master Reading Teacher, and Reading Specialist, with an ESL credential, and she taught in San Antonio before earning her Ph.D in Reading Education. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy methods, literacy assessment and interventions for students who struggle with school-based literacies, children’s and young adult literature, and creating and evaluating literacy professional development.


Dr. Jana Echevarria

JANA ECHEVARRIA

Equity of Access for Students Who Need It Most

PROFESSOR EMERITA | CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
A founding researcher and creator of the SIOP Model, Dr. Echevarria has published widely on effective instruction for English learners, including those with learning disabilities. She has presented her research throughout the U.S. and internationally including serving as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Macedonia. Dr. Echevarria received the California State University Outstanding Professor award in 2006, and she was inducted into the California Reading Hall of Fame in 2016. Currently, she serves as an expert on English learners for the U.S. Department of Justice.