MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Wednesday, February 6 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
What All Principals Need to Know about Closing the Reading Proficiency Gap

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Too many students are at-risk of academic failure, and a common denominator for many students is an inability to read grade-level text. Research conducted by neuroscientists in the area of reading highlights factors that disrupt the process of learning to read and that reduce the probability of reading failure. Learn the scientific evidence about early reading and the importance of creating “neural pathways” in the brain, what to look for in beginning reading instruction, and what pre-K-2 educators must do to prevent students from needing reading intervention in grade three.

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Pamela Kling Peroutky

Pamela Kling Peroutky, Ed.D., Independent Literacy Specialist, has been in education for over 30 years. She taught in elementary and middle school classrooms and served as a school principal and assistant superintendent responsible for curriculum, assessment, and professional development... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm CST
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