Bringing the Science of Reading to Classrooms
With the launch of its “All for Literacy” podcast, the team at Lexia® Learning is continuing its mission to elevate literacy in America and create real equity in the classroom.
Too often, teachers are not trained in the evidence-based practices proven to improve literacy rates. The disconnect between the research being conducted in education and the day-to-day experience in classrooms means educators may enter the field unaware of literacy instruction rooted in the science of reading. As a former first-grade teacher, I know this experience firsthand.
To address these challenges, the team at Lexia® Learning, a Cambium family brand, is working to increase access to knowledge that will help educators as they construct the best possible literacy plans and instruction for schools. As a part of this mission, we are thrilled to launch our All for Literacy podcast. This podcast allows us to tap into the education industry’s vast community of researchers and practitioners to help bridge the gap between academic research and educators’ experience in the real world.
When I first entered my own classroom, I, like many other teachers, had not been taught about the science of reading or how it impacted readers' ability to learn, despite the evidence proving how beneficial it can be. As the host of All for Literacy, I hope to reach teachers like myself and share actionable information that will not only improve student outcomes but the overall teaching experience. The guests set to appear on our show are from all corners of the academic community, and each offers diverse perspectives about the current education landscape.
In addition to the podcast episodes, we will have corresponding webinars to further amplify the knowledge being shared and dive deeper into actionable information so viewers can more easily implement the science of reading. We recognize that this is a small step in the journey toward equitable literacy education. However, our goal is to provide educators with access to the knowledge and research surrounding the science of reading that previously may have been unavailable to them. It is our hope that the All for Literacy podcast helps facilitate a discourse, opening the door for conversations to happen between researchers and practitioners to connect this valuable knowledge to the day-to-day of the classroom.
Listen to our first episode here featuring Emily Hanford, the journalist who brought the literacy conversation into American homes with the serial “Sold a Story” podcast.