Join us on May 17th—following the release of Our Children Oregon’s issue brief on Oregon’s literacy crisis (early May), prepared in collaboration with Decoding Dyslexia Oregon—for an interactive discussion on the current realities of learning and teaching to read in our state. This conversation will include pandemic-related impacts on young learners and what it will take to solve long-standing disparities in literacy rates.
Angela Uherbelau: Founder, Oregon Kids Read
Dr. Ronda Fritz: Clinic Director, EOU’s Reading Clinic
Resha Conroy: Founder, Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children
Cathy Parker: Literacy Specialist, North Portland’s Woodlawn Elementary
CANCELLED – We are excited to move literacy forward in Oregon but unfortunately will need to cancel this event. We are looking for a possible reschedule in the new year. We’ll provide updates as they become available.
Presenter: Dr. Kymyona Burk
Join our Literacy Partners on Tuesday, November 22nd, for a deep dive into strategies for the State of Oregon. Children’s Institute’s CEO, Kali Thorne Ladd, will facilitate a conversation with Dr. Kymyona Burk about what other states have done to improve K-12 literacy. Presented in partnership with Oregon Kids Read and Our Children Oregon, we’ll explore:
- Literacy strategies that connect Birth-5 and K-12 efforts
- Professional learning for educators on the science of reading
- The role of literacy coaches
- The role of higher education in teacher preparation
- Statewide investment strategies in literacy
Kymyona Burk is a senior policy fellow at ExcelinEd. She supports states pursuing a comprehensive approach to K-3 reading policy by assisting state leaders in building new or improving existing K-3 reading policies, with a heavy focus on supporting successful policy implementation. Dr. Burk most recently served in Mississippi as the executive director for the Jackson Public School District’s Office of Teaching and Learning and led all aspects of the district’s instructional programming. Prior to this, she was the state literacy director at the Mississippi Department of Education where she led the implementation of Mississippi’s Literacy-Based Promotion Act.