The term science of reading (SOR) is often invoked in discussions regarding literacy research, policy, and practice. But what exactly does SOR encompass—and why is it so difficult to define?

In this event, we’ll take an expansive look at SOR and attempt to demystify the controversy surrounding it. Speakers representing a wide swath of perspectives will draw on classic and emerging research to address key topics at the heart of this debate.

The fast-paced format includes short keynotes from P. David Pearson and Nicole Patton Terry, a fireside chat between Timothy Shanahan and Timothy Rasinski, and a practitioner panel facilitated by Reading Research Quarterly’s Amanda Goodwin.

Additional presenters include

  • Kymyona Burk
  • Gina Cervetti
  • Jimmy Kim
  • Brad Nguyen
  • Ernesto Ortiz, Jr.
  • Sampurna Rawal

Join us as we examine research on reading instruction and discuss effective, evidence-based practices to improve student outcomes. If you’re interested in the applications (and implications) of the science of reading instruction, this event is one you won’t want to miss.