get practical with the science of reading

Free Science of Reading Virtual Summit

Oct. 18, 2023 – Feb. 28, 2024

Dive into the science of reading to explore the neuroscience behind how children learn to read. In this summit, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the science of reading and its transformative impact on effective teaching strategies. You’ll learn how to evaluate science of reading practices in your district and leave with practical tools for evidence-based classroom instruction.

Science of Reading: How the Brain Learns to Read

During this webinar summit, you’ll join Julie Christensen, VP of Curriculum for, for an in-depth exploration of the neuroscience behind how children learn to read. She’ll demystify best practices around teaching phonological awareness, phonics, the four domains of language, and more. You’ll get immediate ideas to implement in your classroom and share with the educators you support.

Webinar Summit Agenda

The summit contains 10 enriching sessions divided into three parts.

All sessions will be hosted live, with on-demand viewing available the next day. All 10 sessions will also be available on-demand for non-registrants at the conclusion of the summit.

Part I | Oct. 18 – Nov. 15, 2023
Foundations of the Science of Reading

Join us for this essential exploration of the fundamentals and learn how to assess science of reading-based strategies in classrooms. Learn the foundations of the science of reading with webinars that introduce reading science, dive into phonological awareness, and explore the world of phonics. Understand how to equip students on their path to reading proficiency while ensuring the effective implementation of evidence-based methods. 

Part II | Nov. 29, 2023 – Jan. 3, 2024
Diving into the Science of Reading

Delve further into the science of reading with webinars that will cover fluency as the bridge to comprehension, lifelong learning through comprehension and vocabulary, language concepts, and communication across four language domains. Gain vital insights into the science of reading to enhance your students’ literacy skills and inspire a love for learning.

Part III | Jan. 31 – Feb. 28, 2024
The Science of Reading and Waterford

Discover how uses the science of reading to develop effective programs and services. Join us for a program tour of Waterford Reading Academy, dive into professional learning options for teaching the science of reading, and uncover the impact of research on Waterford’s efficacy. You’ll leave with essential knowledge to evaluate any science of reading program to ensure it aligns with effective practices and evidence-based approaches.

An Overview of the Science of Reading
and How to Implement it in the Classroom

Learn how neuroscience informs our understanding of how children learn to read, and how you can use these findings to teach literacy skills.


Facts Sheet

Check out Waterford’s Science of Reading factsheet to explore what neuroscience tells us about how the brain learns to read.

children using educational software

Program Tour

Take a tour of Waterford Reading Academy and explore how the program incorporates the latest research, foundational principles, and best practices from the science of reading.

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Professional Learning

Watch the on-demand webinar to learn more about Waterford’s Science of Reading professional learning.

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