Webinar “Linking Reading Comprehension to Funds of Knowledge”
Attend this edWebinar to understand what is meant by “funds of knowledge” and their role in building students’ language comprehension. We will explore how funds of knowledge relate to the Science of Reading and their connections and disconnections to background knowledge. By the end of this session, attendees will be ready to evaluate texts for funds of knowledge to prepare students better to make meaning of the texts that they encounter.
This edWebinar will interest K-12 teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenter
Molly Ness, Ph.D. is a former classroom teacher, a reading researcher, and a teacher educator. She holds a doctorate in reading education from the University of Virginia and spent 16 years as an associate professor at Fordham University. With four books and numerous peer-reviewed articles, her research focuses on reading comprehension, teachers’ instructional decisions, and dyslexia. In 2019, Dr. Ness began the End Book Deserts podcast to bring attention to the issues of book access and equity. In 2022, Dr. Ness joined Learning Ally as the vice president of academic content.
About the Moderator
Listen. Learn. Teach. It’s that simple. Terrie Noland uses this philosophy as an innovator and a motivator, and it’s evident as she leads, coaches and mentors thousands of K-12 educators about the science of reading each year. She has a unique perspective on the need to unify all stakeholders around a vision for education to smash the reading divide for the millions of struggling readers. Her daily mission is to add value to educators to help influence transformational changes in school districts across the country by addressing the needs of marginalized students. Terrie seeks to share her expertise and passion for encouraging and illuminating a path toward success and measurable outcomes.
If you looked at Terrie’s resume, you would be confused. Her undergraduate and graduate degree work placed her in the field of criminal justice. However, it was continuous listening and learning that led her on a journey in education starting out in preschool teaching and administration, then becoming a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) and earning a Ph.D. in literacy and educational leadership from St. John’s University. Terrie is also a John Maxwell certified speaker and coach.
As Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally, Terrie works to ignite enthusiasm and excitement by building champion educators and administrators in creating cultures of literacy and learning.
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Time: 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm EST