Building Scientifically Based Literacy Blocks, Eastern Timezone

Event Details

  • Date:
    • May 17, 2024 - May 17, 2024
  • Presenter Name:
    • Jamey Peavler
  • Registration Deadline:
    • May 10, 2024
  • Start / End Time:
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)
  • Onsite Registration:
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
  • PGP Points:
    • 6
  • ESC Member Price:
    • $200.00
  • Non Member Price:
    • $300.00
  • Facilitator:
  • Location:
Event Cancellation Policy
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This one-day course examines research on the essential components of effective literacy instruction to build a
language arts block. Participants will examine reading science frameworks and research on instructional design
to plan word recognition, language comprehension, and written expression instruction.

Scientifically-based reading instruction reflects research on content and teaching methods to maximize student outcomes. Reading Science frameworks illustrate the relationship between word recognition and language comprehension instruction on global reading outcomes. The reciprocal relationship between oral and print language (word recognition) is strong. By understanding these frameworks, and how these language components develop, we are better informed to design and deliver effective instruction. By coupling guidance on what to teach with knowledge of stages of mastery and cognitive load theory, we can better design instruction that supports students toward proficiency. 

Target Audience:

  • Primary Teachers
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Administrators
  • Special Education
  • Multilingual Educators


  • Examine the defining features and common misconceptions of reading science. What is the science of reading?
  • Review research-based frameworks that define learning targets for developing reading proficiency. Which skills should I target?
  • Outline the critical components of an effective literacy block. What should the reading block look like?
  • Identify practices that maximize instruction and improve student outcomes. How can I ensure that students are getting the instruction they need?

Special Instructions:

Lunch will be provided for all participants.


Event Cancellation Policy

NIESC Cancellation Policy

Registrants who notify NIESC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.

  • Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but one week before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop, will pay 50% of the registration fee.
  • Registrants who neglect to call or notify NIESC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full registration fee.
  • On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees