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Evidence-Based Literacy Interventions to Support Young Learners During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time 3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Central Time

Location: Virtual


This webinar provides early childhood (prekindergarten–grade 3) educators with effective strategies to help students develop reading skills efficiently during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Literacy experts share evidence-based strategies that educators can incorporate into their summer and/or end-of-year planning to support students during the 2021/22 school year. In addition, early childhood practitioners present several strategies they will use to support early literacy instruction during the 2021/22 school year.

Partnership: Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance


  • Shelia Boozer, Director of Teaching and Learning, Springfield Public Schools
  • Jill Bowdon, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, REL Midwest
  • Nell Duke, Ed.D., Professor, Literacy, Language, and Culture Combined Program in Education and Psychology, University of Michigan
  • Laura Justice, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, Ohio State University
  • Laurie Lee, Ed.D., Improving Literacy Research Alliance Manager, REL Southeast
  • Debbie Thomas, Literacy/Social Studies/Library Coordinator, Springfield Public Schools