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REL Midwest Event: Evidence-based literacy interventions to support young learners during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
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April 14, 2021

Time: 3:00–4:15 p.m. Central Time

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

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

Partnership or Research Alliance: Midwest Early Childhood Research Alliance (MECERA)

Audience: This webinar is designed for teachers, school leaders, and district leaders who are involved in early childhood (preK– grade 3) literacy instruction.


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

Report Citation: Foorman, B., Beyler, N., Borradaile, K., Coyne, M., Denton, C. A., Dimino, J., Furgeson, J., Hayes, L., Henke, J., Justice, L., Keating, B., Lewis, W., Sattar, S., Streke, A., Wagner, R., & Wissel, S. (2016). Foundational skills to support reading for understanding in kindergarten through 3rd grade (NCEE 2016-4008). U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE). Retrieved from the NCEE website:

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