Passing the Early Literacy Gate: Addressing Third-Grade Reading Proficiency Webinar

Free Webinar | Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 2:00 PM EST

Join Us for Our Expert-Led Third Grade Reading Guarantee Webinar

McGraw-Hill Education takes immense pleasure in inviting you to attend our Third Grade Reading Guarantee Webinar. During this webinar, our experts will discuss the critical importance of developing students into proficient readers during the early years of childhood education, and the actionable strategies and methods for ensuring every K-3 student passes the critical third grade gate.

Literacy is the foundation for all learning content, so the success during K-3 years are more than critical. The challenge facing schools and districts is significant because every student’ future directly relates to the success during the early stages of education. Attend the Third Grade Reading Guarantee Webinar and receive the new Third Grade Reading Guarantee Planning Guide.

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Mary Eisele, Ph.D. is the Director of Product Management for the Direct Instruction product line at McGraw-Hill Education. For 25 years, Dr. Eisele has partnered with schools and districts as educators implemented various Direct Instruction programs. This work deepened her passion for improving student achievement through research-proven programs and embedded professional development. A move from sales and consulting to product development has enabled her to capitalize on those experiences when leading the development of new products. Dr. Eisele authored Phonemic Awareness and produced other resources including promotional videos, professional development tools, an online data management system, and additional materials to support literacy education.
Barbara O’Brien is a Senior Consultant at the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. She is the first fellow of Piton Foundation, a foundation dedicated to improving conditions and opportunities for children from low-income families. Barbara is continuing her work to advance a state and national education reform agenda, from preschool to college. She also serves as the Policy Director for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Prior to joining the Piton Foundation, Barbara served four years as Colorado’s 47th Lieutenant Governor, becoming only the fourth woman to hold the position in Colorado’s history.
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