3 Must-Have Features of Effective In-Person or Remote Instruction for Students with Word Reading Difficulties

Watch this 30-minute video featuring former Dyslexia Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education and CORE’s Director of Literacy, Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck, to learn three must-have features of effective instruction for students with word reading difficulties, including students with dyslexia, that can be used in both in-person and remote lessons.

This is the first video in series of free on-demand professional learning videos from Pivot Learning that will feature expert advice and actionable tips about supporting students with word reading difficulties. 

About Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck

Dr. Carrie Thomson BeckDr. Carrie Thomas Beck is CORE’s Director of Literacy. She comes to CORE after working four years as the Dyslexia Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). In 2019, Carrie received the Excellence in Leadership Award from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) to recognize her contribution to improving outcomes for students with dyslexia in Oregon. Prior to joining the Department, Carrie worked as a Research Associate in the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the University of Oregon for ten years. Carrie developed and directed the CTL Reading Clinic at the university from 2008 through 2013. She also led the development of a reading endorsement program at the university and taught literacy courses in the College of Education. Carrie spent five years at the university co-directing the Oregon Reading First Center, a federally funded center that partnered with ODE to provide technical support in the area of early literacy to fifty elementary schools throughout the state of Oregon. Earlier in her career, Carrie worked as an Implementation Manager/Project Director for the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI). She has also worked as a curriculum specialist in language arts for Springfield School District in Oregon and has taught elementary and secondary special education in schools in Wisconsin and Illinois.

We’re Here to Help You Provide Exceptional Instruction and Support for Students with Word Reading Difficulties

Dyslexia is top-of-mind in many districts as more states pass legislation to improve supports for students with dyslexia and other word reading difficulties. We work at both the district and school levels to provide insight and guidance to help ensure all students become strong readers. Specifically, Pivot Learning can work with schools and districts to:

  • Develop policies and practices for screening for risk factors and the identification of dyslexia.
  • Provide professional learning and coaching to help teachers understand the key characteristics of dyslexia and learn evidenced-based instructional practices that prevent reading difficulties from becoming lifelong achievement gaps.
  • Implement processes to determine whether English learners are experiencing academic difficulty due to language or a learning disability, such as dyslexia.

If you’d like to speak to someone about how Pivot Learning can support your district to improve outcomes for students with word reading difficulties like dyslexia, please email Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck at CORE.

On-Demand Webinars: Continue to Build Your Understanding of Reading Difficulties

Watch these three on-demand webinars featuring Dr. David Kilpatrick, author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties.

  • Assessment and Intervention in Light of Understanding the Nature of Reading Difficulties
  • Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Implications for Assessment and Effective Intervention
  • Why Phonemic Proficiency Is Necessary for All Readers

*Pivot Learning refers to both Pivot Learning and our subsidiary, the Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE). Learn more about CORE at corelearn.com.