Corina Fitznar: Journey to the Science of Reading
Join Dr. Kathryn Garforth and Corina Fitznar a Secondary Coordinator of Instruction as the speak about the #RightToRead and her journey to the Science of Reading.
Resources mentioned in this talk:
- Consortium of Reading Excellence
- Teaching Reading Sourcebook
- Right Track Reading
- West Virginia Phonics
- Core Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures
- Easy CBM
- Shanahan Literacy
- Keys to Literacy
- Reading Ways
- Victoria State Government Literacy Teaching Toolkit
- Cult of Pedagogy
- Timothy Rasinski
- The Knowledge Gap
- The Writing Revolution
- Unlocking Literacy
- Quad Text Set Framework
- Stages of Reading Development – Chall
- Simple View of Reading
- Scarborough’s Reading Rope
Dr. Kathryn Garforth, Ph.D.
Founder of Garforth Education and The Right To Read Initiative.
Garforth Education provides online courses and professional development for educators. Garforth Education provides support to families of neurodiverse individuals. Dr. Garforth helps them understand the diagnosis and needs of their child.
Dr. Kathryn Garforth is passionate about every child's #RightToRead. As a dyslexic and the parent of a dyslexic she has a personal connection to the struggles students face. Her teacher training program did not provide the training to teach children like her how to read. She's determined to spread awareness about best practices for teaching reading.
Corina Fitznar, BA Liberal Studies, BEd, MEd in Curriculum & Instruction
Secondary Coordinator of Instruction for Cowichan School District
Over the course of 24 years, Corina’s teaching career spans K-12 and has taken her to USA, Mexico, Belize, and back home to Vancouver Island. She values her ECE literacy training and experience as being key to her success in supporting secondary learners. In her current role as an instructional coordinator, Corina works collaboratively with teachers, schools, and district teams to support instruction and assessment for all tiers of support.