Margaret Goldberg is a literacy coach in a large urban district in California. She’s held a variety of roles including district Early Literacy Lead, site-based literacy coach, and reading interventionist. In every role, she’s worked to help schools and districts align instruction with reading research. She is the co-founder of The Right to Read Project, a group of teachers, researchers, and activists committed to the pursuit of equity through literacy. Her writing is published on The Right to Read Project blog and on Reading Rockets.
Concurrent Session Description
It’s Not Enough to Know Better: Leading Instructional Change
Margaret Goldberg and Lani Mednick
(Coaching/ Instructional Support, Leadership, General Science of Reading)
Optimists may assume that as more educators learn about the science of reading, we will see more students become skilled readers. But for kids to benefit from adult-learning, classroom instruction must change. It’s not enough to know better; we actually need to know how to do better. Changing teacher practice requires careful planning and strong leadership. It can require overhauling curriculum, assessment, and school district structures. In this session, we’ll share practical advice for those who want to initiate and support change.
Target Audience(s): Elementary
Education Track(s): New to the Science of Reading, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership