Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning®
March 8-10, 2023
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“I loved the amount of knowledge and excitement about change. I learned alot and couldn’t wait to bring so much back to my school and district.”– 2022 Plain Talk Attendee
95 Percent Group
95 Percent Group’s mission is to help educators identify and address the needs of struggling readers. Using a Structured Literacy approach, the company focuses on providing whole-class and small-group literacy solutions as well as developing foundational knowledge about The Science of Reading to deliver evidence and research-based instructional strategies. Our PD, diagnostic assessments, and instructional materials strengthen MTSS/RTI frameworks and ensure that students receive targeted intervention instruction to close gaps.
475 Half Day Road, Suite 350
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Phone: (847) 499-8200
Acadience Learning is dedicated to helping students, teachers, and schools succeed. By developing practical assessments, high-quality training, and robust data management services, we empower educators to change lives. We are the home of Acadience assessments including Acadience Reading (previously known as DIBELS Next®) and Acadience Math. Learn more about our screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostic assessment solutions for preschool to high school at acadiencelearning.org.
4710 Village Plaza Loop, Ste 210
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (888) 943-1240
The AIM Institute for Learning & Research empowers and transforms lives through literacy with professional development experiences created by educators in collaboration with top researchers focusing on evidence-based best practices in literacy instruction. Courses provide training and coaching with tools and resources needed to support implementation in the classroom. AIM training is recommended by the National Council on Teacher Quality with learning opportunities appropriate for K-12 educators, leaders, and in higher-education programs for pre-service teachers.
1200 River Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
A pioneer in K–12 education and the Science of Reading since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of their students. Amplify serves more than ten million students across all 50 states.
55 Washington Street, #800
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (800) 823-1969
Benchmark Education Company is a leader of inclusive, multimodal, and evidence-based core, supplemental, and intervention resources and of world-class customized professional development that strengthens teacher effectiveness. We collaborate with educators in developing impactful materials and are recognized for nimble and innovative content creation on the cutting edge of pedagogy and technology. We place students at the center of our work as we provide culturally responsive and equitable materials in English and Spanish for foundational skills.
145 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (877) 236 – 2465
At Brookes, we share your commitment to helping students become confident, motivated readers. A leading independent publisher for 40+ years, we partner with top literacy experts to bring you the best new research and help you translate it into classroom practice. Our trusted books, curricula, and assessments support your goals: delivering evidence-based instruction that meets the diverse learning needs of all students.
PO Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285
Collaborative Classroom is a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring all students become readers, writers, and thinkers who learn from, care for and respect one another. For 42 years, our work has reached 8 million+ students across the country, developing fluent readers and skilled writers. Collaborative Classroom publishes SIPPS, a foundational skills program proven to help both new and struggling readers in grades K–12, and Being a Reader, a comprehensive reading program for K–5.
1001 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
Corwin, a SAGE Publishing Company
Corwin is the preeminent pre-K-12 education service provider and publisher with decades of experience providing research-based professional learning services and resources to schools, districts, and educators at all stages of their careers. From equity, literacy, math, multilingual learners, and SEL to blended learning, assessment, counseling, and education leadership, our books, digital products, institutes, and virtual and on-site consulting services offer practical, research-based strategies created and delivered by experts.
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Phone: (800) 233-9936
Bringing our research-based, award-winning products to your classroom to help all of your students succeed. i-Ready®, i-Ready Classroom Mathematics®, Ready®, and the brand-new supplemental reading program Magnetic Reading® provide flexible and culturally relevant resources that deliver meaningful assessment and data-driven, differentiated instruction for children. Curriculum Associates serves millions of students with a laser focus on educators’ needs and the belief that thoughtful, continuous innovation leads to positive impact on classrooms and measurable growth for students.
By providing high-quality, engaging, culturally relevant, and anti-racist content to the schools we serve, along with assessment tools for setting high expectations, we at Curriculum Associates believe that we can help schools create a learning environment where every student succeeds.
153 Rangeway Road
North Billerica, MA 01862
Phone: (800) 225-0248
EarlyBird is a comprehensive universal screener that empowers educators, and parents with a proactive, preventive tool to identify and support children at risk when the window for intervention is most effective. Fun gameplay assesses a child on the key literacy milestones most predictive of later reading success, while also providing dyslexia and MTSS/RTI risk scores. EarlyBird equips educators to be diagnostic and prescriptive by directly linking student skill deficits to evidence-based instructional resources.
163 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 1-833-RLYBIRD (833-759-2473)
Express Readers is a company founded by current and former teachers with the mission of developing materials, promoting teacher success, and continuously researching best practices to assist teachers in supporting ALL of their students.
Express Readers aims to provide the highest quality resources and the most comprehensive teacher support possible, resulting in higher literacy rates and more engaged readers. EVERY child deserves to learn to read.
405 N. Sunnyslope Ave
Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone: (626) 644-4907
Gordon College offers a fully online M.Ed. & Ed.S. degrees in Reading, which both include Orton-Gillingham training. Our dedicated and knowledgeable professors are committed to teaching reading grounded in brain-based scientific research. Our reading degrees have earned the IDA Accreditation Plus distinction. We also offer a fully online M.Ed. in Moderate Disabilities with Wilson Reading System® Level 1 or 2 certifications. WRS® Level 1 and 2 certifications can also be taken independent of a degree program.
255 Grapevine Rd. Wenham, MA 01984
Wenham, MA 01984
Phone: (978) 867-4322
Email for Wilson Certificate only: Krista.email@example.com
Email for degree programs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand 2 Mind
Trusted by teachers for more than 55 years, hand2mind creates engaging, classroom-tested materials that empower students to learn by doing. Our supplemental curriculum resources and manipulatives support the Science of Reading and bring literacy concepts to life through hands-on activities.
500 Greenview Court
Vernon Hills, Illinois 6006
Phone: (800) 445-5985
Heggerty is a literacy education company providing the #1 phonemic awareness curriculum and, new for 2023, the Bridge to Reading, Foundational Skills Curriculum for preschool and elementary classrooms. Founded nearly 20 years ago by Dr. Michael Heggerty, a reading instruction pioneer, we provide digital and print curriculum, classroom resources, and professional development to help educators empower the next generation of readers. The Heggerty curriculum can be found worldwide and we are proud to partner with more than half of all school districts in the U.S. to transform the way children learn to read.
805 Lake Street, #293
Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: (708) 366-5947
Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
IMSE is an education pioneer and the leading provider of Structured Literacy solutions based on the Science of Reading that incorporates the Orton-Gillingham methodology and all five pillars of literacy to empower teachers from day one. IMSE’s unmatched training and classroom programs deliver measurable growth for all students, enabling equity in literacy learning.
24800 Denso Dr. Suite 202
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: (800) 646 – 9788
Instructional Coaching Group
The Instructional Coaching Group (ICG) provides research-based professional development so instructional coaches, teachers, and administrators can have successful coaching programs and reach goals with students. Developed by Jim Knight, ICG partners with schools and districts through virtual and in-person workshops, intensive institutes, an annual conference, and asynchronous courses to develop new coaching programs and improve existing coaching programs. Learn more at instructionalcoaching.com.
P.O. Box 35
North Loup, NE 68859
Phone: (308) 496-4724
We provide educators with the curriculum, training, and tools they need to teach the way students learn best. Our program is accredited by IMSLEC and IDA. We believe that all students benefit from a systematic, multisensory approach to learning. Our classroom materials and multisensory teaching tools make learning fun and effective. Our professional development is impactful, engaging, and tailored to the unique needs of each school and its staff.
12755 Century Drive, Suite C
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Keys to Literacy
Keys to Literacy provides practical, engaging professional development to PreK-12 educators throughout the U.S. We provide research-based instructional practices for reading and writing. Educators and schools can access our professional learning through live-virtual or onsite training, facilitated online courses, or asynchronous online courses. We offer initial training, implementation coaching, and administrator training. Courses include: Keys to Beginning Reading, Key Comprehension Routine, Key Vocabulary Routine, Keys to Early Writing, Keys to Content Writing, Understanding Dyslexia.
319 Newburyport Turnpike, Suite 205 Rowley, MA 01969
Phone: (978) 948-8511
Language Circle Enterprises
The Project Read® curriculum is an integrated language arts program designed to respect diverse learning profiles. The research-based and student-tested Project Read® programs are proven by performance and regarded by reputation for 50 years. Principles of the Project Read® instruction include direct, multisensory skill instruction and applying knowledge across curriculum content areas. Project Read® curriculum offerings include Phonics, Written Expression, and Reading Comprehension applicable for students grades K through 12.
1620 West 98th Street, Suite 130 Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: (800) 400-0343
Letterland is a phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, and handwriting program (PK-G3). Students learn sounds and phonics patterns through story-based characters that are visually embedded in letters. Letterland uses a structured, systematic phonics sequence aligned with Orton-Gillingham practices. Foundational reading skills are taught using a multi-sensory approach to activate learning through visuals, music, movement, art, and role-play. Research shows that this engaging and motivating curriculum allows students to quickly progress to word building, reading, and writing.
Cat Rutledge Phone: (704) 996-9010
Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning Group company, is a structured literacy expert. For over 35 years, the company has focused solely on literacy, and today provides a full spectrum of solutions for both students and teachers. With robust offerings for differentiated instruction, personalized learning, assessment, and professional learning, Lexia helps more learners read, write and speak with confidence. For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com
All for Literacy. Because Literacy Can and Should be for All.
300 Baker Avenue, Suite 320 Concord, Massachusetts 01742
School Sales: 978-405-6232
Existing Orders: 978-405-6234
Logic of English
Logic of English combines the science of reading with the joy of learning to empower educators to successfully teach reading and spelling. Logic of English provides:
- Phonics rules that work and explain high-frequency words!
- Print and digital curriculum that integrates the Five Strands of Reading, handwriting, spelling, grammar, and composition.
- Engaging fiction and nonfiction phonics-controlled readers.
- Phonogram songs, books, reference charts, flashcards, and more!
Since 2011, Logic of English has supported schools in every state.
4865 19th St NW, Suite 130
Rochester, MN 55901-6791
At McGraw Hill, we believe that your diverse experiences enrich the way you learn, teach and grow. Every educator teaches differently – and is proud of it. Every institution has a unique approach that makes it distinct. Every learner forges their own path to become who they want to be. We know that no two journeys are the same and support your path wherever it may take you.
To find out more go to https://www.mheducation.com
P.O. Box 182605
Columbus, OH 43218
National Center on Improving Literacy
The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL), operated by Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development with funding from the United States Department of Education, is a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers from the University of Oregon, Florida State University, and RMC Research Corporation.
Our Mission is to increase access to, and use of, evidence-based approaches to screen, identify, and teach students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia.
2 Silber Way
Boston, MA 02115
Neuhaus Education Center
For more than 40 years, Neuhaus Education Center (NEC) has been a trailblazer in solutions for overcoming obstacles to literacy, including dyslexia, and today is a nationally recognized leader in the implementation of the Science of Reading. Its professional instruction for educators, referral and resource services for families, and classes for adult learners unlock a brighter future of Literacy for All.
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: (713) 664-7676
Orton-Gillingham International (O-GI) is an organization that places the effective Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham (Y-OG) method into the hands of educators. O-GI provides Basic, Advanced, Early, and Teen Literacy instruction, training, certification, resources, and consultation to ensure excellent outcomes for educators and their students. This SOR training provides the tools essential for student success in the full classroom, intervention, and special education training. We support leadership to ensure success.
Phone: (720) 778 – 0300
Phonic Books Ltd is a specialist publisher of decodable books for beginner, emergent, and older readers, founded in 2006 by three special needs teachers passionate about teaching all children to read. With a reputation for quality and effectiveness, the range has extended from the initial 10 titles to over 270 today and continues to grow, catering to students in Pre-K and Kindergarten to older readers in Middle School.
22 Cross Hayes Malmesbury Wiltshire SN16 9BG
Phone: +44 (0) 1666 822543
Reading Horizons supports educators with powerful tech-enabled foundational reading instruction that helps all students reach reading proficiency by the end of third grade. For nearly 40 years, the Reading Horizons method has aligned to the evolution of the science of reading, empowering more than 50,000 educators with our evidence-based teaching method to prevent and remediate reading difficulties. Reading Horizons is where reading momentum begins.
1194 Flint Meadows Drive Kaysville Utah 84037
Phone: (586) 306-9021
Reading Science Academy
Are you looking for customized and curated support to learn and implement the science of reading? Join the Reading Science Academy, an online membership dedicated to moving educators from confusion to confidence in a collaborative community. Members receive new content each week and get access to all archived content at the time they join. Join us, and find out why members call RSA the best PD experience they’ve ever had!
Contact: Stephanie Stollar
PO Box 306 Terrace Park, OH 45174
Phone: (513) 324-3476
Supporting excellent reading instruction so that ALL children learn to read.
Founded in 2009 by Linda Farrell and Michael Hunter, Readsters does most anything to ensure students learn to read, particularly those that struggle with reading. This involves professional development, consulting, and product development. We love getting into schools to work with students of all ages to continue to hone our skills and knowledge.
801 North Pitt St., Suite 105 Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 535-7355
Redwood exists so that all students with literacy struggles can access their dreams. By cultivating hope and restoring confidence, we help students dramatically improve their literacy skills regardless of socio-economic background or learning differences. We provide evidence-based reading, writing, and math tutoring for all ages in Chicago and virtually. As well as a full-day school program for K-8th graders.
Phone: (773) 309-4524
Schools Cubed is an educational consulting group that works with leadership to implement the systems and structures and the science of reading. The average principal has influence over 428 students. The average teacher has an influence on 21 students. Schools Cubed combines a proven track record of increasing achievement by using research on school leadership, effective schools, and the Science of Reading. Leadership matters. Discover how you can make a difference!
10280 Hidden Park Way
Peyton, CO 80831
Phone: (303) 549-8676
Sounds-Write is a proven speech-to-print phonics program based on the science of reading, designed by teachers, for teachers.
Since 2003, we have been providing our high-quality professional development program to empower education professionals to do one of the most important jobs – teach children to read and write.
We train educators in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as in many international schools in Europe.
Sounds-Write America launching in Spring 2023!
Whiteleaf Business Centre
11 Little Balmer
Buckingham MK18 1TF
Phone: 00 44 (0)1280 825537
The Apple Group
The Apple Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to teaching everyone to read. For the past 25 years, The APPLE Group has trained thousands of educators in multisensory structured literacy and has worked with school districts, universities, and legislators throughout the country teaching the science of reading. Accredited by The International Dyslexia Association at the Accredited Plus level, The APPLE Group provides training in Connections: OG in 3D, a comprehensive, structured literacy curriculum.
522 Southwest Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 530-2024
The Center for Literacy and Learning
The Center for Literacy and Learning, a 501(c)(3) Louisiana nonprofit organization, specializes in customized, pragmatic professional learning for educators that is specific and relevant to the needs of their students. The Center’s professionals have special expertise in the areas of literacy, evidence-based teaching strategies, learning differences, and tailored intervention, and building the capacity of teachers. We tackle real-time issues such as ways to move smoothly into instruction that meets the demands of state and local standards, remediating struggling readers, differentiating instruction, and building and sustaining collective collaborative capacity.
Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning®, an annual three-day national institute focused on evidence-based research, strategies, and tactics is an information disseminating event for The Center for Literacy and Learning.
3500 North Causeway Blvd., Suite 1240
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (833) 792-1874
530 Lakeland Drive, Suite 1A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
The Reading League
The Reading League (TRL) is a national education nonprofit led by educators and reading experts dedicated to promoting knowledge to reimagine the future of literacy education and accelerate the global movement toward reading instruction rooted in science. Our purpose is to increase knowledge of science-based approaches to teaching reading as well as research that demystifies how people learn to benefit the lives of millions of students. We train and support educators and school leaders. By extension, we also serve parents, specialists, and researchers.
103 Wyoming Street, Second Floor
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: (315) 362-2026
The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy
Cox Campus, a FREE online learning community, is a part of a success story that began in 1938 with the Atlanta Speech School and subsequently the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy. In partnership with top experts like Dr. Margie Gillis, Dr. Deborah Glaser, Dr. Laura Justice, and Dr. Laura Rhinehart, Cox Campus brings science-backed practices front and center to classrooms. Our team works with schools, districts, and state agencies to customize professional development plans that radically improve teaching practices and ultimately achieve literacy and justice for every child.
3160 Northside Pkwy NW,
Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (404) 233-5332
Since its founding in 2010, Tools 4 Reading has empowered educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to ground literacy instruction in the science of reading. Our resources and professional learning experiences are easy to implement and designed to improve literacy instruction with any core reading program. Tools 4 Reading products and training include Kid Lips, Kid Lips Instructional Guide, Sound Wall Solutions, Phoneme/Grapheme Cards, The Reading Teacher’s Top 10 Tools , and more.
6608 N. Western #301
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 283-8136
University of Florida Literacy Institute
The UF Literacy Institute (UFLI, pronounced “you fly”) believes that learning to read is one of the most important skills a child will ever learn, and teaching children to read is one of the most important jobs a teacher will ever have.
The team at UFLI works to positively impact the lives of teachers and their students through transformative teacher and reader development programs, including UF’s Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia and UFLI Foundations, an explicit and systematic phonics program.
0810 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
The Specialist in Reading, Writing, and Math Intervention
After decades of focusing on intervention, we have established a holistic offering of reading, writing, and math interventions and assessments. We have developed programs that work together to support flexible, teacher-led instruction and personalized learning paths to meet the unique learning needs of students of all abilities. We want to partner with you to help every student master the foundational skills they need to be successful.
17855 Dallas Parkway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75287
Phone: (800) 547-5747
Whole Phonics™ is a structured literacy program for beginning readers created by a learning specialist and author Jill Lauren. Readers join the adventures of multicultural characters and their animal friends to learn critical phonics and reading comprehension skills. Our books and workbooks are carefully crafted to sequentially instill language and decoding knowledge over consecutive levels of learning. With Whole Phonics™, educators have the components to start children on the path to becoming enthusiastic, lifelong readers.
510 E 85th Street, Apt 9E
New York, NY 10028
Phone: (917) 699-5110
William Carey University
Through challenging, innovative coursework based on the latest education research and real hands-on practical experience, Carey Education aims to create more confident, caring, and reflective educators and leaders who inspire change and make a difference in the classroom and beyond. Whether you are a first-time student or a working professional looking to advance your career, William Carey School of Education has a place for you. We are excited to connect with you and guide you on your way toward joining the next generation of innovative, confident leaders in the world of education.
WCU Box #3
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 318 – 6600
Email: email@example.com Web: wmcarey.edu
19640 Highway 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: (228)702 – 1842
Wilson Language Training
Wilson Language Training® is a leading provider of professional learning and research-based reading and spelling curricula for all ages. Its multisensory structured literacy programs, Fundations®, Just Words®, and the Wilson Reading System®, give educators the highly effective resources they need to help their students become fluent, independent readers.
47 Old Webster Road
Oxford, MA 01540
XanEdu Publishing, Inc.
XanEdu provides districts and schools with custom curriculum solutions to meet the specific needs of their students. We help our partners overcome a wide range of tough curriculum challenges to deliver relevant, meaningful learning experiences through the creation of customized content that addresses curriculum gaps.
17177 N Laurel Park Place Suite 233
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (800) 212-2131
Zaner-Bloser develops curriculum resources to teach foundational literacy and math skills to grades PreK–6 students. Our resources help teachers engage and empower students and inspire more “aha” moments to harness the creative power of learning.
Visit https://www.zaner-bloser.com/reading/overview.php to learn more about the Superkids solutions, and our K–2 resources based on the science of reading, or contact us today.
1400 Goodale Blvd, Suite 20
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (800) 421-3018