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OSSE Literacy Convening

Access information, session recordings and materials from the Spring 2022 OSSE Literacy Convening:

Panel Discussion: Reimagining Literacy in DC

This panel discussion opened the Spring 2022 OSSE Literacy Convening. Featuring panelists from a variety of professional backgrounds, this discussion focused on how we can reimagine literacy across DC, including what is working in literacy instruction, what is needed moving forward, and how we can all work together to improve outcomes for students across the District. 

The panel was moderated by State Superintendent Dr. Christina Grant and features the following panelists:

  • Allister Chang, State Board of Education Representative, Ward 2
  • Dominique Foster, 2022 DC Teacher of the Year
  • Alison Williams, Deputy Chief, Content and Curriculum, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Emily Hammett, Director of English Language Arts and Social Studies, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Megan Garvin, Lead Literacy Academic Accelerator, KIPP DC
  • Caroline Mwendwa-Baker, Director of K-2 Literacy, Two Rivers PCS

Session Recording: Spring 2022 Literacy Convening: Reimagining Literacy in DC Panel Discussion

Connecting the Dots: Making Literacy Come Alive in All Components

Presented by: AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation | Lauren Chisholm and Markeytta Harrison

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The Power of Teacher Knowledge and Needs Based Small Groups

Presented by: DC Reading Clinic | Mary Clayman, Jacqueline Roche and Abigail Klein

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Writing Home: Text Choice and Latinx Representation in the ELA Classroom

Presented by: Topher Kandik, Cristi Donoso, and Maya Lawrence

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Teachers Engaging Families to Spark an Interest in Early Literacy at Home

Presented by: Dr. Janice Edwards and Brenda Harris, MSW

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Using Data and the Science of Reading to Improve K-5 Literacy Instruction

Presented by: Kristie Edwards and Jasmine Rogers, DCPS

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Literacy Instruction for All: Strategies for Secondary Multilingual Students

Presented by: Dr. Noel Emilius and Dr. Nicole Ugel, DCPS

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Literacy and Social Justice: Empowering Educators and Families

Presented by: Dr. Altheria Caldera, Christopher Stewart, and Mo Thomas

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