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December 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Quick. Inexpensive. Efficient. Using Oral Reading to Guide Teaching (Webinar)

Spend your Saturday morning with Cindy Downend and Wendy Vaulton and learn the five essential questions to deepen your analysis of oral reading.

Saturday, December 9, 2023
10:00-11:30am (EST)
Grade Levels:
Literacy Teaching
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • District & School Leadership
Earn 1.5 PD hours
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Spend 90 minutes of your Saturday morning with Cindy Downend and Wendy Vaulton thinking about how to assess and analyze children’s reading in order to make good teaching decisions. Learn the five essential questions to deepen your analysis of oral reading. Special attention will be given to analyzing phonics and word solving strategies as children apply them to reading.

You’ll earn 1.5 professional development hours for your participation.

Cynthia Downend, Associate Director, Literacy Programs

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Cynthia Downend has worked at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative for many years, serving in the roles of primary level literacy trainer and currently as the Associate Director for Primary Literacy Programs.

Cynthia has worked with many school districts across the United States to train and develop district level literacy staff developers, literacy coaches, classroom teachers, literacy interventionists and school administrators on a variety of topics related to improving literacy instruction.

Prior to her work at Lesley University, Cynthia held positions as a literacy coach, Reading Recovery teacher, and classroom teacher for over 20 years working in a variety of school settings including urban, suburban, and international schools.


Wendy Vaulton, Associate Director of Reading Recovery and Early Interventions

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Wendy Vaulton is the Associate Director for Reading Recovery and Early Interventions at Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative. Wendy serves as the Center’s Reading Recovery trainer, supporting teacher leaders in five states. She has experience as an educational researcher, professional developer, and teacher of Reading Recovery. Wendy’s recent research interests include the capacity of improvement science to support systematic, data-informed decision-making for all levels of educational improvement.


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Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued.

Registration Deadline

The registration portal closes on Friday, December 8 at 5:00pm (EST).

Certificates of Attendance

Only registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance for their participation by completing an insight form, which will be provided to participants at the end of the event. Please allow our team 1-2 weeks to process your certificate.