Supporting Decision Making for Evidence-based Literacy Interventions
Since evidence-based interventions are required for all Title I comprehensive and targeted school improvement plans and literacy activities proposed under the Literacy for All initiative, access to evidence-based information and resources is critical. Participants in this session will learn about information and resources provided by the new federally funded National Center on Improving Literacy to support LEAs and schools in improving student literacy outcomes and building capacity to select and implement evidence-based literacy interventions. This session will feature staff from the U.S. Department of Education, State and local practitioners and subject matter experts from partner organizations.
Christine Pilgrim serves as an Education Program Specialist for the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education. In this role, she supports implementation efforts for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Sarah Sayko is a Deputy Director for the National Center on Improving Literacy that provides evidence-based information and resources for improving outcomes for students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia. She is also the West Virginia State Coordinator for the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center that supports Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia in building capacity to undertake key reform initiatives.