Equity is MTSS Conference

34. The Science of Reading, Science of Math, MTSS, and Equity

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Session Dates

Thursday November 11, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Webinar


The recent The Science of Reading (SoR) movement is promising because it brings a sense of urgency and accountability around frontline implementation of evidence-based practices in reading instruction and calls attention and action to remove the barriers that currently interfere with effective instruction. SoR positions the right to read as a basic human right to which all children are entitled. Math instruction has lagged behind reading but suffers from similar barriers: a divide between the science of math instruction, preparation of U.S. math teachers, and availability of high-quality materials and curricula that emphasize evidence-based practices in teaching mathematics (VanDerHeyden & Codding, 2020). One of the key lessons of MTSS is that when the science of MTSS is not well-translated into actual classroom implementation, it does not benefit children (Balu et al., 2015). In this session, two leaders from SoR, SoM, and MTSS will articulate what we know from the science of instruction and how we can work to support the implementation of practices that more effectively serve all children and how the science of instruction might more effectively reach all learners.

Credits available for this session include: Act 48 clock hours, ASHA, NASP CPD

Target Audience

PAPBS network facilitators, School and program-wide PBIS coaches, District and school level leadership teams, Regular and Special Educators, including EL and early childhood educators, Behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists), Behavioral and mental health providers, District and state policy makers, Family members and caregivers, SBBH Community of Practice members

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2278, or trife@pattan.net.

Event Info

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Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden, Dr. Jan Hasbrouck

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Karen Brady

Additional Info

Out-of-state requests will be wait-listed until the close of registration, on November 3, 2021. Preference will be given to PA registrants