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Senate Interim Study

Science of Reading

Subject A study of the 5 pillars of scientifically based reading instruction
Time 2:00pm
Location ,


    Interim Study 2023-58

    The Science of Reading

    Requestor: Senator Pugh

    1. Welcome and Introductions, Senator Pugh

    2. Understanding the Science of Reading - Mary Dahlgren, president, Tools 4 Reading

    3. Policy Landscape and Recommendations - Sonya Yates, associate policy director for early literacy, ExcelinEd

    4. Oklahoma Teacher Perspective on Teaching Reading - Caitlin Bell, teacher at Angie Debo Elementary School in Edmond Public Schools, and Kelli Turney, teacher at Boone-Apache Elementary School

    5. Teacher Preparation in Elementary Reading Instruction - Jiening Ruan, professor of reading and literacy education, University of Oklahoma Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education

    6. Other business

    Senator Adam Pugh, Chair

    Senator Ally Seifried, Vice Chair