FREE Webinar
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
7:00-8:30 PM EST
Role of Universal Screening in Preventing Reading Failure
"I Screen, You Screen, We all Screen
for Student Success"

with special guests
Jenn Cyr, CAGS
Heidi Zollman, CAGS


How does screening assessment fit into a school’s structured literacy program? How do school leaders use the Science of Reading to select screening tools that best inform instruction in core and intervention? Learn the “why” and “how” of screening and begin to understand how to interpret your child’s results to identify their strengths and needs and advocate for targeted, scientifically based instruction. Topics include:

  • What are the purposes for different types of assessment?
  • What is a Universal Screening?
  • Why should we screen?
  • Screening Administration
  • What are typical screening measures by grade level?
  • Intervention Planning
Jennifer Cyr is a school reading specialist and teacher leader in Rochester, NH. She is a passionate advocate for the implementation of scientifically based practices. She has been a literacy coach going back to Reading First, and helps to implement program training in her district. In addition to teaching, Jenn is proud to be secretary of the NHIDA, is a moderator on the Science of Reading: What I Should Have Learned in College Facebook page, and is a local LETRS Facilitator.

Heidi has developed a strong background in literacy through working as an elementary classroom teacher, reading and writing specialist, Reading First Coach, OG Practitioner, and is currently the Curriculum Director in the Rochester School Department in Rochester, N.H. Heidi is a certified local LETRS, DIBELS, and SRSD trainer and her passion for supporting literacy in all learners can be seen in the work she has done to raise awareness of dyslexia in the K-16 arena. Heidi actively consults with other school districts specializing in literacy, data teams, and the change process and serves on the NHIDA board as the conference chair. 
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Every other month we host a free, 60-90 minute Zoom webinar for parents that focuses on a topic from the IDA Dyslexia Fact Sheets. If you don't know about the fact sheets, be sure to check them out; they're current, relevant, and full of great information. In addition to our board member panelists, each session includes a guest speaker or speakers with deep knowledge of the topic.
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  • August 10, 2022 ~ Structured Literacy with Elaine Holden, Ph.D.
  • October 12, 2022 ~ Dyslexia 101
  • October 27 & 28, 2022 ~ SAVE The DATE Annual Conference with Special Guest Natalie Wexler
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