The Science of Reading Live Virtual Workshop

Bridging the Gap Between Research & Classroom Instruction

2-Day Workshop:

September 14 & 21, 2024

9:00 AM-5:00 PM CST

15 Professional Development Hours

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Research shows that only 35% of students are reading proficiently, but 95% of students can learn to read.

How can Science of Reading equip students to become lifelong proficient readers?

With research from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicating that 4th, 8th, and 12th-grade reading scores are once again abysmally low, particularly among disadvantaged students, it’s time to reflect on our teaching practices to evaluate how to support these learning gaps.

The “Science of Reading” is a comprehensive research area integrating developmental psychology, educational psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience, to examine the complex human behavior of reading and its biological foundations. It provides definitive answers to how the human brain learns to read, supported by over 100 scholarly papers and five decades of multidisciplinary research including education, linguistics, psychology, and neurology, delving into our brain’s processing of written words.

In The Science of Reading Workshop, we unpack research-based instructional practices that incorporate multiple components of literacy including word recognition, orthographic mapping, phonics decoding, and language comprehension. We package these practices in lessons that we model for you so you can see in real time how to apply scientific reading instruction in your classroom.

Workshop Pricing

Special Early Bird Workshop Pricing through August 31, 2024!

1-9 Participants


Per Person

$438 after early bird pricing

10+ Participants


Per Person

$358 after early bird pricing

25+ Participants


Per Person

$278 after early bird pricing

50+ Participants

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This workshop breaks down the relevant, complex research and provides tools to integrate science-based instruction with ease.

When we understand how the brain functions as it learns and develops, we are better equipped to provide instruction that guides students to acquire reading and language skills.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the science behind how our brains learn to read and the research behind evidence-based practices that support literacy skills. You’ll walk away with the step-by-step strategies, tools, and resources you need to meet the learning needs of all students.

The Science of Reading Workshop Schedule

Day 1: September 14, 2024

Day: 2 September 21, 2024

Topic 1
Defining the Science of Reading
Topic 1
Concept & Instruction: Phonemic Awareness
Topic 2
Defining the Science of Reading
Topic 2
Concept & Instruction: Phonemic Awareness
Topic 3
Connecting Research to the Classroom
Topic 3
Concept & Instruction: Phonics
Topic 4
Reflection & Implementation
Topic 4
Reflection & Implementation

When we bridge the gap between research and reading instruction, we are better equipped to...

Nurture cognitive processes that are critical for successful reading acquisition.

When we engage with relevant scientific and neurological research about the development of reading skills and language acquisition, we are better able to design instruction that supports how the brain learns.

Identify learning gaps to modify instruction.

When we understand how proficient reading develops and why some readers have difficulty and others don’t, we’re better equipped to meet individual learning needs.

Provide opportunities for skill development across content areas

Supporting the lateral skills in reading and comprehension creates a large impact on our students’ ability to achieve and master skills in the classroom.

Promote the reading strengths and skills of ALL students

Understanding how reading is developed as a skill helps educators determine how to support student progress.

How to begin...


Secure your spot in our desired Strobel Education workshop by registering.


Engage with in-depth learning resources and practical teachings during the workshop.


Apply the knowledge and skills gained from the workshop in your educational setting for effective results.

In this virtual live workshop, you and your staff will learn:

Implement Evidence-Based Instructional Tools

Learn how to plan literacy instruction by incorporating multiple reading components including letter knowledge, orthographic mapping, and structured literacy.

Pair Scientific Research with Engaging Instructional Strategies

We’ll guide you through the use of word recognition and language comprehension to support reading comprehension and development.

Build Data-Driven Lessons & Assessments

We’ll step you through how to use the provided resource library to plan activities that show mastery of skills and inform reading instruction.

The Science of Reading Workshop is for:

  • Elementary Teachers
  • ELA Secondary Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Administrators
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Curriculum Coordinators

Here's what's included in this workshop:

Modeled Lessons

We model how to teach the reading lessons and the supports you need in place to be effective.

Digital Resource Bundle

Get access to digital anchor charts, videos, graphic organizers, writing prompts, and more.

Professional Development Credit

Meet your PD requirements while learning how the science of reading can improve classroom instruction and student success.

Live Chat Support From Dr. Emma Gibbs

Join the interactive experience and get live feedback and answers to your questions throughout the training.

7 Days of Replay Access

Can’t attend the workshop live? Watch the replay at a later time and still receive all the fabulous resources inside this workshop.

Meet Your Workshop Instructor:

Kate Barrows

Kate Barrows is a Strobel Education consultant with extensive experience in a variety of diverse settings and roles. She served in reading and English classrooms as a teacher and instructional leader for fifteen years and a library media specialist for four years.

She recently completed the ESL endorsement program at University of Louisville and has presented at local, state, and national conferences about best practice in literacy for struggling adolescents. She is active in many facets of education including curriculum and standards development, assessment writing, PBL, and Inquiry Design.

Specializing in at-risk populations, Kate brings both a sense of urgency and a great attitude to the table. Always rooting for the underdog, Kate isn’t afraid of a challenge.

Here’s what teachers and administrators are saying about this workshop:

This was one of the best trainings in education I have been to. Informative, Resourceful, Energetic, and Positive!

Deb Bachman
Elkhart Community Schools

I love how this workshop touches so many grade levels. Everything presented can be used right away and can be changed/tweaked to meet all grade levels. Kim is genuine and really motivates people. I love the modeling. I also appreciate the resources.

Denise Boring

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Let's equip our students to be proficient readers in the classroom and in their lives.

It’s time to transform reading instruction with practices that support students at all reading levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

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You will receive a certificate of attendance two weeks following the event. If you did not receive your certificate, please contact

While it’s great to attend live to get any questions you may have answered, you will have access to the training for 30 days.

Send your substitution request to, at least 5 days prior to the event. Please include the name of the individual currently registered, the event, and your substitute’s name and email address.

You can register more than one individual here. Register Here.

All sales for the virtual events are final. If Strobel Education reschedules a live event, customer’s event registrations will automatically apply to the rescheduled event. If Strobel Education changes a live event to a virtual event, customer’s event registrations will automatically apply to the virtual event. If Strobel Education cancels a live or virtual event, customer’s event registrations will be converted to Portable Event Package.

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