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Join us for an interactive deep dive into the Science of Reading

Now more than ever, we are called to focus on the compelling evidence-aligned reading research to provide a clear foundation for student success. Literacy is one of the most significant social justice and equity issues today.

Through the science of reading research, we have the opportunity to deliver on the promise of literacy for ALL.

School leaders are the key change agents in making good on that promise.

Your leadership matters. Districts where leaders know the research and lead the instruction experience the greatest success. This 2-day Science of Reading Symposium will provide the research as the foundation and the roadmap for instruction; the why and the how.

Symposium Takeaways

All attendees will receive the following:

  • 10 Success Factors for Literacy Improvement, a transformative MTSS leadership guide by Dr. Susan Hall, Co-Founder 95 Percent Group
  • 10 Success Factors Book Study Bundle including a Facilitator's Guide and 10 Reader’s Guides Reader
  • 95 Percent Group Steps for Success Flipbook
  • 95 Percent Group Phonics Continuum
  • 95 Phonics Core Program™ Grade 1 Sample Lesson
  • The Reading League's Science of Reading Defining Guide
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 10% Discount Code for printed product orders (up to $500 per school, expires in 30 days)

Lunch will be provided on both days!

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Registering with a Purchase Order

Please include the name, email address, title, school name or district,  and event code WS1000.SRSMO.202302 on your PO and send it to wsorders@95percentgroup.com.

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before the event, less processing fees.

We look forward to meeting you as we work together to bring the Science of Reading to practice in your school or district.

Space is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.

2023 Symposia Series

Our Kansas City, MO, Science of Reading Symposium is part of our Educator Leadership series. We hope you'll join us at a location near you!

      • Riverside, CA | March 15-16
      • Tacoma, WA | April 25-26
      • Atlanta, GA | June 20-21

Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer, 95 Percent Group will facilitate an interactive, deep dive into the Science of Reading.

    • What has science taught us about how children learn to read?
    • How do these findings help transform instructional practice?
    • What framework can impact system-wide change and literacy success?

Attendees will leave Day 1 with an understanding of the principles of the Science of Reading, practical reading techniques to put into immediate action, and a framework for implementing system-wide change.

Thursday, 3.23

Anita Archer-headshot2Keynote Speaker: Anita Archer, Ph.D.

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Anita Archer is as an educational consultant to state departments and school districts on explicit instruction and literacy. She has presented in all 50 states and many countries including Australia and is the recipient of ten awards honoring her contributions to education. Anita has served on the faculties of three universities including the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and San Diego State University.

She has co-authored numerous curriculum materials and a best-selling textbook, Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching (Guilford Publications).


Sarah and Kim-1Sarah Mwangi & Kim Pippenger 

10:45 am-12:00 pm

MTSS Success Journeys: Joplin, MO & Aurora, CO

Sarah Mwangi, Assistant Superintendent, Libbie Burd, Coordinator of Elementary Curriculum, and Jordan Adkins, Principal, Irving Elementary, Joplin, MO 

Kim Pippenger, Principal and Rachel Sellers, Assistant Principal, Virginia Court Elementary, Aurora, CO

Judie Caroleo, Director of Professional Learning, 95 Percent Group will join these district and school leaders as they share how they led the implementation process to effectively close skill deficits and improve reading outcomes for all students. Their personal journeys will cover:

  • How school leaders can empower teachers with a strong foundation in the Science of Reading
  • Keys to motivating staff to embrace evidence-based instructional practices
  • Building a structure for MTSS success


Headshot-LStewart-NoGlasses-2022-jpgRoundtable Panel Discussion with Literacy Leaders 

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bringing it All Together


Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer, 95 Percent Group, will moderate a discussion about effectively implementing the Science of Reading. Learn how these leaders created environments for change in their districts and schools.

Panelists include:

    • Anita Archer, Educational Consultant, Scholar & Author
    • Judie Caroleo, Director of Professional Learning, 95 Percent Group
    • Casey Peine, Director of Teaching and Learning, Clearwater, KS
    • Sarah Mwangi, Assistant Superintendent, Joplin, MO
    • Libbie Burd, Coordinator of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, Joplin, MO
    • Jordan Adkins, Irving Elementary Principal, Joplin, MO
    • Kimberly Pippenger, Principal, Virginia Court Elementary, Aurora, CO
    • Rachel Sellers, Assistant Principal, Virginia Court Elementary, Aurora, CO


For information, contact Rhonda Ketels, ED.S, Senior Regional Account Executive.  rketels@95percentgroup.com | 847.496.9230 

workshops@95percentgroup.com | 847.499.8200