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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.SRSCA.202301 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 Northern CA (San Francisco) Science of Reading Symposium is the first of six in-person events included in this series. We hope you'll join us at a location near you!

Tuesday, Jan 24

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.

Wednesday, Jan 25

Kareem Weaver HeadshotKeynote Speaker: Kareem Weaver

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Kareem Weaver is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of FULCRUM (Full and Complete
Reading is a Universal Mandate). Previously he led the Western Region for New Leaders, a leader development organization that supports the professional growth of teachers and administrators.

Prior to New Leaders, Kareem was an award-winning teacher and administrator in Oakland, CA, and Columbia, SC. He is a member of the Oakland NAACP Education Committee and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the National Council on Teacher Quality.


Sharon and DianeSharon Dunn & Diane Bryson 

10:45 am-12:00 pm

MTSS Success Story: Embracing Change Against All Odds


Sharon Dunn, former Principal of Loudon Elementary, Panama-Buena Vista USD, and Diane Bryson, former First Grade Teacher/Team Lead, Loudon Elementary, will share how site-based leaders can guide the implementation process to effectively close skill deficits and improve
reading outcomes for all students.

Their personal story will cover the following:
    • 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
    • A structure for multi-tiered literacy success

Headshot-LStewart-NoGlasses-2022-jpgRoundtable Panel Discussion: CA 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 bringing the Science of Reading to CA schools. Learn how these leaders created environments for change in their districts and schools.

Panelists include:

    • Kareem Weaver, Literacy Activist, Co-Founder & Executive Director FULCRUM
    • Sharon Dunn, MTSS Leadership Consultant and former Principal, Loudon Elementary, Panama-Buena Vista USD
    • Jeannine Herron, Ph.D., Teacher, Activist, and Research Neuropsychologist 
    • Todd Collins, Board Member, Palo Alto USD Board of Education


      Please contact us at workshops@95percentgroup.com  or call 847.499.8200