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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:

  • 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
  • Reader, Come Home by Maryanne Wolf
  • 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)

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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.202303  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 Riverside, CA Science of Reading Symposium is part of our Education Leadership series. We hope you'll join us at a location near you!

      • San Francisco, CA | to be rescheduled
      • Decatur, AL | February 7-8
      • Tacoma, WA | April 25-26
      • Atlanta, GA | June 20-21


Wednesday, March 15

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, March 16

Maryanne WolfKeynote Speaker: Maryanne Wolf

9:00 AM -10:30 AM

Implications for Teaching and Learning in a Digital Culture from the Evolving Science of Reading

Maryanne Wolf is a scholar, a teacher, and an advocate for children and literacy worldwide. She is the Director of the newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Previously she was the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. Maryanne is the author of several Science of Reading publications, including Reader, Come Home:
The Reading Brain in a Digital World (August 2018, HarperCollins).

Sharon and DianeSharon Dunn & Diane Bryson 

10:45 AM - 12:00 AM

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:

    • Maryanne Wolf, Scholar, Author, and Literacy Advocate
    • Sharon Dunn, MTSS Leadership Consultant and former Principal, Loudon Elementary, Panama-Buena Vista USD
    • Pam Stanley, Principal, Rio Bravo Elementary, Rio Bravo-Greeley USD
    • Aimee Garcia, Director of Education Services, Val Verde USD
    • Jessica Warren, Coordinator of Elementary Education, Val Verde USD


Please contact Diane Bryson, Account Executive for additional information. dbryson@95percentgroup.com | 847.499.8224

workshops@95percentgroup.com  | 847.499.8200