Literacy Learning and News – March 2024

Welcome to the GPAEA Literacy Team Newsletter!

It is definitely starting to feel like spring with these warmer temperatures. Yet, it can be expected that there will be 70 degree days and potential snow all in the same week. This is Iowa!

Following the news nationally and in the state of Iowa, we continue to learn more about best practices in literacy instruction based on the ever evolving body of research called the Science of Reading. Many educators are participating in LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) either through the AEA or the Department of Education. Continuous learning is an essential part of an educator's role in teaching students the skills necessary to become skilled readers.

Want to hear from colleagues in the field? They are sharing what they have learned about the Science of Reading, including the impacts that learning has had on their classroom practices and for their students!

Please be sure to check out the upcoming learning opportunities that are linked below. Registration is open for the "Digging into the Science of Reading and Dyslexia" course being offered in both Burlington and Ottumwa!

The literacy team will continue to share all learning opportunities as well as nuggets of information with each newsletter. As always, we are here to support you and your students. Please feel free to reach out at anytime.

The GPAEA Literacy Team

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