This colloquium will showcase the respective roles of a statewide partnership to initiate and support a professional growth model and a stronger policy framework for educator preparation programs to equip the next generation of teachers with the science of reading. Most recently, the two-year old partnership is revising the state’s mandated 15-hour sequence in reading courses to include structured literacy principles.
Kymyona Burk, Ed.D., Susan P. Lee, Angela S. Rutherford, and Antonio Fierro have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
State Literacy Director (K-12),
Mississippi Department of Education
Associate Commissioner for Academic & Student Affairs,
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction (CELI) and Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Mississippi