Reading Interventions: How to Select, Implement and Assess 

the Right One


Nearly every district or school adopts a reading intervention program to ensure students who are reading below grade level are fully supported by a solution that meets their needs. But with so many options on the market, how do administrators choose the right one?

Join a panel of administrators, educators and experts who will discuss tips for how to implement a logical process for selecting a reading intervention program that takes efficacy, research and flexibility of implementation into account.  

In this webinar, you’ll also learn: 

  • How to choose a program that works best for your district, school and students
  • How to get started with implementation 
  • How to assess your program’s effectiveness

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Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 

Time: 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Duration: 1 hour

Meet Our Panelists

Digital Project and Operations Manager, EdSurge

Liana is part of the EdSurge Solutions Studio team. Previously, she was a researcher on youth and politics at USC, Community Manager at Connected Camps, and Program Associate at the National Writing Project. She is also a published author and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology. 

Host: Liana Gamber-Thompson

District-Wide Intervention Coach and Student Support Leader, Sullivan County Department of Education

Julie has taught for 21 years with the majority of those years with Sullivan County Schools in Northeast Tennessee. She was a secondary mathematics teacher before moving into her role of instructional coach in 2015. Her primary focus for the last three years has been Response to Intervention. Her primary responsibilities include program selection, training and implementation.

Julie Bowers Matney

Director of Education, Reading Plus

As an educator, Jenny is passionate about ensuring that learners of all ages have the instructional resources and supports they need to feel confident and be successful. In her role as Director of Education at Reading Plus, Jenny works to equip educators with the knowledge and resources that enable them to effectively implement a comprehensive online reading intervention.

Jenny Eisenman

Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Learning for Rockingham County Public Schools

Larry began his career with Rockingham County Public Schools in the Harrisonburg, VA area in 1997 as a middle school social studies teacher and coach. He served in this role for five years before becoming a school administrator in 2002. He served four years as assistant principal at Montevideo Middle School. In July 2007, Larry was appointed as principal of South River Elementary School. During his tenure, the school became one of the most decorated in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Larry Shifflett

Reading Coach, Maloney High School in Meriden, CT

Beth teaches reading support classes which provide reading intervention to 9th and 10th graders. She also provides daily coaching support to English teachers at her school. This is her 20th year of teaching; she has both elementary and high school experience, serving 15 years as a 5th grade teacher and the past 5 years in a high school setting.

Beth Carabetta

Supervisor of Curriculum & Accountability, Meriden Public Schools

Susan's 25 year career in education started as a classroom teacher. That position led to roles as a reading coach, assistant principal at two elementary schools and a middle school. She is now in a district position as Supervisor of Curriculum and Accountability for Meriden Connecticut Public Schools. 

Susan Perrone

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