Our Recent Symposium—Dr. Sharon Vaughn

Dr. Sharon Vaughn,
University of Texas, Austin

The Distinguished Scholar Series

HELP's Distinguished Scholar Series is a single-day workshop held each fall that brings world-class scholarship to Minnesota educators. This day of professional learning, collaboration, and networking provides participants opportunities to:

• Learn from an eminent scholar in the field of literacy education through keynote presentations and small group interactions.

• Collaboratively process, plan, and share ideas in response to the day’s learning for the purpose of making effective changes within their local settings.

2018 Distinguished Scholar: Dr. Sharon Vaughn

Dr. Sharon Vaughn is the Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair in Education and executive director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin. Vaughn is the author of numerous books and research articles that address the reading and social outcomes of students with learning difficulties. She is currently the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on several Institute of Education Sciences and Office of Special Education Programs research grants, investigating effective interventions for students with reading difficulties and students who are English language learners. She is also principal investigator on a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant, examining response to intervention in younger and older readers.

TOPIC: "RTI in the Common Core Classroom"

Teacher Educators, Pre-Service and In-Service PreK-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Literacy Leaders discussed  RTI in the Common Core Classroom with highly acclaimed researcher and educator Dr. Sharon Vaughn.

Much more than a lecture, HELP's Distinguished Scholar Symposium provides personal interaction with the speaker, as well as peer-to-peer learning and networking.


Regional Discussion Groups

Prior to Dr. Vaughn's visit to Minnesota, her book RTI in the Common Core Classroom was discussed in regional Book Clubs held twice in the summer. There is no charge to join a group, and the book is FREE to participants.

Integrating Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into local Response to Intervention (RTI) systems can be challenging. This book offers an adaptable framework and practical tips for research-based instruction, frequent progress monitoring, and timely and targeted interventions. It supports all students in meeting literacy standards, including individuals with mild to moderate disabilities

The goal of the Book Club is to stimulate conversation about the application of research to teacher preparation, professional learning, assessment, and reading instruction. .

To sign up, learn more, or be a Book Club Facilitator, send us an email below.