Dr. Julia B. Lindsey

2023 Elementary Literacy Workshop (K-5)

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Valparaiso University

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM CDT (check-in at 8 AM)

About Dr. Lindsey

Julia B. Lindsey, Ph.D., is a foundational literacy expert. She is the author of Reading Above the Fray: Research-based Routines for Developing Decoding Skills. Julia is also the creator of knowledge-rich decodable texts used by tens of thousands of educators around the globe. Julia’s work focuses on ensuring all teachers have the knowledge and materials they need to use research-based practices in their classroom. Julia holds a BS in Psychology from Davidson College, a MAT from Relay Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan. She is a proud former elementary school teacher.

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Workshop Details

  • Full day format: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (CDT)
  • Earn 6 PGPs toward your license renewal

In this workshop, Dr. Lindsey will unpack the research on word recognition, teaching us to apply research-based reading strategies for single and multisyllabic words. These strategies are able to be incorporated into any literacy curriculum and are relevant for K-5 educators. The workshop content will be based on information from Dr. Lindsey’s book, Reading Above the Fray: Reliable, Research-Based Routines for Developing Decoding Skills.

Reading Above the Fray will be available for purchase at the workshop on November 2nd.

Why Science of Reading?

This workshop was planned as a response to the Indiana Department of Education’s vision and mission for literacy development and achievement.

“The Science of Reading describes research about “reading, reading development, and best practices for reading instruction” (Petscher et al., 2020). Researchers, particularly scientists who study the brain, have determined that carefully-ordered instruction in the essential components of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension works best in reading instruction. The focus of Indiana’s Priorities for Early Literacy is to help educators better understand the Science of Reading to identify and implement effective instructional practices that can prevent reading difficulties and support literacy progress.”
-Indiana Department of Education

“The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) will collaborate with Indiana educators to
implement and apply the principles of the Science of Reading framework beginning in
early learning to increase student literacy achievement and develop graduates prepared
to succeed.”
-Indiana Department of Education

Registration Information

Registration is available by credit card and purchase order. Breakfast and lunch are included in registration.

  • Early Registration (through 10/13/23): $125 per person
  • After 10/13/23: $150 per person
  • Group Discount: Register 5 people and get a sixth registration for free!

*Because we greatly depend on registration totals to procure necessary workshop materials, all sales are considered final. However, if you find yourself unable to attend this event you have the option to make substitutions by finding another participant to take your place. Please inform Emma Kelley of any substitutions prior to the event so that we can make the proper arrangements. Contact emma.kelley@valpo.edu.

Location and Parking

This workshop will take place at Valparaiso University in the Harre Union Ballroom. Attendees may park in Lot #14, outside of Harre Union. ADA spaces are located along the edge of the lot facing the building.

For all inquiries about the event, please contact Emma Kelley at emma.kelley@valpo.edu or call (219).464.6734.