Amplifying AAPI Voices in the Classroom
Representation is key to all students’ educational success. Join Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expert Jessica Velasco and Patty McGee as they discuss the "model minority" myth, overcoming personal bias, and practical ways to increase representation in the classroom.
Equity and the Sciences of Reading
Join Dr. Rachael Gabriel and Patty McGee for a discussion on the intersection of the Sciences of Reading and equity, as they explore research-based strategies for instruction that supports literacy achievement for every student.
The Sciences of Reading and Small-Group Instruction
Dr. Adria Klein and Patty McGee discuss how small-group instruction advances the Sciences of Reading by enabling flexibility, providing opportunities for observation and assessment, and bolstering responsive teaching that meets all learners’ needs.
Our Literacy Experts
Wiley Blevins, Ed.M.
is an early reading specialist who holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University. He taught elementary school in both the United States and South America. Wiley has written and edited many phonics and reading materials, and is the author of numerous best-selling professional development books.
Vicki Gibson, Ph.D.
is a national consultant, author, speaker, and trainer. A former Kindergarten teacher and learning-disability specialist, she also started three of her own schools for children ages 2–12 years. Vicki earned her doctorate from Texas A&M University, where she served as a lecturer and adjunct professor for ten years.
Patty McGee, M.Ed.
is a New Jersey-based educator and literacy leader who envisions learning environments where teachers and students discover their true potential and power. Patty has received the Milken Educator Award (2002), and is a sought-after speaker at ILA, NCTE, ASCD, Learning Forward, and other national conferences.
Adria F. Klein, Ph.D.
is an educational speaker, author, and expert in literacy instruction; author of children’s books; and director of a center focused on early literacy intervention at Saint Mary’s College of California.