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Our Community

We're working on creating a community space where you'll be able to share your teaching successes and challenges — and connect with educators across the country. 

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Educator Spotlight: Get to Know Bettina

Bettina Hilliard is a member of our founding educator cadre and an ESOL assessment teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. She has taught reading to English learners in Alexandria, Virginia, for 9 years and is now working in language assessment to place English learners appropriately. Bettina has a master’s in teaching ESOL from George Mason University and a master’s in teaching reading from the University of Virginia. She is passionate about removing barriers for students to help them succeed. In her spare time, Bettina loves to knit and read.

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We'd love to hear It! Tell us about your successes and your challenges. Lift up your colleagues. We're here for it all.

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    Science of Reading-What I Should Have Learned in College

    This Facebook group was started by Donna Schultz Hejtmanek to share resources and experiences on the Science of Reading and implementation in schools and at home. You'll need to sign up with a Facebook account to access the posts. Please do reference Reading Universe if you decide to join!

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    Science of Reading Hub for Professional Development

    This Facebook group offers an online collection of professional development opportunities to help you get a deeper understanding of the Science of Reading. The group is an offshoot of Science of Reading-What I Should Have Learned in College. It's a public group, so you do not need to join to view the posts.

Reading Universe is made possible by generous support from Jim & Donna Barksdale, the AFT, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and three anonymous donors.

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