Professional Development Podcasts

Reading Horizons has launched a new podcast, aptly named Podclassed, hosted by Reading Horizons’ education specialist Laura Axtell, who explores current educational topics with distinguished educators and leaders whose practical solutions will improve the future of education. “Podclassed was created to be an easy-to-digest resource for today’s time-starved educators,” claims Axtell. “Each episode is solution oriented and will feature guests with extensive experience and expertise in their field.” Educators can subscribe at no cost on the iOS Podcast and Stitcher apps, and listeners are invited to share teaching or learning experiences that offer an effective solution to an important issue in education. To access episodes, visit ReadingHorizons.com/Podclassed.

  • Examples include:
    “Are Educators Being Adequately Prepared for the Challenges of Teaching Reading? Part 1” Guest: Rob Rickenbrode, senior managing director for the National Council on Teaching Quality
  • “Are Educators Being Adequately Prepared for the Challenges of Teaching Reading? Part 2” Guest: Dr. Emily Binks-Cantrell, Texas A&M University
  • “Beyond the Weekly Spelling Test—What Works and Why It Matters” Guest: Dr. Rebecca Treiman, professor of child developmental psychology at Washington University in St. Louis
  • “Is Response to Intervention (RTI) Really the Road to Improvement?” Guests: Jim Wright, RTI consultant and founder of Intervention Central, and Dr. Douglas Fuchs, Nicholas Hobbs chair in special education and human development in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Special Education

Listeners who would like to share their perspectives with parents and educators who are interested in improving the future of education can submit a discussion topic by contacting Axtell at [email protected]

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