Spotlight: Lori Royce, Stockton Unified School District

Leveraging 1:1 Guided Reading Practice to Impact Early Reader Outcomes Remotely

In today’s challenging distance learning environment, Stockton Unified School District (California, 40,000 students) has deployed a 1:1 reading tutor from Amira Learning. Intended to support early readers at home, Lori Royce (Program Specialist) shared how the initiative was initially driven by grassroots usage and has since scaled to a coordinated districtwide rollout across multiple schools.

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Upcoming Webinars

Leader Toolkit

August 25th, September 1st, and September 8th
Attendees of this webinar will receive all the resources they need to create their Amira Success Plan for the year. This webinar is facilitated as a 45 minute work session in that attendees will be making a copy of the slide deck (bit.ly/leadertoolkit20-21) for their own use, brainstorming goals, identifying support plan needs, and scheduling follow up tasks for setup and training.
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Teacher Toolkit

August 25th, September 1st, September 8th, and September 15th
Attendees of this webinar will receive all the resources they need to launch Amira with students including resources to introduce Amira, troubleshooting tips for devices, best practices around video conferencing with Amira, and a preview of where to access reports. Preview the slide deck (bit.ly/teachertoolkit20-21).
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Data Dive for Practice

August 26th, September 2nd, and September 9th
Attendees of this webinar will be able to access student session information after a student has worked with Amira Practice, review student usage, and analyze progress. Preview the slide deck (bit.ly/ddpractice).
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Data Dive for Assessment

August 27th, September 3rd, September 10th, or September 17th
Attendees of this webinar will be able to access student session information after a student has worked with Amira Assessment, review assessment status to determine re-assess needs, and analyze performance. Preview the slide deck (bit.ly/ddassess).
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Past Webinars

Leader Spotlight - Savannah's Online PD Launch of Amira for 30 Schools!

In this webinar Andrea Burkiett (Director of Curriculum Programming for Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools) and her HMH Pilot Manager, Jacqueline Cunningham, will describe their journey to rollout Amira Practice online for at-home use across 30 schools and with 1200+ leaders and teachers.

Learn about the pilot partnership experience and find out how Savannah was able to immediately jump in to assessing, reviewing results, and setting next steps within weeks of their initial Winter pilot. Find out about quick wins and early successes that Andrea and team were able to leverage for their comprehensive rollout and what their data is telling them about Amira's initial use.
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Equity-focused distance-learning curriculum incorporates 1:1 reading tutor

Impact Public Schools serves a diverse student population in the Seattle/Tacoma region (32% ELLs, 11 languages spoken, 67% low-income). Impact is incorporating a 1:1 reading assistant, Amira Learning, into their comprehensive early elementary virtual model. Abby Cedano (Chief Academic Officer) will share how Impact has rapidly re-designed their curriculum to meet the needs of their diverse population at home. Impact’s goal is to ensure students most impacted by the virus aren’t left further behind.
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How Better Data Lead to Better Outcomes for Independent Student Reading

Learn more how Amira Learning measures reading “success” and what sets Amira, the 1:1 reading tutor, apart from other solutions. Join Amira Learning Chief Psychometrician, Dr. Billy Skorupski, as he describes how Amira is designed to provide guided reading practice for students and produce robust data that guide leaders and teachers to make an impact on early reading development.
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Spotlight: Using a Reading-Science-Developed 1:1 Tutor to Support Distance Learning

This webinar is intended for educators interested in learning from a teacher who has been supporting students using AI-driven software from Amira Learning. The students across multiple grade levels from CHIME School get daily intervention from teachers and staff to help promote reading growth. Our panelist will share their learnings, suggest tips for success, and answer questions. CHIME is just getting started with rolling out Amira Practice online and wants to share their journey.
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Goal Setting

This webinar is intended for Amira users already engaged with supporting Amira Practice Online and looking for ways to use data for goal setting. This webinar will show how to access student activity data within Amira from a classroom teacher perspective and provide tips for setting goals with families.
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Teacher Toolkit

This webinar is intended for site or district leaders responsible for rolling out Amira for family use. In this webinar we will introduce a district toolkit for getting Amira Practice into the hands of families and students. We will briefly show Amira Practice, describe the steps to get Amira set up, provide an overview of the District Toolkit of resources available to leaders, and answer questions.
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District Toolkit

This webinar is intended for site or district leaders responsible for rolling out Amira for family use. In this webinar we will introduce a district toolkit for getting Amira Practice into the hands of families and students. We will briefly show Amira Practice, describe the steps to get Amira set up, provide an overview of the District Toolkit of resources available to leaders, and answer questions.
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