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Science of Reading: Managing Change for Real Results – edWeb

August 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by Susan Lambert, Chief Academic Officer of Elementary Humanities, and Host of Science of Reading: The Podcast, Amplify; and Javonna Mack, Lead Content Teacher, Caddo Parish Public Schools (LA)

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Learn the simple steps that ensure success in managing any major change—especially the shift to the Science of Reading. Join this edWebinar to hear Susan Lambert, host of Science of Reading: The Podcast, in conversation with Javonna Mack, Science of Reading Star Award winner and Lead Content Teacher at Caddo Parish Public Schools. Susan and Javonna discuss how leaders at all levels can:

  • Create a climate of change by mobilizing their practice, process, and people
  • Build shared understanding for the need for Science-of-Reading-based literacy programs
  • Successfully navigate change through evidence-based stages of implementation
  • Make the shifts that deliver better literacy outcomes for students

Additionally, Susan will share FREE high-quality professional learning resources designed to support this change. This edWebinar will be of interest to elementary school teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the session.

Susan LambertAbout the Presenter

Susan Lambert is the Chief Academic Officer of Elementary Humanities at Amplify, and the host of Science of Reading: The Podcast. Her career, which includes roles as a classroom teacher, building administrator, and district-level leader, has been focused on creating high-quality learning environments using evidence-based practices. Susan is a mom of four, a grandma of four, a world traveler, and a collector of stories. Her professional quarantine accomplishments include the production of knowledge-based learning modules for kindergarten through grade-two students, available through Amplify’s free resources website and Wide Open Schools.


Javonna MackJavonna Mack is the 2023 Science of Reading Star Award winner and Lead Content Teacher of Caddo Parish Public Schools. She has 21 years of experience working for the state of Louisiana, 13 within the Caddo Parish School System supporting PreK–6 instruction. Specializing in literacy, Javonna uses her experience to support teaching and learning on various campuses and at district professional development events. She focuses her support on ensuring application of Science of Reading principles and proper implementation of the Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) curriculum. Javonna enjoys reading and is an avid walker—you will often find her in her neighborhood parks or hiking trails. She is also a mother of four and grandmother of seven granddaughters.


August 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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