EPS Webinar Series

S.P.I.R.E. Structured Literacy Awareness Seminar

About the Webinar

Structured Literacy is explicit, systematic teaching that focuses on phonological awareness, word recognition, phonics and decoding, spelling, and syntax at the sentence and paragraph levels. (Iowa Reading Research Center, 2019). Based on Structured Literacy elements and principles, and developed by Orton Gillingham Fellow Sheila Clark Edmands, S.P.I.R.E.®incorporates research-based best practices for reading and language development. 

Orton-Gillingham is an evidence-based Structured Literacy (SL) approach that uses research from the Science of Reading (SoR) and incorporates recommended multi-sensory instructional techniques. SL supports instruction that is explicit, sequential, systematic, prescriptive, diagnostic, and cumulative.

During this webinar the presenter will highlight what constitutes structured literacy and how using this evidence-based approach helps students of all abilities close literacy gaps—no matter what grade level learning takes place. S.P.I.R.E.® reading program is based on the approach, and it is highly respected among classroom educators and students, especially struggling readers, dyslexic students, and at-risk learners, who find comfort from the regularity of each lesson and knowing each new concept will be covered thoroughly. Each S.P.I.R.E. lesson employs 10 steps that enhance student learning and memory by engaging multisensory pathways to the brain in rapid succession. 

Discover how S.P.I.R.E.’s simple multisensory OG strategies for teaching reading skills, including decoding, encoding, vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension can be used in-person, online, and in blended environments with results. 

  • S.P.I.R.E. meets different learning styles through multisensory activities
  • Delivers Explicit, teacher-led instruction that is data-driven to shore up weak areas
  • Provides continual practice and review then locks in permanent gains
  • Confirms students’ progress in comprehensive, consistent assessments
  • Adds flexibility with physical and/or digital materials for virtual learning

Listen in on a zoom with other special education directors and leaders. There will be a Q&A at the end of the webinar. Grab your favorite beverage, find a relaxing corner, and join us!

About the Speaker

Trina Ross


Trina Ross has been in the field of education for more than fifteen years and served in a variety of capacities, some of which include: classroom teacher, Instructional Coach, and Core Content Specialist. Within these roles, she has supported teachers by providing professional development trainings targeting Tier 1 standards-based curriculum, developing action plans for intervention and remediation and establishing Professional Learning Communities.


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