The Case for Reading Practice: Why It Matters & How the Best Get It Done

Featuring: Gene Kerns, Ed.D. & Jan Bryan, Ed.D.

Run time: 57:02

Reading is probably the hardest thing we teach people to do in our education system (Whitman & Goldberg, 2008). It's also one of the most important skills we teach. It takes practice, yet some mistakenly call daily reading practice "just reading."

Join us for this free webinar to see the research support for effective independent reading practice and learn proven strategies from top educators for finding the time and doing it right. Participants will:

  • Learn how to transform "just reading" into deliberate practice
  • Tap into the power of reading to build vocabulary and reservoirs of prior knowledge
  • Hear how innovative educators make time for reading practice
  • See how Accelerated Reader 360® supports both independent and close reading


Gene Kerns

Gene Kerns, Ed.D., is Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance and a nationally acclaimed speaker on learning progressions, K12 assessments, and educational standards in the U.S. and U.K. He is the author of Informative Assessment: When It's Not About a Grade.

Dr. Jan Bryan

Jan Bryan, Ed.D., is Vice President and National Education Officer for Renaissance. Dr. Bryan holds the Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from Texas Tech University, with emphasis in literacy development and educational psychology. She is an engaging, highly knowledgeable speaker on early childhood education, assessment, non-cognitive aspects of learning, and teacher expertise.