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Science of Reading: An Introduction

Does it suddenly seem as if everyone is talking about early literacy and "The Science of Reading"? What does it all mean? In this session, Lillio's CEO and CPO, both former classroom educators, explain and discuss the foundations of language and literacy as it develops in the early years. Participants will walk away with immediate and actionable strategies for developmentally appropriate ways to ensure that everyday interactions and experiences provide opportunities for developing future successful readers.

July 18th, 2024

Thu 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
FREE CEUs
OWNERS & DIRECTORS
TEACHERS
Session Speakers
Chief Executive Officer

Kai-leé Berke

Chief Executive Officer @ Lillio

Kai-leé Berke is Lillio's Chief Executive Officer, a lifelong educator, and a nationally known early childhood expert and author. She was the co-founder and CEO of Noni Educational Solutions and creator of Noni for Teachers, a digital coaching app designed to support teachers whose students have been impacted by trauma. She was also previously the CEO of Teaching Strategies where she authored and developed all editions of The Creative Curriculum and GOLD, the most widely used, comprehensive early childhood assessment. Her interest in relationships as the foundation for all successful early learning is rooted in her extensive experience as an educator and administrator in infant/toddler, preschool, and kindergarten classrooms.

Kai-leé Berke is Lillio's Chief Executive Officer, a lifelong educator, and a nationally known early childhood expert and author. She was the co-founder and CEO of Noni Educational Solutions and creator of Noni for Teachers, a digital coaching app designed to support teachers whose students have been impacted by trauma. She was also previously the CEO of Teaching Strategies where she authored and developed all editions of The Creative Curriculum and GOLD, the most widely used, comprehensive early childhood assessment. Her interest in relationships as the foundation for all successful early learning is rooted in her extensive experience as an educator and administrator in infant/toddler, preschool, and kindergarten classrooms.

Heather Wiederstein

Chief Product Officer @ Lillio

Heather Wiederstein is the Chief Product Officer at Lillio, with extensive expertise in both the education market landscape and instructional design principles. She has successfully launched award-winning PreK-12 educational solutions for companies such as Pearson, Teaching Strategies, and Learning Ally. Heather was formerly a certified classroom practitioner holding licensure in Pennsylvania and is now a coach and advisor for several ed tech companies. Her core values for designing, delivering, and scaling products in the education market are to put students first, to build good stuff, and to stay curious.

Heather Wiederstein is the Chief Product Officer at Lillio, with extensive expertise in both the education market landscape and instructional design principles. She has successfully launched award-winning PreK-12 educational solutions for companies such as Pearson, Teaching Strategies, and Learning Ally. Heather was formerly a certified classroom practitioner holding licensure in Pennsylvania and is now a coach and advisor for several ed tech companies. Her core values for designing, delivering, and scaling products in the education market are to put students first, to build good stuff, and to stay curious.