The All For Literacy Podcast
Each month, Dr. Liz Brooke, CCC-SLP and Lexia's chief learning officer, hosts a conversation with leading literacy voices in an effort to uncover underlying issues with how we teach reading—and what science and research can really do to solve our nation’s literacy crisis.
All For Literacy Episodes
The Story Behind 'Sold a Story' With Emily Hanford
Episode 1 • February 14, 2023 • 53 min
Emily Hanford details the intense national reaction to “Sold A Story” and, along with Dr. Tiffany Hogan, offers a candid view into how to make the science of reading “stick” after decades of reporting on the research and data.
Literacy: The Fundamental Civil Right of Our Time With Kareem Weaver
Episode 2 • March 30, 2023 • 49 min
Dr. Liz Brooke sits down with the award-winning teacher and administrator Kareem Weaver, co-founder of FULCRUM-Oakland, for a deep discussion about the intersection of literacy, race, and opportunity in the United States educational system.
Districtwide Culture Change: Literacy Tech Tools and Teacher Support With Carl Hooker
Episode 3 • April 18, 2023 • 51 min
With the ever-changing technology landscape, it can be difficult to understand which tools and practices are actually worth implementing in your school or classroom and which will change education as a whole. In Episode 3 of the All For Literacy podcast, educational speaker and consultant Carl Hooker breaks down the role of technology and artificial intelligence in literacy instruction.
Social-Emotional Learning: Empowering Teachers to Support Students With Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser
Episode 4 • May 2, 2023 • 33 min
Is social-emotional learning (SEL)—like the techniques Ted Lasso uses to inspire his soccer players—a passing fad or a crucial component of any learning environment? In Episode 4 of the All For Literacy podcast, educational consultants Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser discuss the staying power of SEL and its long-term effects on the success and well-being of students and educators.
Where Literacy Meets the Law With Dr. Kymyona Burk
Episode 5 • June 6, 2023 • 52 min
In Episode 5 of the All for Literacy podcast, Dr. Kymyona Burk, senior policy fellow for early literacy at ExcelinEd, explores the intersection of law and literacy. Tune in to gain a better understanding of the legal side of literacy—including recently passed policies—and how what happens at the state level impacts districts, schools, and classrooms.
Finding Common Ground Among the Many Sides of the Reading Wars With Dr. Claude Goldenberg
Episode 6 • July 5, 2023 • 52 min
In Episode 6 of All For Literacy, host Dr. Liz Brooke has a frank and detailed discussion with Stanford professor of education Dr. Claude Goldenberg about the reading wars, the polarizing aspect of the science of reading, and how bilingual education fits into the literacy landscape.
Finding Common Ground Among the Many Sides of the Reading Wars With Dr. Claude Goldenberg, Part 2
Episode 7 • August 1, 2023 • 33 min
In Episode 7 of All For Literacy, host Dr. Liz Brooke continues the frank and detailed discussion with Dr. Claude Goldenberg about the foundational use of student-centered goals to create institutional change.
Unraveling Developmental Language Disorder With Dr. Tiffany Hogan
Episode 8 • September 5, 2023 • 50 min
In Episode 8 of All For Literacy, podcast host Dr. Liz Brooke works with Dr. Tiffany Hogan to unravel developmental language disorder—a condition characterized by a person having difficulty using or understanding language. You will walk away with an understanding of this complex diagnosis, including hallmark indications, best practices for screenings and interventions, and available resources.
Dyslexia and the Science of Reading With Dr. Maryanne Wolf
Episode 9 • October 2, 2023 • 62 min
In Episode 9 of the All For Literacy podcast, exploring the importance of early screenings for dyslexia is just the beginning of the insight-packed conversation with host Dr. Liz Brooke and Dr. Maryanne Wolf. The wide-reaching episode is detailed, rooted in science, and enlightening for educators, administrators, and parents interested in learning more about the science of reading.
Practical Support: Evidence-Based Implementations With Dr. Shayne Piasta
Episode 10 • November 7, 2023 • 45 min
"There’s wisdom and expertise that comes with practice, but we can also [use] science to help us identify practices that have the most promise [of better supporting] all children,” Dr. Shayne Piasta says during Episode 10 of All For Literacy. Listen in for valuable, science-backed insight about translating evidence-based instruction into the classroom and supporting teachers on their own learning journeys so all students can thrive.
10 Conversations About Literacy in 30 Minutes With Dr. Liz Brooke
Episode 11 • December 5, 2023 • 45 min
Host Dr. Liz Brooke journeys through season one of All For Literacy, recapping insight and common threads as discussed with key industry voices. Tune in to catch up on what you missed before next season or to deepen your understanding of what you have learned all year.