Bridging Research and Reality: Balancing Foundational Skills Instruction in the Classroom


Join Alisa VanHekken, Chief Academic Officer, and Alana Mangham, Director of Curriculum Development at Heggerty, as they help to sift through the latest research on reading instruction and share strategies for providing explicit and systematic foundational skills instruction for your classroom.

By watching this webinar you learn practical instructional strategies to engage and support a reluctant reader toward becoming a skilled reader by bridging phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics to early reading. Viewers learn strategies that they can immediately implement in their classrooms that support the word recognition strand of Scarborough’s Reading Rope.

This webinar is intended for educators who work with children in Pre-K through 2nd-grade classrooms, in whole group, small group, or 1:1 settings.

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Alisa VanHekken | Chief Academic Officer, Heggerty

Alisa VanHekken is an experienced teacher and reading specialist. Alisa taught kindergarten and first grade and provided reading support services as a reading specialist. She holds a master’s degree in reading and literacy, along with an ESL endorsement and an administrative endorsement. Alisa was trained in the phonemic awareness curriculum by Dr. Heggerty himself and worked closely with him for over six years. Alisa began working at Heggerty in 2013 and serves as the chief academic officer. Alisa is the co-author of Bridge the Gap and the Early Pre-Kindergarten curriculum.

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Will this event be recorded?
Yes! This event will be recorded and we will share the on-demand archive within 1-2 days following the live event.

Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
Unfortunately at this time, we are unable to provide certificates of attendance for our free webinars. All attendees of the live webinar will receive an email confirmation of their attendance.