Instructional Coaching for Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Literacy Practices

This Reading the Room panel will bring together education stakeholders with a shared interest and expertise in improving literacy outcomes for students. Panelists will share their perspectives on the successes, challenges, and promises of using instructional coaching to implement and sustain evidence-based literacy instruction through the lens of Implementation Science.

Participants will receive access to a variety of free, evidence-based tools and resources.


Sarah Sayko, Ed.D – Deputy Director, National Center on Improving Literacy


Bonnie Short, M.A. – Alabama Reading Initiative Coordinator at Alabama State Department of Education

Laura Booker, Ph.D. – Executive Director of the Tennessee Education Research Alliance

Angela Watkins, Ed.D. – Director of Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, & Student Support at Jefferson County Schools

Related Resources

The National Implementation Research Network

Improving Teaching Practice with Instructional Coaching

The Alabama Coaching Framework

Coaching for Ongoing Professional Learning Within Tiered Support Models

Self-Study Guide for Evidence-Based Coaching for Literacy: PreK–Grade 12

Considerations for Planning and Implementing Literacy Coaching

Targeted Technical Assistance Request


Professional Development
Schools & Districts, State Agencies