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Season 1, Episode 3

Connecting Phonics to Reading: Answering the Big Why (25 minutes)

Dr. Nancy Akhavan, Associate Professor for the Department of Educational Leadership, joins Cheryl to discuss the value of embedding reading with phonics instruction. Discover new reading frameworks that you can use in your classroom to help keep students actively engaged throughout all stages of their literacy journeys. 

ABOUT DR. NANCY AKHAVAN, Ed. D. 

DR. NANCY AKHAVAN

Dr. Akhavan is an accomplished educator, speaker, and distinguished author dedicated to helping students learn how to read, write, and think. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Akhavan has made great strides in driving institutional change while improving organizational systems to better meet the needs of underserved youth.  

ABOUT DR. CHERYL LUNDY SWIFT

PAM KOUTRAKOS

Cheryl holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, distinguished educational leader, and has been recognized with multiple awards for her achievements. She served as the lead curriculum developer for Learning Without Tears’ Get Set for School’s Language and Literacy curriculum, which received an AEP Distinguished Achievement award. In 2017, Cheryl was awarded the Investor Bank’s Educator of the Year Award.