Science of Reading: The Podcast

S5-E10: Training the next generation of Science of Reading educators with Dr. Amy Murdoch

June 29, 2022 Amplify Education Season 5 Episode 10
Science of Reading: The Podcast
S5-E10: Training the next generation of Science of Reading educators with Dr. Amy Murdoch
Show Notes

Dr. Amy Murdoch is the assistant dean of Reading Science in the School of Education at Mount St. Joseph University. She received her doctorate in school psychology with an emphasis in early literacy from the University of Cincinnati. In this episode, she chats with Susan Lambert about creating prominent graduate and doctoral programs in the Science of Reading, and the responsibility of training the next generation of early literacy educators. She discusses how she has seen Science of Reading interest escalate, shares her hopes for the future of reading science in schools, and offers advice for those who are new to the Science of Reading and/or exploring an advanced degree rooted in reading science.

Show notes:

Beginning to Read by Marilyn Adams

Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children by Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley

Project Ready! An Early Language and Literacy Program to Close the Readiness Gap - Research article

Mount St. Joseph University Reading Science Program

Center for Reading Science

Quotes:

"Don't do it alone, try to find community and find people you can, you know, your trusted colleagues that you can bounce ideas off of and grow your learning."
—Dr. Amy Murdoch

"Sometimes things are not completely clear and we need to collect more evidence in data and we do the best we can until we kind of refine a practice that we're trying to figure out, especially for children who really have significant struggles with reading."
—Dr. Amy Murdoch

"We're all working towards the same goal of helping all children enter the world of reading successfully and continue that path of reading successfully."
—Dr. Amy Murdoch