Professional Learning podcast learning opportunities

Winter-Spring 2023

Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong
Professional Learning and Reflection
This course is a self-paced, asynchronous learning opportunity; therefore, you can complete your learning and application when it works best for you (ensuring that all work is done between February 1 and May 1, 2023 for SCECH credit). 

Format: Virtual, Asynchronous

Description: Emily Hanford has been working in public media for more than two decades as a reporter, producer, editor, news director and program host. Her work has won numerous honors including the Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award from the American Educational Research Association. In 2022, Hanford released her most recent work, a six-episode podcast titled, “Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong.” Through the series, Hanford surfaces how research about the “science of reading” intersects with current methods, causing educators across the country to reflect on their practices and mindsets about how students learn to read.

Link to all podcasts in this series 

Link to document with all instructions, learning outcomes, intended audience for this professional learning offering


State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) to Be Earned: Participants can earn five (5) or six (6) SCECHs.

Attendance Method: Participants will be asked to confirm that they listened to each episode in its entirety prior to completing the assignment for each episode.

Timeline: February 1 – May 1, 2023

Program Contact Name: Mike Haynes, Director of Instructional Services, Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District

Participants can earn an additional SCECH by participating in a virtual discussion on April 4, 2023 from 3:45pm – 4:45 p.m. at


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