The State Department of Education has rolled out a new Science of Reading Masterclass that will provide professional learning for educators at participating districts. The first masterclass cohort will begin on June 29th, made up of 11 participating districts, including Bethel. Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker says this is part of providing a comprehensive K-3 literacy instruction. Such components include phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Five in-person events will be led by national reading experts. They will also participate in online content after each masterclass. Districts will receive individualized leadership and literacy coaching supports to help build systemic practices aligned to the implementation of the Science of Reading .