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Teacher Connections

Empowering advice for educators, by educators

We’re excited to launch Teacher Connections, a new collection of videos with practical advice and tools from your very own Amplify Ambassadors—educators just like you! You can look to this portal frequently for new videos featuring educators from schools and districts around the country every week! The inspiring and useful advice will help level up your learning and support the work you do every day educating the leaders of tomorrow.

Teacher Connections playlists

Hear from experienced elementary and middle school teachers and leaders as they share practical advice and strategies for creating successful classrooms.

Introducing Frank Lukasik, Director of literacy and funded programs at East Meadow Union Free School District in New York who is sharing his experience with the shift to the Science of Reading.


Fuel your teaching excellence with curated insights and tips

Simply select the playlist drop-downs below to access curated videos, updated regularly with fresh content. Take advantage of this valuable resource to fuel your professional growth and stay at the forefront of educational best practices.

Real-world elementary and middle school experiences
Elementary experiences

Meet Danielle Hawkins, principal in Newfane Central School District who wants to share the value of professional development opportunities offered by Amplify for educators as they embark on a CKLA journey.

Referenced resources: Science of Reading Primer (Part 1 and 2)

Newfane Central School District, New York

Meet Frank Lukasik, director of literacy and funded programs at East Meadow Union Free School District in New York who shares what inspires him daily.

East Meadow UFSD, New York

Meet Raquel Ellis, literacy facilitator supporting teachers of grades K–5, who wants to share the value of doing a book study with Natalie Wexler’s book “The Knowledge Gap” with colleagues to understand how reading instruction has evolved over the years.

Kyrene Elementary School District 28, Arizona

Meet Darcey Linton, student support teacher who wants to share two tips for how she connects with her students to build relationships.

Wissahickon School District, Pennsylvania

Meet Callie Wheeler, an instructional coach who wants to share her advice on how to help support colleagues as they transition to Science of Reading practices in their classrooms.

Patrick County Public School District, Virginia

Meet Elizabeth Sillies, a literacy coach and Title I supervisor supporting teachers of grades K–6 who wants to share the importance of meeting as a team and making sure goals are shared with one another to build positive collaboration.

Three Rivers Local School District, Ohio

Middle school experiences

Meet Carla Cruse, a 7th grade teacher who wants to remind teachers of the important work they do each day and that they know what is best for their students.

Campbell Union School District, California

Meet Jason Shelangouski, an 8th grade teacher who wants to share the importance of building strong relationships with the students he teaches first.

USD 320 Wamego Middle School, Kansas

Meet Ryan Rudkin, a 6th grade teacher who wants to share a unique reward she uses in her classroom called “phone Fridays.” Hear how she shares good news with caregivers to further motivate her students.

Buckeye Union School District, California

Explore the real-world experiences of elementary and middle school educators by selecting a captivating video from this section. Sit back, relax, and gain valuable insights and inspiration as you watch their stories unfold.

Innovative instructional strategies by program
Amplify CKLA and Caminos

Amplify CKLA and Caminos

Meet Danielle Hawkins, principal of Newfane Central Schools who wants to share a tip for administrators and leaders about the importance of preparing educators who are new to CKLA and the Science of Reading by using helpful resources on the Amplify website.

Newfane Central Schools, New York

Amplify CKLA

Meet Frank Lukasik, director of literacy and funded programs at East Meadow Union Free School District in New York who wants to share the success he’s seen with CKLA.

East Meadow Union Free School District, New York

Amplify CKLA

Meet Laura Rhode, instructional coach supporting teachers of PK–grade 5, who wants to share how successful CKLA can be as a program used by substitute educators.

Dodgeville School District, Wisconsin

Amplify CKLA

Meet Tiffany Spaulding, administrator of literacy in Campbell Union School District who wants to share her appreciation for the CKLA hub as a resource for teachers.

Campbell Union School District, California

Meet Raquel Ellis, literacy facilitator supporting teachers of grades K–5, who wants to share a tip about how to make the most of your time as a CKLA educator to be successful with your lessons.

Kyrene School District, Arizona

Amplify ELA

Amplify ELA

Meet Carla Cruse, a 7th grade teacher who wants to remind teachers that you set the pace when using Amplify ELA based on the needs of your students.

Campbell Union School District, California

Amplify ELA

Meet Jason Shelangouski, an 8th grade teacher who wants to share his excitement for the scaffolding feature in the digital piece of the ELA curriculum and how flexible this is for the teacher to use to best support students.

USD 320 Wamego Middle School, Kansas

Amplify ELA

Meet Elizabeth Sillies, a literacy coach and Title I supervisor supporting teachers of grades K–6 who wants to remind teachers how helpful the knowledge sequence tool and the program overview guide are as resources for Amplify ELA. 

Three Rivers Local School District, Ohio

Amplify Science

Amplify Science 6–8

Meet Ryan Rudkin, a 6th grade teacher who wants to share her love for Science seminars and how these are a great opportunity to invite district staff to come watch the seminar. These highlight just how much the students have learned.

Buckeye Union School District, California 

Amplify Science K–5

Meet Darcey Linton, student support teacher who wants to share how Amplify Science has everything organized and easy to access in one place. She also shares her appreciation for the simulations which give students real-time feedback as they are learning.

Wissahickon School District, Pennsylvania

mCLASS and Lectura

mCLASS DIBELS 8th Edition

Meet Tiffany Spaulding, administrator of literacy in Campbell Union School District who wants to share advice for transitioning from paper/pencil assessments to digital assessments like mCLASS DIBELS 8th Edition.

Campbell Union School District, California

mCLASS DIBELS 8th Edition

Meet Anne Marie Phelan, an elementary special educator in Governor Wentworth Regional School District who wants to share that the data provided by mCLASS is powerful.

Governor Wentworth Regional School District, New Hampshire

Explore our curated playlists and access expert wisdom and practical strategies to enhance your teaching and leadership skills by Amplify program.


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There are two exciting opportunities to pass along your perspective! You can either submit a Teacher Spotlight to have your practical advice featured in our monthly newsletters or contribute a testimonial to showcase the impact of Amplify programs. Don’t miss out on the chance to share your expertise and inspire educators nationwide!

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