The Reading First Webinar series is a 60-minute triweekly event, initiated to educate and spread awareness around reading as a skill while throwing light on the various aspects of it by inviting thought leaders in the domain who specialise on that particular aspect. This series is targeted mainly at school decision makers, management, teachers, policymakers, parents and interested individuals:

Connecting The Dots Between Reading & Academic Achivement In Childen #1

Jagruti Gala

Enhancing Reading proficiency: In the Age of AI #2

Prof. (Dr.) M.M. Pant

Introducing Reading to Children: The Right Beginning #3

Prof. (Dr.) Venita Kaul

An Eternal Journey, Read to Learn - Read to Lead #4

Mr. Aditya Berlia | Mr. Roshan Gandhi | Mr. Amol Arora

Schools of the Future with Monica Mehta & Parmeet Shah #5

Monica Mehta | Parmeet Shah

The Art of Social Entrepreneurship #6

Jennifer Young | Will Butler

Why Diagnosis is the First Step to Awareness #7

Dr. Sarah Richardson

Highlights of a Civil Service Veteran's Journey from the book "Not Just A Civil Servant" #8

Mr. Anil Swarup, Former Education Secretary of India

How can reading to children empower a Nation? #9

Rebecca Chandler-Leege, Worldreader

What did you ask your child today? #10

Kamala V. Mukunda, Psychologist and Author

RFS Webinar with DPS Bangalore #11

School Leaders & Co-believers from Delhi Public School North & South Bangalore

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I join the webinar by link?

  • To join the webinar, click on the link that we have provided you or that you received in your email when you registered.

The link that I received in email is not working. How can I join the webinar manually?

  • If clicking the link does not open the webinar, you can also manually download the Zoom application from their Download Center. The first option, Zoom Client for Meetings, is the same application needed for webinars.
  • Download Zoom Client for Meetings from the Download Center.
  • Install the application.
  • Open the Zoom application.
  • Click Join a Meeting.
  • Locate the 9-digit meeting ID/webinar ID from your registration email. It may appear at the end of the phone dial-in information, or it will be in the join link, just after
  • Enter the 9-digit meeting ID/webinar ID into the Meeting ID/Personal Link Namefield.
  • Click Join.
  • Enter your name and email address if requested. Click Join Webinar.
  • This should take you into the webinar if the webinar is in session.

The page is only showing "The host is yet to start the webinar". How long do I need to wait?

  • If you receive a message that you are waiting for the host to start this webinar, it means that the host has not started broadcasting the webinar yet. We either have not started it or are in the practice session, preparing to take the webinar live. You have connected to Zoom and the webinar will start as soon as we start broadcasting.
  • You may also receive a message noting the date and time of the webinar. If you receive this message, please check the date and start time of the webinar, including the timezone. You will see this message if the webinar is scheduled for another day.

How can I change the audio settings during the webinar?

  • To adjust your audio settings in the webinar, click on Audio Options.
  • Intra and Inter school report on students reading levels with reference to national data
  • This will open up the audio settings section of your Zoom application settings.
  • You can click on the drop downs to change the audio devices or adjust the sliders to change the volume.
  • You can also click on the ^ next to Audio Settings to change your speaker.

How can I mute/unmute while the webinar is going on?

  • If the host gives you permission, you can unmute and talk during the webinar. All participants will be able to hear you.
  • If the host allows you to talk, you will receive a notification.
  • Your audio settings will now change to a Mute/Unmute button. You can still access the audio settings by click on the ^ arrow next to the Unmute/Mute button.

How can I ask questions during the webinar? Or how can I get my query answered?

  • The Q&A window allows you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live.
  • Click Q&A to open the Q&A window. You can move this window around your screen.
  • Type your question into the Q&A box.
  • Click Send.
  • The host can also answer your question live (out loud). You will see a notification in the Q&A window if the host plans to do this.
  • Note: check Send Anonymously if you do not want your name attached to your question in the Q&A.

Can I chat during the webinar?

  • The in-meeting chat allows you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted).
  • Click Chat to open the in-meeting chat.
  • The chat will appear on the right side of your Zoom window if you are not in full screen. If you are in full screen, it will appear in a window that you can move around your screen needed.
  • To change who you are chatting with, click the drop down beside To:
  • Type your message and press Enter.

What is the 'Raise Hand' feature about? How can I use it during the webinar?

  • You can raise your hand in the webinar to indicate that you need something from us. We instruct you on how we plan to use this. We use this feature to know if an attendee has a question and would like to speak out loud.
  • Click Raise Hand in the attendee controls.
  • Your hand will stay raised until you or the host lower it. You can lower your hand if needed by clicking Lower Hand.

How can I leave the webinar in between?

  • Click Leave meeting to leave the webinar at any time. If you leave, you can rejoin if the webinar is still in progress, as long as the host has not locked the webinar.

India's first pure play, standardised reading skill assessment for children.

For Grades 2-6