Ignite a passion for literacy in your school, district and community and watch the impact that it will have to further life-long learning. In this edWebinar, MaryLou Whaley, Director, Community Engagement, Outreach & Philanthropy, Hillsborough County Public Schools; and myON’s Doris Linville, Senior Manager of Project Management and Literacy Advocate shared how to advance literacy throughout the community.
In this edWebinar, Billy Spicer shared Gravity Goldberg’s 4 M Framework from her Mindsets & Moves book. The framework offers a platform for you to truly model the adage “work smarter, not harder” regardless of how your students are interacting with text. Adopting this framework will assist you to take a step back in terms of driving instruction and instead, truly allow students to show what they are capable of, where they’re headed next, and how to collectively get there.
Do you worry about your students retaining their essential reading skills over the summer? Avoid the summer slide by creating engaging summer assignments for your students. Learn how technology can enhance your summer reading program.
In this edWebinar, Matthew Farber, Ed.D., social studies teacher and game-based learning author; and Steve Isaacs, video game design and development teacher, discussed how games can create a shared experience for students, much like a field trip. In their game-based learning classrooms, students study games and then have an opportunity to mod (modify, change) as well as to design their own.
Research indicates that attention spans are waning for learners of all ages. In this edWebinar, facilitators highlighted strategies to engage school-aged learners with summer reading.
Do you have children in your program that struggle with oral language skills? Learn how to help improve the language and literacy skills of children at risk for reading challenges. Learn new ways to address key elements of reading success—oral language skills, vocabulary, phonological awareness, and alphabet knowledge.
You’ve probably seen it before. A student excels during small-group guided reading time, yet as soon as they are asked to read independently, all of their progress seems to fly out the window. It’s tempting to equate reading success with successful guided reading practice. In fact, many of us forget that students need help navigating the transition to solo independent reading. In Part 3 of this three-part series, Author Jill Eggleton shared the final secret ingredient necessary for creating the perfect balanced reading burger.
The ability to read complex texts is an essential element of college and career readiness. Matching students and texts, and then scaffolding students towards more complex texts, can help build the skills needed for success after graduation. In this research-driven webinar, Dr. Nancy Frey focused on the quantitative and qualitative factors of text complexity as well as the ways in which readers can be matched with texts and tasks.
Guided reading might seem like a simple strategy for growing good readers to great thinkers who can comprehend. But as Author Jill Eggleton reveals in her three-part series on balanced literacy, effective guided reading instruction requires a knowledge of the appropriate skills for each level, the importance of digging deeper into texts, and effective ways to keep students engaged.
In this webinar, Dr. Douglas Fisher focused on insights and findings from his latest book, Unstoppable Learning. In this research-driven professional development session. Learn how systems thinking can enhance teaching and learning schoolwide.
The statistics are staggering: More than 10 million American students struggle to read, but only 2.3 million are identified and even fewer receive special help. As school leaders, we need to bridge that gap by creating a culture of reading when reading is a barrier. We need to empower and support educators with school-wide programs that embrace different learning styles and prioritize continuity from one grade to the next. In this webinar, Terrie Noland and Kristy Mathieu shared…
In this webinar, Steven W. Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth explained a simplified version of balanced literacy that is grounded in best practices and will help you reimagine reading and writing in the classroom through an edtech redesign. They shared ways to develop and hone the literacy skills students need now and in the future.
Gain new insights for identifying struggling readers and writers, understanding their needs, and helping them improve. In this webinar, Dr. Nelson shared a quadrant model for plotting language/literacy skills along two dimensions that can explain dyslexia and other reading, spelling, and oral language problems.
The impact vocabulary can have on a student’s literacy journey has never been more evident than it is today. A knowledge of rich vocabulary words supports students’ ability to comprehend when reading, while in turn, reading comprehension reinforces their attention to language as they deepen their understanding of new texts. In this webinar, Dr. Isabel Beck and Dr. Margaret McKeown discussed the important relationship between vocabulary and comprehension and the effect each has on literacy achievement
Are you struggling to get lasting literacy progress out of your K-5 students despite the fact that your classroom library or school bookroom is stuffed with leveled books? As powerful of an instructional approach as guided reading is, supporting the growing appetites of your aspiring Literacy Heroes requires more than just leveled books. It requires a delicious “balanced literacy” burger made up of multiple ingredients—or instructional approaches—that work together in a balanced way. In part 1 of this series, Jill shared new ways to think about balanced literacy.
Too many use the term “literacy” interchangeably with “reading,” but the reality is that literacy is more encompassing: it is reading, writing, and speaking. Ensuring all students have mastered these capacities is perhaps the greatest challenge facing schools today – and it touches all disciplines, from language arts to social studies to science. How can we overcome this challenge and ensure our students are mastering all aspects of literacy? The answer is simple, although not easy: the production of language. It’s time to get students talking!
Audiobooks cannot replace explicit reading instruction, because a balance of support and accommodations is needed for struggling readers. In this webinar, Learning Ally’s Terrie Noland, National Director of Educator Engagement, discussed the when, where, how, and why of effectively incorporating audiobooks as an assistive technology tool for students with dyslexia.
In all areas of education, we expect students to study for the tests we give them. Rarely, however, do schools spend significant effort teaching students how to study. Although many teachers do provide a strategy or two, it remains an epidemic that if students study at all, they do it in the most inefficient and ineffective (and boring!) way possible – by reviewing their textbook and/or their notes. View this webinar to learn about a simple fix for this problem.
In this webinar Eyal Rav-Noy and Tzippy Rav-Noy, Co-Founders of Capit Learning, began with a discussion of the National Reading Panel Report, an evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction. They shared three tools the report recommends for early readers that often are overlooked by many teachers, researchers, and curriculum developers. Learn about research-based tools that will increase your young students’ phonemic awareness skills and letter-sound knowledge.
John Hattie’s research – over 800 meta-studies on learning and achievement, involving more than 800 million students – has transformed education. In this webinar, Dr. Nancy Frey, Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and co-author of the new book Visible Learning for Literacy, delved into how Hattie’s findings apply to literacy instruction and how educators can implement the practices that work best to accelerate student learning.
In this webinar, teacher and trained blended learning expert Sarah Rich shared ways for you to better use interactive reading apps in your Pre-K to Grade 2 classroom to increase a variety of skills such as comprehension, receptive language, and vocabulary.
If not identified and addressed, consequences of dyslexia alone include students dropping out of school and being less able to support themselves or their families. In this webinar, Rob Frantum-Allen (Director of Integrated Services) and Jackie Bott (Assistive Technology Coordinator) explained how the organizations created a strategically designed model program where assistive technology (AT) is being integrated into educational efforts.
In this webinar, Dr. Douglas Fisher will led an exploration of the types of learning that ensure students become better readers who persevere through complex (strength) or long (stamina) texts while thinking critically about what the author is saying and what they believe to be true.
From apps to software to cloud-based cross-platform supports, this webinar explored tools that can aid struggling readers. Mike Marotta, Assistive Technology Consultant and president of Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC showcased a broad range of low- and high-tech applications — including free solutions — to support students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.