What do you need to know about adaptive learning? The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is increasingly common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can be a challenge. Teachers have limited time to give students the personal attention they need, which is where adaptive learning can help. Adaptive learning is technology that responds to a student’s interactions in real time by offering support automatically—supplementing the one-on-one instruction that a teacher can provide and accelerating a student’s abilities.
Can personalized learning for your struggling readers actually be timesaving and easy to execute? In this edWebinar, Cindy Kanuch demonstrated how to easily find patterns in students’ reading skill deficits that will quickly point teachers to the appropriate intervention. Explore the ideal interventions to achieve the greatest impact on your readers’ abilities and overall improvement in student outcomes.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Douglas Fisher focused on questions that require repeated close readings to be answered. These questions involve general understandings, key details, vocabulary and text structure, author’s purpose, inferences, and opinions and arguments. Learn how to…
Recent surveys of reading experts indicate that fluency is not viewed as an important competency in reading. Based on his own work with young and adolescent readers, Dr. Tim Rasinski asserts that reading fluency is indeed a critical and necessary competency for reading at every grade level and that many students who struggle in reading are not sufficiently fluent. In this edWebinar Dr. Rasinski presented a model of reading that demonstrates that fluency is a cornerstone to reading proficiency.
When students are identified as struggling readers in a tiered system of support (RTI/MTSS) process, it’s very easy to pull them out of the classroom to give them individualized instruction and support to address the gaps in their learning. However, this strategy keeps students away from class culture, away from important instruction and away from their friends—which can impact them socially. In this edWebinar, Learning Ally’s Terrie Noland explored…
Accelerating the ability to read, write and speak is perhaps the greatest challenge facing every discipline in school. The answer is simple but not easy—production of language. In this edWebinar, Kevin Baird, reviewed research and outlinedpragmatic steps to increasing student talk for literacy acceleration using engagement, choice, and success as motivators.
Discover new ways to inspire students toward greater learning. In this research-driven edWebinar, Kevin Baird went beyond Lexile® scores to explore two often overlooked keys to increasing literacy – motivation and engagement.
One of the most powerful ways students learn is through social and dialogic experiences. Traditionally, these collaborative interactions only took place in the classroom face to face; today we live in an era where teachers and students interact in both an analog and digital space. In this edWebinar, Steven W. Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth examined what contemporary collaboration means and how best to implement collaborative literacy learning in both the traditional classroom as well as the blended one.
In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to some basic guiding principles and practices. In this edWebinar, Learning Ally’s Terrie Noland shared how to create a supportive culture for your students who are struggling readers.
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.