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2015 Fall Webinar Series

Webinar Archives: Leadership Series | Spring Series: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 | Fall Series: 2015, 2014, 2013

 Mackenzie Hutchinson

We Can Do It! Helping Grow and Stretch Young Minds

Presented by Mackenzie Hutchinson

What You'll Learn:

  • Strategies and techniques to foster the growth and development of early learners, ages 3 to 5
  • Differentiation strategies for all young students, including ELLs
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Bea Moore Luchin

Unlocking the Language of Mathematics

Presented by Bea Moore Luchin

What You'll Learn:

  • An understanding of the words and symbols that support the development of conceptual understanding, procedural skills, problem solving, and writing to justify mathematical situations
  • Strategies for vocabulary development in elementary mathematics
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Nancy Chapel Eberhardt

Selecting Essential Content: Why Is It Important? How Do We Do It?

Presented by Nancy Chapel Eberhardt

What You'll Learn:

  • The essential domains of content in literacy instruction
  • How to analyze informational and literary text to increase student understanding
  • Techniques to guide content selection for vocabulary and syntactic complexity
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Pam Austin

Vocabulary: The Lexical Quality Hypothesis Connection

Presented by Pam Austin

What You'll Learn:

  • The features of vocabulary and how it supports students’ ability to gain content knowledge
  • Vocabulary’s impact on reading comprehension for middle and high school students
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Carrie Doom

Go Blended! What Does Blended Learning Look Like?

Presented by Carrie Doom

What You'll Learn:

  • Definition of a blended classroom
  • Different models for blended learning
  • Strategies for easily transitioning your school or class into the digital world
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Helen Long

Train the Brain: When Older Kids Can’t Read

Presented by Helen Long, M.S.Ed.

What You'll Learn:

  • The science behind “training” the brain to learn to read
  • Proven techniques that support middle and high school students who struggle with reading, including engaging technology, online social media, and teacher-directed instruction 
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Stephanie Gottwald

Technology’s Impact on Literacy

Presented by Stephanie Gottwald, Ph.D.

What You'll Learn:

  • The recent research that explores the impact and utility of digital media on literacy, learning, and thinking
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Susan Hall

What’s Working in RTI/MTSS Implementation for Literacy Improvement

Presented by Susan Hall, Ed.D.

What You'll Learn:

  • Which RTI/MTSS practices and processes are present in schools that have seen results
  • Important practices and strategies for teachers to ensure all students are achieving literacy gains
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Jenny Hamilton

What Do Young Learners Think? Opinion Writing Strategies for Emergent Writers

Presented by Jenny Hamilton

What You'll Learn:

  • Research behind teaching writing to young learners
  • Age-appropriate strategies to introduce opinion writing in grades K–2
  • The role of the teacher to optimize student performance and make every instructional minute count
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Gail Adams

Strategies to Meet Common Core Reading Fluency Standards

Presented by Gail Adams, M.Ed.

What You'll Learn:

  • Strategies for increasing oral reading fluency
  • The fluency skills needed to read and comprehend social studies, science, and technical materials in the Secondary CCSS
  • The correlation between reading fluency and reading comprehension 
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Linda Forbringer

Subtracting the Problems from Problem Solving

Presented by Linda Forbringer, Ph.D.

What You'll Learn:

  • Research on effective methods for teaching struggling learners to solve story problems
  • Specific strategies for solving problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers
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