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Learn why and how high-quality professional development impacts student literacy during this timely webinar. Learn how the new LETRS improves teacher instruction with flexible, online training and embedded video that show you how to apply everything you learn.
When students can make sense of words, then they learn, grow and succeed. Watch this web seminar to learn some research-based strategies that are effective with all struggling readers, whether they are English language learners, students with reading disabilities, or students who have simply fallen behind.
National ESSA requirements are in effect and will have immediate impact upon students and teachers. How should states and school districts approach these changes? Will the requirements affect instructional curriculum? What will publishers do to ensure materials meet student and teacher needs based on the new law?
Defy the stereotypes and see students for their potential, not their inability to read; let’s empower each teacher to change lives; let’s recognize each district for its ability to build a better literacy program.
With all the abstract terminology used in grammar instruction it’s no wonder that our students shout out “person, place, or thing” whenever you ask them the meaning of any part of speech. That seems to be the only one they know. How do we move past teaching grammar in an abstract way and begin to incorporate concrete strategies? During this webinar we will discuss ways to make grammar more concrete and meaningful, and attendees will learn:
Strategies for teaching grammar in a concrete way
Key questions for teaching parts of speech
A hands-on strategy for expanding and varying sentence structure.
Research over a number of years has indicated that a almost any child can learn to read, yet only one third are proficient, according to NAEP. Teachers across the country are fighting a losing battle in teaching literacy without the proper training and resources—the truth is teachers are working hard but need literacy-specific tools and training to impact student outcomes and change this statistic.
This helpful presentation, which uses information from Scarborough's Reading Rope, will help literacy educators "learn the Rope" to teach reading. Educator Carolyn Gore of Caddo Public Schools and Toni Backstrom of Voyager Sopris Learning will discuss blended learning approaches, online resources, and other tools designed to make teachers more effective and efficient in the way they teach reading. The presenters will explore the various strands of the 'Rope' and will demystify common misunderstandings while sharing best practices. Join us and see how you can help every student become a proficient reader!
Reading fluency has long been recognized as one of the five essential components of reading. Standards require that elementary students read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Secondary students, too, must possess appropriate fluency skills in order to read and comprehend increasingly complex text. However, too often, fluency is overlooked in reading instruction.
Attendees will learn:
The strong correlation between reading fluency, comprehension, independent reading and work completion.
New methods for promoting fluency within classroom reading routines.
How to implement a highly motivating daily six-minute partner routine to increase oral reading fluency for elementary as well as secondary students.
Technology is integrated in everyday life. It's practical use for daily communication, job-embedded application and entertainment has been entrenched in our modern existence leading educators to question the impact of technology integration on students, teachers and instruction. This interactive session will focus on the pros and cons of technology use in the educational world and its place in the ecosystem of the classroom. A reflection on contrasting technology practice and technology instruction as well as the benefits of blending technology with direct teacher instruction and its effect on student growth and achievement will be discussed.
This is the second of a two part webinar that looks at problem solving and its connection to the world of work. This webinar will contain many examples of how students can engage in a variety of real world problems that vary in length and difficulty. A recent IES publication on problem solving for grades 4 to 8 will serve as a backdrop for these examples. The webinar will also emphasize statistics and probability content standards as well as relevant mathematical practices.