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Upcoming Webinars

Roland Good
Roland Good

Making a Difference with Effective Dyslexia Screening

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Presented by researcher and author Dr. Roland Good, III, of Acadience® Learning, discusses the importance of using effective and efficient assessment to support students with reading difficulties, including dyslexia, for improving academic outcomes. Learning to read and write is essential for student success in school and life. Students with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia, can experience significant challenges in school and beyond if not provided with early identification and intervention. Dr. Good examines how data from dyslexia screening can be used to support students with reading difficulties through literacy professional development, explicit instruction, and targeted intensive intervention. By understanding where struggling readers are, knowing where they need to go, and planning the path they need to follow, educators can help at-risk students succeed.

Hosted by EdWeek

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Previous Webinars

Louisa Moats
Louisa Moats

Close Encounters with Students' Spelling:
What They Tell Us About Language Learning

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When they write and spell, students show us what they know and believe about spoken and written language. If we, as educators, look with an informed eye, we can readily see what needs to be taught and what that student needs to learn. Join us for this enlightening presentation during which Dr. Louisa Moats will share her unique insight and expertise as we take a close look at writing samples and explore what they tell us about students’ instructional needs.

In this informative webinar, Dr. Moats will review:

  • Theoretical frameworks for analyzing errors in developing writers’ work
  • Signs of underdeveloped phoneme awareness
  • How to recognize what students do and do not know about vowel and consonant spellings
  • How to recognize what students do and do not know about suffixes and other morphemes
  • Why and how we can teach language through spelling and writing

For the topics presented, attendees will learn best practices and new targets of instruction.

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Roland Good
Roland Good

Improving Reading Outcomes Through Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring

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A student who begins the year at the cut point and does not make progress is unlikely to achieve subsequent grade level outcomes without additional support. With that in mind, every educator will find value in this useful and timely presentation by author of Acadience® Reading (DIBELS Next®). Dr. Good outlines and explores strategies and resources to help educators improve reading outcomes using efficient monitoring and reasonable goal setting.

Dr. Good walks attendees through applicable steps to:

  • Set progress monitoring goals that represent meaningful, ambitious, and attainable outcomes
  • Support making data-based decisions in real-time to modify instructional support
  • Characterize and evaluate the growth made by all students 
  • Learn about useful technology for setting meaningful, attainable, and ambitious goals
  • Practice setting goals and discuss student progress decisions

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Lucy Hart Paulson
Lucy Hart Paulson

Pamela Kastner
Pamela Kastner

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Purposeful Play and Playful Learning

Play has long been considered an important contributor to children’s learning and development. How does your understanding of play match up with cognitive research and how play contributes to children’s learning? Join us for this enlightening session where two early childhood experts share the scientific findings about play development and evidence-based approaches for incorporating playful teaching and planful play into early childhood settings.

Attendees will learn:

  • The stages and characteristics of play types and development
  • The conditions for play to contribute to young children’s learning
  • New ways to incorporate playful instruction and purposeful play into everyday classroom routines
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Wendy Farone, Ph.D.
Wendy Farone, Ph.D.

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Dyslexia: The Myths and the Mysteries

There are many myths and untruths surrounding the issue of dyslexia, including who is at risk of reading failure. This enlightening session will unpack the definition of dyslexia and clarify some of the ongoing mysteries surrounding how to serve students who struggle with reading acquisition inside school systems.

Attendees will learn to:

  • Identify critical components of the term dyslexia
  • Differentiate between true and false facts about dyslexia 
  • Explain instructional implications of learning difficulties/disabilities in literacy acquisition
  • Create an implementation plan to put these ideas into practice

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