Virtual Series for Educators
Join Us For These Exciting Virtual Sessions-anytime!
These recorded sessions cannot be copied or shared.
The sessions will be available to you for two weeks following purchase.
Please note that no certificate of completion will be provided.
Comprehension: The Reason for Reading
with Sharon Plante and Theresa Collins
This workshop will examine the barriers to comprehension faced by dyslexic learners, the core strategies for developing reading comprehension prescribed in the Report of the National Reading Panel, and specific multisensory approaches to teaching comprehension strategies. Participants will engage in lesson planning activities designed to hone their ability to incorporate those strategies in a Structured Literacy lesson.
Participants will explore various educational and assistive technology tools that can increase access, allow for differentiation, and provide a means for demonstrating understanding in a variety of modalities. These tools can help level the playing field for all learners.
Writing: Empowering Students
The research on writing instruction consistently supports the importance of direct and explicit instruction in planning, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing. Structured literacy approaches, such as Orton-Gilingham focus on breaking the writing process into manageable parts and providing modeling as well as coaching throughout all strategies of the writing process. Through the use of educational and assistive technologies, students can be provided the tools to gain support and independence in the process. From brainstorming with mind-mapping tools such as Inspiration to using Speech-to-text and word prediction to formulate sentences then employing grammar checking tools as part of the editing process, there are many options to engage technology to empower students in the writing process.
Workshops 3 & 4:
Introducing and Developing Executive Functions through Games and Activities
with Sharon Plante & Jeff Ruggiero
In session one, participants will better understand the core executive function domains and how they can bring these essential constructs to their students’ awareness and incorporate them in their own teaching. Through demonstration and participation, teachers will gain insight into ways to use games and activities to help students develop and practice executive function skills.
Connecting Executive Function to Academic Success
Session two, Connecting Executive Function to Academic Success, will provide ways to incorporate language and practical strategies that reinforce the application of executive function skills in the classroom. Participants will also explore various technology tools that can support students’ executive functions and pave the way for academic success.
$50 for both recordings