According to hillforliteracy.org, about 66% of 4th grade readers cannot read proficiently, which often translates into a growing achievement gap for these children. Why is reading such a difficult task to learn and teach? While humans are born with a natural ability for spoken language, reading is much different. In fact, Dr. Vera Blau-McCandliss, Vice President of Education and Research at Square Panda, said that reading is a relatively new and unnatural phenomenon which she described in “Reading and the Brain.”
In this edWebinar, Dr. Vera Blau-McCandliss, Vice President of Education and Research at Square Panda, focuses on the science of early reading development.
In this presentation, we will take an easy-to-digest look into how the brain processes mathematical information to gain a better understanding of how we can optimize learning fractions and other mathematical topics more generally.
Creativity and innovation are now seen as high priorities in virtually every human endeavor, spanning academic, business, and artistic domains. Some say we have left behind the “information age” and entered the “era of creativity,” in which our role as educators is to define and teach students how best to maximize their uniquely human creative potential.