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 edWebinar, Learn how one teacher made her classroom a haven for struggling readers, a place where learning happened and teaching became organic through small groups and conversations.
In this edWebinar, Nelda Reyes shares some of the ideas that helped create an atmosphere of reading and literacy at her school.
In this edWebinar, Steven Erwin, National Early Childhood Specialist for Kaplan Early Learning Company, shares recent research on math, language and executive functioning and the impact on cognition and school readiness.
In this edWebimar, learn how adaptive digital literacy scaffolds support a growth mindset and the grit needed to accelerate informational text proficiency.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Bob Elwell, Director of School Partnerships for Square Panda, presents research findings of reading interventions that include visual and haptic exploration of phonemes, letters, and words via interactive tactile learning games, reading apps and tablet devices.
The goal of this edWebinar is to focus on specific and practical methods teachers can use in their classrooms to nurture nonfiction reading skills for students in grades three through eight.
In this edWebinar, Emily Rozmus, INFOhio Instructional Team Specialist, explores the best digital reading practices for early literacy.
In this edWebinar, take a close look at how giving elementary students an authentic audience for their writing can dramatically boost their intrinsic motivation to write.