“While we (teachers) are not always comfortable with technology, we need to think about students first and work through our challenges to make things better for them,” said Sharon Plante, Director of Technology for the Southport School, Southport, CT, during a recent edWebinar. She emphasizes that meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities through the use of technology “can make reading instruction a multi-sensory process that is engaging and explicit while maintaining the individualization and diagnostic-prescriptive aspects of the lesson.”
In this edWebinar, Carol Garboden Murray, MSEd, demonstrates how to use American Sign Language (ASL) while engaging children with songs and felt stories.
In this edWebinar, Sharon Plante discusses various tools that can support differentiated and individualized engagement during small group reading.
In this edWebinar, presented by Gene Kerns, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance, learn about students’ ongoing reading growth and student literacy.
In this edWebinar, Ben Cogswell, presents strategies for teaching students to be effective researchers and critical consumers of online media.
In this edWebinar, gain strategies for teaching your students and learn why acquiring core vocabulary is critical for building foundational literacy skills.
In this edWebinar, Christy Scattarella shares how a pilot project addresses key skills that unleash a discouraged reader’s innate courage.
In this edWebinar, Terrie Noland shares information to help understand when gaps in automaticity occur in reading fluency.
In this edWebinar, learn what educators can do to counteract declines in motivation through strategies that boost motivation and impact reading achievement.
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.”