Assistive technology teachers working at schools in the Fairfax County, VA school district, one of the largest in the United States, are finding that the use of audiobooks is improving access to grade-level content while also developing the love of reading that motivates many students to continue improving.
This edWebinar will take an insightful look into what struggling readers know they need but can’t always explain. Administrators will gain an understanding of how their students feel and will learn practical ways to support their academic and social-emotional development.
In this edWebinar, join two of FCPS’ assistive technology team leaders for a panel presentation with time for questions and answers.
This edWebinar will help educators understand the relationship between the Spanish language and phonological processing and support students.
When we “flip” the learning, and have students present to educators in our edWebinars, it’s a great example of how much we can learn from our students. In a recent edWebinar, Turn Struggling Readers Into Leaders Using Assistive Technology, Gavin and Marley, two middle school students, along with dyslexia specialist Dana Blackaby, presented on their use of assistive technology that helps struggling readers. We wanted to know how they felt about playing the role of teacher to a crowd of over 800 attendees.
This edWebinar will explore the fundamentals of failure and how to keep students from spiraling into chronic failure. Learn effective and evidence-based strategies to support struggling readers in building grit and determination in their failure while keeping them from a perpetual cycle of failure that has detrimental outcomes.
This edWebinar will leave you with a clear understanding of the neuroscience, the effects of stress on learning, and how to reduce stress in school.
“What are you [teachers] doing right now so that your students have unhindered access to grade-level curriculum each day?” is a question often asked by Dana Blackaby, Dyslexia Specialist at The Academy at Nola Dunn in Texas. During a recent edWeb.net edWebinar, Blackaby and two student-led tech crew members from The Academy at Nola Dunn, 5th-grade student, Gavin, and 4th-grade student, Marley, explained that students with disabilities cannot access grade-level curricula 100% by themselves if they are not yet reading at grade level. Eighty-five percent of what we learn we learn is by listening and students can listen and comprehend two grade levels above their reading levels.
In this edWebinar learn how assistive technology allows students to access and master grade-level curricula even if they have dyslexia.
There are four lies/misconceptions about struggling readers that have become embedded in school systems, said Terrie Noland, Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally during a recent edWebinar, “School leaders are just following along and are starting to believe them.” These misconceptions are having a detrimental impact on struggling readers, and school leaders need to set the tone and build a school culture where best practices and evidence-based research are shared to create a system of support for all readers.