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Adaptive Literacy Learning 101

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Adaptive Literacy Learning 101

Presented by Lauren Kimlinger, First Grade Teacher, Technology and Math Instructional Leader, Boise-Eliot Elementary School, Portland, OR; with Cathy Caldwell, Product and Marketing Consultant for Voyager Sopris Learning
Sponsored by Voyager Sopris Learning®


If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Adaptive Literacy Learning community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

What do you need to know about adaptive learning? The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is increasingly common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can be a challenge. Teachers have limited time to give students the personal attention they need, which is where adaptive learning can help. Adaptive learning is technology that responds to a student’s interactions in real time by offering support automatically—supplementing the one-on-one instruction that a teacher can provide and accelerating a student’s abilities.

Watch this edWebinar for an introduction to adaptive literacy learning from elementary educator at Boise-Eliot Elementary School in Portland, OR Lauren Kimlinger and Voyager Sopris Learning’s Cathy Caldwell. You will hear about:

  • Findings from a recent nationwide survey that show instructional leaders overwhelmingly see the value of adaptive learning solutions to help individualize instruction
  • How an elementary teacher incorporates an adaptive ELA program in her classroom

Elementary teachers, librarians, administrators, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and curriculum and instruction personnel are invited to watch this recorded event. Learn how adaptive literacy can help your students!

Lauren KimlingerAbout the Presenters

Lauren Kimlinger is a first grade teacher and technology and math instructional leader at Boise-Eliot Elementary School in Portland, OR, with a fierce passion for edtech. She has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Oberlin College and a Masters of Arts in teaching from Concordia University. During her seven years of teaching kindergarten, Lauren became fascinated by the mind-boggling choices in the emerging edtech market. Through experimenting with new technologies, observing students and their data, and learning about blended learning, Lauren has made her own practice very much about meeting students exactly where they are and giving them their next step. Utilizing all available methods: technology, small groups, one-on-one conferences, alternative means of assessment and group project work and more, Lauren intends every year to step out of students’ ways and allow them to meet their potential.

Cathy CaldwellCathy Caldwell, Product and Marketing Consultant for Voyager Sopris Learning, has been in the educational technology industry for 15 years, primarily focused in the areas of content and product development. In that time, she has worked on a variety of educational technology solutions, including Study Island, EducationCity, ESL ReadingSmart, Reading Eggs, and Waggle. Her focus for the past three years has been on adaptive learning products, their uses in the classroom, and their advantages over traditional learning software. Cathy holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.


Join the Adaptive Literacy Learning community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming webinars, view past webinars, take a quiz to receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and access free resources.

Voyager Sopris Learning®Voyager Sopris Learning is part of the Cambium Learning® Group, a leading educational solutions and services company committed to helping all students reach their full potential. Voyager Sopris Learning provides innovative, evidence-based instructional solutions and professional development services to preK-12 students and their teachers.

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