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Audiobooks Made Easy: Why They Are Better Than Ever and Can Work With Your Students

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Audio Books

Presented by Samantha Reichard, Lead Real Time Teacher Coach, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC
Moderated by Jim McVety, Managing Partner, First Step Advisors

Sponsored by Glose for Education

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If ever there was a time to engage young readers with every conceivable tool, it is now. Enter audiobooks, which are more accessible than ever and include an array of tools that help individualize instruction and foster true equity in the classroom.

In this edWebinar, watch Samantha Reichard, an instructional coach at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, as she shares key strategies for utilizing audiobooks, from empowering readers below level to improving engagement among all readers, at every level.

Audiobooks are easier—and better—than ever, and this edWebinar will give you the strategies, tools, and tips you need to harness their power for your students.

This recorded presentation will be of interest to middle and high school educators, librarians, and curriculum and instructional leaders. 


Samantha ReichardAbout the Presenter

Samantha Reichard serves as a mission-critical resource for 29 inner-city and Title I schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District in North Carolina. After graduating from the State University of New York at Fredonia, Samantha began her teaching career at East Union Middle School in Union County, NC as an eighth-grade English language arts teacher. After two years, she moved to Charlotte, NC and served as a sixth- and seventh-grade language arts teacher for five years before becoming a multi-classroom leader and real-time teacher coach. Following that, she worked on expanding the model of Multi-Classroom Leader and Real-Time Teacher Coaching (RTTC) for four years at Ranson IB Middle School.


Jim McVetyAbout the Host

Jim McVety is Managing Partner of First Step Advisors and serves as a Senior Advisor to Glose Education. A lifelong advocate for innovation in education, Jim brings 20+ years of research and analysis to the Social Reading discussion. Jim has hosted numerous webinars, expert panels, and keynote presentations during his career, and his focus is on building the capacity of service organizations to better support educators and students.


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Monday, October 26, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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