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Creating the Perfect BLT: Balanced Literacy and Technology

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Balanced Literacy and Technology

Presented by Dr. Brandee Ramirez, Educational Coach for Tustin Unified School District
Sponsored by ABCmouse For Schools


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In the 21st century, teachers have more opportunities than ever before to transform their teaching through technology integration. The time-tested, research-proven, reading instructional approach of balanced literacy can provide the perfect context.

Dr. Brandee Ramirez, Educational Coach for Tustin Unified School District, explored the ways that technology can support, enhance, extend, and even transform traditional balanced literacy teaching practices in the pre-kindergarten through third grade classroom. Through the presentation of specific apps, websites, and evaluative tools, she expanded participants’ ed-tech knowledge base, and guided them through real-world examples of balanced literacy technology (BLT) integration successfully implemented in California’s Tustin Unified School District, as well as other school districts around the country.

Webinar viewers:

  • LEARN how technology can be effectively and seamlessly integrated to support and transform teaching practices at the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade levels
  • GAIN an understanding of the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) technology evaluation framework, with an understanding of how to apply the SAMR model to transform your own teaching practices
  • UNDERSTAND which specific apps and tools can be quickly and effectively implemented as part of a balanced literacy program, along with ideas for implementation

This webinar is of particular interest to PreK-Grade 3 teachers, educators, librarians, and administrators.

Brandee RamirezAbout the Presenter

Dr. Brandee Ramirez has been in education for sixteen years and is currently an educational coach for Tustin Unified School District in California. Her main role is to coach teachers and students on finding their passion and how to incorporate technology into their daily classroom routines. She advises for Age of Learning/, is a UCI Writing Project Fellow, and was 2013 Teacher of the Year. She also works closely with COTSEN and Educators Cooperative. She has created numerous professional development workshops as well as presented at Asia Society Global Education Forum 2015, CUE 2014 and 2015, E-Learning Symposium, National Head Start Association and presented at ISTE 2016. She holds a masters degree and a Doctorate in Education from University of Southern California. She has a passion for technology and education, but most importantly she has a passion for children (she has four of her own) and the love of learning.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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