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Turning Test-Prep Angst Into Confidence Through Deep Learning and Student Agency

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Presented by Dr. Debi Crimmins, Vice President, Customer Advocacy, Achieve3000
Sponsored by Achieve3000

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As we head into the second half of the school year, teachers and administrators are thinking about one thing: how will I help all of my students to do better this year than they did last year on the end-of-year state assessment? It’s not an easy question to answer. The good news is that by utilizing technology to do what it was meant to do, we can unite as leaders in the transformation of literacy to maximize student achievement. Join Dr. Debi Crimmins for an interactive discussion about how educators and administrators can use personalized and differentiated instruction to support students’ ownership of their own literacy growth while building metacognitive strategies that will give them the confidence and ability to ace their assessments!

Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of how to use technology in the classroom; personalize instruction to engage every student and then differentiate learning content, process, and environment to meet their individual needs; and finally, how to foster student’s own understanding of their learning process throughout every lesson.

Debi CrimminsAbout the Presenter
As a former Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida, Debi Crimmins has supervised and coordinated the district’s secondary language arts department, blended learning models, intervention implementation, curriculum and instruction vertical mapping, state assessment analysis, school turn around reform, and professional development services for all elementary, middle, and high schools.

Debi’s passion for literacy instruction and blended learning, coupled with a rigorous commitment to improving professional development for teachers, is modeled throughout her contemporary, research-based workshops, keynotes, seminars, and institutes around the country, as she utilizes best practices from her teaching experience as well as her Ph.D. in Literacy Intervention Instruction. Her research has been published in the English Journal, Phi Delta Kappa, ASCD, and within literacy instruction books by Christopher Gordon Publishers.


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Achieve3000® is the leader in online differentiated literacy instruction, serving nearly 3 million students worldwide. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000’s patented and proven literacy program reaches all students at their individual reading levels to significantly accelerate learning and dramatically increase college and career readiness.



Thursday, January 24, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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