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Tools and Ideas for Independent Reading for All Students… Anywhere, Anytime

Monday, December 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Tools and Ideas for Independent Reading for All Students... Anywhere, Anytime

Presented by Shannon McClintock Miller, District Teacher Librarian and Innovation Director, Van Meter Community School (IA); and Yevgen Borodin, Ph.D., CEO of Capti Voice and Research Professor at Stony Brook University
Moderated by Rita Ferrandino, Innovation Consultant, Catalyst @PennGSE University of Pennsylvania

Sponsored by Capti Voice

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As educators, we are always looking for amazing ways to engage and support all learners, especially now as we teach students in all kinds of blended learning situations. Now, in these uncertain times, we need tools to help learners be as independent as possible, ensuring continuity of learning despite the impact of the pandemic on instructional models.

In this edWebinar, Shannon McClintock Miller shares tools and ideas for accommodating the needs of all learners in unique and creative ways. She will explore ways to use apps in concert to support learners who are in remote or hybrid learning models. Practical tips and commonly accessible platforms like Google will be incorporated.

You will leave this recorded presentation with lots of ideas, new tools for all learners, and a collection of resources to use as you take this knowledge back to your school and give your students a voice in their learning, too.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, including special education, ELA, ENL/bilingual, and literacy teachers, as well as librarians, school and district leaders, and curriculum and instruction specialists of the elementary through higher education levels.


Shannon MillerAbout the Presenters

Shannon McClintock Miller is the district teacher librarian and innovation director at Van Meter Community School in Iowa and Future Ready Librarians spokesperson working with students, librarians, educators and others around the world every day. She is Buncee’s Librarian Advisor, Capstone’s Librarian on the Street, and a Skype Educator. Shannon is the author of the award-winning The Library Voice blog. She has published four children’s books about library skills and eight graphic novels in the series Adventures in Makerspace with Capstone and Cantata Learning. Shannon and Bill Bass recently published a book with ISTE, Leading from the Library.

In 2011, Shannon was awarded the Connecting People Shorty Award and was chosen to be part of the SLJ New Leaders Program in 2012. In 2013, she was named one of the Faces of Innovation from Broadband for America; one of 50 featured in the 2013 Center for Digital Education Yearbook; and one of the featured Connected Educators with the Connected Educators Project partnered with the U.S. Department of Education. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Making it Happen Award by ISTE. In 2018, she was named the AASL Social Media Superstar Leadership Luminary. In 2020, Shannon was an EdTech Awards Leadership Finalist.

And her most favorite roles of all… She is mom to amazing children and lucky wife of Eric. You can find Shannon at @shannonmmiller on Twitter and Instagram and by following her blog,


Yevgen BorodinDr. Yevgen Borodin is the CEO of Capti Voice and a research professor at Stony Brook University. He is a leading researcher and entrepreneur in the field of computer accessibility. He invented an array of methods and assistive technology for improving accessibility for people with disabilities. He co-authored 50+ peer-reviewed publications and received numerous awards, including the MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35, FCC Chairman’s Award for Advancing Accessibility. His research has been consistently funded by federal grant awards from the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Administration for Community Living.


Rita FerrandinoAbout the Moderator

Rita Ferrandino has built an international reputation as one of the most effective strategist and coalition-builders in the education community. She is a recognized innovation education expert, an authority on U.S. education policy and politics, and a leader in Future of Work strategies.


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Capti Voice is an all-in-one literacy solution that helps facilitate reading for all learners. A “AAA” for educators helping Assess, Accommodate, and Advance reading. Capti helps address Sec. 504 compliance and boost reading comprehension by providing tools that help accommodate and bolster independent work in remote and hybrid settings.

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Monday, December 7, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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