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Bringing Students Back to the Page: Using Digital Resources to Accelerate Learning
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert, Author of Scholastic W.O.R.D., President and CEO of TextProject.org, Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Sponsored by Scholastic Digital Solutions
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Prior to school closures, many American students were not reading enough to get to proficient literacy levels. In
our current reality, this number is even greater. For some students, access to high-quality texts may have
decreased more over the past months. As instruction has turned remote, educators can lean on digital
resources to serve as a means for ensuring that all students get the exposure to the texts they need. This
presentation will describe how digital resources can serve as a bridge to accelerate learning and bring students
“back to the page.”
In this edWebinar, participants will learn:
- How increased exposure to texts can minimize learning loss and potential summer slump
- How to use technology to address the gap in reading fluency and access to texts
- How to leverage features of digital resources to differentiate and target specific literacy skills
- How to accelerate learning gains and engagement with game-based, digital programs
This edWebinar will be of interest to preK through elementary teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenter
Dr. Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert is a vocabulary acquisition expert, renowned researcher, and author of
Scholastic W.O.R.D. She has had a lifelong career as a literacy educator and has scanned and studied
10,000 children’s texts to discover the 2,500 morphological word families students will encounter 90% of
the time. She is the president and CEO of TextProject.org and is a research associate at the University of
California, Santa Cruz. She is a fellow of the American Research Association and was awarded a William S.
Gray Citation of Merit by the International Reading Association for outstanding contributions to the field of reading.
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