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Supporting Every Student Online: Differentiating Literacy Instruction Across Content Areas
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Shaelynn Farnsworth, Coach, Consultant, and Educator, Web20Classroom; and Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, Web20Classroom
Sponsored by Writable
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As many educators settle into the reality of virtual learning and identify what works best (and what doesn’t) in their online classrooms, one thing has risen to the forefront: the importance of literacy instruction across the content areas. Our new normal did not eliminate every student’s individual needs. The need to differentiate instruction is ever-present, and the basis for differentiation is now rooted firmly in literacy instruction. We’re all writing teachers now!
Watch experienced blended and virtual educators, edtech experts, and authors, Shaelynn Farnsworth and Steven W. Anderson, as they discuss resources and strategies to best support online literacy instruction across the content areas for every student.
In this edWebinar, we explore best practices, tips, and tricks for virtual instruction, differentiation, and student engagement. Learn about curricular content, edtech tools, resources, and communities. As we are working to meet the needs of all students virtually, we also be mindful of issues related to equity, accessibility, and student populations with special needs.
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This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through higher education teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, curriculum and instruction, TOSAs and coaches, assistant superintendents, and tech directors.
About the Presenters
Shaelynn Farnsworth is a coach, consultant, and educator for Web20Classroom. She is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As a high school teacher, she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. She continues this exploration as a consultant focusing on technology, literacy, differentiation, and systemic change. Shaelynn is a staff developer, literacy coach, and supports districts in the implementation of initiatives. She is a MIEExpert, Google Certified Innovator, Apple Teacher, and has training in Project-Based Learning from the Buck Institute, Visible Learning with Hattie, Instructional Coaching, and K-12 Literacy Best Practices.
Steven W. Anderson is a leader in the convergence of digital learning and leadership. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology, he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration, using social media for learning, technology implementation efficacy and creating meaningful School: Home Relationships. As @web20classroom, he regularly travels the globe talking to schools, districts, and leaders about how they can be powerful change agents in education transformation. Steven has been a presenter and keynoter at several national and international educational technology conferences as well as numerous state and local conferences. He is the author of three books, The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning, The Tech-Savvy Administrator, and Content Curation: How To Avoid Information Overload. He is also credited with creating #edchat, the original and most popularly used educational hashtag on Twitter. Steven has been recognized with awards including being named a Microsoft Education Innovation Expert, Twitterer of the Year, a Top 10 Educational Influencer, one of the top Educational Innovators in the world in 2018, a Microsoft Heroes of Education award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award, recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy, for his work with #edchat.
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Writable is a guided writing program that works for both virtual and in-person instruction in grades 3-12 that helps teachers scaffold and motivate students to become purposeful, proficient writers, and helps schools assess and monitor writing growth. With 600+ assignments and prompts (or create your own), guided feedback and grading, and district or state-level benchmark assessments, Writable helps teachers save time on prep and grading while focusing their writing instruction.