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Using Education Technology to Support and Enhance Small Group Reading Instruction
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Sharon Plante, Director of Technology, The Southport School, Southport, CT
Sponsored by Learning Ally
The utilization of technology can make reading instruction a multi-sensory process that is engaging and explicit while maintaining the individualization and diagnostic-prescriptive aspects of the lesson. It can support the organizational challenges for necessary lesson materials that can occur when working with multiple students at once, while also allowing for ease of differentiation within a small group format. Additionally, educational technology can provide ways for the teacher to collect work samples and data from multiple students simultaneously and allow for individualized feedback.
In this edWebinar, Sharon Plante, Director of Technology at The Southport School in Southport, CT, discusses the use of various tools that can support differentiated and individualized engagement during small group reading. Elementary through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenter
Sharon Plante, an educator with over 22 years of teaching experience in special education, currently serves as a teacher and the director of technology at The Southport School in Southport, CT. As a classroom educator certified as an Orton-Gillingham tutor (CE/AOGPE), she uses her training and understanding of technology to empower students with learning disabilities. Sharon is the co-author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities, which highlights the incorporation of technology through the Universal Design Model to reach all learners. She has presented at IDA, The Dyslexia Foundation, Everyone Reading, EdRev, ATIA, New York Chapter of ALTA, Spotlight on Dyslexia and AssisTechKnow. Sharon is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology. Additionally, she was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development.
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