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4 Lies the System Teaches School Leaders About Struggling Readers

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

4 Lies the System Teaches About Struggling Readers

Presented by Terrie Noland, Vice President, Educator Initiatives, Learning Ally
Sponsored by Learning Ally

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There are many misconceptions about struggling readers, some of which have become so embedded in our education system as to become harmful to the students, even contributing to the growing achievement gap, including:

  • We should lower expectations for students that are falling behind due to reading
  • Struggling readers have a lower cognitive capacity than typical readers
  • Our curriculum needs to embed leveled reading no matter the goal
  • Audiobooks are cheating; students should be taught to read

This recorded edWebinar, designed for K-8 administrators, general and special education teachers and school librarians, will help you identify these and other misconceptions, and discuss strategies and approaches you can take to provide improved learning opportunities for all students.

About the Presenter

Terrie Noland’s greatest strengths lie in the ability to motivate, inspire, and create enthusiasm in others to be passionate educators that support the diverse needs of students. Terrie serves as the vice president of educator initiatives for Learning Ally, where she works to develop engagement programs, professional learning services and communities for educators. Her passion is working with educators to create dynamic classrooms, and recognizing educators in their tremendous efforts. Terrie has more than 25 years of experience as both a motivational leader and developer of content for educators and administrators. Her focus for the past six years has been on the pedagogical practices needed to create effective environments for struggling readers and students with dyslexia. She has the opportunity to lead and facilitate groups numbering in the thousands, helping to build better understanding of working with struggling readers and students with dyslexia. Terrie is certified as an academic language practitioner and is currently working towards a Ph.D. in literacy, with an emphasis in educational leadership from St. John’s University.


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learning ally Learning Ally is a leading ed-tech, nonprofit proven to transform the lives of struggling readers. We provide access to grade-level content to bridge the gap for students with learning differences who can cognitively comprehend the information but read below grade level. Our high-quality, human-read audiobooks coupled with a suite of teacher resources is a cost effective solution for your school.


Thursday, February 28, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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