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What Struggling Readers Wish Administrators Knew

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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

Sponsored by Learning Ally

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Sometimes you need to look through the eyes of a child to gain new insights into the world around you. The goal of this edWebinar is to do just that: look through the eyes of students who struggle to read in order to better understand what they need most from their school.

This edWebinar takes an insightful look into what struggling readers know they need but can’t always explain. Administrators will gain an understanding of how their students feel and will learn practical ways to support their academic and social-emotional development.

Some things struggling readers wish administrators knew are:

  • You see low test scores, but I’m really smart
  • You may see poor behavior reports, but I’m just trying to cope with the feeling of helplessness
  • You see that I’m missing a lot of school, but I’m overwhelmed and embarrassed and it’s easy to skip school

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school district and school leaders, teachers, and librarians.

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 is a leading education solutions organization committed to transforming the lives of struggling learners. The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution is a proven reading accommodation comprised of human-read audiobooks, student centric features and a suite of teacher resources. Used in more than 17,000 schools, this solution successfully helps students with reading deficits become engaged learners and reach their academic potential.

 

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