5 Things You Might Not Know About English Language Learners

May 27, 2014 by Norene Wiesen

English Language Learners ELLs It’s no secret that the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States is booming. By 2025, nearly one out of every four public school students is expected to be an English learner. What do you know about this skyrocketing student population?

Top 10 Tips for Working With ELL Students

May 13, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

How can you help your ELL students participate more fully in the classroom so they can achieve to the best of their ability? Try these 10 tips for supporting English learners in improving their language skills and subject knowledge.

Latin and Greek Morphemes Build Vocabulary

Apr 29, 2014 by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D

Phonics teachers know that knowledge of word families can help students sound out many words such as tall, call, calling, west, crest, tallest, etc. It’s much the same with Latin and Greek morphemes, which not only provide clues to the pronunciation of words, but also help students determine the meaning of words.

Teach More Vocabulary, Faster, Using the Power of Morphology

Mar 4, 2014 by Norene Wiesen

You can teach your students 10 vocabulary words the usual way – one at a time – or you can teach them 100 vocabulary words with little extra effort. The second approach seems like the obvious choice, and in Dr. Tim Rasinski’s recent webinar, Comprehension – Going Beyond Fluency, he makes the case for greater adoption of the accelerated approach.

Summer Learning Programs, ELLs and the Achievement Gap

Feb 25, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
Educators are faced with responsibility and pressure like never before, so it’s no wonder that summer learning loss doesn’t often get the attention it deserves. But if every district offered a quality summer learning program to disadvantaged learners, some of those pressures might begin to let up. Here’s why.

As Classrooms Become More Diverse, How Do We Help All Students Grow?

Aug 27, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

The pressure on educators to meet state guidelines and community expectations is mounting. Find out how breakthrough interventions can help diverse student populations succeed.

Exclusive Webinars with Experts on the Brain and Reading

Aug 13, 2013 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
It’s time once again for our Fall Webinar Series! Join us for all three webinars, discover the latest about the science of learning, and find out what you can do to help your most struggling learners succeed.

Cooperative Learning Strategies in the Classroom

Jul 9, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Students in cooperative learning groups don’t always allow each other equal participation. For a more inclusive environment, try these strategies.

Growing Together: Connectomes, College Students, and Practical Tips for Providers

Jun 4, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Find out how Fast ForWord helped college students become better writers, and learn about connectomes—comprehensive maps of the brain’s neural connections. Click here to view presentations by Dr. Paula Tallal & Dr. Martha S. Burns.

How a Low Performing School Achieved Double-Digit Gains

Nov 20, 2012 by Scott Sterling

Dr. Martha Burns from Scientific Learning and Mr. Charles Wilson, Principal of Korematsu Discovery Academy, presented a live webinar that discussed how Korematsu achieved a double-digit test-score gain and emerged from PI status in only two school years

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