Our Top Four Webinars: Summer Learning

Jun 28, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

popular webinars Interested in summer Professional Development? Take a look at our most popular webinars from the last year. Enjoy listening/watching them from anywhere and learn the latest on how the brain learns, reading, dyslexia, autism, and more!

3 Ways We've Made the New Fast ForWord Better

May 1, 2018 by Logan De Ley, MA, MS

New fast ForWordWe spoke with many educators about their implementation struggles, strategies, and successes to discover how we could improve our Fast ForWord program even more. What came out of these conversations is an intervention program that is better, faster, and smarter! Learn more.

The Reading Brain: How Your Brain Helps You Read, and Why it Matters

Dec 6, 2017 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

The reading ready brainReading is a complex task that requires many parts of the brain. Learn what happens in the brain when you read and what you can do to build a reading-ready brain.

Why Silent Reading Doesn’t Work for Struggling Readers

Aug 9, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Guided oral readingConsider what's happening during silent reading time in your classroom, when readers below-grade-level are silently looking at a book. They may appear to be benefiting from this, but the National Reading Panel's research shows otherwise. If silent reading doesn't work, what does? Check out the 5 recommendations here.

Implicit vs. Explicit Instruction: Which is Better for Word Learning?

Jun 28, 2017 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

word learningDo students learn better when instructors clearly outline learning goals (explicit instruction), or when students explore concepts independently (implicit instruction)?

Why Prosody Matters: The Importance of Reading Aloud with Expression

Jun 13, 2017 by Logan De Ley

Reading prosodyReading aloud isn’t just for beginning readers.  Expressive oral reading is a foundational reading skill that all students should be developing between first and fifth grade.  Find out why.  

5 Tips for Parents of Struggling Readers [Summer Edition!]

May 30, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

 

summer learningIt has many names: "the summer slide" or "the summer brain drain." But no matter what you call it, summer learning loss is a major issue. In this blog, you'll get 5 tips for how to help your struggling reader actually make learning gains over the summer. Check it out! 

Underperforming Student Success Strategies

Nov 15, 2016 by Eric Jensen, Ph.D.

eric-jensenWhen students come to school every day, here's their question to teachers: are you on my side or not? Are you a friend or a foe? Are you an ally or adversary?  See what practical classroom activities Dr. Eric Jensen recommends to build relationships and get results with your students -- you'll see their progress skyrocket. 

Watch From Anywhere: Summer Professional Development

Jul 12, 2016 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Professional Development webinarsMake the most of summer by watching some of our most popular webinars to date on topics such as poverty, auditory processing, dyslexia and more. These can be viewed from anywhere so pull out your laptop, tablet or smartphone.  Enjoy!

Parent Checklist: Is My Child At-Risk for Learning Issues?

Jun 2, 2015 by Kristina Collins

parent checklistIs your child at-risk for academic or learning issues? Take a look at this checklist to see if your child struggles in any of these areas.  Summer is the ideal time to help your child get ahead in these areas before next school year!

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