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Speaker Series    -    July 6, 2020
12:30pm - 3:00pm

Dyslexia Legal Case Studies – Summer Institute 2020

This seminar will focus on a series of Decisions on the issue of Dyslexia issued by the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals during the...

July 6, 2020
12:30pm - 3:00pm  
$125  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

Speaker Series    -    July 6, 2020
8:30am - 11:30am

Developmental and Acquired Disorders of Reading: What Are They and How Might Readers Struggle in the Classroom – Summer Institute 2020

Full course description coming soon!    ...

July 6, 2020
8:30am - 11:30am  
$125  
 

1 Day Workshops    -    July 6, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Formative Assessment and Effective Feedback in the Language-Based Classroom – Summer Institute 2020

This workshop will empower teachers to plan their classroom instruction based on ongoing formative assessments for students with language-based learning disabilities. Emphasis will be given...

July 6, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Middle
High School  

Speaker Series    -    July 6-10, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Dyslexia Academy: Dyslexia Overview Path – Summer Institute 2020

These courses are all offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week and will provide research and strategies related specifically to dyslexia. Each course in...

July 6-10, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$800  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

Speaker Series    -    July 6-10, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Dyslexia Academy: Elementary Reading Focus Path – Summer Institute 2020

These courses are all offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week and will provide research and strategies related specifically to dyslexia and reading at...

July 6-10, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$800  
Elementary  

Speaker Series    -    July 6-10, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Dyslexia Academy: Middle/High School Reading Focus Path – Summer Institute 2020

These courses are all offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week and will provide research and strategies related specifically to dyslexia and reading at...

July 6-10, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$800  
Middle
High School  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 7, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Effective Literacy Instruction to Support Students with LBLD – Summer Institute 2020

Full course description coming soon!    ...

July 7, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
 

1 Day Workshops    -    July 7, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 6 weeks of online instruction (ending on August 18, 2020)

BLENDED Written Expression: Scaffolded Strategies for Beginning Writers – Summer Institute 2020

This professional development course explores diagnostic assessment, process writing, and specific instructional strategies for teaching basic writing skills to struggling writers, particularly students with language-based...

July 7, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 6 weeks of online instruction (ending on August 18, 2020)  
$350 $325  
Elementary
Middle  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 7, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Helping Students Manage Anxiety and Other Social-Emotional Needs: Strategies for Self-Regulation and Success in the Classroom – Summer Institute 2020

Child and adolescent mental health issues have been very much in the news lately as they affect schools, families, children themselves and society at large....

July 7, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 8, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Time Management, Organization, and Vocabulary Development for Students with LBLD – Summer Institute 2020

This one day seminar highlights specific strategies and scaffolding for teachers to enhance direct explicit instruction of students with language-based learning disabilities. It is a...

July 8, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Elementary
Middle  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 8-9, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Strengthening Comprehension Through ACTIVE Learning Strategies – Summer Institute 2020

Comprehension is the understanding and interpretation of what is read. Research shows that explicit strategy instruction is particularly effective for students with language-based learning disabilities....

July 8-9, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
Elementary  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 8, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Sound, Spelling, and Meaning: Scaffolded Word Study Instruction – Summer Institute 2020

Phonological awareness, morphology, spelling, and vocabulary comprehension are interconnected skills necessary for literacy. Through a discovery-based word study approach to literacy instruction using structured questioning...

July 8, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Middle
High School  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 9, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Reading Comprehension: Exploring the Intersection of Prior Knowledge, Vocabulary, and Strategies – Summer Institute 2020

This one-day workshop will invite participants to consider the reality that reading comprehension success requires an interplay between the activation of prior knowledge, development of...

July 9, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Middle
High School  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 9, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Cognition, Language, and the Acquisition of Math Competency – Summer Institute 2020

Learning math can be challenging, especially for students who have specific learning disabilities. Language skills, executive functioning, motor planning, and math-specific visual processing skills all...

July 9, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Elementary
Middle  

Speaker Series    -    July 10, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Neuropsychological and Educational Assessment – Summer Institute 2020

Neuropsychological and educational assessments can provide powerful tools for understanding the cognitive and contextual factors that contribute to a student’s language-based learning challenges. However, bridging...

July 10, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$250  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 10, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Assessing Writing: Diagnostic, Formative, and Summative Strategies – Summer Institute 2020

Writing is, by nature, a subjective activity. Given inherent differences in personal style, voice, and overall expression, it can be challenging to assess student progress...

July 10, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 13-14, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Educational Technology and Language-Based Learning Disabilities – Summer Institute 2020

Today’s teenagers are inundated with technology, growing up in what the world has deemed the “Digital Age.” More and more, colleges, universities, and schools are...

July 13-14, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 13-17, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm

Social Communication (Pragmatic Language) Disorders: Impact on Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing – Summer Institute 2020

There are a myriad of demands that exist throughout the academic day that require students to effectively use social communication (pragmatic language) skills. For example,...

July 13-17, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$800 $750  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 13-14, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

The Building Blocks of Developing Skilled Independent Readers – Summer Institute 2020

This two-day seminar will provide participants an overview of the essential elements required to bring students from struggling to successful readers. The two days will...

July 13-14, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 13-17, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm

Language-Based Classroom: Elementary – Summer Institute 2020

Individuals with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) generally have significantly reduced language capabilities that make learning difficult. This course includes an overview of the characteristics of...

July 13-17, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$800 $750  
Elementary  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 13-14, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Connecting Language Instruction: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking – Summer Institute 2020

Language-based learning disabilities affect students’ abilities to complete language tasks in multiple domains, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This seminar will focus on receptive...

July 13-14, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 13-17, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm

Phonemic Awareness – Summer Institute 2020

Research verifies the importance of phonemic awareness (the ability to think consciously about and manipulate individual sounds within words) as a precursor to successful reading....

July 13-17, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$800 $750  
 

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 13-17, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm

Teaching Mathematics Using Alternative Strategies and Modalities – Summer Institute 2020

This interactive course features innovative methods to manipulate numbers using minimum language demands. Students perform the four basic operations of whole numbers, fractions, percentages, and...

July 13-17, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$800 $750  
Elementary
Middle  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 15-16, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Understanding and Teaching Students with Expressive Language Disorders – Summer Institute 2020

This seminar focuses on identifying students with receptive/expressive language disorders. Topics include: identification and characteristics of language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) and how LBLD relates to...

July 15-16, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 15-16, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Dyscalculia and Strategies – Summer Institute 2020

Full course description coming soon!   GRADUATE CREDIT OPTION Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course. Graduate credit is an additional $125 and is...

July 15-16, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
 

2 Day Seminars    -    July 16-17, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Strategies for Teaching Argumentative Writing for Students with SLD – Summer Institute 2020

This two-day seminar will provide practical strategies for helping students micro-unit the argumentative writing process. Topics covered will include how to break down a long-term...

July 16-17, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
Middle
High School  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 17, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

The New Curriculum Frameworks: An Approach for Learning Differences – Summer Institute 2020

Full course description coming soon!    ...

July 17, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
 

2 Day Seminars    -    July 20-21, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Special Education Law – Summer Institute 2020

This two-day seminar presents an overview of federal special education law as well as an update of new special education law developments over the past...

July 20-21, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 20-24, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm

Language-Based Classroom: Middle School – Summer Institute 2020

Individuals with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) generally have significantly reduced language capabilities that make learning difficult. As students with language-based learning disabilities move into middle...

July 20-24, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$800 $750  
Middle  

1 Day Workshops    -    July 20, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Infusing Social Studies Content with Literacy Aids to Aid Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities – Summer Institute 2020

This one day seminar models strategies to mediate language and to elicit responses from students with language-based learning disabilities. Without strategies to ensure the success...

July 20, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$150  
Elementary
Middle  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 20-24, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm

Math Bootcamp: Math Review for Special Educators – Summer Institute 2020

Learn strategies for getting students interacting in a math class and learning the content in a non-threatening atmosphere. It is not uncommon as a special...

July 20-24, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$800 $750  
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 20-21, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Topics in Teaching Study Skills – Summer Institute 2020

This seminar provides an overview of Landmark’s study skills model, as well as practical hands-on application of study skills strategies and teaching techniques. Topics include...

July 20-21, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
High School  

Weeklong Graduate Courses    -    July 20-24, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm

A Diagnostic Approach to Planning Reading Lessons: Using Assessments to Drive Instructional Choices – Summer Institute 2020

The National Reading Panel defines the five essential areas of reading as phonemic awareness, phonics (decoding), oral reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Within each area,...

July 20-24, 2020
8:30am - 4:00pm  
$800 $750  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 22-23, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Landmark’s Teaching Principles in YOUR Classroom – Summer Institute 2020

This seminar will present and discuss the Landmark’s Six Teaching PrinciplesTM and how teachers can effectively implement the six principles in their classroom. All too...

July 22-23, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 22-23, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Metacognition in the Writing Process – Summer Institute 2020

Landmark School uses a five-step, sequential model for teaching writing skills that incorporates modeling and teaching metacognition throughout each step. This process includes brainstorming, organizing...

July 22-23, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
Middle
High School  

2 Day Seminars    -    July 22-23, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Executive Function: From Theory To Practice – Summer Institute 2020

This seminar provides an overview of language-based learning disabilities and the comorbidity that exists between these specific learning disabilities and executive function challenges. Educators will...

July 22-23, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$300 $275  
Middle
High School  

Speaker Series    -    July 23, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Screening for Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities: The WHY, WHEN, WHOM, HOW and WHERE – Summer Institute 2020

Full course description coming soon!   LEVEL This course is appropriate for educators and administrators at all levels....

July 23, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$250  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

Speaker Series    -    July 24, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Assessment and Instruction in Language Comprehension – Summer Institute 2020

Reading comprehension involves two primary skills: the ability to read words (word recognition) and the ability to understand the language created by these words (language...

July 24, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm  
$250  
Elementary
Middle
High School  

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