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Spotlight Sessions: Webinars for Educators

Developing Vocabulary and Study Skills for Students with LBLD through Content, Virtual – Summer Institute 2021


  • Type: Spotlight session
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Attendance: Live, attendance required on date and time listed in the course information section
  • Platform: Zoom. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins



This hour-long presentation highlights specific strategies and scaffolding for teachers to enhance direct explicit instruction of students with language-based learning disabilities. Using thematic content,  the presentation not only shares vocabulary and study skill strategies for in person instruction, but also conveys how to adapt this instruction to remote learning. The strategies provided can be tailored to social studies and science as well as a wide array of courses.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the needs of students with language-based learning disabilities.
  • Develop theme-specific vocabulary activities for the classroom and for the digital classroom.
  • Exhibit knowledge and understanding of effective classroom methodologies to enhance study skills for students with LBLD.



This course is geared toward educators at the middle school level, but can be easily adapted for early high school or upper elementary levels.



All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

1 Hour
Dates/Time Price
July 15, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Bruce Miller

Bruce Miller began at Landmark School in 1985, and currently chairs the elementary•middle school social studies department. In addition to teaching social studies classes, he has taught reading tutorials and language arts classes, served as an academic advisor, and has coached sports teams. Various grants enabled Bruce to develop curriculum and refine language-based teaching techniques for dyslexic students. He regularly presents at regional and national conferences (e.g., IDA, LDA, NCSS) and recently spent two weeks in Germany as part of the Transatlantic Outreach Program. Bruce studied history and German at Syracuse University and earned a master’s degree in special education through Simmons College, where his thesis topic was learning disabilities and Waldorf education.

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