Webinars for Educators

Enroll in our Webinars for Educators to learn effective strategies for supporting your students

New for the 2022-2023 school year, all webinars will be offered for free! Our Spotlight Sessions: Webinars for Educators provide evidence-based teaching strategies, tools, and resources for students with language-based learning disabilities, which fall under the broad category of specific learning disabilities (SLD). Our free, monthly webinars will each feature a new and timely topic.

Webinar features:

  • Registration is required to view both live and recorded webinars
  • Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the live presentation
  • 24 hours after the live webinar, all registrants will receive the link to view the on-demand recording and any presentation materials
  • Recordings are available for 1 month
  • We will no longer offer a certificate of completion
12/6 - Utilizing Cueing, Language, and Strategies Effectively in the Classroom to Support Students with Social Communication Needs with Beth Knox

This webinar will discuss utilizing specific language and consistent verbal/gestural cueing as a tool to support students and will also include activities and strategies that reinforce the development of language.

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1/10 - The Decoding Toolkit: Creating a Shared Language with Chase Collins & Natalia Harrison

This webinar will cover the following strategies, skills, and expectancies designed to help develop a student’s decoding, automaticity, and vocabulary: 1) Creating a shared language between the teacher and the student; 2) Following a logical scope and sequence to build on learned patterns and skills; 3) Combining encoding and decoding instruction; 4) Using error analysis to inform future lessons; 5) Spiraling back to previously learned ideas and expectancies throughout the year in order to determine mastery; 6) Utilizing discovery-based instruction.

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2/7 - Practical Strategies for Introducing & Developing Content-Related Vocabulary with Deirdre Mulligan

This 1-hour webinar will provide a brief overview of the tiers of vocabulary. In addition, we will discuss specific activities, graphic organizers, and strategies that educators can utilize to introduce and develop content-specific vocabulary terms.

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3/28 - The Importance of Phonemic Awareness and How to Help Students Develop It with Courtney Anastasia-Murphy

This webinar will explore the connection between phonemic awareness and learning to read, before diving into specific activities that can help students of any age strengthen their ability to segment, blend, delete, add, substitute, and manipulate speech sounds in words.

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4/4 - Thematic Unit Planning: A How-To Guide with Katie Worden & Kate Payson

This webinar will introduce thematic unit instruction as a platform for scaffolding language skills alongside age-appropriate content.  Participants can expect to learn about the process of selecting an engaging theme with relevant subtopics, brainstorming relevant vocabulary and content, and developing short- and long-term thematic skill activities at the word, sentence, and discourse level (such as compositions) appropriate for middle and high school settings.

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5/9 - Informal Spelling Assessment: A Diagnostic-Prescriptive Approach with Paul Howard

In this 1-hour webinar, we will explore student spelling samples using an elementary-level spelling inventory, learn to administer the assessment, diagnose the errors, and prescribe effective instruction to improve Word Recognition and Production outcomes for our students.

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Upcoming Live Webinars

Utilizing Cueing, Language, and Strategies Effectively in the Classroom to Support Students with Social Communication Needs
This webinar will discuss utilizing specific language and consistent verbal/gestural cueing as a tool to support these students while effectively moving class along for the whole group. The session will also include activities and strategies that reinforce the development of this language.

Register Now!

The Decoding Toolkit: Creating a Shared Language

This webinar will cover the following strategies, skills, and expectancies designed to help develop a student’s decoding, automaticity, and vocabulary: 1) Creating a shared language between the teacher and the student; 2) Following a logical scope and sequence to build on learned patterns and skills; 3) Combining encoding and decoding instruction; 4) Using error analysis to inform future lessons; 5) Spiraling back to previously learned ideas and expectancies throughout the year in order to determine mastery; 6) Utilizing discovery-based instruction.

 

Register Now!

Practical Strategies for Introducing & Developing Content-Related Vocabulary

This 1-hour webinar will provide a brief overview of the tiers of vocabulary. In addition, we will discuss specific activities, graphic organizers, and strategies that educators can utilize to introduce and develop content-specific vocabulary terms.

 

Register Now!

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