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More than a year of disruptions to learning has led to an increase in the number of students reading below grade level. In order to accelerate learning recovery, educators need faster and more efficient ways to understand students’ current phonics skills and determine specifically what to teach to get them back on track.

KeyPhonics is just what is needed. Join this webinar for a guided tour of this comprehensive, technology-based phonics assessment that measures the 12 most critical phonics patterns, including 102 foundational phonics skills. Dr. Michelle Hosp, a Scientific Advisor for KeyPhonics, will share: (more…)

Due to disruptions in schooling over the past year, many students will need targeted instruction to get back on track in reading. Assessment will play a key role in informing what educators need to do for the remainder of this year and well into next year to close gaps in reading skills.

Watch this on-demand webinar to get expert advice from Pivot Learning* and Drs. Michelle Hosp and Louisa Moats about:

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Learning to decode is an important step in becoming an accurate and automatic reader. In this webinar you will be introduced to an effective decoding method called connected phonation. This instructional method helps emerging readers with the act of blending individual sounds in a word together to pronounce the whole word correctly. The connected phonation method teaches students to pronounce phonemes in words without breaking the speech stream before blending. (more…)

Improving student outcomes depends on the ability to efficiently obtain high-quality data that points directly to instruction. In this on-demand webinar, Drs. Michelle Hosp and Kelly Patrick demonstrate how to quickly gather phonics data at the student, class, and grade levels. This data is essential to inform instruction to help all students become strong readers, especially those with word reading difficulties, including dyslexia. (more…)

MTSS is a data-driven prevention framework that uses screening and progress monitoring assessments to identify and support the individual learning needs of students. But how can MTSS be used specifically to improve learning outcomes in mathematics?

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Learning to read and developing as a reader is more complicated in a language you are simultaneously learning to speak and understand than in a language you already know well orally. This is one of the most significant challenges faced by millions of English learners (ELs) who are not in bilingual programs, as well as by their teachers.

During this recorded webinar Dr. Claude Goldenberg shares:

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Steven P. Dykstra, PhDChildren do more than grow, they develop. They change both qualitatively and quantitatively over time to become themselves. More factors play a role in this development than we can possibly conceive of or measure, but some play a larger role than others. During this on-demand webinar, Dr. Steve Dykstra, a clinical psychologist for Milwaukee County, unpacks the uniquely essential role that language and literacy play in the process of child development in the modern world, and how language and literacy interact with other factors that drive healthy development. (more…)

In 2018, Emily Hanford began an investigation into reading instruction in the U.S. Her reporting for American Public Media added fuel to a long-simmering debate about phonics-based instruction versus a whole language approach to teaching reading. During this on-demand webinar Ms. Hanford takes a deep dive into what she’s learned, including:

 

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Students with mild to moderate dyslexia can be well served in the general education setting provided that literacy instruction is explicit, systematic and evidence-based. Join Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck, former Dyslexia Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education, and Dr. Dale Webster in this on-demand webinar to gain a deeper understanding of the characteristics of dyslexia and other types of word reading difficulties and instructional practices that will help students with these reading challenges become strong readers. (more…)

Dr. Dale WebsterScience has shown that systematic, explicit instruction is the necessary foundation for all students, including those with word reading difficulties such as dyslexia, to become strong readers. If you want to build your knowledge of the science of reading and the five critical components of reading instruction, then watch this free on-demand webinar for a sneak peek inside the Online Elementary Reading Academy. (more…)