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The Importance of Professional Learning for Teachers of Adolescents with Word Reading Difficulties

Presented by: Linda Diamond
President of CORE

Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck
Director of Literacy, CORE Learning

Dr. Monica Ng
Vice President, Education Programs, Pivot Learning

It’s critical for secondary educators to have an understanding of how students learn to read and how to scaffold instruction to support adolescents with word reading difficulties so they can be successful in content areas.

In part three of a conversation with Pivot Learning, Linda Diamond — author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook — shares how professional learning for core curriculum teachers as well as interventionists can help improve outcomes for adolescents with word reading difficulties. Included with the video is a list of professional learning courses offered by CORE, a subsidiary of Pivot Learning, that build secondary educators’ knowledge of teaching reading and writing.

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