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:
Children 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. READ 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:
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. READ MORE
Science 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. READ MORE