Learning Recovery for Struggling Readers—5 Steps for your Summer Program

Presented by: Becky Covalt, Ed.S. / Ruth Ziolkowski, OTR

About the Webinar

Summer reading programs will be an essential support for Learning Recovery. But,
this year districts are facing new challenges around summer programs:

  • Students who need recovery learning are exhausted and disengaged
  • Teachers are reluctant to sign up for programs that aren’t yet defined
  • District leaders don’t have much time to plan and train
  • Funding options are confusing

Is your school district prepared to make the most of its Learning Recovery for struggling readers?

In this webinar, Becky Covalt, former Special Education Director, and Ruth Ziolkowski, OTR will map out 5 steps for building a successful summer reading program. You’ll see:

  • Student-centered digital tools to make reading (and writing) accessible
  • Easy to use implementation resources
  • Strategies for building student agency
  • “How To” guidelines for training teachers, paraprofessional, and others
  • Using COVID Relief funding to make these things happen

This free webinar is 60 minutes.

About the Presenter

Becky Covalt, Ed.S.

is an Educational Consultant and former Director of Special Education. Becky has served special populations in public and therapeutic education settings for the past 20+ years. Her experience as a special education administrator and background as a recreation therapist has developed a passion for learning, innovation, inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Becky is a strong student advocate and committed to transforming education.

Ruth Ziolkowski, OTR

is President of Don Johnston Incorporated. Ruth is an Occupational Therapist, a national education leader and speaker. She has acted as liaison between the assessment consortia and Assistive Technology professionals. Ruth is an AEM Center Advisory Committee Member and on the Board of Directors for The Assistive Technology industry Association (ATIA). She has been a strong student advocate for more than 30 years. Most importantly, Ruth cares deeply about supporting kids who learn differently.