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Our webinars address timely and relevant topics like new education standards, high-stakes testing, closing the achievement gap, and how to choose the right accommodations for your students.
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How should you use your time to elevate learning in the classroom while creating alternate assessment outcomes?
Get answers at this free webinar with Dr. Karen Erickson (researcher, special educator and alternate assessment leader), Don Johnston, and educators. They’ll share what really makes a difference in your special education Reading/ELA Program—and how Readtopia delivers the key components of a comprehensive reading curriculum that works for students with complex needs
You’ll also hear from districts using Readtopia with their students. They’ll share how Readtopia: – brought lessons to life through age-respectful ELA, social studies, and science content for middle and high school students. – elevated their Reading/ELA block. – created opportunities for communication and interaction with peers.
Now’s the time to choose your reading curriculum for next year. This webinar will help you make the right decisions that will bring benefits to your students and educators for years to come.
For years, word prediction has been an essential tool in the practitioner’s toolkit. It helps students write better by covering needs that range from spelling to word recall. In this webinar, we’ll show you how you can use Co:Writer to help students write with core features like Neuron Prediction and FlexSpell, as well as new features including Speech Recognition and language supports.
See how Snap&Read supports students who have a primary language other than English with features like Dynamic Text Leveling, Translation (over 100 languages), text-to-speech, and the new Picture-Supported Dictionary.
Google for Education gives you a solid foundation of writing tools. But for students who need more support, Co:Writer expands the capabilities of Google to cover needs ranging from spelling to word recall. In this webinar, we’ll show you some features of Co:Writer (like Neuron Prediction, FlexSpell, and Speech Recognition) that can help.
Snap&Read helps give the framework students need to take in information, make sense of it, and then transition to writing.
In this webinar, Dustin shows how Snap&Read’s study tools help give interaction between the outline and the text by allowing you to bring in information, highlight content, and take notes with ease.
(Webinar length – 31:17)
Relying on subjective judgement, teachers are no better than chance at determining whether a student needs a read aloud accommodation (Fuchs & Fuchs, 2001; Helwig & Tindal, 2003).
In this webinar, Dave shows how uPAR helps educators make data-driven decisions on reading accommodations, so that students can learn in the way that fits them best.
(Webinar length – 23:57)
Readtopia offers a rich, engaging learning experience and is designed to help you develop core reading skills in your SPED students. Now, it also offers a framework that outlines opportunities to practice and reinforce Functional Life Skills within your anchor lessons.
In this webinar, Torrie goes over the three major Life Skill Domains, the included Framework, and how to incorporate them into your Readtopia lessons.
(Webinar length – 37:45)
With the standards for college and career readiness, students are expected to write high-quality essays using research. Yet, most students with disabilities face significant challenges with this task.
In this webinar, you will learn how to use Snap&Read and Co:Writer to improve essay writing and research skills.
Learn about technologies that are building classrooms of the future.