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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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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.
(Webinar length – 29:36)
Word Bank brings out the essence of any text automatically—presenting students with the most salient words, themes, and even a timeline and a map of the key locations. Join Brenda Bender as she shares the essentials of Word Bank.
(Webinar length – 57:34)
What is learner agency? What does agency mean for you? for your students? We tend to start with the WHAT or the HOW instead of the WHY. If we know the purpose of learning, then we are more motivated to want to learn. Learn about how you can use concepts like Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Ikigai to guide the design of your learning so you can model it for your students. Build a culture of learning based on trust so everyone has a sense of belonging. During this webinar, you will:
(Webinar length – 20:45)
ELL/ESL students often have difficulty in keeping up with the assignments required of them, as they are learning to both speak and read and write in English. Kevin Weiskopf shares how Co:Writer can help support your students as they navigate a new language.
Learn about technologies that are building classrooms of the future.