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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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More (new!) webinars are coming your way in 2019!
The Secret to Finding the Right Reading Accommodations

Does your district really have a handle on deciding which students can benefit from a reading accommodation? Is your process data-driven?

Attend a live webinar about uPAR—a protocol that shows educators what kind of reading accommodations each student needs (read aloud or independent reading without an accommodation) to give the best access to the curriculum possible.

  • See how uPAR assesses multiple students at once.
    Watch student reactions to seeing their own data.
    Learn how to explain uPAR to your team so they can make the right decisions on reading accommodations

About the Presenter:


Jennifer Loucks

Senior Educational Support Specialist

May 8, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Writing as a Communication for Students Who Aren’t Ready to Write

Carol and Jenay will cover effective writing instruction and how to track writing progress in self-contained and autism classrooms using First Author Writing Curriculum. Carol will connect signs of progress to learning standards to demonstrate that these areas of growth are IMPORTANT. Jenay will share how writing transformed her own classroom, her students, and her outlook on teaching students with the most complex needs.

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Note-taking with Ease

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.

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uPAR – Getting Data So You Don’t Have to Guess

(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.

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Incorporating Life Skills Into Your Readtopia Lessons

(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.

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Writing a Research Paper with Accessible Technology

(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.

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Welcome to Word Bank

(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.

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Learner Agency: Finding the WHY in the Age of Accountability

(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:

  1. Identify why you need to define your WHY first.
  2. Understand UDL so you can help students know how they learn best.
  3. Learn why schools are moving to personalized, competency-based education.
  4. Learn how all students can become self-directed, independent learners with agency.

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Using Co:Writer to Support ELL Writing

(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.

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Using Snap&Read with ESL/ELL Students

(Webinar length – 22:55)

Dustin explores how to use Snap&Read with your ESL/ELL students to increase reading comprehension and independence.

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