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Feb 25, 2020
12:00 PM EST
Reading and the English Language Learner: Instructional Implications of the Research Evidence ›
Research tells us that it takes at least 5 years for English Language Learners to catch up to grade-level expectations in academic language skills. Join us for a webinar with world-renowned ELL and Literacy expert, Dr. Jim Cummins, where he will share evidence-based strategies to support academic achievement for English Language Learners in your classroom.
Feb 27, 2020
4:00 PM EST
The Three-Text Classroom - Dr. Judy Wallis, Educational Leader and myView Literacy Author ›
Join us as Dr. Judy Wallis explores effective reading workshop instruction divided into three sections: whole group instruction, small group instruction and independent practice and application. Tips and strategies will be provided regarding effective implementation the gradual release model during reading workshop.
Mar 11, 2020
4:00 PM EST
SIOP: Strategies Component ›
Of all the SIOP components, Strategies is sometimes described as the most challenging because of its focus on the cognitive, metacognitive, and language learning strategies that learners apply flexibly when reading, writing, and speaking. Whereas some students master a variety of language and learning strategies almost effortlessly, other students, including English learners, benefit from explicit instruction and frequent opportunities to practice and apply strategies while reading, writing and talking about a variety of texts and topics. During this webinar, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt will demystify the Strategies component, while sharing practical, use-tomorrow ideas and activities that will develop elementary and secondary English learners’ (and other students’) strategic thinking abilities.
Mar 24, 2020
4:00 PM EST
Problem-Based Learning - Supporting Productive Struggle ›
Although there is not universal consensus on what mathematics content should be taught, there is consensus that whatever is taught should be taught with understanding. And, we know from research that there is an instructional model for teaching mathematics that helps all students build understanding. That model begins with selecting and implementing tasks or problems that elicit productive cognitive struggle. Productive struggle means students use reasoning and problem-solving processes to select, apply, and connect prior knowledge to new mathematical ideas; connecting prior knowledge to new ideas is the foundation for understanding. This session will illustrate the kind of instruction that elects cognitive struggle, it will illustrate signs that students are engaged in productive struggle, and it will illustrate ways teachers can support students in productive struggle.
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On-Demand Six Ways To Know If You Are Culturally and Linguistically Responsive ›
The session will answer this question for you: Am I culturally and linguistically responsive? The phrase "culturally and linguistically responsive" has now become cliché, the death knell in education...
On-Demand The How of Word Study: 10 Essential Elements of Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling ›
What are the ingredients of effective word study instruction? In this session, Dr. Donald Bear will present 10 essential elements of teaching phonics, vocabulary, and spelling, including ways to organize learning and encourage student interaction and self-reflection. Dr. Bear will also share routines, and activities for implementing word study in the classroom at each developmental spelling stage.
On-Demand A comprehensive approach to teaching Spanish phonics, spelling, and vocabulary ›
In this session, Professor Lori Helman will share a developmental approach to word study for students learning to read and write in Spanish. Join Dr. Helman to find out how the sounds of individual letters and syllables, the patterns of spelling, and the meaningful units of language in Spanish provide a roadmap to help students reach high levels as readers and writers. Many connections will be made to the Spanish word study program Palabras a su Paso Salon de Clases and how it helps teachers implement effective word study in their classrooms.
On-Demand "What in the world is SIOP?" with SIOP author, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt ›
SIOP® stands for Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, but what does that mean? What is the SIOP® Model, and how will it help my students? Where do I begin?
On-Demand Developing the “Full Package” of Procedural Fluency ›
As educators one of our primary goals is to build mathematical thinkers who will flourish in their math careers. This means ensuring students have developed the “full package” of fluency. Unfortunately, we often neglect two essential components of fluency. In this webinar we will experience five research-based strategies that address these neglected components of fluency and also
On-Demand Author Webinar: Increase Student Learning and Engagement Using Desmos with Dr. Eric Milou ›
Change the nature of school mathematics by engaging students in more active mathematical practices. In this webinar, Dr. Eric Milou will show you how to use Desmos to get your students experimenting, investigating and problem-solving! Bring depth to students’ learning and encourage them to ask questions rather than only looking for answers.
On-Demand Author Webinar: Counting: More than Just "1,2,3..." with Dr. Juanita Copely ›
Counting is more than memorization, more than one-to-one correspondence, and more than procedural skills. In this webinar, Dr. Juanita Copley will examine five principles for cardinality and counting.
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Integrated Word Study - Spelling, Grammar, and Meaning in the Language Arts Classroom with Marcia Invernizzi ›
There are three reasons for adopting a word study approach to spelling, vocabulary, and grammar instruction in a language arts program: (1) Word study provides the link to integrate and apply word-level skills within the context of reading and writing; (2) word study builds on the fundamental cognitive learning process of focusing on comparing and contrasting and brings this process to conscious attention; and (3) word study is hands-on, student-centered, developmentally appropriate, and fun. Word-conscious teachers link word study to reading and writing, provide a flexible sequence of instruction that includes instruction in grammar, text analysis, and writing; and provide hands-on, repeated practice with words and ideas. Word study makes explicit how spelling patterns and word structures reflect meaning and use.
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Transitional and Intermediate Learners - Exploring Single-Syllable to Multi-syllable Patterns in Words with Shane Templeton ›
There is more regularity to the spelling of sound in English than most students (and educators!) realize. Discovering this regularity benefits not only students' spelling but their reading as well. Beginning in the latter part of 1st grade for some children and in 2nd through 4th grade for most, this regularity may be discovered and learned through the exploration of within- and between-syllable patterns. Learners become aware of
On-Demand Author Webinar: Developing Conceptual Understanding: What, When, and How with Dr. Janet H. Caldwell ›
There are two ingredients for developing conceptual understanding: computational proficiency and problem-solving skills. But what is meant by this? In this webinar, we examine five instructional strategies that can help students develop conceptual understanding: Building Skills and Procedures from Concepts, Using Problem-Based Teaching, Using Multiple Representations, Focusing on Reasoning and Communication, and Helping Students Make Connections between Concepts. Within each strategy, we'll explore examples of concepts, illustrate how concepts develop over time through number concepts like place value, and we will uncover the important outcomes for teaching understanding.