Monday, March 3, 2014

4 FREE webinars ---- 3/5, 3/7, 3/10, and 3/20 ---- Be quick to register!!!!

Helping At-Risk Students Develop Literacy Skills
Students with disabilities and other children at risk of reading difficulties may require different teaching strategies and additional scaffolding to reach their full potential, particularly in an era of common standards. Join Peggy Coyne, a research scientist at the Center for Applied Special Technology in Wakefield, Mass., and Lori DiGisi, a curriculum coordinator for Framingham Public Schools in Massachusetts, for a discussion of how teachers can use differentiated instruction, universal design for learning and assistive technology to help struggling readers at all grade levels.
Peggy Coyne, research scientist, Center for Applied Special Technology, Wakefield, Mass.
Lori DiGisi, STEM coordinator, Framingham Public Schools, Framingham, Mass.
This webinar will be moderated by Christina A. Samuels, staff writer, Education Week.
Registernow for this free live webinar.

Using Transitional Coursework in High School to Improve College Success
A high school diploma is no guarantee that a graduate is ready for college. Nearly 60 percent of community college students, for instance, enroll in at least one remedial course.
To address this problem, some states and districts are starting to intervene sooner by offering transitional curricula for high school students who aspire to college but may not be ready for the more challenging coursework. The approach, advocates say, has the potential to transform the senior year and substantially improve the chances for students to successfully complete college.
Join Education Week for this webinar featuring a researcher and a community-college administrator, who will discuss recent state developments in this area, including a Tennessee initiative that brought together college faculty and high school teachers to create a transitional math course, now being rolled out statewide.
Elisabeth Barnett, senior research associate, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
Robert M. Denn, dean of school relations and university articulation, Chattanooga State Community College
This webinar will be moderated by Caralee Adams, contributing writer, Education Week.
Register now for this free live webinar.

Join us on Monday, March 10, at 4 p.m. Eastern for Teaching Persuasive Writing with Suzanne Zimbler, assistant managing editor at Time For Kids and Jaime Joyce, assistant managing editor of Education at Time For Kids. Learnmore and pre-register. Visit the Real World Literacy and the Common Core community at

Join us on Thursday, March 20, at 5 p.m. Eastern for Bullying and the Brain with Shannon Holden, assistant principal at Republic Middle School in Missouri. Learnmore and pre-register. Visit the Stop Bullying community at

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