Monday, October 20, 2014

Yes, more webinars!


AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Part 2: Fluency in Reading, Writing and Math
Tuesday, October 21

Opportunities for learning academic content is essential for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Functional skills can be taught as part of any academic lesson. This workshop will explore instructional and access strategies for literacy, math and science concepts for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Tana Donaghy, Ed. D.• Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM CDT
• Presenter: Tana Donaghy, Ed. D.
• Level: Beginner/Intermediate

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Introduction for Practitioners to the New Assistive Technology Support Services from AbleNet
Wednesday, October 22

As part of the IEP planning process, IDEA mandates that the assistive technology (AT) needs of students be considered, yet the selection and implementation of AT continues to be a significant challenge for districts around the country. This webinar will introduce teachers and practitioners to the new Assistive Technology Support Service from AbleNet, a comprehensive program designed to help school districts meet the AT needs of identified students. This year-long program of support includes help with conducting AT assessments, providing product trials, delivering on-going support with technology implementation, and documenting AT utilization. This webinar will provide an overview of the program, as well as a look at AbleNet’s Learning Management System, an online tool for teachers and administrators, to support and document effective implementation practices.
Cindy Richardson, M. Ed.�• Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM CDT
• Presenter: Cindy Richardson, M. Ed.
• Level: Beginner

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Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. Eastern for Differentiated Instruction: In the Classroom and at Home with Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D., consultant and university professor of writing, literature, business communication, math & computer science. Learn more and preregister. Visit the Digital Educator community at

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. Eastern for Build Your Grant Writing Toolkit Part II with Dr. Rita Oates, president of Oates Associates. Learn more and preregister. Visit the GetEdFunding community at

From Education Week:

Secondary Social Studies: Digital Content, Not the Devices, Drives Student Achievement
School districts that focus on the devices instead of instructional outcomes will travel a bumpy road in their digital transition. Learn how one school district that was using tablets made believers of their Social Studies teachers when they provided digital content that helped to boost Social Studies scores at the secondary level.
Hear how Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook made teaching and learning an unforgettable experience and:
  • Saved teachers time in planning lessons
  • Helped teachers differentiate instruction
  • Strengthened students' literacy and critical thinking skills
The Rock Hill School District will share its vision, plan, and lessons learned as it successfully increased student engagement and achievement in the digital Social Studies classroom.
Queenie Hall, ELA & social studies instructional specialist, Rock Hill School District, S.C.
Harriet Jaworowski, associate superintendent for instruction and accountability, Rock Hill School District, S.C.
This webinar will be moderated by Aggie Alvez, vice president, Discovery Education
Register now for this free live webinar.

Every Child Reading: Linking Knowledge and Practice to Support School Systems
How can teachers ensure that all children, including millions impacted by dyslexia - the most common type of reading disability - learn to read and write proficiently? To close the literacy achievement gap, support measures must be embedded in schools and include all stakeholders - administrators, teachers, parents, and children. Acclaimed educator and researcher Margie Gillis will share her precedent-setting work with schools, districts, state departments of education, and policymakers to advocate on behalf of all children and protect their right to learn to read well. Her work centers around five essential school priorities:
  • Supporting school leadership
  • Using data transparently for accountability
  • Coordinating a multitier system of support
  • Providing embedded professional development based on best practices
  • Engaging parents and families
Content Provided by:
This free one-hour webinar is sponsored by Learning Ally, a national nonprofit providing resources, training, and technology for teachers and schools; and 80,000 human-narrated audiobooks for students with learning & visual disabilities.

Dr. Margie Gillis, president of Literacy How, Inc. and research affiliate at Haskins Laboratories and Fairfield University, partners with schools to provide embedded professional development for general and special education teachers, PreK through grade 12, with a primary focus on PreK-3rd grade. She has also worked extensively on literacy legislation to help close one of the largest achievement gaps in the country.
This webinar will be moderated by Doug Sprei, national director of communications, Learning Ally
Register now for this free live webinar.

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