Recorded Webinars

These webinars are available as recorded on-demand events. Date on the event shows the date it was aired.

Timesaving Strategies for Selecting Interventions for Struggling Readers

Can personalized learning for your struggling readers actually be timesaving and easy to execute? In this edWebinar, Reading Specialist at Calhan Elementary School Cindy Kanuch will discuss how to easily find patterns in students’ reading skill deficits that will quickly point teachers to the appropriate intervention. Join us to explore the ideal interventions to achieve the greatest impact on your readers’ abilities and overall improvement in student outcomes. You will learn:

- How to identify the primary cause that when intervened will result in reading improvement

- Which interventions are appropriate by skill and grade level

- Walk-away strategies to personalize learning for Tier 2 intervention

- Best practices and tips to transform struggling readers into successful learners

 

Understand the 4 categories of student eligibility for Learning Ally

Are you supporting all students who could benefit from audiobooks? View this on-demand webinar to learn more about the 4 categories of eligibility within Learning Ally's online student management tool, Teacher Ally.

How To Update or Archive Student Accounts in Teacher Ally

Watch this on demand webinar if your school has unlimited student accounts (site account) and you want to learn all the ins and outs of setting up your student accounts for the coming school year. You will learn how to: update students archive students add students delete students add other educators

How To Update or Archive Student Accounts in Teacher Ally
Watch this on demand webinar if your school has a limited number of student seats (seat account) and you want to learn all the ins and outs of setting up your student accounts for the coming school year. You will learn how to: update students archive students approve students' seats in your membership add students delete students add other...
Know Before You Go...

Before a student graduates from high school, they have a lot of important decisions to make.  One of those decisions is further education.  Join us as Educational Planner Sandy Furth helps us prepare for this new and exciting...

Independence and Success for Struggling Readers

Are you looking for tools and strategies to foster student success? Join us to find out how Learning Ally can help your struggling readers. In this webinar we will discuss the many benefits of Learning Ally audiobooks and teacher training. The most important benefit? Students will become more engaged and achieve better outcomes as their comprehension and retention improves. Mike Marotta is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional and president of Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. He is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter providing practical and in-depth training to professionals interested in specializing in assistive technology. Mike is also an adjunct professor at several universities, where he teaches pre-service teachers and Masters courses on Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology, and is a member of the CAST Accessible Educational Materials Advisory...

How Do You Measure Progress?

In this free one-hour webinar, leading dyslexia expert Susan Barton will take teachers and parents into the vital topic of progress monitoring for students with dyslexia.   She’ll explain: the various reading skills that each of the typical progress monitoring tools check which reading skills SHOULD be checked in students with dyslexia (known or suspected) and how to convert test scores into percentiles – to see if real growth is being made.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of how academic performance can be assessed for students with dyslexia, how to quantify improvement and how to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.  Susan BartonSusan Barton, an internationally recognized expert in dyslexia, is the founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, Inc.  She is the developer of the Barton Reading and Spelling System - an Orton-Gillingham influenced system designed specifically for parents, homeschool parents, and volunteer tutors in literacy programs. The Barton System is easy to learn and contains enough support for parents and volunteer tutors, yet is complete enough for professional tutors as well as reading and resource...

Parent Webinar Series: Assistive Tech for Writing Worksheets

Many students with dyslexia not only struggle with reading but also struggle with writing. Whether it's a comorbid disability like dysgraphia or just a challenge to get thoughts onto paper, there are many assistive technology options that can help.  One of those options is SnapType, which was developed by Amberlynn Slavin, an Occupational Therapy Graduate Student. She noticed students were struggling to complete worksheets. Join us on November 17th live, or sign up to watch the recording, as we demo the app. Developer Amberlynn will be there live to answer your...

I Survived with Lauren Tarshis

Now on demand, view the celebratory webinar with Great Reading Games featured author, Lauren Tarshis of the I Survived series. Read the books, use curriculum found on her site, and register to watch the webinar with the author. Lauren will detail her unlikely journey from struggling reader to children's author. She'll then answer student questions to lead her into a detailed discussion of her life as an author -- how she researches her books, the challenges she faces, how she develops her characters and plots, how she writes draft after draft after draft. Her objective is to give students insight into the writing and research process, to arm them with tools that will enhance their experience as readers and writers, and to inspire them to overcome obstacles -- as she did -- to achieve their highest goals. Broadcast this event to your entire school to celebrate Read Across America...

Get in the Games!

5000 students from across the country participated in the Great Reading Games last school year. They read more than 3.7 million minutes in the 7-week game period. That would take you 10 years to spend the same amount of time reading! Deborah Brown and Laura Younts were teachers from among the winning schools that were successful in engaging students in reading more than 20 minutes per day during the contest and winning prizes. Join Deborah and Laura in this informational webinar to hear their strategies and tips for building avid and competitive readers. You will also hear all about the contest rules, how to opt-in, sneak peaks of the motivational prizes and more. This contest changes the game for struggling readers! It’s time to Get in the Games! LearningAlly.org/GreatReadingGames Deborah Brown, M.Ed., CALT, LDT is a dyslexia teacher at Fuentes Elementary in Kyle Texas. This is her 13th year at Fuentes Elementary. She teaches first through fifth graders that show the characteristics of dyslexia. Other job duties include testing students and report writing. She has been a fifth grade teacher for three years prior to going into the dyslexia field. Ms. Brown currently is tutoring a college student who was recently identified as dyslexic. Laura Younts is a dyslexia teacher at Barton Middle School in Kyle, Texas. She’s also a blessed wife, busy mom, and a Sunday school teacher. She has been working with struggling students for 18 years and discovered the incredible benefits of audiobooks in 2013 through Learning Ally. Since then it’s been an amazing journey to see students improve their reading skills and develop a love of...

Student to Student Webinar Series

This session is now available on demand

Use this link to view the recording  https://vimeo.com/194687461

Students who have dyslexia, many superheroes also struggle at first. What makes them unique can sometimes feel like a burden. However, we all have strengths that lie within, and with a little help, we can soar! Have you ever wondered what strengths you may possess?

Join us online December 6th when our teen YES! Ambassadors will lead you through a process to help identify your 
own superpowers. In this student-to-student webinar, we'll explore the differences that make us all unique. Once you know what your strengths are, you can use them to help  you excel both in and outside of school. 

Parent Webinar Series Parent and School Collaboration

"For children with dyslexia or other learning disabilities, it is vital that parents and teachers communicate effectively." Between AYP, FAPE, RTI, 504 and IDEA - it can often be overwhelming and feel like we are speaking different languages! October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and we've brought in expert Dr Vaughn Lauer to walk us through successful collaboration steps. Dr. Lauer has helped thousands of parents both online and through his popular book "When the School Says No, How to Get the Yes!" Join us for this unique online discussion where  he'll briefly walk us through the 5 key questions from which collaboration  is based, and then open it up to an interactive interview where attendees can ask questions! Don't miss this opportunity!   About Our Presenter:  Dr. Vaughn K. Lauer has thirty years of experience, pre-K through post-secondary, as a teacher, adjunct professor, and building, district and state administrator of special education and has held several private organizational directorships in professional development and test development. His latest work includes a book on collaborative IEP development called "When the School Says No…How to Get the Yes!" parent presentations, regional, state, national and international conferences  and numerous articles published in parent magazines about children with disabilities and on the web. Dr. Lauer is a featured presenter at Learning Ally’s 3rd annual Spotlight on Dyslexia Virtual Conference this year where he will be speaking on...

Get Listening in Your Classroom (and Beyond!)

Join us to learn how easy it is to get audiobooks in the hands of your struggling readers. In this introductory session we will focus on WHY audiobooks are so beneficial for students who struggle with print and HOW to get started. Learn how to set up your students, download audiobooks, monitor student progress, and much more. Mike Marotta is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional and president of Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. He is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter providing practical and in-depth training to professionals interested in specializing in assistive technology. Mike is also an adjunct professor at several universities, where he teaches pre-service teachers and Masters courses on Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology, and is a member of the CAST Accessible Educational Materials Advisory Board. ...

Student to Student Webinar Series "Finding Your Voice"

YES! Ambassadors will share their stories along with information about what self-advocacy is and how to start developing these important skills. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and chat with students across the country about their experience with...

Parent Webinar Series: Happier Homework Hours
Homework battles begin in earnest in late September. Students procrastinate and lose homework. Teachers start sending emails about missing assignments. Parents pull their hair out and emotions run high. Breathe. You can prevent the siege from starting. This webinar will help you understand the origins of these problems from the perspective of the executive functions of the brain. You will learn about tested strategies and tools to help students develop time management awareness and binder organization. Marydee Sklar, of Executive Functioning Success, is an educator, author, trainer and international speaker with a focus on time management,planning and organization - key executive functions of the brain. She is the creator of the Seeing My Time® program used around the world in educational and therapeutic settings. She offers courses for families and adults. She provides very popular online trainings and classes forteachers and specialists. Her latest book, 50 Tips to Help Students Succeed, has sold copies in nineteen...
Parent Webinar Series: What's New at Learning Ally?
​Preview Learning Ally's new and exciting offerings for the upcoming school year.  We are kicking off the new school year with a new and improved "Link" app. Next, we are going to have monthly webinars for students and parents and our new virtual chat will give students the opportunity network with their peers. Join us and explore general strategies for success for the next year and identify your support...
Student to Student Webinar Series

 

Preview Learning Ally's new and exciting offerings for the upcoming school year. We are going to start off with monthly webinars for students. Next, we will roll out a new virtual chat that will give you the opportunity network with your peers. Together we can explore general strategies for success and identify your support network so that you will be ready for the 2016-2017 school year.

Community Webinar Series Support Summer Learning
Children who have dyslexia or related learning differences certainly need the break summer provides. Yet, it is also an excellent opportunity to catch up without the added pressure of a long school day! As a parent, we are often the ones walking that fine line. How much is too much? In this webinar, you'll learn how to balance your child's need for down time with the benefits of ongoing academic...
Parent Webinar Series: Reducing Stress in Children with Learning and Attention Differences

In this session you will learn about stress and its detrimental effects on learning, self-esteem, and brain function. We will also learn about why kids with learning and attention challenges are especially susceptible to chronic stress and what to do about it. Reducing daily stress in your child's life can also reduce stress in the family's overall experience, which makes it very worthwhile to try some of the simple strategies that will be shared in this webinar.

Parent Webinar Series: Reducing Stress in Children with Learning and Attention Differences

In this session you will learn about stress and its detrimental effects on learning, self-esteem, and brain function. We will also learn about why kids with learning and attention challenges are especially susceptible to chronic stress and what to do about it. Reducing daily stress in your child's life can also reduce stress in the family's overall experience, which makes it very worthwhile to try some of the simple strategies that will be shared in this webinar.

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Aired on March 22, 2016

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Celebrating YOU. Student to Student Webinar

"Celebrate dyslexia and YOU!" Learn about famous people with dyslexia, and how their learning differences contributed to their success.

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Aired on March 17, 2016

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Parent Webinar Series: "Help Your Child Comprehend What They are Reading"

In this dynamic session, Anne-Marie will present proven strategies to unlock a child's reading comprehension. Take the guesswork out of helping your child understand, remember, and enjoy what s/he reads.

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Aired on March 2, 2016

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March 2, 2016

Webinar with Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney to discuss series and answer questions

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Aired on March 2, 2016

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Webinar with Author of Serafina & The Black Cloak

Robert Beatty to discuss book and answer questions

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Aired on February 25, 2016

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Aired on February 11, 2016

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Feb 11, 2016

Multi-Sensory Reading Comprehension Strategies

Webinar with IMSE (Institute for Multi-Sensory Education)

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Aired on February 11, 2016

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Feb 11, 2016

"Now I Can Own It! A Dyslexic Journey"

Parent Webinar Series

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How to Spot Dyslexia in a Writing Sample

Free Recorded Webinar from Susan Barton.

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Spotlight on Dyslexia, On Demand

Spotlight on Dyslexia, our online conference, was held December 4, 2015. Leading experts, such as Margie B. Gillis, Arlene W. Sonday and Beverly J. Wolf, presented during this interactive online conference. You can now register to watch on demand through February 4, 2016. Share information about this conference with parents!

Conference is now over.  Stay tuned for next event.

Event Type: Online