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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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.
"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...
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. ...
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...
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.
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.
March 22, 2016
"Celebrate dyslexia and YOU!" Learn about famous people with dyslexia, and how their learning differences contributed to their success.
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March 17, 2016
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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March 2, 2016
Jeff Kinney to discuss series and answer questions
Robert Beatty to discuss book and answer questions
Feb 25, 2016
Recorded online event with Lori Sirs
Feb 11, 2016
Webinar with IMSE (Institute for Multi-Sensory Education)
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Free Recorded Webinar from Susan Barton.
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!
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