Upcoming webinars to help struggling readers

Learning Ally logoIn a partnership between edWeb and Learning Ally, the following three free webinars will provide information for teachers who work with students struggling with reading.

Motivation Matters: 10 Research-Based Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers
Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Presented by Terrie Noland, Vice President, Educator Initiatives, Learning Ally

Research shows that an alarming number of students report they are learning to hate reading. This can be a painful realization and the reason why so many educators understand the importance and value of being motivated to read. As educators, we want to flip that paradigm and create motivated and engaged readers. What does that mean exactly? It means reading with increased stamina, understanding the value associated with reading and engaging in the classroom culture and discourse.

Through an extensive review of current literature and research, this edWebinar will reveal what educators can do to counteract this decline in motivation through strategies that will not only boost motivation but will have a positive, powerful impact on reading achievement.

Whether you are an administrator, specialist, or classroom teacher you will walk away motivated to integrate a number of the ten different strategies that will be discussed. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation. Use this link for more information and to register for the August 29th event…

What Dyslexia Red Flags Look Like for Different Students in Different Grades
Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Presented by Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D., Co-Founder, Dyslexia Training Institute; and Tracy Block-Zaretsky, Co-Founder, Dyslexia Training Institute

This edWebinar will use case studies to uncover the red flags across different grade levels to illustrate the many ways dyslexia can manifest in different students. By understanding the warning signs, teachers can begin to provide interventions and accommodations that help to close the gap between a student’s decoding capability and their ability to comprehend grade-level content. Use this link for more information and to register for the September 12th event…

Why Reading Is Like Driving a Car: Automaticity is Critical
Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Presented by Terrie Noland, Vice President, Educator Initiatives, Learning Ally

Automaticity is necessary in everything we do to move to higher order thinking skills and perform tasks flawlessly. If we cannot easily perform lower-level reading processes such as phonemic awareness, phonics, and decoding with “automaticity,” we will find it more difficult to free up our mental capacity to concentrate on the task. When our cognitive load becomes too intense to comprehend, there is enhanced likelihood that gaps in our learning process will exist thus affecting reading achievement and feelings of failure. This edWebinar will share information to help understand when gaps in automaticity occur. Use this link for more information and to register for the September 18th event…