This is a video recording of the lunch and learn session from October 21st, 2021 on how the brain learns to read. Session Description: Do you wonder how our students brains learn to read? Join this session for an overview of what the scientific field has discovered and uncovered about our brains and the process the brain goes through to learn how to read. This will have a significant impact on how we plan to teach reading, writing, and spelling in the future.
Spend sometime exploring the basic foundations of parent engagment and then learn about a variety of classroom strategies you can use to engage parents in student learning.
This website is offering free (currently) digital decodables to use with students, following a scope and sequence of phonics instruction.
Emily Hanford discusses the broken education system and what the problem is. She also discusses what is being done to fix it. This is a link to her three-part documentary and what opened the door to the science of reading movement.
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Check out the coaches' curated collection of high impact instructional strategies. These strategies support reading, writing and math, as well as factors that affect student achievement.
"Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills." On this page, find a list of research-based reading strategies, including videos of how to use them, templates, and examples. Explore the rest of the website as well- it offers countless strategies and professional learning opportunities!
Peg Dawson and Richard Guare are two of the leading experts on executive skills and how to teach them. This is their website, offering resources and information about professional development opportunities.
This website is a great place to find resources (that need to be purchased) to support the development and implementation of a sound wall in your classroom.
Theis webinar was recorded on October 21, 2021 as part of the Lunch and Learn series. Participants will learn how to: Send back approved work and view comments in the creative toolsUse new Accessibility features to create Accessible contentUse Progress and Skills to support data informed instruction. Add voice recording or audio files to labels, shapes, images, and captions and lock the size of objects on the canvas
A great website offering many products and professional development opportunities grounded in the science of how reading develops.