Dr. Jan Hasbrouck
Dates: February 21, March 7 and 21 and April 4. All webinars are from 3:45-5:45 PM.
Too many students in our classrooms struggle with learning to read, including those with learning disabilities and dyslexia. Research has shown that 90-95% of all students can be taught to read at grade level. With the adoption of the challenging Alaska State Standards, educators are increasingly wondering: How can we meet the needs of every student in today’s classrooms? This webinar series describes the characteristics of students who become our struggling readers, and presents research-supported and classroom-proven approaches to successfully address these students’ needs. The essential foundation skills of phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension will be presented within a real-world model to help teachers, principals, and specialists collaborate to provide effective reading instruction for ALL students.
Participants in the webinar series will:
- Know the current research on the potential reading achievement of students, including students with dyslexia.
- Identify the research-based components of effective instruction.
- Understand the effect of powerful instruction on the brain
- Know the five key components of reading (phonemic and phonological awareness; phonics and decoding; fluency; vocabulary; comprehension)
- Collecting and using appropriate data for effective decision-making.
- Identify specific strategies for effective classroom organization and instruction for each of the five key components, plus passage reading.
- Registration Fee: $75 for educators from Level 1 school districts and organizations. $175 for all others. No cost for BSSD, LKSD or NSBSD Educators.
- Credit: One university credit is available for attending all webinars and participating in online assignments and discussions. There is an additional tuition fee of $125 for the credit.
- Target Audience: K-12 Administrators, Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Intervention Specialists.