Culture, Diversity & Bias
How do you work with a diverse group of individuals who are different than you? Do you know your own culture and what is important and why? Do you know how that might impact working with others who are different than you? Differences may be challenging but it doesn’t have to be. Come learn more about what impacts culture, ideas to help cross cultural lines and discussion of various cultural/racial topics.
The Secret Code to Special Education: The Difference Between Accommodations & Modifications
Staff often have to create accommodations or modifications for students they are working with. This workshop will review definitions and variations of terms often used interchangeably. Examples of specific accommodations and modifications will be shared, along with a framework to help brainstorm new ways to assist students in the classroom. Case studies and other activities will be completed during this session to focus on practical application.
Make the Most Out of Reading Assessments
Assessment is an important element of effective tutoring programs. This session will discuss the various types of formal and informal assessments commonly used for elementary and secondary students. Participants will gain an understanding of benchmarking, progress monitoring, and how to use the data each assessment provides, as well as the importance of setting reading goals for students.
Teaching reading can be overwhelming, especially when your students are on various levels within the five areas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, & reading comprehension). Learn reading strategies and receive resources to get the most out of your students, regardless of their reading level.
Teaching reading can be overwhelming, especially when your students are on various levels within the five areas of reading. Learn reading strategies to improve students ability to chunk large amounts of complex texts. Geared for teachers in grades 7-12.
The Complete Guide to Understanding Close Reading
Students are consistently asked to critically analyze a text, but how? Learn how to accurately teach the ‘close reading’ strategy that will lead your students to developing a deep, comprehensive understanding of the text’s form, craft, and meanings, that will help prepare students for career and college readiness.
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