Upcoming Webinars


Upcoming  Webinars

Welcome to IDA-UMB’s 2017-2018 webinar series. We will be adding to this webinar schedule throughout the year. Register now for these upcoming webinars:

 


Thursday, October 26, 2017,  7:00pm Central time

Audio-Assisted Reading as Remediation: Beyond Assistive Technology.

Presented by Bill Keeney, Ph.D., CALP

Audio-assisted reading as an accommodation provides practical benefits for struggling readers in a classroom, but evidence suggests it might also remediate a student’s own independent silent reading automaticity. This presentation seeks to explain why, how to identify who will benefit from such a program,
and some of the pragmatics for implementation: a procedure and rubric for identifying candidates, practical steps toward training the students in its use, and specific advice on how to successfully move students toward independent use of these very valuable tools.

This webinar will be recorded. Register to receive notice when the recording is available.

 Click here for more information and to register for Audio-Assisted Reading webinar.

 


Tuesday, November 28, 2017,  7:00pm Central time

Has Handwriting Become an Instructional Dinosaur? Handwriting May Be More Important Than You Think!

Presented by Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D., BCET, CALT-QI

Manuscript, cursive, and keyboarding have advantages at different ages. Handwriting involves both cognitive and motor skills—and influences reading, written expression, and critical thinking. Sequential hand movements activate brain regions associated with thinking, working memory, and language. A note-taking study showed better comprehension and retention of content for handwriters. Elementary students composing by hand wrote faster, longer pieces with more ideas. Cross-disciplinary research demonstrates effectiveness of explicit, integrated handwriting instruction from kindergarten to high school.

In this session, attendees will learn that handwriting is a written language skill—not just a motor skill. They will learn at which ages and stages the use of manuscript, cursive, and/or keyboarding is most likely to be an advantage for various students, and will be able to give examples of strategies for integration of handwriting and keyboarding instruction into the teaching of reading and written expression.

This webinar will be recorded. Register to receive notice when the recording is available.

 Click here for more information and to register for Handwriting webinar.


Check out our library of recorded webinars here.

 


 


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