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Our free webinars cover timely topics like new education  standards, high-stakes testing, accommodations, and beyond. You can join in webinars live or watch replays on demand.

Preparing for Extend School Year Programs

Live webinar on June 6, 2023 with Kim Burke, M.Ed, who will share strategies for preparing for Extended School Year Programs (ESY).

Presented By: Kim Burke, M.Ed

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Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum that Drives Student Success

On-Demand webinar on essential considerations for selecting a literacy curriculum for learners with complex needs.

Presented By: Lauren Sheehan, M.Ed, ATP

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Quick Writing FUN – Supporting Conventional Learners

On-demand webinar on writing instruction with the full alphabet and quick writing fun with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite.

Presented By: Dr. Caroline Musselwhite

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Webinar: ReadtopiaGO – The Best Yes!

An on-demand webinar with ReadtopiaGO developers to hear the strategy used to create this early-literacy curriculum.

Presented By: Kelly Key BA, MA, CAS, ATCAP, Anne McNamara, M.Ed.

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Webinar: A Backstage Pass with ReadtopiaGO Developers

An on-demand webinar with ReadtopiaGO developers to hear the strategy used to create this early-literacy curriculum.

Presented By: Maureen Donnelly, M.Ed., Allison Dennis, Ph.D.

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Evidence of Impact on a Community of Learners

On-Demand Webinar – View the evidence of impact from a study on Comprehensive Literacy Instruction with learners with complex needs in grades 5-12.

Presented By: Lisa Erwin-Davidson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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End the Scavenger Hunt: Choosing a Special Education Curriculum

On-Demand Webinar – End the Scavenger Hunt: Choosing a Special Education Curriculum Presented by: Laura Cuthbertson, M.A.Previously held live on Dec. 1, 2022 Request Access to the On-Demand Recording Educator Laura Cuthbertson, M.A. shares the process she used for choosing a special education curriculum that would meet the needs of learners in her middle school […]

Presented By: Laura Cuthbertson, M.A.

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Using Data to Guide Comprehensive Literacy Instruction

Live event was held on Oct. 26, 2022 When it comes to Comprehensive Literacy Instruction, accurate measurement can guide instruction, support progress monitoring, help teachers document their efficacy, and fuel learner motivation. Please view a recording of Kelly’s 45-minute presentation on how to collect the right data, how to use the data to guide instruction, […]

Presented By: Kelly Fonner, M.S.

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Encouraging Interaction and Communication with our AAC Users During Shared Reading

Kelly Key, M.S. Watch On Demand Recording Shared reading is an evidence based intervention for emergent literacy students and is a key context for language and literacy intervention. Join this 45-minute session and learn how Kelly Key’s unit school district (ages 3-22) uses the shared reading approach to encourage engagement, interaction, and communication with her […]

Presented By: Kelly Key, M.S.

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You Got This: Supporting the Literacy Needs of Beginners at All Ages

Watch the Webinar Now by filling out this form Today’s standards dictate that all students, including those that face the most significant barriers, should receive literacy instruction. Yet, providing meaningful, effective instruction can be difficult to implement of a variety reasons, including but not limited to: Staying abreast of best practices Finding age-respectful learning materials […]

Presented By: Maureen Donnelly, M.Ed, Caroline Musselwhite Ed.D., CCC/SLP

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Improving Writing and Communication with First Author™

Measure, reflect, adapt. Several years ago, special education teachers in the Barrington School District were searching for a better way to engage their emergent learners. They were passionate about enhancing their students’ communication skills, and determined to support their writing development. Hear from special educators Kelly Key, M.S. and Alyssia Shower, M.A. in this on-demand […]

Presented By: Alyssia Shower, Kelly Key

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Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D.​

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Her focus is on understanding the best ways to assess and teach reading and writing to children with the most severe disabilities. As a special education teacher, Dr. Erickson has worked to support students with a range of disabilities in a variety of classroom settings, particularly students who do not use speech as their primary means of communication.


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