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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.

Paraprofessionals Supporting Reading Instruction

Hear how one school district provided training for paraprofessionals to support literacy instruction in this 30-minute webinar.

Presented By: Karen Starr, M.Ed

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Unlocking Comprehensive Literacy Instruction

An overview of comprehensive literacy instruction and strategies for student engagement presented by a special education teacher and an SLP.

Presented By: Jan Pilling, M.Sc., RSLP, CCC-SLP:, Christy McDonald, B.A., B. Ed., OCT

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Funding for Instruction Aligned with the Science of Reading

A webinar on strategies for special educators and special education directors to use ESSER III to fund instruction aligned with the science of reading.

Presented By: Ruth Ziolkowski

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Evidence of Impact on a Community of Learners

Webinar Series – Gain insights from 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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The IEP: Creating Clear and Effective Plans

A three-part IEP webinar series with Michael McCormick covering IEP creation,, meeting strategies, and implementation success factors.

Presented By: Michael McCormick, M.S., LBS

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Preparing for Extended School Year Programs

On-demand webinar with Kim Burke, M.Ed, who shares 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 two special educators who share the process they used to select an early childhood 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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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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Encouraging Interaction with AAC Users During Shared Reading

Learn how Kelly Key’s unit school district (ages 3-22) uses the shared reading approach to encourage engagement, interaction, and communication with AAC users.

Presented By: Kelly Key, BA, MA, CAS, ATCAP

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

Literacy experts Caroline Musselwhite and Maureen Donnelly provide examples of what emergent learners need to learn to read and write.

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

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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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