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Free Upcoming Webinars 

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering free 1-hour webinars on research, assessment and intervention topics. Feel free to contact us if there is anything you would like us to cover in future webinars.  

 


A Window Into the Future: Predicting and
Preventing Reading Difficulties with the PEARL

Presented by Douglas Bryan Petersen, PhD, CCC-SLP

DESCRIPTION: Traditional kindergarten early literacy screeners are unable to accurately identify students at risk for future decoding and reading comprehension difficulty. Dynamic assessment is a relatively new assessment approach that has strong evidence of predictive validity for reading and language. In this webinar, participants will learn about the decoding subtest and language subtest of the predictive early assessment of reading and language (PEARL) kindergarten dynamic assessment. Research evidence with over 1000 culturally and linguistically diverse Kindergarten students indicates that the PEARL, which takes less than 10 minutes to administer, can accurately identify decoding and reading comprehension difficulty with over 80% accuracy.

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Monday, April 16, 2018@ 3:30 MST
Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 4:30 MST

This webinar is scheduled to run for 1-hour



 

How to teach story grammar and complex language using Story Champs®

Presented by Trina D. Spencer, PhD, BCBA

DESCRIPTION: As a narrative intervention curriculum, Story Champs uses story grammar to frame almost every lesson. However, you can maximize its effectiveness by also teaching complex language and increasing the complexity of stories your students can comprehend and tell. Learn how to differentiate for diverse students in this Story Champs webinar. Dr. Spencer will offer suggestions for writing good narrative language goals too.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018@ 3:30 MST


How to teach vocabulary skills using Story Champs®

Presented by Trina D. Spencer, PhD, BCBA

DESCRIPTION: When your students consistently produce complete stories, expand their academic language by teaching vocabulary. In this webinar, you will learn the various ways Story Champs explicitly teaches vocabulary and promotes inferential word learning. Dr. Spencer will offer suggestions for writing good vocabulary goals too.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018@ 3:30 MST


How to teach writing using Story Champs®

Presented by Trina D. Spencer, PhD, BCBA

DESCRIPTION: Children can't write what they can't say! In this webinar, you will learn how Story Champs converts excellent oral language gains to improvements in writing. Dr. Spencer will offer suggestions for writing good writing goals too.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018@ 3:30 MST


How to teach expository language using Story Champs®

Presented by Trina D. Spencer, PhD, BCBA

DESCRIPTION: Informational discourse...not as difficult as you might think. If you think kids enjoy narratives, wait until you teach them to talk like books! This webinar will cover the Story Champs lessons that feature expository oral and written language. Dr. Spencer will offer suggestions for writing good expository language goals too.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018@ 3:30 MST



 

 

Previous webinars (recorded)


 

Story Champs: Help all students beat high stakes tests!

Presented by Trina Spencer, PhD, BCBA

DESCRIPTION: Get an overview of Story Champs, a multi-tiered academic language curriculum, designed to meet the needs of children with and without disabilities and as young as three years old. Using narrative language as the foundation, Story Champs also builds vocabulary, grammar and syntax, writing, informational discourse, and reading comprehension.

Registration no longer available. Please feel fre eto watch a recording of the webinar below.

 

 

 


Innovation in academic language assessment and intervention: Leave no child behind and mean it

Presented by Douglas Petersen, PhD, CCC-SLP

Registration no longer available. Please feel fre eto watch a recording of the webinar below.