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Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About
Posted on Oct 16, 2019
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • LETRS
  • Reading Intervention
Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About

The time has come to call the public’s attention to reading science and to dispel the misconceived beliefs and practices that are so widespread in our classrooms.

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Increasing Early Literacy Outcomes Through an Assessment Audit
Posted on Oct 9, 2019
  • Stephanie Stollar
Tags
  • Acadience
  • Assessment
  • dibels
Increasing Early Literacy Outcomes Through an Assessment Audit

If your district has been adding assessments year after year, but you still cannot quickly answer key questions about reading outcomes, it might be time to conduct an assessment audit. Learn more about what an audit is, and how it can benefit your district.

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It’s Testing Time Again: Help Students Prepare for Benchmark Assessments
Posted on Oct 2, 2019
  • Therese Pickett
Tags
  • Acadience
  • Assessment
  • Literacy
It’s Testing Time Again: Help Students Prepare for Benchmark Assessments

We have gathered some tried-and-true strategies for preparing for high-stakes assessments that can be easily incorporated into any school setting.

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Literacy Symposium 2019: Where Experts and Practitioners Partner for Classroom Success . . . Pajamas & Popcorn Optional
Posted on Sep 19, 2019
  • Carol Tolman
Tags
  • Literacy Symposium
Literacy Symposium 2019: Where Experts and Practitioners Partner for Classroom Success . . . Pajamas & Popcorn Optional

Each summer, Drs. Louisa Moats and Carol Tolman invite distinguished national and international speakers to address current topics in the field of education, with a twofold goal: improve educators’ expertise and bridge the gap in research to practice. Here are the 2019 highlights.

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Back-to-School Self Care Part 2: Managing Your Energy
Posted on Sep 11, 2019
  • Cortnie Gurren
Tags
  • Back to School
  • Self-Care
Back-to-School Self Care Part 2: Managing Your Energy

In Part 1 of this blog, we examined the four sources of energy, Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual, as noted in The Power of Full Engagement, written by Loehr, J. & Schwartz, T. (2005). Let’s take a deeper look into what Loehr & Schwartz share about physical and emotional sources and discuss strategies about how to balance each of these types of energy to become fully engaged.

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Back-to-School Self Care, Part 1: Time Management
Posted on Sep 4, 2019
  • Cortnie Gurren
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Back-to-School Self Care, Part 1: Time Management

Think about your day-to-day activities, during the school year and breaks. What are you always wishing you had more of? If you answered “time,” let's talk about tips and tricks to time management, not only within your school setting, but within your personal time as well.

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