WEBINAR SERIES: Writing Success for All Students
More dates to be announced
All times are USA CDT / UTC -5 Each session is repeated 4 times because of different time zones and high demand, if the one you want is full, please choose another date.
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Information about the series and ongoing support
Concepts and Approaches for Improving Writing
Short term plans and long-term planning
Progress Monitoring - Baseline data and ongoing data
Data as a basis for evaluation and decision making
Practical projects in the series of webinars - student involvement in this part of the webinar
(fun, practical, and useful writing training activities for your children to do at home online and on paper)
Sign up for Session 1 (times are CDT / UTC -5)
EVALUATION OF WRITING
How do you know what approaches, strategies and tools work best for your child
What systems have the best potential to help?
How do you know where to start with using technology?
What is the best plan over time?
How do you evaluate if the child is making sufficient progress?
Find out about an evaluation system that:
Works for ALL students of all ages and levels
Is online and can be used at home or at school
Can be used over years to help with short-term and long-term planning and intervention
Sign up for Session 2 (times are CDT / UTC -5)
STRATEGIES AND TOOLS TO IMPROVE WRITING
Learn about tools and strategies to help your children write more efficiently, effectively and independently.
Handwriting - strategies and ideas that can make a big difference
Typing - a hand-function approach to typing training, together with sound and rhythm makes for a highly effective method of training
Voice recording and speech recognition are some of the most effective and yet underutilized methods of writing
See technology tools and how they can be used in an ongoing data-based approach to improving writing in the long term.
Sign up for Session 3 (times are CDT / UTC -5)
PROGRESS MONITORING AND LONG TERM SUCCESS
The final and 4th in a series of webinars about writing.
A wrap-up of the series. Were you able to try some of the strategies, technology tools, and ideas that were discussed in the previous webinars?
How do you plan for a structured approach to improving writing and helping your children reach their own highest level of independent writing? What is a long-term approach? What initial data have you taken and how do you start with small successes and build on those successes while helping children develop confidence and motivation for writing?
Let's explore all of those questions together. I will share ideas and would love to get ideas and input from all of you too. Let's learn from each other.
Sign up for Session 4 (times are CDT / UTC -5)
Training by Bridgette Nicholson
Assistive Technology Consultant
Bridgette Nicholson has been an occupational therapist and assistive technology consultant for over 32 years. She provides consultation services for school districts in the field of assistive technology for students with special needs, for both high and low incidence students. Services and training have included presentations on a variety of topics related to assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning for school districts, organizations, and conferences. She develops informational websites and online tools for educators and students in general and special education.