WEBINAR SERIES: Writing Success for All Students

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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. 

Session 1

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Information about the series and ongoing support

Concepts and Approaches for Improving Writing

Social-Emotional aspects  

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)

April 6 at 11 AM

or  

April 7 at 1 PM 

or

April 20 at 11 AM 

or

April 21 at 5 PM 

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Session 2

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)

April 13 - 11 AM  

or

April 14 - 1 PM  

or

April 23 - 5pm 

or

April 25 - 2pm 

Session 3

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)

April 29 - 11 AM

or

April 30 - 5 PM

or 

May 6 - 11 AM

or

May 13 - 5 PM

Session 4

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)

May 12 - 11 AM

or

May 18 - 11 AM

or

May 20 - 5 PM

or

May 28 - 11 AM

Training by Bridgette Nicholson

Occupational Therapist
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.

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