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Supporting Stressed Students During COVID-19: Noticing and Meeting Children’s Needs As Schools Reopen

As schools reopen, what feelings and needs should educators prepare to notice and address in their students as a result of these stressors? And how can educators work together to respond to students in ways that help everyone feel safe and ready to learn? Get practical answers in this webinar from experienced educator and trauma expert Jen Alexander, author of the bestselling book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schoolsand the timely new ebook Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19. Read More

How to Use Task Analysis to Plan Effective Lessons and Evaluate Progress

Task analysis is a flexible tool for understanding how to teach a task—and it can also be used to assess whether students are learning and to identify obstacles to progress. Learn the why and how of task analysis in this must-see coffee chat! Presented by Jennifer Mahdavi, author of the practical new guidebook A Teacher’s Guide to Progress Monitoring, this chat will show you how to use task analysis to plan effective lessons for your students and evaluate their progress. Read More

Supporting Families in Uncertain Times

During the current worldwide emergency, when our familiar routines are disrupted, many of us experience a heighten sense of uncertainty. Although information is widely available, it is often conflicting and hard to navigate. In this coffee chat, we acknowledge what we don’t know and offer an opportunity to think about ways to increase feelings of safety and regulation during this unprecedented time. Read More

Using Early MTSS to Combat the Pandemic’s Educational Inequities

School closures to halt the current pandemic have abruptly denied children access to critical educational opportunities, exacerbating the adverse impact of existing inequities. Young children who were already at risk for learning difficulties will often be the ones most likely to suffer as a result of missed learning experiences and stressful home environments. Join us in thinking about how multi-tiered systems of support may offer a framework for triaging children to their needed level of instructional support and delivering evidence-based intervention. Read More

Promoting Language via Oral Storytelling

Storytelling is a sophisticated and academically important language skill that combines both comprehension and expression. The importance of storybook reading is often emphasized over oral storytelling, but when books are less accessible, the power of oral storytelling can be used to promote children’s language skills. Read More

Optimizing Shared Book Reading

As many parents are currently playing a bigger role in educating their children at home, reading with children is highly encouraged! This session will highlight how parents can optimize the learning accomplished during book reading and beyond. For example, a quick preview of books may help parents identify a few useful words that children do not know and a few questions to make children think. Read More