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Using Our Webcasts in Teacher Education Courses

Our webcasts feature national experts in lively discussions on critical literacy topics. The one-hour webcasts can easily be integrated into your teaching curriculum across a wide range of literacy courses. Discussion questions and references for further study are included with each webcast. Select a course title from the list below to find webcasts that can supplement your course resources. You can download a printable version of the list here (67K PDF).


Foundations of Literacy

Making Parents Partners

Making Parents Partners

When parents play a part in their child's academic career, students improve academically and have fewer behavior problems. Featuring: Karen L. Mapp, Susan Hall, and Tom Bowman.



From Babbling to Books

From Babbling to Books

Three experts discuss research-based strategies for developing language and pre-reading skills in young children. Featuring: Todd R. Risley, Sharon Landesman Ramey, and Julie Washington.



Preschool for ELLs

Preschool for ELLs

Critical components of a quality pre-K ELL program are discussed, including language instruction, curriculum, professional development, and family outreach. Featuring: Rebecca Palacios.



Implementing Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Settings

Implementing Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Settings

Featuring Virginia Buysse, Lydia Carlis, Charles R. Greenwood, and Jim Lesko in a discussion about the role RTI can play in the pre-K setting.



Educational Media: Screen Time and Literacy

Educational Media: Screen Time and Literacy

Three experts discuss what the growing exposure to media means for children's literacy development. Featuring: Deb Linebarger, Lisa Guernsey, and Marnie Lewis.



Talking Tutoring

Talking Tutoring

Three experts discuss tutoring programs, tutor training, what the latest research tells us, and the different forms tutoring can take. Featuring: Marcia Invernizzi, Carole Prest, and Anne Hoover.


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Reading Diagnosis/Diagnostic Reading

Assessment: On Track for Reading Success

Assessment: On Track for Reading Success

We've all heard the line "I taught them, but they didn't learn." How can teachers make sure that each student is actually learning? Find out how assessment can be used to lead students to reading success. Featuring: Roland Good, Mary Ruth Coleman, and Michael C. McKenna.


Assessment of English Language Learners

Assessment of English Language Learners

Find out more about effective classroom strategies for assessing English language learners. Featuring: Lorraine Valdez Pierce.



The Role of RTI in LD Identification

The Role of RTI in LD Identification

Featuring Don Deshler, Jack Fletcher, and Rick Wagner in a discussion about using Response to Intervention (RTI) to help students with learning disabilities.



English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

English Language Learners with LD

This webcast discusses effective assessment and instruction strategies for English language learners with learning disabilities, as well as ways to help encourage the active involvement of parents of ELLs with LD in their children's schools. Featuring: Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan.


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Introduction to Teaching

Making Parents Partners

Making Parents Partners

When parents play a part in their child's academic career, students have better school attendance, make greater achievement gains, and have fewer behavior problems. Featuring: Karen L. Mapp, Susan Hall, and Tom Bowman



Differentiated Reading Instruction

Differentiated Reading Instruction

Nationally known experts discuss effective teaching strategies for differentiating reading instruction. Featuring: Carol Ann Tomlinson, G. Michael Pressley, and Louise Spear-Swerling.



Talking Tutoring

Talking Tutoring

Three experts discuss tutoring programs, tutor training, what the latest research tells us, and the different forms tutoring can take. Featuring: Marcia Invernizzi, Carole Prest, and Anne Hoover.


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Introduction to Special Education

Assessment: On Track for Reading Success

Assessment: On Track for Reading Success

We've all heard the line "I taught them, but they didn't learn." How can teachers make sure that each student is actually learning? Find out how assessment can be used to lead students to reading success. Featuring: Roland Good, Mary Ruth Coleman, and Michael C. McKenna.


The Role of RTI in LD Identification

The Role of RTI in LD Identification

Featuring Don Deshler, Jack Fletcher, and Rick Wagner in a discussion about using Response to Intervention (RTI) to help students with learning disabilities.



English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

English Language Learners with LD

This webcast discusses effective assessment and instruction strategies for English language learners with learning disabilities, as well as ways to help encourage the active involvement of parents of ELLs with LD in their children's schools. Featuring: Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan.


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Teaching Language Arts/Language Arts Methods Courses

Establishing an Effective Reading Program

Establishing an Effective Reading Program

Learn how schools and districts can choose the best reading programs to meet state standards and comply with federal law. Featuring: G. Reid Lyon, Timothy Shanahan, and Charlotte Parker.



Make Reading Count

Make Reading Count

Experts talk about the components for developing good reading comprehension skills, identifying potential stumbling blocks, and offering strategies teachers can use in the classroom. Featuring: Isabel Beck, Nanci Bell, and Sharon Walpole.


Teaching English Language Learners to Read

Teaching English Language Learners to Read

Learn about the best research-based practices for teaching English language learners. Featuring: Diane August, Margarita Calderón, and Fred Genesee.



Comprehension: Helping English Language Learners Grasp the Full Picture

Comprehension: Helping English Language Learners Grasp the Full Picture

Find out more about reading comprehension strategies that are effective for teaching English language learners. Featuring: Cynthia Lundgren and Kristina Robertson.



Differentiated Reading Instruction

Differentiated Reading Instruction

Nationally known experts discuss effective teaching strategies for differentiating reading instruction. Featuring: Carol Ann Tomlinson, G. Michael Pressley, and Louise Spear-Swerling.



Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing

This webcast explores the importance of writing skills, what the latest research tells us, and what teachers and parents can do to make the process smooth and successful. Featuring: Steven Graham, Louisa Moats, and Susan Neuman.


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Effective Reading Programs

Establishing an Effective Reading Program

Establishing an Effective Reading Program

Learn how schools and districts can choose the best reading programs to meet state standards and comply with federal law. Featuring: G. Reid Lyon, Timothy Shanahan, and Charlotte Parker.



Differentiated Reading Instruction

Differentiated Reading Instruction

Nationally known experts discuss effective teaching strategies for differentiating reading instruction. Featuring: Carol Ann Tomlinson, G. Michael Pressley, and Louise Spear-Swerling.



Talking Tutoring

Talking Tutoring

Three experts discuss tutoring programs, tutor training, what the latest research tells us, and the different forms tutoring can take. Featuring: Marcia Invernizzi, Carole Prest, and Anne Hoover.


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Remedial Reading Techniques/Instruction for Remediation

Make Reading Count

Make Reading Count

Experts talk about the components for developing good reading comprehension skills, identifying potential stumbling blocks, and offering strategies teachers can use in the classroom. Featuring: Isabel Beck, Nanci Bell, and Sharon Walpole.



The Role of RTI in LD Identification

The Role of RTI in LD Identification

Featuring Don Deshler, Jack Fletcher, and Rick Wagner in a discussion about using Response to Intervention (RTI) to help students with learning disabilities.



Teaching English Language Learners to Read

Teaching English Language Learners to Read

Learn about the best research-based practices for teaching English language learners. Featuring: Diane August, Margarita Calderón, and Fred Genesee.



Comprehension: Helping English Language Learners Grasp the Full Picture

Comprehension: Helping English Language Learners Grasp the Full Picture

Find out more about reading comprehension strategies that are effective for teaching English language learners. Featuring: Cynthia Lundgren and Kristina Robertson.



Talking Tutoring

Talking Tutoring

Three experts discuss tutoring programs, tutor training, what the latest research tells us, and the different forms tutoring can take. Featuring: Marcia Invernizzi, Carole Prest, and Anne Hoover.



Summer Reading

Summer Reading

How can families make the most out of the summer months? Taking advantage of high-quality programs and accessing community resources can turn potential summer loss into summer gain. Featuring: Ron Fairchild and Loriene Roy.



Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing

This webcast explores the importance of writing skills, what the latest research tells us, and what teachers and parents can do to make the process smooth and successful. Featuring: Steven Graham, Louisa Moats, and Susan Neuman.


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Reading to Learn/Content Area Reading & Writing Instruction

Reading to Learn: ELLs in Grades 4-6

Reading to Learn: ELLs in Grades 4-6

Learn about the unique challenges facing English language learners in grades 4-6 — and their teachers. Featuring: Nonie Lesaux.



Comprehension: Helping English Language Learners Grasp the Full Picture

Comprehension: Helping English Language Learners Grasp the Full Picture

Find out more about reading comprehension strategies that are effective for teaching English language learners. Featuring: Cynthia Lundgren and Kristina Robertson.



Academic Language and English Language Learners

Academic Language and English Language Learners

Get an overview of academic language instruction for English language learners, as well as teaching strategies, activity ideas, and recommended resources. Featuring: Robin Scarcella.



Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing

This webcast explores the importance of writing skills, what the latest research tells us, and what teachers and parents can do to make the process smooth and successful. Featuring: Steven Graham, Louisa Moats, and Susan Neuman.


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Introduction to English Language Learners

Reading to Learn: ELLs in Grades 4-6

Reading to Learn: ELLs in Grades 4-6

Learn about the unique challenges facing English language learners in grades 4-6 — and their teachers. Featuring: Nonie Lesaux.



Teaching English Language Learners to Read

Teaching English Language Learners to Read

Learn about the best research-based practices for teaching English language learners. Featuring: Diane August, Margarita Calderón, and Fred Genesee.



Assessment of English Language Learners

Assessment of English Language Learners

Find out more about effective classroom strategies for assessing English language learners. Featuring: Lorraine Valdez Pierce.



Academic Language and English Language Learners

Academic Language and English Language Learners

Get an overview of academic language instruction for English language learners, as well as teaching strategies, activity ideas, and recommended resources. Featuring: Robin Scarcella.



English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

English Language Learners with LD

This webcast discusses effective assessment and instruction strategies for English language learners with learning disabilities, as well as ways to help encourage the active involvement of parents of ELLs with LD in their children's schools. Featuring: Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan.


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Teaching Middle School Language Arts

Reading to Learn: ELLs in Grades 4-6

Reading to Learn: ELLs in Grades 4-6

Learn about the unique challenges facing English language learners in grades 4-6 — and their teachers. Featuring: Nonie Lesaux.



Academic Language and English Language Learners

Academic Language and English Language Learners

Get an overview of academic language instruction for English language learners, as well as teaching strategies, activity ideas, and recommended resources. Featuring: Robin Scarcella.


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Reading Development

From Babbling to Books

From Babbling to Books

Three experts discuss research-based strategies for developing language and pre-reading skills in young children. Featuring: Todd R. Risley, Sharon Landesman Ramey, and Julie Washington.



Implementing Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Settings

Implementing Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Settings

Featuring Virginia Buysse, Lydia Carlis, Charles R. Greenwood, and Jim Lesko in a discussion about the role RTI can play in the pre-K setting.



Preschool for ELLs

Preschool for ELLs

Critical components of a quality pre-K ELL program are discussed, including language instruction, curriculum, professional development, and family outreach. Featuring: Rebecca Palacios.


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Topics in Education/Contemporary Issues in Education

Educational Media: Screen Time and Literacy

Educational Media: Screen Time and Literacy

Three experts discuss what the growing exposure to media means for children's literacy development. Featuring: Deb Linebarger, Lisa Guernsey, and Marnie Lewis.



Summer Reading

Summer Reading

How can families make the most out of the summer months? Taking advantage of high-quality programs and accessing community resources can turn potential summer loss into summer gain. Featuring: Ron Fairchild and Loriene Roy.


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