Do you need help for students who struggle with reading? In collaboration with the Council for Exceptional Children, DLD executive board member Janette Klingner and her colleague Alison Gould Boardman are to present a webinar entitled “Teaching Content Literacy and the Common Core State Standards in Diverse Middle Schools: Using Collaborative Strategic Reading” 18 March 2013. The session is designed to help professional educators who work with students who have difficulties in reading by familiarizing them with Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), a validated instructional approach.
CSR is aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supports reading comprehension, content learning, and language acquisition in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Professors Klingner and Boardman, who are both at the University of Colorado, will help participants in the webinar (a) describe what CSR is; (b) explain why CSR is important; (c) explain how CSR aligns with and supports the CCSS in diverse, heterogeneous content classes; and (d) understand how CSR assists all students, particularly English language learners (ELL), students with learning disabilities (LD), and typical low-achieving students.
If you are working with upper elementary or middle school students, this webinar is very valuable for you. It is not just for students with LD. It's suitable for teachers in inclusive classrooms and administrators, too. Bring the whole team for the price of one! It's only $89 for members!
Jump to the CEC site about Teaching Content Literacy and the Common Core State Standards in Diverse Middle Schools: Using Collaborative Strategic Reading. A CEC/DLD Collaborative Webinar to learn more and register.