TeachingLD

Writing Webinar 2013

Presenters for the DLD-CEC Webinar on Teaching & Assessing Writing
Karen Harris
Karen Harris

Erica Lembke
Erica Lembke

Kristen McMaster
Kristen McMaster

Gary Troia
Gary Troia

Natalie Olinghouse
Natalie Olinghouse

In collaboration with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) is pleased to sponsor a series of Webinars for professional educators on “Best Practices for Teaching and Assessing Writing for Students with Learning Disabilities.” The live sessions will occur from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern (US; 8.00 PM GMT) 25 April, 21 May, and 23 May 2013. Registration is open now for all three sessions.

An individual registration permits one person or one site (e.g., an entire school) to participate. Register now and start planning your special professional development sessions with these outstanding, internationally renowned experts on assessing and teaching writing:

The Role of Self-Regulated Strategy Development in Creating Motivated, Effective Writers
Date: 25 April 2013, 4pm EST
Presenter: Karen R. Harris, Arizona State University
Assessing Writing Using Curriculum-Based Measurement
Date: 21 May 2013, 4pm EST
Presenters: Erica Lembke, University of Missouri, & Kristen McMaster, University of Minnesota
The Common Core Writing Standards: Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities and Their Teachers
Date: 23 May 2013, 4pm EST
Presenters: Gary A. Troia, Michigan State University, & Natalie. G. Olinghouse, University of Connecticut

Goals. Their goals are for participants to

  • Describe, use, and differentiate the SRSD method of writing strategies instruction.
  • Assess and score students’ writing using CBM, including accessing free online resources and materials.
  • Identify grade-level writing expectations in the K-12 US Common Core State Standards that may present difficulty for students with learning disabilities, as well as select and implement research-based interventions.

Who should participate? This Webinar is appropriate for special and general education teachers, administrators, literacy coaches, and school psychologists. The series will be especially valuable if teams who expect to work together can attend together; by obtaining a common background, you'll be able to collaborate much more equitably.

Recordings for review. Although recordings of the sessions will be available for purchase later, people who register for the live sessions will be able to download the recordings of the sessions soon after they occur. After the session, participants receive a free link to a recording of the Webinar, and they are welcome to use it to review the program or even to share it with others.

CEUs. Participants can earn up to .3 CEUs for this Webinar. CEC offers .10 CEU for each hour of Webinar instruction.

Other CEC Webinars. In addition to this and previous collaborations with DLD, CEC has been hosting lots of exiting and informative Webinars. If you're interested in learning more about topics such as RtI, CCSS, evidence-based practices, and on and on, then check the CEC's list of archived Webinars. Just make sure you register for the DLD-CEC Webinar on Teaching and Assessing Writing first!