Summer 2019

Keys to Unlocking Educational Success Webinar Series

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Ann Edwards

TOPIC: PHONEMIC AWARENESS

Ann Edwards, is an Accredited Training Fellow with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, a licensed Reading Specialist, Master Trainer for Orton-Gillingham International, and Certified Dyslexia Therapist through the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). She is the co-author of “bumpybooks” a reading manual designed for teachers and parents to help students with the reading process. During this interview Ann will be discussing the tools teachers and parents need to properly teach Phonemic Awareness.

DURING THIS INTERVIEW YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is Phonemic Awareness?
  • Why is it important?
  • How is it best taught?
  • How to best teach the alphabet?
  • Barriers to learning.
  • And more...

Evelyn Reiss

TOPIC: Phonics

Evelyn Reiss, is an Educator, Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, creator of the Great Word House and founder of the Claremont School for dyslexic children in Canada. During this interview Evelyn will be discussing the tools teachers and parents need to properly teach Phonics.

DURING THIS INTERVIEW YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is Phonics?
  • Why is it important?
  • How is it best taught?
  • Barriers to learning.
  • And more...

Evelyn Reiss

TOPIC: FLUENCY

Evelyn Reiss, is an Educator, Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, creator of the Great Word House and founder of the Claremont School for dyslexic children in Canada. During this interview Evelyn will be discussing the tools teachers and parents need to properly teach Fluency.

DURING THIS INTERVIEW YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is Fluency?
  • Why is it important?
  • How is it best taught?
  • Barriers to learning.
  • And more...

Ann Edwards

TOPIC: VOCABULARY

Ann Edwards, is an Accredited Training Fellow with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, a licensed Reading Specialist, Master Trainer for Orton-Gillingham International, and Certified Dyslexia Therapist through the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). She is the co-author of “bumpybooks” a reading manual designed for teachers and parents to help students with the reading process. During this interview Ann will be discussing the tools teachers and parents need to properly teach Vocabulary.

DURING THIS INTERVIEW YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is Vocabulary?
  • Why is it important?
  • How is it best taught?
  • Barriers to learning.
  • And more...

Jean Schedler, Ph.D.

TOPIC: COMPREHENSION

Jean Schedler, Ph.D., is a professional learning partner with schools and school systems to develop, train and implement sustainable teacher professional development for reading - focused on an Orton-Gillingham approach. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, has served on local boards of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), is a Certified Dyslexia Therapist/IDA and Academy Graduate of Learning Forward. During this interview Jean will be discussing the tools teachers and parents need to properly teach Comprehension.

DURING THIS INTERVIEW YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is Comprehension?
  • Why is it important?
  • How is it best taught?
  • Barriers to learning.
  • And more...

Jean Schedler, Ph.D.

TOPIC: CONTEXT MATTERS

Jean Schedler, Ph.D., is a professional learning partner with schools and school systems to develop, train and implement sustainable teacher professional development for reading - focused on an Orton-Gillingham approach. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, has served on local boards of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), is a Certified Dyslexia Therapist/IDA and Academy Graduate of Learning Forward. During this interview Jean will be discussing the tools teachers and parents need to properly teach Context Matters.

DURING THIS INTERVIEW YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What is context in teaching?
  • Why does it matter?
  • How do you create the best context for teaching?
  • And more...

Learn What Others Are Saying About This Webinar Series

Sonya Schumacher (Parent)

Louisville, Kentucky

Thank you for offering to take me on an inspired and fascinating journey into the basics of how children learn to read and explaining the necessary building blocks to help children become secure readers and learners in a complex world. Having struggled as a dyslexic learner myself, I can only hope for these types of advanced teaching skills for my children.

Lori Bucco (High School Teacher)

Litchfield, Connecticut

The Keys to Unlocking Educational Success Webinar series offers a foundational and innovative professional development opportunity for both general and special education teachers from early childhood through the 12th grade.

Mary Schaefer (High School Science Teacher)

Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia

I think all school systems will benefit from the insightful information that this Webinar series presents. It is time for our educational systems to reevaluate how we teach our most precious resource – our children. I have been teaching for 35 years and it is time for a change.

Melanie Salins (Homeschooling Mom)

Middletown, Virginia

This Webinar series is so exciting and will offer valuable insights for parents who are looking to help their children become successful readers and learners. As a homeschooling mom this information is so helpful and valuable.

Shannon Cross Bear (Educator)

Hovland, Minnesota

In a changing environment where outdated educational methods are no longer meeting the needs of many learners, we have an opportunity to bring promising practices and current knowledge to the table to craft an effective educational system that honors our most precious resource for the future and equips our young learners to succeed as lifelong learners.

Carly Wagner (Parent) 

Charlottesville, Virginia

As mother who works from home with two young children, I try my best to cultivate strong language skills in both of my children. I am now faced with selecting a preschool school for my oldest son, the first of many decisions we will make regarding his educational journey. I have been reading about Montessori, Riggio Emmilia, HighScope, Waldorf, and other educational philosophies.

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