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Why Educators Need Reading Assessment Data Now More Than Ever
Watch this 20-minute video to hear Pivot Learning and Drs. Michelle Hosp and Louisa Moats discuss why, even if remote learning is still occurring, educators need to continue to assess students’ reading skills. They provide recommendations to help ensure that remote reading assessments provide the data needed to guide instruction and close gaps.
Teaching Beginning Readers to Decode Unfamiliar Words
Learning to decode is an important step in becoming an accurate and automatic reader. In this on-demand webinar you will be introduced to an effective decoding method called connected phonation. This instructional method helps emerging readers with the act of blending individual sounds in a word together to pronounce the whole word correctly. The connected phonation method teaches students to pronounce phonemes in words without breaking the speech stream before blending.
A California Charter School’s Story: How Aspire Public Schools is Digging Deep to Better Understand and Address COVID-19’s Impact on Learning
Like many districts, at the start of the 2020-21 school year, Aspire Public Schools in California wanted to understand how students and families were doing with distance learning so that they could identify gaps and develop a plan to close them. Aspire partnered with Pivot Learning and UnboundEd to use their Equity Reset Toolkit to examine the inherent biases in their past data collection as they moved forward to equitably serve all their scholars.
The ABCs of Using Assessment Data to Target Phonics Instruction
Improving student outcomes depends on the ability to efficiently obtain high-quality data that points directly to instruction. In this webinar, Dr. Michelle Hosp and Dr. Kelly Patrick demonstrate how to quickly gather phonics data at the student, class, and grade levels. This data is essential to inform instruction to help all students become strong readers, especially those with word reading difficulties, including dyslexia.
Pivot Learning Is Now a Rivet Education Certified Professional Learning Partner
Following a rigorous evaluation process, Pivot Learning is pleased to now be a certified Professional Learning Partner and be featured in the newly released education of Rivet Education's Professional Learning Partner Guide (PLPG).
The Importance of Professional Learning for Teachers of Adolescents with Word Reading Difficulties
It’s critical for secondary educators to have an understanding of how students learn to read and how to scaffold instruction to support adolescents with word reading difficulties so they can be successful in content areas. In this video, Linda Diamond — author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook — shares how professional learning can help teachers improve outcomes for adolescents with word reading difficulties.