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Developing Critical-Thinking Skills Through Problem Solving

Presented by Ellen Edmonds on November 13, 2017 at 12 noon EST

Collaborative learning and writing in mathematics…really? Are you struggling to include rich student discourse and writing in mathematics to promote critical-thinking skills and develop students’ deep understanding of mathematics? Let Ellen Edmonds, Executive Director of Professional Development, help in this 30-minute webinar. She’ll show you a consistent 4-step problem-solving approach that includes collaboration and writing to develop your students’ critical-thinking skills. This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

How to Differentiate K–6 Math Instruction to Meet Individual Needs

Presented by Ellen Edmonds on October 17, 2017 at 12 noon EDT and November 28, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST

Do you find it challenging to meet the individual needs of students in your K–6 math class? Are you personalizing instruction for struggling learners, early finishers, and English Language Learners? Join Ellen Edmonds, Executive Director of Professional Development, for a 30-minute webinar on using effective strategies and activities to differentiate instruction and practice key mathematical topics. This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Can Authentic Grammar Instruction Improve Students’ Understanding of Complex Text?

Presented by Ellen Edmonds on November 1, Wednesday at 4 p.m. EDT

Students are being asked to read and comprehend more and more complex text. Did you know that a deeper knowledge of grammar can help them? In this webinar, Ellen Edmonds shares the current research for teaching grammar to help students better understand complex texts.

Teaching ELA Standards in a Balanced Literacy Classroom, K–8

Presented by Dr. Katie McKnight on Wednesday, November 8 at 4 p.m. EST

How can you teach all the ELA standards in your Balanced Literacy classroom? There are so many options! Dr. Katie McKnight is here to help you learn how Literacy and Learning Centers integrate ELA standards and engage your students in their own learning.

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Access Your ELA and Math Digital Resources on Sadlier Connect

Learn how to access teacher, student, and family digital resources for all Sadlier English Language Arts and Mathematics programs on Sadlier Connect, Sadlier’s learning platform. At www.SadlierConnect.com, you will find everything you need to enhance student learning.

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Top 10 Blended Learning Best Practices

In this presentation, Ellen Edmonds, Sadlier’s Executive Director of Professional Development, walks through 10 practical ideas you can immediately apply to successfully implement a blended learning model in your ELA and Math classrooms. Get answers to questions such as, “Do I have to be tech savvy to implement blended learning?,” “I’m a digital native. What more do I need to know?,” and “Is using a little bit of print and a little bit of digital really blended learning?” Find out more about using eBooks, online assessments, and interactive editions as tools for implementing a blended learning model in your K–12 ELA and Math classrooms.

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Using Technology to Support Daily Vocabulary Instruction in Five Easy Steps

Who has time for vocabulary instruction in an already packed English Language Arts (ELA) block? In this webinar, you will learn five easy steps that utilize technology to integrate vocabulary development into your daily routine. Engage students while increasing their vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension with digital tools and technology-enhanced items that enable them to interact with vocabulary words and passages.

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Vocabulary Workshop Interactive Edition, Grades 1–12+

Sadlier’s Vocabulary Workshop Interactive Edition is the web-based, digital version of the proven print Vocabulary Workshop program. See how effective pedagogy, site licensing—which provides access to content from multiple grade levels—and customizable learning options make the best systematic vocabulary instructional tool for today’s teachers.

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Building Blocks for Building Student Achievement, Grades 4–8

Dr. Katherine McKnight presents how to build student English Language Arts achievement in Grades 4-8 with foundational building blocks. Through classroom exemplars from around the country, Dr. McKnight explains how to:

  • Identify the ELA foundational building blocks
  • Organize these building blocks in centers to meet the needs of ALL learners
  • Use trade books in the classroom
  • Differentiate Instruction through a Balanced Literacy Model
  • Model and teach using the Gradual Release of Responsibility instructional model

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Building Blocks for Building Student Achievement, Grades K–3

Dr. Katherine McKnight presents how to build student English Language Arts achievement in Grades K−3 with foundational building blocks. Through classroom exemplars from around the country, Dr. McKnight explains how to:
  • Identify the ELA foundational building blocks
  • Organize these building blocks in centers to meet the needs of ALL learners
  • Use trade books in the classroom
  • Differentiate Instruction through a Balanced Literacy Model
  • Model and teach using the Gradual Release of Responsibility instructional model

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Building Literacy Skills and Content Knowledge

Finding it hard to implement all your English Language Arts (ELA) standards in the allotted ELA Block? Watch this presentation to learn a motivating approach to building literacy skills and content knowledge that engages students and enables teachers to cover more material!

Download a free implementation guide to get started today!

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Building a Strong Foundation for Reading Success

Students in Grades K–3 need strong foundational skills in phonics, phonological awareness, fluency, and concepts of print to be able to read and comprehend texts. Ellen Edmonds presents engaging strategies to use with young students to build a solid reading foundation and inspire them to be lifelong readers.

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Can Authentic Grammar Instruction Improve Students’ Understanding of Complex Text?

Students are being asked to read and comprehend more and more complex text. Did you know that a deeper knowledge of grammar can help them?

In this presentation Ellen Edmonds discusses the current research for teaching grammar to help students better understand complex texts.

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Close Reading: Staying within the Four Corners of the Text

Reading and understanding complex text can be challenging for students. Close reading is a powerful instructional strategy that can increase students’ abilities to read, analyze, and synthesize, deepening their understanding. Learn more about this strategy and ways to help students develop the reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing skills crucial to academic success.

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Demystifying Close Reading: Tips to Be Sure Every Reader Succeeds!

Learn from literacy experts and distinguished authors Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson as they share their knowledge and expertise on what close reading is, why it is so important, and how best to instruct your students!

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How to Make ESSA Funds a Win for Your School

Private and Catholic schools have access to ESSA—Every Student Succeeds Act—funds, too! In this enlightening presentation, Ellen Edmonds shares how to access the ESSA funds that are allocated to your school so you can support high-needs students and provide professional development to teachers.

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Improving Sentence Fluency and Grammar through Sentence Combining

Watch as Dr. Beverly Ann Chin presents sentence combining practices that will improve middle school students' sentence fluency and grammar. She also discusses their importance for the Common Core.

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Teaching Meaningful Revision for Writing

Learn effective revising strategies from Dr. Beverly Ann Chin so you can help your students see the value in editing their writing. Through these strategies, your students will become more engaged in the writing process and work to improve their writing.

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Literacy and Learning Centers for Big Kids, Grades 4–12

Dr. Katherine McKnight presents how easy it is to implement Learning and Literacy Centers into your classroom instruction. Imagine your classroom as an interactive, collaborative meeting space, where learning thrives and you facilitate learning and cover more content in less time.

Download Dr. McKnight’s eBook on Literacy and Learning Centers

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Get the Most Out of Your NEW Virtual Manipulatives

In this webinar, you will learn how to how to easily implement Sadlier’s new virtual manipulatives into your existing math curriculum and help your students explore, represent, and make connections between mathematical concepts.

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How Do You Get Your Students Talking Mathematically

In this webinar, you will learn how to jump-start rich student discourse and increase collaboration in K–8 math classrooms using conversation starters and meaningful questions. Learn how the four operations can be used to gain insight into your instructional process and students’ learning processes.

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How to Make ESSA Funds a Win for Your School

Private and Catholic schools have access to ESSA—Every Student Succeeds Act—funds, too! In this enlightening presentation, Ellen Edmonds shares how to access the ESSA funds that are allocated to your school so you can support high-needs students and provide professional development to teachers.

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Implementing a Multi-tiered System of Math Support, Grades 1–8

In this presentation, Ellen Edmonds, Sadlier’s Executive Director of Professional Development, walks through how you can effectively use a multi-tiered system of support for math that includes planning, instruction, assessment, and data analysis to ensure all students reach or exceed math proficiency.

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Motivating Reluctant Learners Through STEAM Connections

In this webinar, you will learn how to discover ways to engage reluctant learners in mathematics using a systematic three-step approach to real-world problem solving. Together, we’ll get your students actively learning math through STEAM connections and relevant applications!

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Need Ideas to Update and Enhance your Math Instruction?

It’s easy to get stuck in the same instructional routine and rely on the same old resources. In this webinar, you will learn five easy ways to enhance your K–8 math instruction and reach contemporary learners using collaboration activities, digital applications, and much more!

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The Standards for Mathematical Practice in a Language We All Understand

Learn about the importance of modeling, discourse, and making connections to address the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) while gaining a deeper understanding of the eight Standard for Mathematical Practice. We will explore how Essential Questions, response stems, and multiple representations are great tools for helping students make sense of math and master the CCSSM.

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Building Vocabulary for Success on SAT® ACT® Tests

In this presentation Sarah Ressler Wright—aka Vocab Gal—provides easy ways to incorporate high school level vocabulary words used on SAT®/ACT® tests into your daily instruction. Learn practical strategies to teach students for successfully taking these tests. All ideas shared are available as free downloads below.

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The Importance of Vocabulary Instruction for Comprehending Complex Text

In this webinar, you will learn how vocabulary acquisition is critical for meeting the levels of text complexity required by standards and for college and career readiness. Ellen Edmonds presents vocabulary’s connection to reading comprehension of complex texts.

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Let’s Do Vocabulary, Grades 1–5

In this presentation Sarah Ressler Wright – aka Vocab Gal – presents strategies and hands-on activities for building vocabulary in Grades 1–5, keeping in mind all your students’ individual learning styles. You’ll discover:

  • Strategies for engaging students in their vocabulary development
  • How to create vocabulary centers with interactive games and practice
  • Fun holiday vocabulary activities

All games and activities shared are available as free downloads below.

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Let’s Do Vocabulary Fall Activities, Grades 1–5

In this presentation Sarah Ressler Wright – aka Vocab Gal – introduces new fall vocabulary activities to engage students in Grades 1-5. Students will love practicing their vocabulary words with these fun fall activities. All games and activities shared are available as free downloads below.

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Let's Do Vocabulary, Grades 6–12

Sarah Ressler Wright discusses easy strategies and ideas that make vocabulary instruction fun for students and teachers in Grades 6−12+. During this webinar, she shares her favorite games including her take on Bingo, Mother May I, and Checkers as well as her favorite activities like Design a Car, Word Superheroes, and Puzzle Together Your Vocabulary. All games and activities shared will be available as free downloads at the end of the webinar.

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Review Vocabulary Now and Over the Summer!

In this presentation, Sarah Ressler Wright, a.k.a. Vocab Gal, shares easy ways to review relevant vocabulary words just before the summer break. Sarah also shares engaging summer activities for students to keep their vocabulary active all summer long! All ideas shared are available as free downloads below.

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SAT® , PSAT® , ACT® and suggestions for AP classes, Grades 6–12+

Vocab Gal, Sarah Ressler Wright provides easy ways to incorporate the vocabulary words used on the standardized tests and gives practical strategies to teach students taking the tests. All ideas shared will be available as free downloads at the end of the webinar.

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Strengthen Vocabulary with Engaging Activities for Students in Grades 6–12

Discover ways to strengthen your students’ vocabulary with engaging, fun activities for Grades 6−12+ from Sarah Ressler Wright—aka Vocab Gal. During the presentation, she shares her favorite fall and winter activities, games, and tips for involving students in their vocabulary development. Those games and activities are available as free downloads below.

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Vocabulary for Success: Integrating Multimedia in the Classroom

Learn how to use the various media Vocabulary for Success offers in your classroom. Dr. Douglas Fisher and Dr. Nancy Frey review the range of media components available to support vocabulary development and engage today’s students with a multimedia approach to learning.

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Vocabulary For Success, Grades 6–10: Preparing Students for Success

Based on the Gradual Release of Responsibility instructional model, Vocabulary for Success is designed to help students learn words in stages using print and online technology. Vocabulary for Success utilizes online videos an iWords Audio Program that blend multi-media approaches and support differentiated instruction.

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Learning Words Inside & Out with Vocabulary for Success

Vocabulary instruction is more than just asking students to memorize a list of words. They need strategies to determine meanings of unfamiliar words when they encounter them. 

In this session, Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., co-author of the successful Vocabulary for Success program, focuses on how dynamic vocabulary instruction leverages highly useful vocabulary to build the skills necessary for independent word learning tomorrow, while ensuring students have the word knowledge they need for today.

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Why I Love Vocabulary Workshop Achieve!

Learn why Vocab Gal loves the new Vocabulary Workshop Achieve so much and how she sets her students up for success on the SAT® and ACT® exams!

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