Webinar presented on 2014-05-08.
We all know the hurdles students with poor reading skills face, especially those who enter middle school still reading below grade level. What is less known is how to help them.
Join Michael Roush, Technology Coordinator for the Region 14 State Support Team, and Tom Kitchen, Curriculum Consultant at the Ross-Pike ESD, to learn about research-based practices to improve literacy in grades 6-12.
Michael and Tom will introduce each of the five Practice Guide recommendations for improving adolescent literacy from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), an arm of the U.S. Department of Education. For each recommendation, they will suggest free tools that support it.
For a preview of the Practice Guide recommendations, download Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices from the What Works for Education site.
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Michael Roush specializes in educational technology, assistive technology, and Universal Design for Learning. Michael presently works for Forward Edge, LLC, as a Technology Integration Specialist for area K-12’s, and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Education for Wilmington College. Michael previously worked for over 10 years providing school improvement and special education consulting with the Hopewell Center and Ohio Region 14 State Support Team. Michael and his wife, Angie, live in rural southwestern Ohio. They have four adult children, two in elementary school, and one grandson. Michael’s passion in education is helping every student learn to be able to define and achieve what the highest level of success means for them.
Tom Kitchen is Curriculum and Special Education Consultant for Ross-Pike Educational Service District. He is a former Middle School Language Arts teacher, assistant principal, and special education coordinator. Tom also is an adjunct faculty member of Ohio University's Chillicothe branch.
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