Free webinar from Education Week, may also be of interest to Special Educators:
This event takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 3 to 4 p.m. ET.
Research has shown that oral language has a profound impact on children’s preparedness for kindergarten and on their success throughout their academic career. Children typically enter school with a wide range of background knowledge and oral-language ability, attributable in part to factors such as children’s experiences in the home and their socioeconomic status. As a result, Title I and English-language-learner subgroups typically face a gap in academic ability that tends to persist or grow throughout their school experience.
Learn from two administrators—Pam Howard and Shawn Parkhurst—about their strategies for oral language development, which include a focus on foundational comprehension and vocabulary to address students who lack exposure to English language and have limited background experiences.
Pam Howard, assistant superintendent, special education, El Paso Independent School District, El Paso, Texas
Shawn Parkhurst, assistant superintendent, curriculum and instruction, Wallingford public schools, Wallingford, Conn.
This webinar will be moderated by Liz Crawford-Brooke, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, vice president, education and research, Lexia Learning.