Learning To Achieve: Reading and Written Expression Disabilities & the Neuroscience of Learning Disabilities

Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Morning Refreshments and Working Lunch Provided
Location:OCM BOCES
110 Elwood-Davis Road
Liverpool, NY 13088
Presenters:Literacy NY Trainer
Event Description:

Teachers, Tutors, and Program Managers -- Are you looking for research-proven teaching methods to help struggling learners achieve their goals? Do you have questions about effectively serving adults with learning disabilities -- diagnosed or undiagnosed -- which, according to research, may apply to 50 - 80% of our adult education population?

The Learning to Achieve series provides practitioners with practical strategies developed within the learning disabilities community that work for all of our learners.

We will provide you with a solid definition of LD, and talk about legal issues in serving this population. We will give you valuable reading and writing strategies that work for all of our learners, and talk specifically about how to teach “content,” which applies to HSE, Citizenship, and more. A hallmark of the series is the module on how to teach, utilizing the Explicit Instruction model. We will connect LD and struggling learners to workforce strategies, a topic of importance to learners and programs alike.

The Learning to Achieve training is required of all new paid instructional staff, and should be completed within the first year of hire. We hope you can join us for this valuable professional development opportunity!

Session II Modules:
  • Written Expression Disabilities - Focuses on LD that affect writing and offers strategies to help all adult learners improve writing skills.
  • Reading Disabilities - Covers the considerations and strategies for working with adults with LD and all adult learners who struggle with reading.
  • Neuroscience - Explore latest brain research as it relates to LD. (ONLINE -- Participants will have to complete this module BEFORE the workshop.) Each module should take less than 30 minutes to complete. Once the module AND evaluation (questionnaire) are complete, participants need to print a certificate of completion and bring it to the workshop.

Learning To Achieve: Online Module Access
The online Learning to Achieve (L2A) modules are housed in the LINCS Learning Portal. Please follow the directions provided here: Learning To Achieve - Neuroscience

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