Voyager Hosts Complimentary Webinar Featuring Education Author John Woodward, Ph.D.
DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Voyager, a member of Cambium Learning Group serving at-risk and special student populations through strategic and intensive comprehensive interventions, will host a complimentary, one-hour webinar featuring education author, John Woodward, Ph.D., on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. Central Time.
The webinar, For Every Student to Succeed, Something Different Has To Happen, will address how to successfully support struggling math students. Dr. Woodward will discuss the importance of developing a deeper understanding of the prevailing characteristics of these students to determine what else is needed in the classroom to prepare struggling students for algebra and subsequent math subjects. The webinar offers a unique opportunity for educators to learn about the research behind successful math interventions and how it translates into best practices in the classroom. Register today at: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=352773&s=1&k=97681E8DE174270CF7F9F535CACF5738
About the Author
John Woodward, Ph.D., is Dean of the School of Education at the University of Puget Sound. He has co-authored four technology-based programs for students with learning disabilities and a series of math programs for struggling middle school students, including TransMathÃ‚®, a skills-based intervention program and NUMBERS, the new professional development modules available through Cambium Learning Solutions. He was principal investigator on 12 federal grants and has published more than 70 articles in professional journals. He co-directed a nonprofit research institute in Eugene, Oregon, that studies bilingual education, interventions for inner city schools, technology-based math and science instruction and professional development models. Additionally, his research supporting TransMath was cited in the National Math Panel’s findings released on March 13, 2008.
Additional Webinar for Consideration: The Center on Instruction will also host a webinar on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time to discuss the recent position statement from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) on response to intervention (RTI). Panelists Dr. John Woodward, Dr. David Chard, and Dr. Ben Clarke will discuss how NCTM’s position statement aligns with and differs from the typical special education/school psychology positions on RTI and approaches to interventions for struggling students. During this webinar, they will take turns orienting the audience to various aspects of the position statement and briefly presenting their reactions to it. Russell Gersten, director of the mathematics work at the Center on Instruction, will moderate the discussion. ELL, special education, and literacy experts from the Center on Instruction will also be available to answer questions and add further insight into this fascinating topic.
To register for RTI in Mathematics: The Perspective from NCTM WebEx, please visit http://registrations.rmcres.com and enter the Event/Form ID: RTIMA (not case sensitive). Please be sure the information (especially your email address) is correct before submitting the form in order to receive an email confirmation with the WebEx meeting instructions. For those who would like to review the position statement in advance of the webinar, you can view/download it at http://www.nctm.org/about/content.aspx?id=30506
Voyager is a member of Cambium Learning Group (Nasdaq: ABCD), the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager provides strategic and intensive comprehensive interventions that are adaptive to the needs of diverse populations. Voyager’s instructional materials, support services and educational technology help accelerate struggling students to grade-level proficiency, preventing unnecessary referrals to special education. For more information, please visit www.voyagerlearning.com.
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