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  • FAQ: Extra time in assessment settings

    FAQ: Extra time in assessment settings

    Published January 9, 2020, by LDAOeng Unfortunately, there is no miracle strategy to make students manage their time, especially on their own. Nathalie Arbour answers questions received from webinar participants about giving students extra time in assessment settings. 0 Comments


  • FREE WEBINAR: Differentiating Tasks to Engage All Students in High Quality Thinking

    FREE WEBINAR: Differentiating Tasks to Engage All Students in High Quality Thinking

    Published December 17, 2019, by LDAOeng In this webinar, we will examine an approach to inviting and nurturing thinking that allows for effective and feasible differentiation. We will grapple with various scenarios and how to practically apply this approach through small tweaks to current practice. 0 Comments


  • Webinar Recording: Assessing Thinking in Fluid, Manageable and Authentic Ways

    Webinar Recording: Assessing Thinking in Fluid, Manageable and Authentic Ways

    Published November 4, 2019, by LDAOeng In this webinar, we will examine various ways to assess thinking that allow students to demonstrate their learning without the barriers of inflexible assessment tasks. Participants will consider some sample assessment tools and think about how teacher teams, schools or districts might collaboratively refine their approach to assessing thinking. 0 Comments


  • Adapted Webinar: Beyond “Lazy” and “Unmotivated” – Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills

    Adapted Webinar: Beyond “Lazy” and “Unmotivated” – Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills

    Published November 4, 2019, by LDAOeng This webinar was adapted from a keynote address delivered at the LD@school Educators’ Institute in 2017. The LD@school team is pleased to present the session: Beyond “Lazy" and "Unmotivated” - Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills presented by Dr. Peg Dawson. 0 Comments


  • Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

    Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

    Published October 1, 2019, by LDAOeng The LD@school team has developed a toolkit for educators to use during Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (#LDmonth) to help spread awareness in your school and classroom. You may choose to use one or all of the resources, share with your colleagues, students, parents or your community. 0 Comments


  • VIDEO: Transitioning Students with LDs from Grade 8 to Grade 9

    VIDEO: Transitioning Students with LDs from Grade 8 to Grade 9

    Published September 6, 2019, by LDAOeng The transition from grade eight to grade nine is a daunting time for many students. But for students with learning disabilities (LDs), it can be a particularly challenging experience. In the Peel District School Board, Erindale Secondary School and Homelands Senior Public School have created a unique relationship to support the transition of all students, especially students with LDs. 0 Comments


  • VIDEO: Accessible Texts in the Classroom

    VIDEO: Accessible Texts in the Classroom

    Published September 3, 2019, by LDAOeng Learning to read is a vital academic milestone for all students. But for many students with LDs, learning to read is the hardest task they face at school in the primary years. Avon Maitland District School Board's STAR (Students with Technology Achieving Results) team has been working to change teacher practices by encouraging the use of accessible text technology in classrooms. A move that helps level the playing field for students with LDs. 0 Comments


  • Planning and Teaching with Explicit Instruction

    Planning and Teaching with Explicit Instruction

    Published August 30, 2019, by LDAOeng Explicit instruction is an evidence-based practice for teaching students with learning disabilities (LDs). This means that a vast amount of research, conducted over many decades, support the use of this practice with students with LDs. 0 Comments


  • LEARNING MODULE: Fostering Advocacy for Students with LDs

    LEARNING MODULE: Fostering Advocacy for Students with LDs

    Published August 23, 2019, by LDAOeng This module is intended to provide an introduction to advocacy for students with learning disabilities (LDs). This module will present the ways in which advocacy can help students with LDs to succeed in their education and will provide guidance, strategies and tools for educators to help support the development of self-advocacy skills in their students. Although all students with LDs can take steps to becoming self-advocates, the strategies outlined in this module are most appropriate for students at the junior, intermediate, and senior levels. 0 Comments


  • Using Project-Based Learning in the Classroom

    Using Project-Based Learning in the Classroom

    Published August 19, 2019, by LDAOeng Project Based Learning (PBL) is “a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge” (Buck Institute for Education, n.d.). PBL brings authenticity to the classroom in that the problem is easily connected to the world outside of the classroom, and students are challenged to collaborate, communicate and think critically as they approach the problem. 0 Comments


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