Intermediate (7-10)

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FAQ: Extra time in assessment settings

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.

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

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.

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Educator Supports|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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Webinar Recording: Assessing Thinking in Fluid, Manageable and Authentic Ways

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.

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

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.

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: Executive Function|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

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.

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

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.

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: Transitions|Tags: , |0 Comments
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VIDEO: Accessible Texts in the Classroom

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.

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Literacy, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Planning and Teaching with Explicit Instruction

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.

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Fostering Advocacy for Students with LDs

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.

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LEARNING MODULE: Fostering Advocacy for Students with LDs

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.

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