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What's New with Kurzweil 3000-firefly? (Sign up for one or all!)
The latest version of Kurzweil 3000-firefly has been released and contains close to 40 updates. Learn about the new features and how easy it is to support your students throughout the entire learning process—both in the classroom and at home. With Kurzweil 3000-firefly, students can read, understand, and demonstrate their knowledge, all in one multi-sensory software tool. Attend this webinar whether you currently use Kurzweil 3000-firefly or not. There will be something for everyone!
Three webinars on this topic will be held, with each webinar covering the same material. Sign up for just one, or all if you choose.
Register even if you can't attend any of these live events. We'll send you an email on the day following the webinar that contains a link to the recorded version.
Tuesday, September 16; 3:00 PM ET
Fall Webinar Schedule
Kurzweil 3000-firefly: Software to Support Reading, Writing, and Demonstration of Knowledge
Take a guided tour of Kurzweil 3000-firefly and learn how the tools in Kurzweil 3000-firefly help students read, write, and demonstrate their knowledge. All students, but particularly those who have learning differences, such as dyslexia, or who are English language learners, will benefit from Kurzweil 3000 and the web-based firefly. You'll learn how to help you students increase their reading, writing, spelling, and study skills. This interactive webinar is appropriate for anyone who would like to learn more about Kurzweil 3000-firefly or who would like a refresher. Attend if you're an educator in K-12 or postsecondary schools, a parent of a child who struggles, or an individual who has had lifelong challenges with reading or writing.
This series of webinars is repeated every four weeks. REGISTER EVEN IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND THE LIVE EVENT. WE'LL SEND YOU AN EMAIL ON THE DAY FOLLOWING THE WEBINAR THAT CONTAINS A LINK TO THE RECORDED VERSION.
September 10; 12:00 PM ET
October 8; 3:00 PM ET
November 5; 12:00 PM ET
December 10; 3:00 PM ET
These Colleges Successfully Support Their Students Who Have Disabilities. How Do They Do It?
The statistics are sobering. According to the National Center for Education Statistics,* only 59% of first-time, full-time undergraduate students at a 4-year degree-granting institution complete their degree. For students with learning disabilities, only 41% complete college.** What can be done to give students with learning disabilities, especially those with print disabilities, a chance to succeed in postsecondary education? In this webinar, you will hear how two colleges implemented Kurzweil 3000-firefly to provide access to digital textbooks for their students, including those with dyslexia or who are returning veterans. The panelists will explain how, and why, the software helps their students read, understand, and demonstrate their knowledge, giving these students the ability to unlock their potential and achieve their goal of graduating from college.
Who should attend this webinar? Anyone involved in the success of students with learning disabilities; those who support veterans in their aspirations to obtain a degree, high school educators or administrators who help transitioning students; alternate media technology specialists; parents.
Tuesday, September 23; 12:00PM ET
Demystifying the iPad for Assistive Technology
iPads are everywhere, including the classroom. The iPad has proven to be a game-changer for students who have disabilities, including those who have a print disability, such as dyslexia. This is good news, but, the number of apps for the iPad is overwhelming. How do you sort through the noise to find the right apps for your students? Join us as Dan Herlihy, a renowned expert in all aspects of technology integration, demystifies the iPad for assistive technology (with a focus on reading) and points you to places to find the apps that are best suited for your students.
Wednesday, September 24; 12:00 PM ET
How to Teach Language AND Content to Your English Language Learners
English Language Learners (ELL) are the fastest growing student population in the U.S. There are five million students in our schools today who are second language learners. In ten years, that number is expected to grow to be 25% of the school age population. Chances are you already have ELL students in your classroom; if you don’t they will be coming soon. How do you support them so they acquire both language and content? How do you ensure they are able to develop skills in all four domains of language — listening, speaking, reading, and writing? Join us for this interactive webinar conducted by Kia McDaniel, Consultant and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) supervisor of a large urban district, and learn the three key principles — access, accommodation, and application — to ensure the academic success of your ELLs.
Monday, September 29; 2:00 PM ET
Helping English Language Learners Become College and Career Ready
Today's classrooms contain heterogeneous populations and include students who are academically gifted, those who struggle to grasp the concepts explored in class, and English Language Learners (ELLs) who must learn both the language and the content at the same time. Adding to the changing landscape are increased academic standards that require educators to prepare students for college and/or the workplace. How can you address these standards while continuing to meet the needs of ELL students who must also acquire social and academic language? How do you ensure they develop skills in all four domains of language — listening, speaking, reading, and writing — so they have equal opportunity to succeed in the new classroom? Join us for this interactive webinar conducted by Kia McDaniel, Consultant and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) supervisor of a large urban district, as she explains the instructional shifts that must take place to ensure that your English Language Learners are college and career ready.
Monday, October 27; 2:00 PM ET