This interactive course is designed for anyone wanting to learn more about reading and writing assessment. It will focus on issues related to the assessment of reading, spelling, and writing—including identifying early signs of trouble, diagnosing dyslexia and dysgraphia, and communicating test results to parents and other educators.
Introduction to Orton-Gillingham: Classroom Educator Level
The Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach is the underlying foundation of all multisensory, structured literacy instruction. This course provides an overview of the structure of the English language and how to teach it sequentially and systematically. It covers teaching the OG lesson in K–2 classrooms and meets the coursework requirements for Orton-Gillingham Academy Classroom Educator Level.
A convenient four-day series of live virtual seminars that will deepen your knowledge of assessment and help you gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of testing. Join nationally recognized assessment expert, Dr. Melissa Farrall, for a series of case-study investigations that will serve as a vehicle for learning about assessing student strengths and weaknesses, determining interventions, linking assessment data to instruction, and building effective strategies to support all students.
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Reading Comprehension, and Assessment
When reading difficulties arise, as they do for many children, effective intervention hinges on accurate, well-designed assessment. In this five-part recorded webinar series, renowned literacy expert, Melissa Farrall, Ph.D., unravels the complexity of reading, writing, and reading comprehension, guides educators in assessing literacy, provides parents and educators with a better understanding of reading difficulties, and recommends targeted interventions to help children who struggle.
Why Some Students Have Difficulty Learning
Learn practical strategies for building thriving and effective multi-tiered systems of support. Join nationally recognized assessment expert and Stern Center Director of Evaluation, Dr. Melissa Farrall, for a series of workshops on assessing student strengths and weaknesses, determining interventions, linking assessment data to instruction, and boosting the effectiveness of collaborating teams.
Trauma-Informed Social Learning Course
This course focuses on defining, identifying, and understanding children’s developmental experiences—such as early adversity or autism—that negatively impact typical social development. Our goal is to help teachers and programs protect vulnerable learners and provide the knowledge and support needed for robust instruction in social-emotional learning.