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Increasing Independence in Emergent Readers Through Technology

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Friday, December 4, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Stephanie Bass  
Emergent readers struggle to work independently to improve and strengthen skills needed for literacy. Discover ways to create meaningful experiences that improve engagement, enhancement and extension of foundational skills to support success in reading and writing for early readers. These no-cost technology solutions will support an engaging literacy curriculum.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-2
Subject area: Language arts, ESL
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to:
1. Identify the challenges in supporting emergent readers.
2. Discover objectives to support emergent readers.
3. Provide specific technology tools, and apps that support the objectives.
4. Investigate scaffolds to support student success and independence.
5. Design ways to plan for success using your current technology situation and school population.

Supporting research

Designing technology for emergent literacy: The PictoPal initiative, SusanMcKenneyJokeVoogt, Computers & Education
Volume 52, Issue 4, May 2009, Pages 719-729

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Stephanie Bass, Portsmouth Public Schools

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