Dorn Session Descriptions

Pre-Conference

Strategic Interventions for Struggling Readers: Issues, Practicalities, and Promises
(with Carla Soffos & Wendy Satterfield)

This session will describe evidence-based practices for teaching children with severe reading problems, including dyslexia. Videos and teaching examples will be used to illustrate lesson components.

Luncheon Keynote

The Art of Instructional Scaffolding for Student Success

The art of instructional scaffolding refers to the degree of assistance provided by the teacher to enable the student to accomplish tasks that would otherwise be too difficult. What would this support look like in practice? How are instructional scaffolds adjusted to promote student success? The session takes a closer look at the theory of scaffolding as a psychological tool that optimizes the student’s potential to learn from literacy experiences.

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