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NEASC Annual Conference and Showcase
Dates: December 5-6, 2019
Location: Marriott Hotel, One Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 USA
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Friday, December 6 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Data-Inspired Teaching: Giving Students What They Most Need

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Do you deliver what your students most need?  Schools often do not know what students most need addressed in their academic program. This is because they lack a data profile on each student. The session will address two key issues: (1) how schools can develop data profiles of their students in order to focus academic interventions to address a child's greatest needs; and (2) offer a prototype of data-inspired instruction in reading and reading fluency. Until the recent past, educational practice has focused on teaching struggling readers the rules of how sounds and symbols go together. These phonologically focused interventions have been shown to be highly effective in teaching students to accurately read words. Structured phonics approaches, for example, lead to notable improvements on language assessments such as “word decoding” and “non-word decoding,” which evaluate a child’s ability to apply their letter-sound rules. However, after receiving this training, students are still often quite dysfluent due to slow reading speed. Such slow and laborious reading is especially burdensome for reading the increasingly larger and more complex texts after early elementary school. This session will focus on a novel instructional approach that was inspired by evidence (data) that struggling readers often exhibit this second difficulty related to reading in the domain of reduced fluency.

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Eric Falke, MD

Research Director, Carroll School/MIT
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Steve Wilkins

Head of School, Carroll School

Friday December 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm

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