Early Learning Webinars with Waterford.org

Explore research-based classroom strategies with our webinar library.

Early Learning Webinars with Waterford.org

Explore research-based classroom strategies with our webinar library.

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Professional Learning

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An Overview of the Science of Reading: From Research to Instruction

Date: October 18, 2023

Time: 1PM Mountain Time

Duration: 1 hr

Discover what the latest findings in neuroscience reveal about how the brain learns to read and gain insights from educational research on effective reading instruction. Learn how to harness the power of the science of reading to set your students on the path to reading success.

Speakers:

  • Julie Christensen, Vice President of Curriculum
  • Olivia Semeria, Senior Curriculum Designer
  • Ashlie McEuen, Curriculum Content Writer

Professional Learning

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Phonological Awareness: The Structure of Spoken Language

Date: November 1, 2023

Time: 1PM Mountain Time

Duration: 1 hr

Explore the pivotal role of phonological awareness in reading during this webinar. This essential skill, which involves working with sounds in spoken language, sets the stage for decoding, blending, and word reading. Learn effective teaching strategies to help your students build this crucial foundation for reading success.

Speakers:

  • Julie Christensen, Vice President of Curriculum
  • Olivia Semeria, Senior Curriculum Designer
  • Ashlie McEuen, Curriculum Content Writer

Professional Learning

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Phonics: Breaking the Reading Code

Date: November 15, 2023

Time: 1PM Mountain Time

Duration: 1 hr

Learn how phonics enables students to decode words by connecting sounds and letters. In this session, we’ll outline research-based approaches for effective phonics instruction, equipping you with the tools to help your students successfully unlock the reading code. 

Speakers:

  • Julie Christensen, Vice President of Curriculum
  • Olivia Semeria, Senior Curriculum Designer
  • Ashlie McEuen, Curriculum Content Writer

Professional Learning

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Fluency: The Bridge from Word Identification to Reading Comprehension

Date: November 29, 2023

Time: 1PM Mountain Time

Duration: 1 hr

In this webinar, you’ll discover the key to helping your students read smoothly, automatically, and with expressive fluency. Explore why the development of fluency is essential and how fluent reading significantly enhances overall reading comprehension. 

Speakers:

  • Julie Christensen, Senior Director of Curriculum – Waterford
  • Olivia Semeria, Curriculum Designer – Waterford 
  • Ashlie McEuen, Curriculum Content Writer – Waterford 

Professional Learning

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Comprehension & Vocabulary: Reading as a Lifelong Tool for Learning

Date: Dec 13, 2023

Time: 1PM Mountain Time

Duration: 1 hr

During this session, explore the pivotal role that comprehension plays in transforming reading into a lifelong learning tool. You’ll learn strategies and techniques for equipping your students with the foundational building blocks necessary to foster strong comprehension skills.

Speakers:

  • Julie Christensen, Senior Director of Curriculum – Waterford
  • Olivia Semeria, Curriculum Designer – Waterford 
  • Ashlie McEuen, Curriculum Content Writer – Waterford

Professional Learning

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Language Concepts: The Structure of Written Language

Date: January 3, 2023

Time: 1PM Mountain Time

Duration: 1 hr

Explore the world of written language structure and learn how a robust grasp of language concepts can profoundly support your students on their path to becoming proficient readers. In this session, you’ll discover the pivotal role that understanding language structure plays in enhancing reading skills and fostering literacy development. 

Speakers:

  • Julie Christensen, Senior Director of Curriculum – Waterford
  • Olivia Semeria, Curriculum Designer – Waterford 
  • Ashlie McEuen, Curriculum Content Writer – Waterford 

Professional Learning

teacher and children in a classroom

Communication: The Four Domains of Language

Date: January 17, 2023

Time: 1PM Mountain Time

Duration: 1 hr

Join this webinar to delve into the four language domains—reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Discover effective strategies for building your students’ proficiency in each of these domains and empowering them to become skilled and confident communicators.

Speakers:

  • Julie Christensen, Senior Director of Curriculum – Waterford
  • Olivia Semeria, Curriculum Designer – Waterford 
  • Ashlie McEuen, Curriculum Content Writer – Waterford 

Professional Learning

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Program Tour: Waterford Reading Academy & The Science of Reading

Date: January 31, 2023

Time: 1PM Mountain Time

Duration: 1 hr

Join this session for an exclusive tour of the Waterford Reading Academy, a literacy program founded on the science of reading. Explore engaging digital student activities, immersive and inclusive stories embedded within adaptive learning paths, and an extensive array of educator resources and reports.

Speakers:

  • TBD

Professional Learning

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Professional Learning: Teaching the Science of Reading

Date: February 14, 2023

Time: 1PM Mountain Time

Duration: 1 hr

Meet the dedicated Waterford.org Professional Learning team, committed to providing you with the essential strategies and support required to teach Waterford lessons guided by the science of reading. Learn how to effectively integrate these principles into your teaching and maximize the impact of your instruction.

Speakers:

  • Cathy Ambridge, Senior Implementation Specialist – Waterford
  • Emily Mount, Implementation Specialist – Waterford

Professional Learning

parents and children

Unveiling the Power of Research: Waterford.org Efficacy

Date: February 28, 2023

Time: 1PM Mountain Time

Duration: 1 hr

Discover the transformative potential of research-backed approaches and their role in enhancing the learning experience for both students and educators. During this webinar, explore how research plays a vital role in shaping the success of Waterford.org’s educational programs

Speaker:

  • Haya Shamir, VP & Chief Scientist – Waterford

CARES Interview Webinar

Driving Impactful Family Engagement with CARES

Learn how to implement the CARES framework in your schools to drive inclusive family communication, academic content, genuine relationships, clear and flexible expectations, and concrete support.

On-Demand Webinars

Waterford Reading Academy

A Model for Change: Family Engagement through the CARES Framework

Join this informative webinar to gain an in-depth understanding of the CARES Framework – a powerful model for fostering inclusive family communicationacademic content, genuine relationships, clear expectations, and concrete support in schools. The session will cover the basis for the framework’s development, the fundamentals of the five themes, and provide some first steps to start the journey towards a more strengths-based approach to family engagement. Simple next steps will provide immediate opportunities to begin to move towards deeper and more authentic partnerships with the families in your community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance family-school partnerships and ultimately promote student success.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Jenni Torres
    Executive VP & Chief Academic Officer – Waterford
  • Dr. Haya Shamir
    VP & Chief Scientist – Waterford 
  • Candra Morris 
    VP of Professional Learning – Waterford 
  • Julie Christensen
    Senior Director of Curriculum – Waterford 
  • Melinda Dalton
    Director, Training and Quality – Waterford

Waterford Family Academy

family

Impactful Family Engagement Made Easy

Discover the Waterford Family Academy: an innovative workshop model engaging families without burdening your staff. Families learn academic content, practice at-home learning strategies, and build positive relationships with others. Let us handle everything from promotion to delivery. Make this year the best one yet by engaging your families with Waterford Family Academy.

CARES Interview Webinar

Driving Impactful Family Engagement with CARES

Learn how to implement the CARES framework in your schools to drive inclusive family communication, academic content, genuine relationships, clear and flexible expectations, and concrete support.

Waterford Reading Academy

Let’s Take a Tour Together

See how the program uses the science of reading to help educators boost student engagement.

Waterford Reading Academy

Waterford Reading Academy Webinars

Master Waterford Reading Academy with the latest research and resources.

Professional Services

Waterford Reading Academy Webinars

Do you want to improve student outcomes? Join us to learn how Waterford Professional Services will equip and empower administrators, teachers, and families with the tools to reach your goals. You’ll learn about our research-based framework and how you can make your lives easier with our scalable professional services offerings.