Build a Reading Community to Help Ensure an Equitable Future
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Breakout
Room: Broadway II (Hilton Portland Downtown)
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Stakeholder Focus
Secondary Essential Skill: Strategic Planning
Primary Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: Students with reading challenges often suffer socially and emotionally as well as academically, and as a result, they are likely to experience inequity in school and life. However, equipped with stronger literacy skills, they can actively pursue the educational and career advancement opportunities that await them. Many technology solutions are now available to address reading challenges, but schools must be willing to implement them. Hear about a variety of tools to help transform reluctant readers into eager and confident learners. Come and learn from both successes and mistakes made along the way. We'll showcase high-impact tools such as Bookshare, the world's largest ebook library for people who read differently, which is free for all qualified U.S. students and allows members to read in ways that work for them, and other assistive reading technologies. Get practical tips for building a community of readers who are well positioned for a successful future.
Skill Level: Beginner

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