Links 2 Learning Online helps educators and parents change lives! We've presented at a wide range of highly regarded regional and international conferences including the International Reading Association, International Dyslexia Association, World Congress on Reading, International Society for Technology in Education, Learning Disability Association of America, Future of Education Technology Conference, CCTCA, ASSEC, CATCA, CEATCA, GETCA and many more. In addition, we work with schools and districts to help them develop and implement effective reading intervention programs for their most struggling students.
Contact us today to book your upcoming conference or to discuss your unique professional development needs. If you've attended one of our presentations and would like the link to our handout, please click here.
Raising Readers - Promoting Reading at Home Convincing struggling students to read outside of school is often difficult. In this session, you'll learn strategies and resources to be used at home to build confidence and improve reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. We’ll share a variety of fun and engaging tools to help eliminate the homework battles.
Trends, Tools and Treasures - Making a Difference for Struggling Readers What do struggling readers need? In this practical and informative session, we'll share our experiences and provide a framework for establishing an effective intervention program. Learn about research, strategies, resources and technology to re-engage and empower the most discouraged learner.
Backpacks to Briefcases - Tech Tools for Success Find out how digital resources can help every adolescent learner excel and maximize their potential. In this highly practical workshop, you will learn how technology can help struggling teens be successful in school and beyond. You'll be introduced to a variety of digital tools that empower students to become independent learners who can collaborate, solve problems and communicate more effectively.
Engage and Empower Struggling Readers Today's learners are connected, mobile and digitally savvy. They embrace technology and use the internet in every aspect of their lives - to learn, communicate, socialize and be entertained. We can use these 21st century tools to engage our students and better meet their learning needs. During this workshop, we will explore how to effectively utilize both instructional and assistive technologies to differentiate learning and empower our most struggling readers. We'll discuss the characteristics of effective digital learning tools and share a variety of research-based resources we've found to be most effective for our struggling students.
It's Appy Hour! Get your glass half full by joining us for a fast-paced, interactive session where we explore an ‘app’etizing selection of our favourite apps and digital tools - from the ones that help our students access, organize and creatively share their knowledge to others that are just plain fun!
The Power of Words Vocabulary knowledge has been identified as one of the strongest predictors of reading achievement and we know that a richer vocabulary empowers learners to think and communicate more effectively. In this session, we will highlight effective strategies and resources for developing the word knowledge of today’s learners.
Discovering the Hidden Gems This highly practical workshop will explore innovative technologies that are built right into the devices our students carry around. We’ll look at some often overlooked accessibility features, browser options, search engines and other free but powerful tools that empower students and help them become more independent learners.
Is Fluency Getting a Bad Rap? Reading fluency has become somewhat controversial. We will highlight what current research says about reading fluency and share practical, easy to implement strategies for assessing and teaching this skill using a variety of resources.
Removing the Obstacles to Learning - Tech Tools for Success Based on current research, this highly practical workshop will provide parents with an understanding of how to use technology to support their child’s learning. You will learn how technology can empower struggling students by providing them with alternate methods of both receiving information and sharing what they’ve learned. You'll be introduced to a variety of digital tools and resources designed to help students succeed anytime, anywhere. These tools will help your child become an independent learner who can collaborate, solve problems and communicate more effectively.
Reading Assessment - Your Guide to Effective Instruction If we truly want to differentiate learning and meet individual student needs, we need to ensure that we are assessing our students carefully. In this workshop, you will learn about a variety of reading assessments that can help you make informed instructional decisions for your struggling readers.
Any of our presentations can be offered as a webinar or we can create a customized webinar to meet your needs. Here's one example - a webinar we offered for SimpleK12.
Making a Difference for Our Most Struggling Readers Are you looking for ways to effectively implement Response to Intervention (RTI)? Technology can remove the obstacles to learning and change the lives of struggling readers. In this webinar, we will explore how to use both instructional and assistive technology to differentiate learning and support our most discouraged learners within an RTI framework. We will share a variety of tips, tools, and resources that can be used at home and at school to build confidence and improve achievement.