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Research is clear – beginning as early as 1st grade, students can learn to write and to read for writing. Most of our elementary grade students, however, are not thriving in writing instruction. We need to help our elementary grade students, especially those with disabilities and struggling writers, develop understandings of genres and the writing process; powerful strategies for planning, drafting, and revising; self-regulation of the writing process; and positive attitudes about writing and themselves as writers. Self-regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), deemed evidence-based by 4 independent groups, is an instructional approach that gets strong results in each of these areas. Come and learn what you and SRSD instruction can do with your students – and follow up with further support from Regional Office of Education #11!

This session will have a follow up Zoom session on October 4, 2022 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. You will not register separately for that event.

Lunch included!

Amber B. Ray, Ph.D.

Dr. Amber B. Ray is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has provided professional development and coaching for teachers on using Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) for all students including students with disabilities and English language learners across K-12 settings. She has conducted many research studies using SRSD which have resulted in journal article publications, book chapters, and international presentations.

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