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Reading for the New Generation

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)

Reading for the New Generation

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Reading for the New Generation 27 Tickets Jan 18, 2017 Free  

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Studies show that 1 in 3 students struggle with reading traditional text. Reasons for this can vary between visual, processing, decoding, ESL, vocabulary, previous contextual knowledge and overall reading fluency. What is staggering is that at least 50% of these student's struggles can be reduced or eliminated by selecting a different font, increasing the space between lines and characters, and changing background colors. Knowing this information, it compels educational programs to move towards electronic text sources to accommodate ALL students. This workshop will address how to access text from a wide variety of sources that allow students to read in the way that best accommodates their individual reading styles; from e-text to audio sources, from paid to free and from minimal supports to resources that allow ANY student to access text. Learn how to access books on any platform (Mac, PC, Chrome, iOS, Android), check out books from your public library as well as free tools that are available to provide text to struggling students. This workshop is a must for students, families, and teachers. Come and "open your eyes" to the new world of reading!"


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Marin County Office of Education
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94903

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)


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Raquel Rose, Assistant Superintendent - rrose@marinschools.org

Laura Trahan, Director, Education Services - ltrahan@marinschools.org

Beth Kradepohl, Program Manager - bkradepohl@marinschools.org

Kristin Marcucci, Program Manager - kmarcucci@marinschools.org

Eileen M. Smith, Project Director - esmith@marinschools.org

For Registration Information Phone - 415-499-5870

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