Digital Events

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Looking for virtual professional development opportunities? Here is what’s happening next in ILA’s digital events lineup.

Literacy Strategies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

July 30, 2024
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. ET

To support elementary students who are deaf and hard of hearing, it is vital to provide an equitable literacy learning environment that enhances their communication skills, academic achievement, and social inclusion. In this ILA Webinar, Crystal Cook and Dequita Crockett will share effective literacy strategies tailored to meet the unique needs of these students. Participants will gain valuable insights into techniques that can be implemented, both in the classroom and home environments, to empower educators and families in positioning deaf and hard of hearing students for long-term success and independence.

Key topics covered

  • Techniques for creating an inclusive learning environment for deaf and hard of hearing students
  • Innovative classroom strategies for promoting reading and writing skills
  • Collaborative approaches to support literacy at home

Who should register: School-based educators, principals, teacher educators, and preservice teachers

Registration: FREE FOR MEMBERS | $44.00 nonmembers (includes annual membership)


From Facts to Fascination: Using Nonfiction to Drive Curriculum and Enthusiasm

August 13, 2024
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. ET

Current research shows that young readers love nonfiction. More important, nonfiction can hook them on reading; a growing body of research indicates the younger the child, the greater their preference for nonfiction. Yet many educators struggle to find new, engaging nonfiction from diverse writers and connect it to their curriculum. This ILA Webinar with authors Patricia Newman and Kirsten W. Larson will enrich educators’ knowledge of nonfiction styles and demonstrate how best to incorporate the genre into standards-driven writing and content area instruction.

Participants will

  • Understand the two writing styles used in nonfiction
  • Learn how to classify nonfiction books into five categories (traditional, browsable, narrative, active, and expository) and connect them with curriculum needs
  • Identify various voices, literary devices, and craft strategies used in nonfiction titles that will assist in reading fluency and writing instruction
  • Explore various ways teachers can pair nonfiction titles to teach content area curriculum
  • Learn ways to discover new, high-quality nonfiction and share it in the classroom

Who should register: School-based educators, principals, teacher educators, and preservice teachers

Registration: FREE FOR MEMBERS  |  $44.00 nonmembers (includes annual membership)


Differentiating Phonics Instruction to Support All Learners

October 23, 2024
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. ET

Differentiation in education is crucial for meeting the diverse needs of students, particularly in the early years of building foundational knowledge. Join Wiley Blevins in this ILA Webinar, where participants will explore innovative strategies to adapt and scaffold phonics instruction for all learners, ensuring access to grade-level content for every student.

Blevins will discuss the importance of tailoring both whole-group and small-group instruction to address unique learning needs within your classroom. Whether the goal is remediation, maintenance, or acceleration of phonics skills, this webinar will provide you with practical, high-impact instructional routines and a step-by-step approach for effective implementation.

Participants will learn

  • How to differentiate phonics instruction to ensure all students access grade-level content
  • Techniques for incorporating differentiation in both whole-group and small-group lessons
  • Ways to adapt instructional routines for diverse learning needs
  • A step-by-step approach to seamlessly integrating these supports into your teaching practice

Who should register: School-based educators, principals, teacher educators, and preservice teachers

Your registration gives you access to both the live event and the on-demand recording, which will be available to you through April 23, 2025.

Registration: $29.00 for members  |  $69.00 nonmembers (includes annual membership)

Special pricing is available for groups of 5+, students, and individuals in countries with developing economies. Contact for details.


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