LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sopris Learning, a leading provider of evidence-based assessments, supplemental materials, intervention solutions, positive behavior interventions and supports, and professional development offerings, announced today that it will host its fifth seasonal complimentary webinar series focused on ways to improve student outcomes and meet rigorous standards with robust, relevant, real-world solutions and classroom strategies.
The complimentary series is designed to support leaders in implementing proven, practical solutions. Each presentation in the Sopris Learning 2012 Fall Webinar Series connects attendees to authors who will share their cutting-edge research, as well as education consultants and trainers who will provide teaching tips and strategies for a total of more than 18 hours of professional development over the course of the series. Interested educators may register for the webinars starting today at www.soprislearningwebinars.com/fall.
"The continuing Sopris Learning webinar series allows educators nationwide the opportunity to interact directly with leading authors, educational consultants, and creators of outstanding products and professional development programs," says George Logue, president of Sopris Learning. "The format provides the ability for webinar participants to customize solutions needed for their particular school and classrooms. By providing these complimentary professional development opportunities, teacher support is ongoing and comprehensive."
New features to this fall series are multipart presentations and updated presentations that incorporate new research reflecting changes in the educational landscape. The series focuses on topics that are of interest to educators, such as implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
Topics feature strategies that can be applied in the classroom immediately following the webinars. Renowned authors and education trainers/consultants who will be featured throughout the webinar series include: Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.; Judith Hochman, Ed.D.; Pat Sekel, Ph.D.; Kelly Powell-Smith, Ph.D.; James Martin, Ph.D.; Sandra Jones, Ph.D.; Melody Ilk, M.A.; Stephanie Gottwald, M.A.; Antonio Fierro, Ed.D., and Howard Knoff, Ph.D.
"In this day of information overload and the need to determine what information is most essential for school-based practice, feedback from these webinars has been overwhelmingly positive," says Dr. Knoff, author and presenter in the past two Sopris Learning webinar series. "Practitioners appreciate that we provide evidence-based but implementation-friendly practices, and that we recognize the importance of presenting systems and strategies that result in solid student, staff, and school outcomes."
Kathy C. Villere, a speech-language pathologist from Monument, Colorado, commented: "I continually seek new ideas to use with the students I see in private therapy and to share with preschool teachers with whom I consult. Attending the Spring 2012 Sopris Learning Webinar Series enabled me to accomplish both of those goals by listening to language and literacy experts from around the country in the comfort of my own home. I listened to the free sessions live or taped, whichever best suited my schedule. I walked away from each session with a new insight or idea to implement."
The series will begin Monday, September 17, 2012, and end Monday, November 12, 2012. All webinars start at 11 a.m. ET and are one hour in length to include a live question-and-answer period with the presenter, which is moderated by the host of the series. All webinars are recorded so that those who register may listen to each webinar at their own convenience. Archived recordings will be posted after the conclusion of each webinar at www.soprislearningwebinars.com.
For more information on the Sopris Learning 2012 Fall Webinar Series or to register, visit www.soprislearningwebinars.com/fall.
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