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TextProject provides live webinars such as the 2013 series on the Common Core State Standards (with speakers such as Tim Shanahan and Nell Duke). Recordings of past webinars on text complexity and vocabulary by TextProject’s President/CEO, Elfrieda (Freddy) Hiebert, are also available. Freddy also frequently makes live presentations (see Events). Presentation slides from previous events are available (see Library).

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TextProject Presents

Common Core State Standards Webinar Series

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20 November 2013

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The Understanding Language Initiative in Supporting Attainment of Content and English Language Proficiency Standards

Dr. Kenji Hakuta, Stanford University.

Dr. Hakuta presents information on content area literacy.

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Past Webinars

14 March 2014

Texts that Teach

A recording of Freddy's March 5, 2014 webinar: Texts that Teach.

A recording of Freddy's March 5, 2014 webinar: Texts that Teach.

In Texts that Teach, Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert, Reading Plus® Pedagogical Advisor, discusses how appropriately complex, structured texts with carefully controlled vocabulary can be used to accelerate the development of struggling readers. Dr. Hiebert will share research pointing to those specific text features that best support reading development.

12 February 2014

A Generative Vocabulary

Dr. Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert describes 7 facts about a generative vocabulary approach and describes 7 instructional strategies to support each word fact.

31 October 2013

Kenji Hakuta on Common Core Assessments

View and read a summary of Kenji Hakuta's presention.

2 August 2013

Karen Wixson on Common Core Assessments

View and read a summary of Karen Wixson's presention.

25 July 2013

David Francis on Common Core Assessments

View and read a summary of David Francis's presention.

16 July 2013

Peter Afflerbach on Common Core Assessments

View and read a summary of Peter Afflerbach's presention.

9 July 2013

P. David Pearson on Common Core Assessments

View and read a summary of P. David Pearson's presention.

2 July 2013

Virtual Institute on Assessment and the Common Core

View recordings of the chief architect of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) (David Coleman), leaders in national assessment and reform efforts (P. David Pearson, Peter Afflerbach, & Karen Wixson), and leaders in national projects on the assessment and instruction of English Learners (David Francis & Kenji Hakuta). Recorded on April 19, 2013, at IRA 2013 Institute 19.

2 July 2013

David Coleman on Common Core Assessments

View and read a summary of David Coleman's presention.

15 May 2013

Words, Concepts, and Complex Text

The recording of a webinar Freddy presented for MA teachers and educational leaders on May 10, 2013

21 March 2013

77sec on Text Complexity: What is the Difference Between Accessible and Dumbed-down Texts?

Freddy talks about three key features that are seen in dumbed-down texts.

14 March 2013

77 sec on Text Complexity: What Makes A Text Complex?

Freddy talks about a feature of text that makes it difficult for the reader.

7 March 2013

77 sec on Text Complexity: What are good books to use with beginning readers?

Freddy talks about features to look for in books to use with beginning readers.

7 January 2013

77 sec on Text Complexity: What is Core Vocabulary?

Freddy presents 77 seconds on core vocabulary. What is it and how can the words be organized to help students read complex text?

28 November 2012

Text Complexity and the Common Core: Moving into Action With Confidence

Archived recording of Freddy's November 28, 2012 webinar: Text Complexity and the Common Core: Moving into Action With Confidence.

11 October 2012

7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity

Archived recording of Freddy's October 11, 2012 webinar: 7 Actions That Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity.

12 September 2012

Text Complexity and the Common Core: Moving into Action With Confidence: Moving into Action With Confidence

Archived recording of Freddy's September 12, 2012 webinar: Text Complexity and the Common Core: Moving into Action with Confidence.

21 June 2012

Teaching Complex Text: Why Look at Word Frequency?

In this webinar Dr. Hiebert explores the relationship between a text's word frequency number and the Lexile number.

6 June 2012

SummerReads: Developing Successful Readers

Developed for the Florida's Department of Education, Dr. Hiebert has recorded a new video on summer reading.

13 March 2012

The Common Core State Standards: What Does it Mean? How Can We Make it Happen?

A recording of the Feb. 28, 2012 webinar hosted by Pearson Learning.

5 May 2011

TextProject Webinar: Stopping the Summer Slide with SummerReads

A short webinar on the importance of reading during summer vacations and how SummerReads can help stop the summer slide.

25 October 2010

The Role of Text in Developing Reading Fluency and Comprehension UPDATED VERSION

Dr. Freddy Hiebert discussed why text matters in developing reading fluency. Texts that contain too many difficult words frustrate beginning readers. This presentation examined key features in texts that support fluency and comprehension. Dr. Hiebert also closely examined the texts in core reading programs to highlight the need for texts that increase reading fluency and comprehension. This updated version of the presentation includes an explanation of how QuickReads fits in with the Common Core Standards.

Hiebert, E.H. (October 25, 2010). The role of text in developing reading fluency and comprehension. Presentation to educators at Pearsoned.com.

22 June 2010

New Pearson webinar on QuickReads

Attention to comprehension-based silent reading rate (CBSRR) is very different than the over-emphasis on oral reading that been so prominent over the last decade. In particular, Freddy focuses on the manner in which texts can facilitate or impede the development of CBSRR.

22 June 2010

Stopping the Summer Slide with SummerReads™

In June 2010, Dr. Elfrieda H. (Freddy) Hiebert presented a webinar on the effects of summer reading.

10 February 2010

Changing Readers, Changing Texts: 1960-2010

Dr. Elfrieda H. (Freddy) Hiebert presented the fifth annual Jeanne S. Chall Memorial Lecture on February 10, 2010 at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

30 April 2008

SchoolsMovingUp: Critical Science Vocabulary

Archived recording of Freddy's April 30, 2008 webinar: Critical Science Vocabulary.

22 April 2008

SchoolsMovingUp: A County Immersed in Vocabulary

Archived recording of Freddy's April 22, 2008 webinar: A County Immersed In Vocabulary.

18 March 2008

SchoolsMovingUp: A School Immersed In Vocabulary

Archived recording of Freddy's March 18, 2008 webinar: A School Immersed In Vocabulary.