Free webinars

Supporting English learners with Clicker webinar

It can be a real challenge for teachers to accommodate the diverse needs of their class, including the literacy needs of English learners. How can we make the curriculum more accessible for students working at a variety of language levels, while also providing age-appropriate activities to develop those fundamental literacy skills required to become more independent learners?  

With 20+ years of consulting experience in schools across the UK and overseas, our special guest, Louise Dawson, will discuss how teachers can help English learners reach their full potential using Clicker.

Join Louise and our Education Consultant Phil Hackett in this free half-hour session to explore:

  • Our fantastic range of ready-made Clicker Sets to develop phonics, blending, and pronunciation skills
  • Quick and easy ways to model language and sentence structure in Clicker activities
  • Tools and resources for expanding students’ general and topic-specific vocabulary
  • Top tips on differentiating lesson content to make it accessible for all your learners

Registrants can join the webinar from 10:30am EST onward, but it will start promptly at 10:45am EST.

Click on the link to register: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 10:45am to 11:15am EST

About our speaker
Louise Dawson is an independent consultant, supporting schools with inclusion across the Middle East. Prior to this, Louise spent many years working in general and special education settings in England. Previously the BSME Network Lead for Inclusion, Louise writes and delivers training for a number of organizations, is Cofounder of the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners, and is an enthusiastic advocate of using assistive technology for inclusive language learning.

Developing oral language skills with Clicker

Oral language skills impact all areas of a child’s life, from their ability to participate and thrive in school activities, to their relationships with others, to their overall well-being and sense of self.

Building these skills not only forms the foundation for academic and literacy success but allows students to understand expectations, express emotions, share ideas, interact appropriately with others, and problem solve.

In this webinar, Speech Language Pathologist Lidia Giosa shares specific strategies teachers can use to support vital oral language development - and how Clicker can help.

During the 60-minute session, Lidia will discuss:

  • Why it is important to consider oral language skills
  • How oral language skills are fundamentally linked to reading and writing skills
  • Specific strategies that educators can use to support students’ oral language (and thus literacy) development
  • The multiple ways Clicker can help support oral language learning

Registrants can join the webinar from 12:45pm onward, but it will start promptly at 1:00pm.

Click on the link to register: Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

Supporting emergent writers: from scribbling to their first word

When supporting emergent writers with complex learning needs, we often skip straight to tools that help them produce full words.

But when it comes to early writing, all other children learn through scribbling. They learn to write through "mark making" with the word-producing tools of their future, whether that is chalk, crayons, markers, pencils, or tapping on keyboards.

We need to support all learners through this progression - from scribbling to letter production, through inventive spelling, and to that elusive first whole word.

In this webinar, assistive and educational technology consultant Kelly Fonner will talk through the 14-level Developmental Writing Scale (DWS) - a researched-based assessment from Dr. Janet Sturm.

Joined by Crick Software’s own Toni Caggiano, Kelly will explore:

  • The stages of emergent writing through to the writing of the first word
  • The role of traditional tools and alternative pencils throughout these emergent stages
  • Specific examples of Kelly’s students throughout this process
  • How Clicker tools can be applied to the emergent levels of DWS assessment (the first 5 levels of a 14-point scale)
  • A whole host of ideas to help support your emergent writers!

Registrants can join the webinar from 10:45am EST onward, but it will start promptly at 11:00am EST.

Click on the link to register: Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EST

On demand webinars

"What will teaching and learning look like for diverse learners on the other side of the pandemic?"

Rose Racicot has over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist and assistive technology specialist in Washington public schools. She works in the Bellevue School District and Special Education Technology Center at Central Washington University, where she delivers AT consultations, provides teacher training and supports students using a variety of low and high-tech solutions. In this webinar, Rose shares her thoughts on what teaching and learning will look like for diverse learners on the other side of the pandemic.

"The anxious learner, the reluctant writer – how Clicker can help"

Carol Allen is an expert in the fields of ICT and Inclusion. In this webinar, Carol discusses how the layers of support and structure offered by Clicker 8 help anxious learners to overcome barriers, build confidence, and achieve their potential.

"Blended Learning with Clicker: A Q&A with Inclusion Expert Jules Daulby"

Jules Daulby is a literacy and inclusion specialist in the UK, podcaster of The Inclusive Classroom, former Director of Education for the Driver Youth Trust literacy charity, and an Inclusion Expert for the UK Department of Education.

In this webinar, Jules discusses how Clicker can be used to ensure that students of all abilities are able to engage with curriculum content more independently and achieve success, whether they’re working in the classroom, or at home.