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Common questions


What is the difference between RRCNA webinars and webcasts?

RRCNA webinars are live presentations that include opportunity for questions and answers. RRCNA webcasts on demand are prerecorded and sent as streaming video to your computer. Some webcast presentations were broadcast earlier as webinars, and some are edited conference presentations by noted speakers.


Can more than one person attend for a single registration fee?
Registration is based on your computer address. That means more than one person can participate during a webinar or webcast. In many schools, colleagues watch on a single computer and then discuss content.

Can more than one certificate of attendance be issued?
Certificates of attendance can be downloaded and printed for anyone who attends an RRCNA webinar or webcast.

Why do webcasts sometimes hesitate or stop while I’m watching?
On-demand webcasts are prerecorded and are sent to you as streaming video. Usually if a video stops or stutters it is because more information is downloading and will resume playing shortly. Helpful tips are included on each individual webcast description page.
 

 

Other questions?

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Webinars produced as part of the Early Literacy Intervention initiative with the U.S. Department of Education are also available for on-demand viewing at no charge.
 

Live webinars and on-demand webcasts provide low-cost, high-quality content for individual learning or small groups. Reading Recovery and early literacy topics are added throughout the year, so check back often.
 

Newest learning opportunities

For K-2 educators
Activating Strategic Action in Guided Reading
presented by Leslie McBane

For K-6 educators

Designing Project-Based Units to Address the Common Core State Standards

presented by Nell K. Duke


For Reading Recovery and Literacy Learning professionals
Structure is an Important Source of Information That Can Be Hard for Both Children and Teachers to Work With

presented by Sue Duncan


Reading Recovery topics now playing...

Selecting and Introducing Texts
Mary K. Lose
Orchestrating Learning: Letters, Sounds, Words, Continuous Texts
Mary Fried
Nurturing Problem Solving in Writing
Pam Grayson
Searching for and Using Information in Language Structure
Janice Van Dyke
Roaming Around the Known: A Foundation for Accelerated Learning
Salli Forbes and Connie Briggs
Reading and Writing: Teaching for Reciprocal Gains 
Ann Ballantyne
Prompting for Strategic Activity 
Shannon Henderson and Janet Bufalino
 

Teaching and learning topics now playing…

Understanding Text Complexity
Janet Bufalino
Deepening the Reading Comprehension Experience
W. Dorsey Hammond
Teaching for Tomorrow: Creating Strategic Learners Through Challenging Work

Linda Dorn
Meeting Individual Needs in Small Groups (And the Five Shall Become One)
Amy Emmons and LeeAnn Lewellen
Common Core Standards and Units of Study, K-6
Beth Swenson
Oral Language Development: Theory Into Practice 
Adria Klein, Allison Briceño, Susan Wray, and Deb Nemecek
The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching
 
Enrique Puig
Inferring: The Heartbeat of Comprehension
 
Pat Johnson and Katie Keier
How Understanding the Learner's Brain Can Improve Our Teaching
 
Janet Bufalino and Elaine Stine
Guided Writing: Teaching with Power and Purpose
 
Jan Richardson
Making the Invisible Visible: The Role of Meaning in Effective Literacy Processing
 
Nancy Anderson
Accelerated Literacy Learning for K-2
 
Maryann McBride
Learning to Read is Not a Race: Exploring Teaching Opportunities within Chapter Books for Transitional Readers
 
Jeffery Williams
Negotiating the Literacy Lives of Boys Through Building a Literacy Community
 
David Booth
Letter and Word Learning in the Early Literacy Classroom
 
Maryann McBride
Closing the Achievement Gap for English Language Learners
 
Yvonne and David Freeman
What Counts as Evidence?
 
Richard Allington

 


Equipment needs

A computer with a broadband Internet connection such as DSL, cable, or T1 line is required. Dial-up connections are slower and do not have enough bandwidth to reliably send streaming video.

Audio
  • For live webinars, the audio comes through a phone line so you will need a speakerphone or a phone with a hands-free option. If you are watching as a group, please be sure your speakerphone volume is sufficient for everyone to hear.
  • For on-demand webcasts, audio and video are both delivered by computer so you do not need a separate phone line. Be sure to test your computer speaker volume prior to watching the webcast.