Webinars

LCIRT webinars bring you up-to-date information and research-based practices for supporting students with learning disabilities (LD), ADHD, or ASD. They are a cost-effective, efficient way to provide professional learning to individuals and school communities.

Fall 2015 Webinar Series

Webinar I. 
Postsecondary Transition: Moving from a Fixed to Growth Mindset

Presenters:  Dr. Manju Banerjee, VP for Educational Research and Innovation & Director of LCIRT
Dr. Rick Bryck, Assistant Director of LCIRT & Senior Academic Researcher
Susan Grabowski, Director of Short-Term Programs

Cost: $99 ($179 for both webinars when purchased together)
Landmark College AA, BA, & Certificate Program alumni: $35 for each webinar

Date:  Friday, October 16, 2015  
Time:  2:00PM(Eastern)/1:00PM(Central)/12:00PM(Mountain)/11:00AM(Pacific)  
Duration:  1 hour

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Webinar II.
Contemporary Theories of Learning

Presenter:  Dr. Cyrus Shaoul, Senior Academic Researcher
Cost: $99 ($179 for both webinars when purchased together)
Landmark College AA, BA, & Certificate Program alumni: $35 for each webinar

Date:  Friday, November 20, 2015  
Time:  2:00PM(Eastern)/1:00PM(Central)/12:00PM(Mountain)/11:00AM(Pacific)  
Duration:  1 hour

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Past Webinars Available for Replay

Free Webinar

Pedagogical Practices and Universal Design in College Economics: Teaching Diverse Learners

Economics, business, and entrepreneurship are popular disciplines among college undergraduates, and many students who learn differently are particularly attracted to these majors. Yet instruction in these programs is largely delivered through traditional approaches, even in online courses, which still rely on many face-to-face type elements. This webinar looks at content area scholarship delivered via a universal design (UD) approach to instruction. Two experts in the field of economics and universal design will engage the audience in examining their pedagogical practices, while concurrently exploring best practices guided by emerging technologies and a UD mindset.

This webinar is presented by Landmark College through the Morgan Le Fay Center for Advances in Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship Instruction, established in 2014 by a grant from economist Paul McCulley.

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Spring 2015 Webinar Series

Perfectionism, Procrastination and Panic: The Role of Executive Function in Academic Reading and Writing
The content of these webinars is complementary, but the webinars may be taken individually, or together as a specially priced package.

Webinar I
The Role of Executive Function in Academic Writing

This webinar explores the specific impact of executive function difficulties on producing high level academic writing. It models effective instructional strategies for students who struggle with producing writing to deadline. We will explore innovative approaches that capitalize on student strengths and technology tools that support and scaffold areas of challenge.

Presenter: Linda Hecker, M.Ed., Lead Education Specialist
Cost: $99 ($179 for both webinars when purchased together)
Landmark College AA, BA & Certificate Program alumni: $35 for each webinar
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Webinar II
The Role of Executive Function in Academic Reading

This webinar explores the specific impact of executive function difficulties on academic reading, including reading stamina, volume reading, and critical reading. We will offer instructional strategies to improve reading comprehension and retention, focusing on informational text. Both traditional multi-sensory approaches and technology tools will be considered as ways to support more efficient reading.

Presenter: Linda Hecker, M.Ed., Lead Education Specialist
Cost: $99 ($179 for both webinars when purchased together)
Landmark College AA, BA, & Certificate Program alumni: $35 for each webinar
Purchase replay here.


Fall 2014 Webinar Series

Webinar 1  
Commonsense Perspectives on Legal Trends and New Research on LD and ADHD

This webinar is designed to take you out of your comfort zone! Two veterans in the field will engage participants in evaluating their own beliefs, biases, and institutional practices in light of the recent LSAC Consent Decree, interpretation of EEOC regulations, and new understanding of self-sabotaging behaviors among college students with LD and/or ADHD. Illustrative case studies will be used to elicit maximum audience engagement.

Presenters: Dr. Manju Banerjee, VP and Director of Landmark College Institute for Research and Training
and Dr. Loring Brinckerhoff, Director of the Office of Disability Policy at Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Cost: $99
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Webinar 2
The Challenge of Learning a Second Language: Teaching Students who Learn Differently

This webinar addresses the puzzling question of what makes learning a second language extraordinarily difficult for some students. It explores the research literature on issues such as:

  • What is the cognitive basis of language learning: how do language, memory and attention interact?
  • Why do at-risk students fail foreign language classes?

The webinar will examine these questions by presenting the latest thinking about a theoretical framework which explains second language learning difficulties in cognitive terms. The session includes simulations of second language learning difficulties designed to give instructors insights and empathy for students’ challenges. It also proposes recommendations for effective second language instruction based on research, literature review, and nearly 30 years of classroom practice developed in Landmark College’s highly successful Foreign Language programs. It includes suggestions for structuring Foreign Language programs and for specific classroom approaches and materials.

Presenter: Linda Hecker, M.Ed., Lead Education Specialist
Cost: $99
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Spring 2014 Webinar Series   

Webinar 1  
Using Mind Mapping Apps to Facilitate Writing

Creating a useful outline for academic writing is a difficult task for many students, particularly those with executive function difficulties and language-based learning disabilities. Many students don't know where to start and how to organize their thoughts. Mind Mapping Apps provide a powerful solution that helps students translate their ideas into a visual format that is easy to manipulate.

Presenter: Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, Ph.D., Research and Educational Specialist
Cost: $45 ($35, when you register for the complete series)
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Webinar 2 
Using Annotation Apps to Facilitate Active Reading

Digital text (or e-text) and Text Reading Apps radically improve accessibility to print for a range of learners, including those with dyslexia and other language-based challenges, attentional difficulties, and limited vision. This webinar explores ways to capitalize on the comprehension tools and strategies embedded in Text Reading Apps, while minimizing the distractions of reading on a mobile device.

Presenter: Linda Hecker, M.Ed., Lead Education Specialist
Cost: $45 ($35, when you register for the complete series)
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Webinar 3
Using Note-Taking Apps to Facilitate Studying

Digital note-taking has transformed the way students can access, comprehend, retain and review information presented in course lectures and activities. This webinar will explore some popular note-taking apps (Notability), evaluate the level of accessibility and usability they offer, and discuss how they can provide students with effective solutions for capturing, organizing and sharing notes.

Presenter: Sapna Prasad, Ph.D., Research and Educational Specialist
Cost: $45 ($35, when you register for the complete series)
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Educational Perspectives on DSM-5

A revised version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association was published in May, 2013, after a long and contentious period of public comments. Since its publication, diagnosticians, clinicians, parents and educators have been grappling with changes that influence how individuals are diagnosed, with the potential to alter eligibility for services. During this webinar Linda Hecker, M.Ed., Lead Education Specialist for the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training, will present an educational perspective on how these changes may play out.

This webinar will help answer:

• How have diagnostic criteria changed for individuals with LD, ADHD, and ASD?
• How may these changes impact students regarding diagnosis and eligibility for services?
• What are the implications for our work in school settings?

We will discuss the recent changes from an educational perspective, as well as persistent concerns and potential shifts in diagnosis and eligibility for services.

Presenter: Linda Hecker, M.Ed., Lead Education Specialist
Duration: One hour
Cost: $35

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Understanding Complexities in Disability Documentation Review and Accommodations

It's been 4 years since the ADA Amendments Act (ADA AA) was first implemented.  Since then, case law and settlements have helped to guide the implementation of ADA AA in determining reasonable accommodations.  However, confusion remains.  During this webinar  Dr. Manju Banerjee, VP and Director of the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) and Dr. Loring Brinckerhoff, Director of the Office of Disability Policy at Educational Testing Service (ETS) will present a dual perspective on the complexities of disability documentation guidelines and determination of accommodations: the perspective of a veteran service provider and the perspective of a high-stakes testing agency.

Starting with an overview of the implications of the ADA Amendments Act (2008), AHEAD guidance document (2012), and the GAO report to Congress (2011) on testing agencies and accommodations, this webinar will share insights on how these and related events are shaping documentation review and accommodation decision-making at the postsecondary level and for high-stakes tests. Complex documentation reviews will be discussed, including implications of the “best ensure” standard for accommodations.

This webinar is designed to provide participants with:

  • Greater insight into the documentation review process and accommodations, given current trends in the field, GAO report, and case settlements
  • Increased clarification on disabilities documentation requirements at the postsecondary level
  • Understanding of ways to use disability documentation information for reasonable accommodations for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and multiple disabilities
  • Question & Answer opportunity to discuss individual complex accommodation requests

Presenters: Dr. Manju Banerjee, VP and Director of Landmark College Institute for Research and Training and Dr. Loring Brinckerhoff, Director of the Office of Disability Policy at Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Duration: One hour
Cost: $99

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