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Webinar 2: Evidence-based Interventions that Markedly Impact Academic Performance in Struggling Adolescent Learners

Since its inception in 1978, the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning has focused on (1) the design and validation of interventions and technologies that enable struggling adolescent learners to satisfactorily meet assessment standards, successfully graduate, and succeed in post-secondary setting; (2) restructuring schools to improve literacy attainment for all students; and (3) developing protocols for building capacity within school staffs that result in high levels of adoption and implementation of interventions with fidelity. This presentation will describe the research paradigm that has been used to this work. Several examples of validated interventions will be described.

Presenter

Donald D. Deshler, Ph.D
Williamson Family Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Special Education
Founder and Former Director, Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas

Donald D. Deshler is the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Special Education and the founder and former director of the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas. He began his work teaching in an Eskimo village in Alaska. His R & D has focused on (1) the design and validation of interventions and technologies that enable struggling learners to meet state assessment standards, successfully graduate, and succeed in post-secondary settings; (2) strategies for restructuring secondary schools to improve literacy attainment for all students; and (3) strategies for building capacity within school staffs that lead to sustainability of change initiatives. Deshler serves has served on the board of directors and as the chairperson of the Professional Advisory Board for the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the president of the Division for Learning Disabilities, an advisor on adolescent achievement to several organizations including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Governor’s Association, the Alliance for Excellent Education, the Council on Families and Literacy, and the U. S. State Department. He is currently a fellow in the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University.

Material

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This webinar is part of the Distinguished Speaker Webinar Series on Special and Inclusive Education 2021-22. For more information visit https://www.unic.ac.cy/eduseries2021-22

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