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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 Deshler is the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Special Education and the previous director of the Center for Research on Learning (CRL) at the University of Kansas. Deshler serves as 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. Through the Aspen Institute, he has worked with members of Congress to shape policies addressing the challenges of high school reform. Deshler was the first editor of the Learning Disability Quarterly. Among the awards he has received are the J.E. Wallace Wallin Award from CEC, the Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award, the Higuchi Research Achievement Award, the Distinguished Education Achievement Award from National Center for Learning Disabilities, the Educator of the Year Award from the Learning Disabilities Association, and the 2010 AERA Special Education Distinguished Researcher Award.

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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