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About the Program
First Author is a comprehensive writing curriculum that guides educators to teach
beginning writing skills to students with special needs including autism. Handwriting
instruction, copying, and tracing won’t cut it anymore. Our students are now required
to compose – to really write. These expectations require new thinking on instruction
and curriculum. Dr. Janet Sturm is leading curriculum innovation in writing, and
she designed the First Author Curriculum to prepare students to meet these new expectations.
In this webinar, I’ll show you a snapshot of how First Author Writing Curriculum for
special education can guide literacy instruction and progress monitoring.
Participants will learn:
- How to gather and create a writing learning environment for the classroom and at-home
learners to become First Authors.
- How to adapt lesson plans for individualized needs.
- How to measure early writing.
Attendees will receive a look at the Curriculum Guide and 2 Mini Lessons.
About the Presenter
Candy is a Curriculum Support Specialist at Don Johnston, Inc. Prior to working at
Don Johnston, Inc., Candy worked in the Special Education Classroom in all grade levels
for 10 years. Her expertise in education trends, funding and statewide initiatives
provides curriculum resources to key administrators, principals, district directors
and teachers for students with complex needs, with an emphasis on organizational culture.
She helps educators integrate and deliver classroom and virtual solutions to improve
literacy performance for struggling students and students with disabilities.