View Seminar: Using Sora & TeachingBooks for Strengthening Students' Literacy Skills

Seminar NameUsing Sora & TeachingBooks for Strengthening Students' Literacy Skills
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Seminar Short DescThis 90 minute session will review tools in Sora and TeachingBooks that not only personalize the reading experience but increases literacy skills and vocabulary.
Seminar Full DescStudents and teachers who use Sora and know how to use its tools LOVE it! eBooks and audiobooks downloaded with a wi-fi connection can then be accessed for 14 days without wi-fi. Listen or read on the bus, in the car, at home, or on a walk. Take notes, highlight, adjust screen contrast, change publisher's font to your own preferred style, and electronically share insights with others.
Forget Teachers Pay Teachers! TeachingBooks provides lessons, author interviews, book trailers, vocabulary games and more. Discover how these two products work awesomely together.
This training session is applicable to teachers who provide instruction to ELLs, MLLs, students with IEPs and 504s.
Seminar Date09/22/2021
Opening Time8:30 am
Closing Time10:00 am
Last Day To Register09/21/2021      [ Note: After this date, participation changes can be requested by e-mailing Laurie Sledge ]
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Seminar AudienceAll educators
Seminar PrerequisitesPlease make sure you can log into Insignia at Username is your school email, password is caboces. If you have trouble logging in, please email

Please download the FREE Sora app onto your MOBILE device prior to this session.
Seminar Topics, Concepts & Resources* Increasing vocabulary
* Literacy skills
* Student engagement
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Seminar ObjectivesParticipants will:
* apply new knowledge by downloading an ebook in Sora and exploring its tools
* learn how to request a title be assigned to a class (super easy!)
* understand how to adjust voice speed in an audiobook and use other tools to personalize the listening experience
* inspect TeachingBooks for personal use and instructional purposes; accessing the Spanish interface
* discuss how Sora and TeachingBooks easily facilitates literacy instruction and student engagement
* develop one goal for using Sora and TeachingBooks for personal or professional use
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Assessment of LearningLearning will be assessed through:
* ability to download a title in Sora
* active engagement in discussion
* ability to log into Insignia
* ability to navigate TeachingBooks for helpful resources
* asking questions and sharing insights with others
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Online Course TypeZoom
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Site StatusOnline
Duration1.5 Hours
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Seminar StatusCancelled
WorkshopUsing Sora & TeachingBooks for Strengthening Students' Literacy Skills
Starting Registration8:00 am
Credit Hours1.50
CTLE EligibleYes
Social Worker Continuing EdNo
Course TypeNot set
Provider529 - Professional Development
Category510 - Library Services
Alt Fee Per ParticipantNot set
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Cancelled Date09/21/2021
Added ByLaurie Sledge
Seminar Id6753

CTLE Activities

  • Content
  • English Language Learners


Districts That Can Send Participants

  • Allegany-Limestone Central School
  • Andover Central School
  • Belfast Central School
  • Bolivar-Richburg Central School
  • Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School
  • Cuba-Rushford Central School
  • Ellicottville Central School
  • Fillmore Central School
  • Franklinville Central School
  • Friendship Central School
  • Genesee Valley Central School
  • Hinsdale Central School
  • Olean City Schools
  • Pioneer Central School
  • Portville Central School
  • Randolph Academy
  • Randolph Central School
  • Salamanca City Schools
  • Scio Central School
  • Wellsville Central School
  • West Valley Central School
  • Whitesville Central School
  • CA-BOCES Admin
  • CA-BOCES Exceptional Education

Learning Standards

  • 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction
  • 3 Instructional Practice
  • 5 Assessment for Learning
  • 7 Professional Growth