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

Workshop NameUsing Sora & TeachingBooks for Strengthening Students' Literacy Skills
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Workshop 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.
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School Year2021-2022
Rolling Online CourseNo
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Online Course TypeZoom
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Category510 - Library Services
SubcategoryLibrary Services
Provider529 - Professional Development
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Duration1.5 Hours
LevelSED CODES 1,2,3,4
Total Workshop Days1.0
Credit Hours1.50
Days To Bill0.5
Participants Must Attend All DaysNo
District Always Pays Participant FeeYes
Participant Approval NeededNo
Scoring ExamsNo
Assigned SeatingNo
Assigned Seating By TableNo
Limit One District Per TableNo
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Workshop 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.
Workshop AudienceAll educators
Workshop 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.
Workshop 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
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
Workshop Topics, Concepts & Resources* Increasing vocabulary
* Literacy skills
* Student engagement
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Submitted For Approval09/17/2021
CTLE EligibleYes
Social Worker Continuing EdNo
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Workshop Id1992
Added ByCecelia K Fuoco
BocesCattaraugus-Allegany BOCES
Archived DateNot set
Entry Date08/25/2021 08:28:35
Last Modified Date09/17/2021 08:40:45

CTLE Activities

  • Content
  • English Language Learners


Learning Standards

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