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Valerie Chernek
Valerie Chernek

Valerie Chernek writes about education technology resources. 


Decoding Versus Cognitive Ability
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November 3, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

By Terrie Noland, VP Education Initiatives   Automaticity is necessary in everything we do to move to higher order thinking skills and perform tasks flawlessly. In ... Read More about Decoding Versus Cognitive Ability

Introduce Students to Diverse Literature and Open World to Self-Reflection
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November 3, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book by relating to a character … a protagonist*.   Diverse ... Read More about Introduce Students to Diverse Literature and Open World to Self-Reflection

"Learned Helplessness" Identifying The Symptoms of Dyslexia
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November 3, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

Guest blog by Tracy Block-Zaretsky, Dyslexia Training Institute      Have you looked up dyslexia on the Internet just to find overwhelming definitions, data and ... Read More about "Learned Helplessness" Identifying The Symptoms of Dyslexia

Implementing the New State Dyslexia Guidelines IDA Event
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October 17, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

This blog post, by Leslie Lingaas Woodward, was first published by The California School Boards Association. The International Dyslexia Association of Northern California, along with ... Read More about Implementing the New State Dyslexia Guidelines IDA Event