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What Is A Webinar?

A Webinar is an online seminar, in which an instructor presents information to a ‘virtual’ audience. Participants “gather” virtually, each at his or her own computer, for an online workshop or session. Participants and the presenter(s) can interact via chat, video, and audio conferencing.  The benefit of the webinar format is that it allows participants to learn practical teaching techniques without having to spend time and money traveling. They are a convenient and economical way to learn about various topics, such as elementary strategies, personalizing techniques, story-asking strategies, reading activities, etc.

What Is An ‘On-demand’ Webinar?

An ‘On-demand’ Webinar is recorded webinar that is posted online and viewable at any time or on-demand. Training.FluencyMatters.com has a wide variety of recorded sessions ranging in length from 20 to 60 minutes. Topics include reading strategies, how to teach novels, CI-based strategies, TPRS, strategies for young learners, starting the school year, etc. On-demand webinars are the most cost-effective and convenient way to learn, since you can choose the place, the day and the time you would like to watch.

How Do I Connect To A Webinar?

Once you are registered for the webinar, you will receive an email with a link and a password. The day of the webinar, about 5-10 min. before the event, go to the url in the email. The meeting page will automatically open and you will be asked to enter your email address and the event password.  SOME participants will receive a little pop-up message that says something like, “we need to configure…, you need…  This may take a few moments.”  Within a minute or two, you will ‘enter’ the meeting. You will see the meeting screen. You may also see a POP-up window that says “Join Audio” or “Call using computer.” If the POP-up does not appear, go to the AUDIO menu item at the top of the meeting window. In both cases, select the “Call using computer” option and voila… you will be connected to the audio portion of the presentation and be able to listen through your computer.

Can I “Talk” To The Presenters During A Webinar?

To communicate during the meeting  may request to speak, at which point the facilitator will un-mute your microphone allowing you to speak to the group. You may communicate by CHAT at any point throughout the presentation by simply typing messages to the presenter and/or group while you are in the meeting.

Group Webinars

Schedule private training for your school or district. Group webinars include customized training for 60 minutes with 30 minutes of Q and A following the webinar. Call for rates.

Cyber Observations and Online Coaching

Schedule one-to-one observation in your classroom. Wear a Bluetooth  earpiece and receive real-time feedback confidentially and immediately WHILE you are teaching, or get tips and feedback following the observation during a 30 minute debrief session. Learn how to implement acquisition-driven strategies, including video- and story-based instruction, TPRS, guided reading, FVR, etc. in your specific learning environment. If Fluency Matters to you, schedule training today!

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