FastBridge Webinar Series: Preventing the COVID Slide
Educators nationwide are worried about the impact that the recent school closures (and shift to remote instruction) will have on student learning. Join Drs. Sarah Brown, John Bielinski and Rachel Brown for a webinar series to help you support students this spring and into the coming school year.
PART 1: Preventing the COVID Slide This Spring
Instead of waiting until the fall to discover learning loss, your team can use data this spring to identify and support students who are starting to experience loss of learning now. Join us for a webinar that explores how to utilize screening and progress monitoring data to identify and disrupt learning loss—and unpack practical ways to engage remote learners in need of support this spring.
PART 2: Preventing the COVID Slide with Back to School Readiness
*Now Available On-Demand!
With back to school planning already underway, we will discuss how to prepare and prevent further learning loss in the fall. When the school year resumes, you’ll be able to conduct universal screening efficiently and have the reliable data needed to implement effective instruction, progress monitoring, and intervention plans so students can get back on track.
Sarah Brown, Ph.D., Executive Director of Professional Learning, Illuminate Education
Dr. Brown has spent her career implementing an MTSS at multiple levels of the education system. She served as a Bureau Chief at the Iowa Department of Education, where she led statewide implementation of MTSS for the state. Dr. Brown also supported schools while working at CAREI, at the University of Minnesota, as a Unique Learners’ Manager at the St. Croix River Education District (SCRED) in Minnesota, and at Heartland AEA 11 for several years.
John Bielinski, Ph.D. Sr. Dir. of Research & Development, Illuminate Education
Dr. Bielinski is an educational researcher and test developer with expertise in differential item functioning, growth modeling, and diagnostic math assessment. For the past seven years, John's professional work focused on developing RtI/MTSS educational assessment systems and methodologies.
Rachel Brown, Ph.D. NCSP, Senior Academic Officer, Illuminate Education
Dr. Brown is a nationally certified school psychologist and a licensed psychologist, and has consulted with numerous school districts to support RTI implementation. She was a faculty member at the University of Southern Maine from 2000-2016 and prior to obtaining her
doctorate in School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she taught middle and high school history and special education for 10 years.