Readtopia Curriculum Aligns to Right to Read Recommendations 0
The Ontario Human Rights Commission Right to Read Inquiry Report on issues for students with reading disabilities, has many recommendations that align with the Readtopia reading program. Download here a document summarizing how Readtopia aligns with the recommendations for students who need Tier 2 and Tier 3 instruction.
New ChooseIt Maker Rises From Flash’s Ashes 0Popular easy-to-author choice making app, ChooseIt Maker 3 (CM3) replaced by a new and improved ChooseIt Maker (CM). The overhaul of CM was forced by Adobe ceasing support of Flash as of 31st December 2020.
Brandon Readtopia implementation 0
In 2019, supported by Bridges Professional Learning, 10 classes in Brandon Manitoba consisting of teams of 4 teachers each, implemented curricula for student with complex learning needs (i.e. AAC users, cognitive, sensory challenges, physical disabilities):
- Readtopia, the comprehensive experiential instructional reading program.
- Equals math curriculum that connects functional math to abstract ideas.
- First Author comprehensive writing curriculum that teaches how to write and measures writing progress (introduced this year)
So far, despite the pandemic, the Brandon curriculum project has been a wonderful experience and a great success