LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sopris, a provider of research-based assessments, supplemental materials, intervention materials, positive behavior support and professional development products, announced today the launch of its new, complimentary podcast series titled AuthorTalk, available now on iTunes® (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/authortalk-powered-by-sopris/id457550911). Beneficial to any educator, the new series features informal conversations with renowned Sopris authors, connecting cutting-edge researchers and educators with listeners. Timely topics include practical strategies to improve student achievement, implementing positive behavior support models to improve school climate, successful school turnaround models and improving teacher quality with proven professional development. Future podcasts in the series will be available the third Monday of each month.
This month's featured author, Maria Elena Arguelles, Ph.D., is an educational consultant who provides support to states, school districts and schools in their implementation of effective reading instruction for young English language learners (ELs) and struggling learners. Dr. Arguelles is the author of Sopris' Academic Vocabulary for English Language Learners, and co-author of LETRS® Second Edition and Teaching English Language Learners, in addition to several other publications. She also has teaching experience at the public school level as well as at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her primary areas of interest are early reading instruction, students with reading difficulties and reading instruction for ELs.
For more information on the podcasts, featured authors or to submit a question to an author of an upcoming podcast, visit: www.soprislearning.com.
For over 35 years, Sopris has focused exclusively on moving all students to their full academic potential. With a firm commitment to bridging the gap between research and practice, Sopris supplemental products focus on the full spectrum of academic support—including assessment, supplements, intervention, positive behavior supports, and professional development. Whether implemented in a single classroom or school-/district-wide, Sopris supplements have been proven to strengthen core instruction and to quickly and positively impact the academic achievement of students in literacy, math, and spoken language. Sopris is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. [Nasdaq: ABCD] based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit soprislearning.com.
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