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Engage Students in a Literacy Adventure

LiteracyPlanet brings together curriculum-aligned literacy education and the latest digital technology. Whether for early reading skills or advanced grammar, LiteracyPlanet provides students with a learning adventure to help them develop excellent English literacy skills. 

What Do You Mean by “Cognitive Capacity?”

A webinar hosted by EdWeb was provocatively titled, “4 Lies the System Teaches School Leaders about Struggling Readers.”  The first “lie,” according to the presenter is that struggling readers have a lower cognitive capacity than typical readers.  Is that a lie?  Well, whether or not this is a lie depends on what you mean by cognitive capacity. 

You Don’t Have to Be Dyslexic to Have Trouble Learning to Read English

In this webinar, we will explore the contributions of cognitive skills in learning to read. Then we will address the “special challenges” of the English language and some promising approaches that can be implemented by classroom teachers.

A Practical Approach to Personalized Learning

Personalizing learning can feel overwhelming even for the most effective teachers. In this webinar, we share how to flip the traditional approach to make it manageable and effective for every classroom.

BrainWare Learning Company Partners with Readable English

BrainWare Learning Company and Readable English have entered into a partnership, adding Readable English’s innovative approach to helping students more quickly break the code in learning to read English to BrainWare’s portfolio of cognitive literacy solutions.

The Brain — Webinar for Broad Creek Middle School

Betsy Hill,  BrainWare Learning Company's president, met with middle-school students via Nepris, and discussed how we know what parts of the brain do, how the brain changes when we learn and the role of sleep in learning, as well as widely held neuromyths.

Calling All Students for Word Mania!

Word Mania, created by Literacy Planet and supported by BrainWare Learning Company in the U.S., is the biggest online spelling competition around. Word Mania challenges students to build as many

BrainWare Learning Company Teams with LiteracyPlanet

BrainWare Learning Company is teaming with LiteracyPlanet for the U.S. launch of the award-winning, online English Language Arts program. 

Reading is Not Natural — Part One

Humans as a species did not evolve to read.  We did evolve for language – that capacity is hard-wired.  But in order to read, we have to trick our brains into co-opting brain processes that do other things.

The Role of Cognitive Remediation in Special Education

Current approaches to special education generally seek bypass the cognitive processes that are weak in order to minimize the impact of processing deficits. Remediation of cognitive processes needs to be a fourth pillar in our approach to support students in special education.