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Welcome to the BC Fast ForWord Consortium site.  We are a community of educators from Coquitlam, Burnaby, Sunshine Coast, New Westminster, West Vancouver, Surrey, Vancouver, North Vancouver and Greater Victoria. As well, we have participants from northern BC, Kelowna/Okanagan and Alberta.

   Our intent is to deepen and share our understanding of the use of Fast ForWord as an intervention to support our students. Feel free to browse the site, add your comments and questions.  


How to use the site:

 All current news items are on the FrontPage as well as on NEWS. 

Navigate through the Sidebar and Navigator (right hand side).

QUESTIONS?  SUGGESTIONS?  COMMENTS?  - Leave them in the COMMENT BOX located on each of the Pages.  



(March 2017) What's been happening with Fast ForWord across BC? Here's information compiled by Scientific Learning. Thanks to Dr. Urs Ribary for sharing this great news. Click here for document





  It's been a long time since we've posted. How are you supporting students with reading difficulties? Here's a recent video from Scientific Learning. 




  Nov 5th Window into the Human Brain.doc 



New Westminster Secondary LIBRARY; 835 Eighth Street New Westminster  [map]


Featuring:  Dr. Urs Ribary  (3:30 - 4:30) Window into the Human Brain: How we Perceive and Process the outside World. 

(*Open to anyone!  This is a presentation you won't want to miss)


Dr. Ribary is Professor and BC LEEF Leadership Chair;  Cognitive Neuroscience in Childhood Health and Development; Director, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, Department Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Department Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of British Columbia,; Fellow UBC Institute of Mental Health and Investigator Brain Research Centre.  


4:45-6:00 Table discussions on implementation processes (successes, challenges, sharing)

          **Please come with your questions or post them here so we can all think and perhaps bring information to share. 


Thank you to New Westminster District for hosting!  


Please let us know if you are planning to attend.  Or email Janet.Chow@sd41.bc.ca  OR  akarsan@sd40.bc.ca

Alysha Karsan - New West 
Janet Chow - Burnaby
Gary Hernandez - Coquitlam
Lori Magri - Burnaby
Laura Weatherly - Langley Online 
Carol Westdal - Vancouver 
Sandy Collins - Surrey 
Marilyn Edwards - Surrey 
David Platt - West Vancouver 
Jacquie Hall - Vancouver
Gail Rovere - Vancouver
Margaret Hawken - Burnaby 
Shona Kwasnicki - Burnaby 
Dino Klarich - Burnaby 
Maryann Vukasovi - St. Mary's, Vancouver
Ardyth Moorcroft - New West
Jillian Smith- Burnaby 
David James - Burnaby 
Bernadette Catt - Burnaby
Carolyn Thauberger - Burnaby 








Welcome back everyone! Can you believe it's September.  We're so excited to be back and getting into the groove of plans, revisiting goals and moving ahead with more learning.  

Some things to entice you right out of the gate:

    • planning a gathering of the Consortium and any interested individuals to a Connections Party [held in New West - date to be confirmed.
    • Webinars on Scientific Learning site. Register at http://www.scilearn.com/ 
      •  Reading Fluency with Timothy Rasinki (Sept 11; 1pm)  
      • Neuroplasticity Revolution with Norman Doidge (Oct 2; 10am)  




Click here for Archived News... 



Comments (4)

Mr. Hernandez said

at 12:45 pm on Jun 1, 2012

Coquitlam has transitioned to the On Demand version. We started in the Spring intake as it coincided with ou rannual license renewal. So far .... really good! We now have prep-reading 5 and things are moving smoothly. We really like the newer versions of the exercises as we were using Gateway 3.9.3 prior to the switch! We will be starting to use Reading Assistant in the Fall 2012 intake.

Janet Chow said

at 2:16 pm on Jun 3, 2012

Hi Gary
That's a big jump. Regarding the new products - what jumped out? Any results differences?

Debbie Mah said

at 4:07 pm on Sep 5, 2012

Hello, everyone! Would anyone like to share what process and/or criteria they are using to help identify and prioritize need for FF involvement? My email is dmah@prn.bc.ca. would love to learn from your great practices!!

Janet Chow said

at 5:06 pm on Sep 5, 2012

Hi Debbie. If you go to my site (blogs.sd41.bc.ca/fastforword) you'll find our student criteria (which is under constant review). I'll email you too.

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