What Makes Hillside Unique

Due to the necessary precautions concerning the health of our community. The Hillside School, will be postponing this event until future notice.

Hear from teachers about what makes Hillside a one-of-a-kind Elementary and Middle School for students with language-based learning disabilities in the Lehigh Valley.

Wednesday, March 25th

6:00 – 7:30

6:00 – 6:30: Registration and Light Refreshments

6:30 – 7:30 Select up to four stations

Twenty Minute Session:

Technology and Assistive Technology:

  • Hear about the impact of Technology and Assistive Technology on the educational experience at The Hillside School
  • See the tools students and teachers use
  • Try various technologies such as Snap & Read and Co-Writer

Ten Minute Sessions:

Executive Skills :

  • Find out about executive skills and the areas we cover at Hillside
  • Hear about the connection between learning disabilities and executive skills
  • See examples of embedded and explicit instruction

EmPOWER Writing Method:

  • Learn how EmPOWER is used across all grade levels and content areas
  • See writing samples from each component of EmPOWER
  • Watch a video of a student utilizing the EmPOWER steps when responding to a writing prompt


  • Find out the difference between the elementary and middle school STEAM curriculum
  • See projects Hillside students have completed
  • Learn how STEAM relates to science curriculum taught in the classroom

Components of Reading:

  • Learn how Language classes support reading
  • Hear about explicit instruction in Specialized Reading
  • Learn what Language Arts look like in the classroom


  • Find out what Guidance classes look like at Hillside
  • Hear about how the counselors support students individually and in small groups
  • Talk with the counselors about communication between home and school