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WEGO-RIITE: Writing Efficiently with Graphic Organizers – Responsive Instruction while Implementing Technology Effectively
(2018 – current)

TBGO stands for a technology-based graphic organizer. WEGO-RIITE’s TBGO and TBGO+ incorporate evidence-based strategies, video models, and opportunities for data-driven decision making in order to improve (1) the quality of persuasive essay writing by students with high-incidence disabilities struggling with writing and (2) responsive writing instruction integrating technology by general and special education teachers.

(1) TBGO for student users is a Chrome-based web application, which includes:
  • Table-to-text graphic organizer scaffolding the writing process
  • Mnemonic IDEAS to guide persuasive essay composition
  • Self-regulated learning strategies (e.g., goal setting, self-instruction, self-monitoring, self-evaluation)
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) supports (e.g., audio comments, text hints, text-to-speech)
  • Video models to introduce students to high-quality essay parts and steps required to complete TBGO.

To access the TBGO (student side only; no login version), please click here.

WEGO-RIITE Manual offers step-by-step directions of how to navigate TBGO and TBGO+.

(2) TBGO+ Teacher Dashboard:

In addition to features that support students’ writing performance, the Teacher Dashboard offers opportunities for teacher users to make data-driven decisions about their writing instruction. It stores and organizes data on students’ use of the TBGO as well as offers a side-by-side presentation of the students’ completed TBGO and an interactive analytic writing rubric. For any low-scored writing component, teachers are encouraged to make an individualized instructional decision using the data-driven decision-making (DDDM) maps embedded into the rubric. The DDDM maps offer suggestions for targeted instruction, including video models and remedial activities to assign to students and/or explicit 1:1 teacher lead check-in to further support students with writing a persuasive essay.

To access the TBGO+ (teacher dashboard; login version), please request the login credentials: WEGO-RIITE Login Request Form

WEGO-RIITE Manual offers step-by-step directions of how to navigate TBGO and TBGO+.

This website was developed under U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs No. H327120011 and H327S180004. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the Department of Education. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any product, commodity, service or enterprise mentioned here is intended or should be inferred.
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