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Sep
7
Thu
How to Build Your Child’s Self Esteem– Even If The School Is Tearing It Down @ Online Event
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm

Learn how to increase your child’s self esteem, regardless of how unsupportive your child’s school environment is, in this step by step live six week video course for mothers of children 7-13 years old. THE COURSE WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 7TH, AND END OCTOBER 19TH

There will be three live video workshops,that we call “classrooms”, as well as, self study videos every week, worksheets and supportive resources. If you cannot attend the live community workshops, you will get the recordings.

Let’s come together in community , and take a stand for our children’s future, happiness and wellbeing, as well as our own joy and ease as mothers.

Sep
8
Fri
Chartwell School and the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators: Teacher/Tutor Training For Dyslexia and Literacy @ Chartwell School
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm

Orton-Gillingham is a research based sequential, multisensory method proven effective for over 80 years. The 32 hour course achieves the Classroom Educator certification to prepare teachers for implementing the Orton-Gillingham approach.

The 4 day training, totaling 32 hours, will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 8th
  • Saturday, September 9th
  • Friday, September 22nd
  • Saturday, September 23rd
  • 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Course will be taught by Nancy Redding, M.Ed, a Fellow-In-Training with the Association of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Topics Include

  • Dyslexia and related reading disorders
  • Stages of reading development in children
  • Rationale of the Orton-Gillingham Approach
  • Phonology and phonological awareness
  • Basic and intermediate phonics for reading and spelling
  • The motor component and the writing process
  • General history of the English language and beginningmorphology
  • The lesson plan and teaching materials
  • Assessment and diagnostic-prescriptive teaching

About Nancy Redding:

Nancy Redding, M.Ed. is a Fellow-In-Training with AOGPE. Shehas 40 years of experience with OG, both in academic therapywith students of all ages, and in conducting teacher training.She has been a learning specialist at the elementary, highschool and community college levels. Nancy is the co-author ofPatterns for Success, an OG based reading and spelling programdesigned as a supplement to OG instruction. She has presentedat numerous workshops and conferences, and is active inInternational Dyslexia Association, both at the local and nationallevels.

The Registration Fee includes two Training Manuals. Lunch isprovided. You will need to bring some supplies for note takingand organizing information. A list of required readings andsupplies is provided upon registration.

This 4 day training does not provide a practicum, which isrequired to complete the Classroom Educator certification fromAOGPE; the practicum will be arranged separately for thosedesiring certification.

What is the Academy of Orton-GillinghamPractitioners and Educators?

The express purposes of the Academy are to:

  • Establish and maintain professional and ethical standardsfor practitioners and educators of the Orton-GillinghamApproach for the treatment of dyslexia.
  • Certify individuals who have demonstrated competence aspractitioners and educators of the Orton-GillinghamApproach
  • Accredit programs train Orton-Gillingham practitioners andeducators.
  • Accredit, in schools, clinics, and summer programs, Orton-Gillingham instruction that meets Academy standards.
  • Sponsor, promote and undertake research relevant toOrton-Gillingham instruction and disseminate the results ofsuch research.
  • Promote public awareness of the needs of children andadults with dyslexia, and of the Orton- Gillingham Approachfor the treatment of dyslexia.
  • Visit the AOGPE website: www.ortonacademy.org

For additonal information call Chartwell School at 394-3468 option 4

Sep
11
Mon
Understanding the Special Education Process: IEP Basics & Beyond @ Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) Ed Roberts Campus
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

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“Understanding the Special Education Process: IEP Basics & Beyond”

DREDF Education Advocates provide an overview of the special education process, Section 504 and IDEA laws.

Where: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703 (campus is at Ashby BART station)
The Bernard Osher Foundation Education Center, First Floor
Date: 2nd Monday of the month (except August and December)
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Pizza and drinks included!)
Must RSVP: iephelp@dredf.org or 510-644-2555 ext. 5227

See our training flyer!

Oct
7
Sat
NorCal IDA Event: “The Science of Teaching Reading: What Students with Dyslexia Need to Learn and Why” with Margie Gillis @ Children's Health Council, Palo Alto
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Learn about engaging and effective strategies for teaching all readers

Learn how you can impact policy around reading instruction

Great for teachers, specialists, parents and administrators

There is a science to teaching reading and students with dyslexia need teachers who have that knowledge and experience applying it. Participants will learn engaging techniques for teaching a Structured Literacy approach – a method of instruction that teaches the structure of language while using key pedagogical principles to ensure that students master what they’re learning.

Dr. Margie Gillis is the president of Literacy How, Inc. She founded it in 2009 to provide professional opportunities for teachers on how best to implement research-based reading practices in the classroom. She is the co-founder and former president of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities.

Oct
9
Mon
Understanding the Special Education Process: IEP Basics & Beyond @ Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) Ed Roberts Campus
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

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“Understanding the Special Education Process: IEP Basics & Beyond”

DREDF Education Advocates provide an overview of the special education process, Section 504 and IDEA laws.

Where: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703 (campus is at Ashby BART station)
The Bernard Osher Foundation Education Center, First Floor
Date: 2nd Monday of the month (except August and December)
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Pizza and drinks included!)
Must RSVP: iephelp@dredf.org or 510-644-2555 ext. 5227

See our training flyer!