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♦Multisensory structured language (STRUCTURED LITERACY) instructional techniques for speaking, listening, vocabulary, reading decoding, reading comprehension, spelling, handwriting, and written expression
♦Daily demonstration of teaching approach by a master teacher with a group of children in a classroom setting
♦Daily practicum opportunity for teacher participants to utilize newly-learned multisensory structured language strategies while working with one or two students each day in supervised one-hour sessions
♦Daily lecture period by instructors on history, philosophy, rationale, and background information related to use of multisensory structured language instructional strategies
♦Instruction in explicit strategies to develop vocabulary, promote fluency, and improve reading comprehension
♦Orientation and overview of screening, testing, and evaluation techniques for initial identification as well as assessment of student progress
♦Daily writing of lesson plans with written feedback from master teachers that can be used for later reference
♦Discussion and examples for use of the approach with students in various educational settings: classroom, small group, individual, educational therapy, or academic language therapy
♦Comprehensive instruction in the logic and structure of English [phonology-phonics-morphology-orthography- etymology-semantics-syntax-grammar]
This training has reached full capacity and registration is closed.
Classroom Educator Course Description:
♦Dyslexia and reading disorders
♦The rationale of the Orton-Gillingham Approach
♦Phonology & phonological awareness
♦The motor component, orthography of English, and the writing process
♦Basic phonics for reading and spelling
♦Intermediate phonics for reading and spelling
♦The lesson plan, and teaching materials
♦General history of the English language and beginning morphology
♦Informal assessment and diagnostic-prescriptive teaching
♦Accuracy, automaticity, and fluency
Additional Training Available July 15th – July 17th
Associate Level Course Description:
♦Vocabulary development, homonyms, and simple grammar
♦Interpreting formal assessments
♦Emotional implications of dyslexia and related learning disabilities
♦The place of AT in remediation of dyslexia
♦Elements of reading comprehension
♦Providing direct one-on-one instruction
♦The Academy’s philosophy, standards, and certification requirements
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Just Words® is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4–12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention. The program is designed for students with below-average decoding and spelling scores.
Just Words® – 2-day workshop
June 24 & 25
This three-day workshop provides an overview of the Wilson Reading System® curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. WRS is an intensive (Tier 3) program for students in grades 2-12 & Adults with persistent phonological coding deficits. It is based on the principles of Orton-Gilingham and can be used in both classroom and clinical settings.
Wilson Reading System® 3-day workshop
SLINGERLAND® INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY
BUILDING BETTER READING SKILLS
July 22 – July 24, 2019
Harvard-Westlake Upper School Campus, Studio City
Cost: $970 (Early Bird Pricing)
Slingerland®’s 3-day course, suitable for classroom teachers and tutors, integrates phonics, encoding, morphology (bases, affixes), irregular words and writing connected text. The course covers strategies and techniques for incorporating handwriting, spelling, and written language across the curriculum content areas.
CLASSROOM EDUCATOR COURSE
August 5 – 9, 2019
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Frostig School, Pasadena
Participants in this 5-day (40-hour) course will be eligible for Classroom Educator Level certification from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). This course is a pre-requisite to the Associate Level Course (an additional 20 hours of instruction), which will be offered November 24-26.
Certification (at either level) requires a practicum, which may be arranged with instructor, if desired.
For information about AOGPE, visit www.ortonacademy.org
This training is co-sponsored by San Mateo County Office of Education and Decoding Dyslexia CA and it will sell out!
Sign up for Summer Structured Literacy™ Training aligned with CA Dyslexia Guidelines best practices and the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards. Course content was developed by international literacy expert, Dr. Margie Gillis, founder of Literacy How and research affiliate at Haskins Laboratories.
(30-hour Training includes breakfast, lunch and all training materials)
Learn more here.
$499 EARLY BIRD ($599 BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: EMILY HANFORD
Emily Hanford is a senior producer and correspondent for American Public Media. Ms. Hanford sent shockwaves across the US and around the globe when her September 2018 documentary, Hard Words: Why Aren’t Kids Being Taught to Read, brought much needed mainstream attention to the importance of teacher knowledge of the science of reading. Ms. Hanford has been working in public media for more than two decades as a reporter, producer, editor, news director and program host. Her work has won numerous honors including a duPont-Columbia Award, a Casey Medal and awards from the Education Writers Association and the Associated Press. In 2017, she won the Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award from the American Educational Research Association. Emily is based in the Washington, D.C., area.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. MARYANNE WOLF
Dr. Maryanne Wolf is a scholar, a teacher, and an advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the Director of the newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Previously she was the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. She is the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (2007), Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain (2001), Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (2016), and Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (2018).
If you need further information about The Annual Conference of The Reading League, please contact:
Dr. Michelle Storie, Treasurer and Conference Chair