Events sponsored by Decoding Dyslexia CA (DDCA) are indicated on the events calendar.  Local events held by other organizations may also be listed that may be of interest to our members. DDCA does not endorse any specific program or company.

Structured Word Inquiry @ Presidio Knolls School
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – Feb 29 @ 3:30 pm

Learn how educators around the world use inquiry into English spelling as a means of enriching vocabulary, reading and spelling — and to leverage learning in any subject area. Bowers brought SWI to the Bay Area and the world. He was a visiting scholar at the Nueva School (2015-2016). His research has been published in prestigious journals and his

workshops are highly sought after around the world.

What is Structured Word Inquiry (SWI)?

“Structured word inquiry” Bowers and Kirby (2010) is word- level literacy instruction that engages learners of all ages and abilities by making sense of our surprisingly logical spelling system through scientific word investigation.

See an interview with Dr. Bowers on SWI HERE.

Workshop Information


  1. Full day workshop Sat. Feb. 29 ($200) 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
  2. Full day workshop Feb. 29 plus the Fri. Feb 28 in-school workshop (8:30 am – 3:30 pm).
    The Friday session includes 3 model lessons in classrooms followed by debriefing sessions with teachers.

    (Total for 2 days $375)

Limited space for In-school sessions

• Feb 28 in-school session only open to those who also attend the Feb 29 full day workshop.

• Feb 29 Saturday workshop open to all.

Location: Presidio Knolls School
• 250 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Map HERE) • Tel: (415) 202-0770

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Making Math Real: The Clinically Prescriptive Methodology for Students with Math LD @ North Bridge Academy
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Making Math Real: The Clinically Prescriptive Methodology for Students with Math LD — A Workshop for Educators & Parents

Research over the last 40 years has repeatedly indicated all students benefit most from direct and explicit instruction, especially those with math LD. Now, more than ever before, with the profusion of discovery methods in public and private school math classrooms, students with math-LD need and deserve direct and explicit simultaneous multisensory structured teaching to provide them with the math development they require now and into their futures. This 1-day seminar will provide the research basis from neurobiology and cognitive science and the foundational developmental structures, content, and methods that empower educators to be clinically prescriptive for all students with math LD.


Presentation by David Berg, E.T.
Creator of the Making Math Real Simultaneous Multisensory Structured Methods; Founder & Director of the Making Math Real Institute


Sponsored by the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA)

Hosted by North Bridge Academy






Workshop:  8:30am – 4:00pm
Q&A:  4:00pm – 4:30pm