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.
When behavior interferes with learning: connecting the dots between disability and mental health needs at school
Where: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA (campus is at Ashby BART station)
The Bernard Osher Foundation Education Center, First Floor
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Snacks included!)
Do you need an accommodation?
Please email Hongyu Min at email@example.com to request an accommodation (e.g., Sign Language Interpreter, Real Time Captioning, materials in alternative formats) at least three (3) business days before the training
Wilson Fundations® is a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits K-3 students in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 setting. Four separate full-day workshops address individual levels. Cost per individual workshop is $289.
REGISTER FOR FUNDATIONS® – 1 DAY WORKSHOPS
For additional information and downloadable Teacher Application Form, please click here.
♦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
For additional course and registration information, please click here.
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
We are very excited to have John Rodrigues, author of “High School Dropout to Harvard,” here to teach a family coding day. John is the Executive Director of ThinkLexic, a non-profit organization serving the dyslexia community with programs, advocacy and policy. John has a masters degree in learning disability education and is a popular speaker in the dyslexia community.
The class is open to students from kindergarten to 8th grade, siblings and teachers are welcome to attend.
$15 per student participant (Kindergarten to 8th grade)
$20 per teacher (will receive a copy of the lesson plan)
$5 per observing adult
All proceeds go to the non-profit, ThinkLexic.
Decoding Dyslexia CA’s Sonoma County Parents Support Group is pleased to host this event. We are a group of parents and educators who meet monthly to share resources and empower each other as we support children with dyslexia and other learning differences.
We hope you can attend this fun family day!
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.