Events

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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.

Oct
24
Wed
Microsoft Presents: Empowering Students Affected by Dyslexia @ Microsoft Store, Stanford Shopping Center
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program Background
This workshop provides educators and parents/caregivers an introduction to Microsoft Learning Tools and accessibility features of Windows 10 and Office 365.

  • The goals are to empower teachers to create inclusive classrooms that support students
    of all abilities and to help parents/caregivers support learners outside of the classroom.
  • The workshop covers why it’s important to create an inclusive classroom, tools to
    empower different learning styles and abilities, and tools to support students with
    disabilities.
  • Workshop participants get hands-on experience with Microsoft applications and tools including Learning Tools, the Ease of Access menu, and accessibility and productivity features of Office 365.

 

Learning goals

During this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • The purpose and educational uses of Microsoft Learning Tools
  • Accessibility features and tools
  • Resources to continue to learn how to use Learning Tools and accessibility tools and
    features
Microsoft Presents: Empowering students with Dyslexia with Inclusive Technologies @ Microsoft Store Century City
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Empowering students with Dyslexia with Free tools to improve reading, writing, and accessibility built in to Windows 10 and Office 365

Come learn about Inclusive Technology Learning Tools that help with dyslexia, hosted by Microsoft, the International Dyslexia Association -LA  Branch and Decoding Dyslexia CA

What you will learn:

  • How the built in capabilities in Office 365 and Windows can enable learners of all abilities to improve reading and writing skills.
  • How inclusively designed Learning Tools add benefits for those with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, as well as non-native speakers and emerging readers.
  • How learning tools are built into: Word, OneNote, Outlook, Office Lens, and Edge browser

Bring With You:

We would like this to be a learning and sharing event for the community. Your student/child is encouraged to bring their favorite technology and is invited to share what assistive technology works for them!

*Decoding Dyslexia CA doesn’t endorse or support specific products/tools

Oct
25
Thu
Bringing Together Families of the Dyslexia, Autism & Military Families @ Franklin Elementary School
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
31
Wed
Microsoft Presents: Empowering Students Affected by Dyslexia @ Microsoft Store, Stanford Shopping Center
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program Background
This workshop provides educators and parents/caregivers an introduction to Microsoft Learning Tools and accessibility features of Windows 10 and Office 365.

  • The goals are to empower teachers to create inclusive classrooms that support students
    of all abilities and to help parents/caregivers support learners outside of the classroom.
  • The workshop covers why it’s important to create an inclusive classroom, tools to
    empower different learning styles and abilities, and tools to support students with
    disabilities.
  • Workshop participants get hands-on experience with Microsoft applications and tools including Learning Tools, the Ease of Access menu, and accessibility and productivity features of Office 365.

 

Learning goals

During this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • The purpose and educational uses of Microsoft Learning Tools
  • Accessibility features and tools
  • Resources to continue to learn how to use Learning Tools and accessibility tools and
    features
Nov
8
Thu
DYSLEXIA – UNDERSTANDING LEGAL ISSUES and TOOLS FOR SUCCESS @ Prentice School
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SPEAKER:  Michael E. Jewell, an Orange County attorney who practices educational law

Mr. Jewell will discuss special education law, learning disabilities, dyslexia and AB 1369 and how these impact students and schools.

This is a free event, but we would appreciate it you would please register in advance.

Downloadable Flyer

Dec
10
Mon
DREDF FREE Workshop: How to Read an Individual Education Program @ Ed Roberts Campus
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

FREE TRAINING! Learn how to read and understand an Individual Education Program (IEP). We will go over the sections on California’s IEP Form so you know what to make sure is complete and where to focus.

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, December 10, 2018
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Snacks included!)

Do you need an accommodation?

Please email Hongyu Min at hmin@dredf.org 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

Jan
31
Thu
The Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders: An Introduction to the FAR (Webinar)
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Interested in learning more about dyslexia and the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)?

Learn how to differentiate “dyslexia” from other reading disorders as well as to classify developmental reading disorders into four distinct subtypes.  There will also be a discussion matching each subtype with evidence-based interventions.

This webinar is hosted by the Association of Educational Therapists (AET) and presented by Dr. Stephen G. Feifer.  $10 for AET members / $35 for non-members.  Register here:  https://www.aetonline.org/index.php/events/webinars

 

Feb
8
Fri
Dyslexia Guidelines & Teaching Strategies for Students with Dyslexia @ Double Tree Hotel - Sacramento
Feb 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am

Learn about dyslexia teaching strategies from dyslexia expert, Dr. Margie Gillis, at CA Association of Resource Specialists & Special Educators (CARS+) upcoming convention in Sacramento on Friday, 2/8/19.  Register now.

Feb
11
Mon
DREDF FREE Workshop: SMART IEP Goal Writing @ Ed Roberts Campus
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

IEP’s are developed based on evaluation and data about your child’s educational challenges from which IEP goals are developed. These goals are one important way that the IEP team determines whether your child is making progress over one year. The SMART Goals training focuses on how to work as part of the IEP team to create goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented and Time-bound. Having SMART IEP goals can help your child get the most out of special education using realistic goals that will ensure that your child gets the help needed at school. We will also discuss common pitfalls to avoid–goals too low, or too high, or that are based on insufficient data or understanding of how the disability is impacting a child’s access to education.

FREE Training – REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Where: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus (ERC), 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703
(The ERC is located at the Ashby BART station)
The Bernard Osher Foundation Education Center, First Floor

Date: February 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Snacks included)

Do you need an accommodation?

Please email Hongyu Min at hmin@dredf.org 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

Feb
15
Fri
Dyslexia & Literacy: Understanding Executive Functions, Language, and Reading @ The UCLA Luskin Conference Center
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This conference is designed for teachers, practitioners and parents to help them learn to identify, understand, and provide evidence-based teaching for students who have dyslexia and dyscalculia. Participants will learn the latest genetic studies as a basis for understanding current practices for assessment and intervention. The focus of these discussions will be for school-age students.

Our Speakers:

Laurie Cutting, Ph.D., Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education, Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Erik Willcutt, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Director of Clinical Training in the clinical psychology program in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Founder/CEO of Architects For Learning, where she trains educators, consults with schools worldwide and directs a staff in the Boston area that provides academic intervention, assessment, and consultation services

Kelly Cartwright, Ph.D., Kelly Cartwright is a professor of psychology, neuroscience, and teacher preparation at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA.

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