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EdRev (Education Revolution) is a unique day of information, resources, celebration and community for students who learn differently and the families and professionals who support them. Parents Education Network (PEN) and around 2,000 attendees celebrated the eighth annual EdRev in 2016.
EdRev 2017 features keynote speaker Scott Barry Kaufman, psychologist and author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind.
EdRev: A day to think a little differently will give you the chance to experience :
- Information: Learn from renowned speakers presenting their work from the cutting edge of learning science
- Resources: Explore a diverse range of resources presented by tech companies, service providers, schools, colleges and support organizations
- Celebration: Experience an atmosphere where students’ strengths are celebrated and the stigma of LD disappears
- Community: Connect with parents, educators and students who are all on the same journey as you
EdRev brings you:
- The latest technology that supports learning
- A wide range of informative, relevant workshops
- Music and outdoor activities for students
- Over 100 exhibitors in the School and Career Fair, Testing and Solution Center, and the Community Corner.
- Student Art Gallery and hands-on activities in the Creativity Unleashed! section
Don’t miss this unique national event for students who learn differently and the families and professionals who support them!
VIP Ticket Benefits:
- Discover the Ten Things Highly Creative People do Differently: a hosted breakfast with keynote speaker Scott Barry Kaufman
- Access to VIP Lounge, Coffee and Snacks throughout the day
- Reserved seating for Keynote Speaker presentation
- Guided tour of EdRev by PEN board members
- Copy of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined by keynote speaker Scott Barry Kaufman
- EdRev 2017 Commemorative Photoball Memorabilia
Educating Professionals in the Field of Learning Differences
The Summer Institute offers a professional development program for teachers, educational therapists, tutors and parents who would like to learn more about dyslexia and other learning differences. CUE credits are available through CSUMB.
- Understanding Dyslexia & the Reading Brain
- Dyslexia Law (2015): AB 1369
- Understanding ADHD & Executive Function Skills
- Learning and the Brain: Stress, Memory & Growth Mindset
- Keys to Literacy: Components of Effective Reading Programs
- IDEA (2004) & Rehabilitation Act (1973): Section 504
About the Presenter:
Gretchen Giuffre, M.A. Ed., has been involved in independent and public sector education since 1999. Specializing in children with learning differences, she is the former Middle School Coordinator at Chartwell. Additional experience includes the following roles: Reading and Math Intervention Coach, Language Arts Educator and Advisor for a Language & Literacy School Reform Initiative.
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.
7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Neurological Differences in Dyslexia and Literacy
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Laurie Cutting, Ph.D.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
TDF’s Hans Christian Andersen Award Presentation & Break
2017 Recipient: To Be Announced
Issue Differences Among African-American Students
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Nicole Patton-Terry, Ph.D.
Dyslexia and English Language Learners: The Variations among Different Learners
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Penelope Collins, Ph.D.
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Foundation of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia: Implications for Early Intervention
1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Barbara Wilson, M.Ed.
2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP
Please join co-founders Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and Tracy Block-Zaretsky of Dyslexia Training Institute and Decoding Dyslexia CA for a one day Dyslexia Symposium. Kelli and Tracy are the developers of the “Dyslexia for a Day” simulation kit. Attendees will participate in a simulation followed by a discussion on AB 1369 and the new California Dyslexia Guidelines. Kelli and Tracy will be discussing what dyslexia is, its neurobiological origin, structured literacy and appropriate accommodations for students with dyslexia. Kelli was the key dyslexia expert that testified in support of AB 1369. In a powerful TEDEd video Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.
About our speakers:
Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. is an author, TEDEd presenter and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She received her doctorate in literacy with a specialization in reading and dyslexia from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. She is also completing her TESOL certification. Dr. Kelli is a certified special education advocate assisting parents and children through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan process. She has training in mediation and also serves as an expert witness in the area of dyslexia. Dr. Kelli is trained in Structured Word Inquiry, the Orton-Gillingham approach, Lindamood-Bell, RAVE-O and Read Naturally. Dr. Kelli is a Past-President of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She is a dyslexia consultant working with schools to improve services offered to students with dyslexia and training teachers. She co-created and produced “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia,” and she is a frequent speaker at conferences. She is the author of the well-received book, Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System.
Tracy Block-Zaretsky is the co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She has provided remediation for children and adults with dyslexia for the past 20 years and has developed and taught workplace and family literacy program. She is a certified Special Education advocate assisting parents and children through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504Plan process. She is a past President of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.Tracy has training in Structured Word Inquiry, the Orton-Gillingham approach, Lindamood-Bell programs, Read Naturally and a variety of reading and writing assessments. She co-created and produced, “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia,” and has provided professional development for educators and training for parents at numerous conferences, private on-site trainings and online courses and webinars. Tracy is also a parent of a child with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD and Executive Function Disorder.
Learning While Black in SFUSD – On March 21st, 5:30 – 8pm join the community in an educational panel round-table discussion and resource fair featuring Darryl Lester, the main plaintiff in the landmark special education case, Larry P. vs. California.
Mr. Lester was never taught how to read and was labeled “educable mentally retarded” in the 1970’s. KALW, a local public radio station, produced a recent story of interest addressing a legacy of mistreatment of San Francisco’s black special education students. The reporter stated the following about Mr. Lester, “it turns out, he did have a learning difficulty, a really specific one. He struggled with reading. He never got the help he needed.”
DDCA is concerned that SFUSD’s recent dyslexia pilot and implementation does not meet California dyslexia guidelines best practices. Join us in discussing how SFUSD is meeting the needs of its current African American students with reading disabilities.