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.
Parents and educators are invited to this dynamic and innovative free seminar presented by David Berg, educational therapist and founder/director of the Making Math Real Institute. The focus of this free seminar will be on the distinction between the current trends and programs in math classrooms and the connections to research and practice that are the basis of MMR that provide life-changing confidence and success for all students.
Experiencing pervasive confusion and failure can break the spirit of students of all ages. Feelings of anxiety, despair, and defeat can create wounding that lasts a lifetime, limiting growth, development, confidence, and future choices in life. It is the direct experience of the MMRI that ALL students can be successful in math. It is also the direct experience of the MMRI that when students of any age experience authentic success, inaccurate messages of failure are replaced with the confidence and knowledge that they, too, are smart and capable. As students develop confidence, not only do their lives change, so, too, do their families’. To help our children/students be successful in math, it is critical we understand and apply the research basis that supports how the brain does math and how students learn.
- Why is my child/student so confused?
- Why is my child/student losing confidence in math?
- Why is my child/student becoming anxious about math?
- Why is it so hard for me to help my child/student in math?
- What is the actual research that supports math success?
Come to this free seminar for the answers to these questions and to learn how MMR can changes lives. We look forward to seeing you there.
DATE: Saturday, May 13, 2017
COST: FREE! Everyone must advance-register here. Space is limited & registration is first-come, first-served.
HOW TO REGISTER WITH MAKING MATH REAL: This special event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is mandatory. There will be NO on-site registration on the day of the event. Please advance-register here in order to reserve your space at the Free Seminar.
The Oakland Center In the Trans Pacific Centre building
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607
DIRECTIONS & PARKING:
Please visit: www.makingmathreal.org/calendar/institute-locations
There is no childcare for this event.
Event: 15‐hour Workshop on the Orton‐Gillingham Approach
Instructor: Nancy Redding, M.Ed., FIT/AOGPE, CDT/IDA Location: 365 1st St., Los Altos, CA, 94022
Dates and Times: August 4 and 5, 2017; 8:30am to 5:00pm daily Registration Deadline: July 20, 2017
Cost and Registration Info: $285 per person, payable to Meyers Learning Center, P.O. Box 428, Redwood Estates, CA 95044
What’s Included: Materials, professional/engaging instruction, Certificate of Completion from Orton‐Gillingham Academy (“Subscriber” level), coffee/tea, refreshments
This introductory course will familiarize participants with the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, as well as the tenets of the Orton‐Gillingham approach to literacy instruction. It meets the requirements of the Subscriber Course of the Academy. Topics will include:
- Neurological basis of dyslexia and reading disorders
- Efficacy of structured, sequential, multisensory literacy instruction The foundations and history of the Orton‐Gillingham Approach
- Phonological and phonemic awareness
- Stages of Reading and Spelling Development
- The design and rational of the OG lesson plan
- Case studies and sample lessons
- History and Structure of English Language
About Meyers Learning Center:
Meyers Learning Center offers private tutoring to a diverse student population, from elementary to adult‐age students. Our experienced, reliable, and caring educators individualize their teaching to each student’s needs. Tutoring occurs at our downtown Los Altos learning center, in students’ homes, at another convenient location (e.g., school or library), or online. In addition, we provide workshops, school programs, and presentations to community audiences.
Nancy Redding, M.Ed., is a Fellow‐in‐Training with AOGPE. She has 40 years of experience with OG, both in tutoring students of all ages, and in conducting teacher training. She has worked as a learning specialist at the elementary, high school, and college levels. Nancy is the co‐author along with Marcia Henry, of Patterns for Success, an OG based reading and spelling program designed as a supplement to OG instruction. She has presented at many workshops and conference and has been active in International Dyslexia Association, both on the local and national levels.
*This special workshop is open to the community!
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Orton-Gillingham is a research based sequential, multisensory method proven effective for over 80 years. The 32 hour course achieves the Classroom Educator certification to prepare teachers for implementing the Orton-Gillingham approach.
The 4 day training, totaling 32 hours, will be held on the following dates:
- Friday, September 8th
- Saturday, September 9th
- Friday, September 22nd
- Saturday, September 23rd
- 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
- Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
Course will be taught by Nancy Redding, M.Ed, a Fellow-In-Training with the Association of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
- Dyslexia and related reading disorders
- Stages of reading development in children
- Rationale of the Orton-Gillingham Approach
- Phonology and phonological awareness
- Basic and intermediate phonics for reading and spelling
- The motor component and the writing process
- General history of the English language and beginningmorphology
- The lesson plan and teaching materials
- Assessment and diagnostic-prescriptive teaching
About Nancy Redding:
Nancy Redding, M.Ed. is a Fellow-In-Training with AOGPE. Shehas 40 years of experience with OG, both in academic therapywith students of all ages, and in conducting teacher training.She has been a learning specialist at the elementary, highschool and community college levels. Nancy is the co-author ofPatterns for Success, an OG based reading and spelling programdesigned as a supplement to OG instruction. She has presentedat numerous workshops and conferences, and is active inInternational Dyslexia Association, both at the local and nationallevels.
The Registration Fee includes two Training Manuals. Lunch isprovided. You will need to bring some supplies for note takingand organizing information. A list of required readings andsupplies is provided upon registration.
This 4 day training does not provide a practicum, which isrequired to complete the Classroom Educator certification fromAOGPE; the practicum will be arranged separately for thosedesiring certification.
What is the Academy of Orton-GillinghamPractitioners and Educators?
The express purposes of the Academy are to:
- Establish and maintain professional and ethical standardsfor practitioners and educators of the Orton-GillinghamApproach for the treatment of dyslexia.
- Certify individuals who have demonstrated competence aspractitioners and educators of the Orton-GillinghamApproach
- Accredit programs train Orton-Gillingham practitioners andeducators.
- Accredit, in schools, clinics, and summer programs, Orton-Gillingham instruction that meets Academy standards.
- Sponsor, promote and undertake research relevant toOrton-Gillingham instruction and disseminate the results ofsuch research.
- Promote public awareness of the needs of children andadults with dyslexia, and of the Orton- Gillingham Approachfor the treatment of dyslexia.
- Visit the AOGPE website: www.ortonacademy.org
For additonal information call Chartwell School at 394-3468 option 4
Speech-Language Pathology Continuing Education Course: Using the CTOPP-2 to Assess Phonological Processing for Reading Disability/Dyslexia Evaluations
Speech-Language Pathology alumni and friends are invited to this special Homecoming weekend continuing education program. During this three-hour program, speaker Richard “Rick” K. Wagner, PhD, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, will dispel old myths and present new truths about dyslexia, followed by a brief review of the just-released California dyslexia guidelines. Then, use of the CTOPP-2 for assessing phonological processing in the context of reading disability/dyslexia evaluations will be covered.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance and a continental breakfast.
RSVP by October 18
Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.
Participants are invited to stay on campus and attend other Homecoming activities. For a complete listing of events visit: pacific.edu/homecoming
CEU’s available for $10.00
Presented by: Timothy T. Houge, Ph.D. and Sue Hegland
If you care about literacy, you must have asked yourself this question at times: is it possible to structure literacy instruction to excite, challenge and empower all students, from the dyslexic reader who is struggling to the strong reader who is flying? It is actually possible to do this, and it’s also possible to make sure that each and every student becomes fully literate. But to make these things happen, we must rethink some misunderstandings about the structure and purpose of written English. This presentation will include an overview of the some of the foundational patterns in our completely coherent English writing system, along with examples from dyslexic and non-dyslexic student work. Join us for an introduction to the difference this can make for students at every level.
This talk was previously presented as the keynote at the Oct 4 “Literacy for All: Understanding Language, Learning and Dyslexia” conference in Sioux Falls, SD.
About the Speakers:
Timothy T. Houge, Ph.D. is an associate professor of elementary and secondary reading at Northern State University and the director of a campus one-to-one literacy-tutoring clinic. He has published multiple journal articles and presented his work at national, state, and local conferences. A long-standing advocate for effective reading and spelling education for all children, he has actively promoted the use of research to inform instruction. He has been a classroom teacher and a pull-out reading specialist, removing students from mainstream classrooms for a portion of the day to provide intense specialized reading instruction.
Sue Hegland is trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach and has extensively studied real spelling and Structured Word Inquiry. She is the author of the website LearningAboutSpelling.com. Sue’s mission is sharing information about the coherence and structure of the English language and the fact that spelling always makes sense. She serves on the Board of Directors for the International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch, and spent six years on the Board of Education for the Brandon Valley School District. She has served on a dyslexia workgroup for the state of South Dakota, has presented at Special Education and dyslexia conferences, and provides tutoring and training for teachers, private tutors, parents and students. Sue began learning about dyslexia in 2003, as the parent of a dyslexic child.
This webinar will be recorded and available to view on IDA-UMB’s website after the event. If you register, you will be notified when the recording is available.
The Northern California/ East Bay LDA affiliate is excited to work with our sponsors, California State University East Bay Department of Educational Psychology and Decoding Dyslexia CA, for our fourth IEP Clinic! This will be our second clinic held at the Concord campus of CSUEB.
Join Michael Rosenberg, M.A., and our entire Northern California/East Bay Learning Disabilities Association (NCEB LDA) team for a FREE IEP clinic. There will be an overview on IEPs and help for your child’s IEP.
Michael Rosenberg will address what an IEP entails and how to interpret the information. Furthermore, Rosenberg will address specific questions related to your child’s IEP and address concerns. Some of the areas that will be covered by Rosenberg are the following:
- Timelines & Assessments
- Assessment Plans
- Classroom Accommodations/Modifications
- IEP Agenda
- IEP Goals
- Related Services
A CD will be provided with information related to Parents Rights under IDEA and Assessmento to Transportation.
We hope you will join our IEP clinic to better assist your child’s IEP and to grasp a better understanding of your child’s IEP.
***Reminder: Admission is FREE
We strongly suggest you RSVP to this event by September 7th in order to help us prepare. Registrations are on a first come first served basis. Spaces may fill quickly.
Michael Rosenberg, M.A. —
Training and Advocacy Chair, NCEB LDA
As former Executive Director of Area Board 3 on Developmental Disabilities, Michael provided advocacy services for more than 1.6 million people, training opportunities to the community, and represented parents who have children in special education as well as families and adults’ service by the regional center system. He has helped countless numbers of families achieve success by being an advocate and negotiator, as well as lecturing in the areas of education, community, family support and legislation. Michael has spent more than two decades assisting families.
IDA’s Annual International Conference is the premier professional development conference dedicated to dyslexia. The conference brings in experts from all over the world to educate attendees on the latest research, remediation, and more.
The Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference is held for both professionals and families and is attended by some 2,500 teachers, educators, and administrators, reading specialists, researchers, university faculty, psychologists, physicians, tutors, and parents.
The four-day conference includes the following:
- Four general sessions with keynote speakers
- Full- and half-day pre-conference symposia
- Over 100 sessions
- Exhibit Hall
- Networking opportunities
- Social events
- Visits to local schools
- And much more!
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!
Who knew there were spelling rules? Our students are given worksheets and lists of words, but no explicit instruction. This interactive, multisensory seminar will guide teachers through the normal spelling development, the importance of phonological awareness, the alphabetic principles, and the rules that govern how we can confidently spell 85% of English words. Teachers will leave with materials to guide their instruction and strategies to improve the spelling skills of their students.
Speaker: Nancy M. Coffman, MS, CALT, QI, Director, Shelton Academic Reading Approach (SARA), Shelton School.
A nationally known speaker in the field of multisensory structured language education, Nancy Coffman currently directs SARA, a comprehensive IMSLEC- and IDA- accredited training program in Structured Literacy. She began teaching children with dyslexia and related disorders in 1991 and training teachers in 1998.
Who Should Attend:
General education teachers: This seminar will raise your knowledge base in the areas of multisensory instruction in spelling to better serve all students.
Dyslexia practitioners, therapists and CALTs: This seminar will enhance your practice with current research and multifaceted practice activities and materials.