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.

Apr
22
Sun
Inclusive Technologies for Assistance in Reading and Writing @ Microsoft Store Fashion Valley
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come learn about Learning Tools that help with Dyslexia, hosted by Microsoft and Decoding Dyslexia CA

Dates:
Sunday, April 22nd 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Tuesday, April 24th 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location:
Microsoft Store Fashion Valley
7007 Friars Rd. #860
San Diego, CA 92108
Level 2 near the food court (619) 849-5872

Registration:
Email sdms@microsoft.com to reserve your spot!

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.

-Which inclusivity 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
  • One Note
  • Outlook
  • Office Lens
  • 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 invited to share what assistive technology works for them!

Downloadable Flyer

Apr
24
Tue
Inclusive Technologies for Assistance in Reading and Writing @ Microsoft Store Fashion Valley
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come learn about Learning Tools that help with Dyslexia, hosted by Microsoft and Decoding Dyslexia CA

Dates:
Sunday, April 22nd 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Tuesday, April 24th 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location:
Microsoft Store Fashion Valley
7007 Friars Rd. #860
San Diego, CA 92108
Level 2 near the food court (619) 849-5872

Registration:
Email sdms@microsoft.com to reserve your spot!

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.

-Which inclusivity 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
  • One Note
  • Outlook
  • Office Lens
  • 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 invited to share what assistive technology works for them!

Downloadable Flyer

Jul
16
Mon
Phonics First® Level II Orton-Gillingham Course @ TBD
Jul 16 @ 8:30 am – Jul 20 @ 3:30 pm

Click HERE for the flyer.

Phonics First® Level II Orton-Gillingham Course Content designed for:
K-12 General Education; Resource/Special Education

This rigorous course emphasizes instruction of the learning/language-disabled student at all grade-levels and is critical for teachers working with dyslexic/LD students grades 4-12 and adults.

Level II is required for those pursuing Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification.

Participants gain expertise in:
• Instruction of skills taught in Phonics First® Level I
• Customizing lessons for the dyslexic and learning/language-disabled student at all grade levels
• Advanced concepts of decoding and encoding

Participants learn to customize instruction in:
• Basic phonics through advanced morphology
• Syllabication/multisyllable word attack strategies
• The Reciprocal Teaching process
• Multisensory comprehension
• Multisensory syntax (grammar)

Additional benefits:
• Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
• Interactive, collegial discussions
• Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants
• Emphasis on teaching reading to struggling and dyslexic/LD readers using Orton-Gillingham methodology

Upon completion, participants will:
• Receive a document of completion
• Be prepared to teach Phonics First® and Structures to K-12 dyslexic/learning disabled students
• Be eligible to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist Certification program

Course Materials

  • Phonics First®/Structures Level II Course Manual
  • Phonics First® OR Structures Curriculum Guide
  • Phonics First® OR Structures Card Pack
  • Multisensory Grammar and Written Composition

Participants MUST bring:

  • Phonics First® OR Structures Curriculum Guide
  • Phonics First® OR Structures Course Manual
  • Complete Phonics First® OR Structures Card Pack organized by Layers/Modules
  • 1 sand tray with Magic Sand® OR White Board/Marker

To purchase any of these materials, call 800-732-3211.

 

Jul
23
Mon
Phonics First® Level I Orton-Gillingham Course @ TBD
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am – Jul 27 @ 3:30 pm

Click HERE for the flyer.

Phonics First® Level I Orton-Gillingham Course Content designed for: K-5 General Education*, Intervention, Resource, Special Education
* Classroom intervention instruction for grades 4-5

This comprehensive and highly intensive course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their classrooms.Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic/LD readers into skilled learners through our effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling.

Participants learn to teach:
• Alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies
• Basic and advanced phonetic concepts for decoding and encoding
• A Three-Part Drill for structured review
• Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
• Syllabication for multisyllabic words (8 Syllable Types/3 Syllable Patterns)
• Higher-level spelling skills
• Oral reading/connected text fluency

Additional benefits:
• Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
• Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants
• Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, and dyslexic/LD readers using Orton-Gillingham methodology

Upon completion, participants will:
• Receive a document of completion
• Be prepared to teach Phonics First® to K-5 students
• Be eligible for Level II and to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification program

Prerequisite: None
Course Hours: 30

 

 KIT CHOICES Course Materials Implementation Materials Remote Support
 Starter Kit X
 Classroom Complete Kit (Recommended)

 OR

Small-Group Complete Kit (Recommended)

X X
X X
 Classroom Support Kit

 OR

Small-Group Support Kit

X X X
X X X

COURSE MATERIALS

All Kit options include the Starter Kit of course materials necessary to participate in the course and work one-on-one with a single student.

                                     Course Materials

IMPLEMENTATION MATERIALS

Brainspring recommends a Complete Kit for each teacher attending a Phonics First® course.  A Complete Kit includes the materials necessary to implement the Phonics First® curriculum with multiple students.

 Classroom Materials

 (for up to 25 students)

  OR  Small-Group Materials

 (for up to 10 students)

·

REMOTE SUPPORT

To address questions that occur as teachers begin implementing Phonics First®, a personalized consultation session provides effective support based on each teacher’s unique needs.

  • The teacher records and uploads a 20- to 30-minute video of a lesson being taught to students.
  • The Phonics First® Coach views the video and schedules a 20- to 30-minute phone consultation to provide guidance, feedback and support and to answer questions for the teacher.