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The Schwab Learning Center, in collaboration with the UCSF Dyslexia Center and the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, will host the inaugural Entrepreneurship and Neurodiversity Symposium.
The goals of the symposium are to educate attendees on the science of dyslexia, and other forms of learner variability, highlight the strengths of neuro-diverse thinkers and reduce the stigma associated with learning differences.
SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS
Advance online registration required. One registration per order per person. No refunds.
Account created during online registration must be for the person attending the conference (name, email, phone number, address).
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]