Upcoming IDA-RMB Events
Brain Research & Practical Teaching Strategies
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Adams 12 Conference Center in Thornton
Registration is closed. Join us next year at this one day conference for educators and parents!
October 6th & 7th, 2017 in Vail, CO!
Reading in the Rockies provides a time and place for teachers to learn, collaborate, and relax in a beautiful environment. Our topics and speakers address relevant, essential and distinctive topics to build your capacity to support student success, improve your teaching skills, expand your thinking and continue to cultivate your knowledge with practical application strategies. Each year is no exception, and we’re looking forward to 2017!
Upcoming Community Events
More Than a Reading Problem: Positive Outcomes for Co-Existing Oral and Written Disorders
Friday, April 28, 2017 – 8:30 am to 5:15 pm
Often dyslexia/specific learning disabilities in reading are made more complex by co-existing speech, language, hearing and other conditions which challenge otherwise capable learners. For example, between 40 and 75 percent of preschoolers with early language impairment develop reading difficulties later. This workshop will address the impact of co-existing conditions on reading success, as well as effective structured literacy intervention strategies for the various populations. Featuring Maureen K. Martin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CED, CALT, QI and Missy Schraeder, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT, QI.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 9 am to 3 pm at the University of Denver Campus – Ruffatto Hall
Since 2009, LEP has partnered with other DU departments as well as community resources to host “Choose Your Own ADDventure” for LD/ADHD families and professionals. It’s a FREE, all-day conference that explores and increases the understanding of the many nuances of ADHD and LD. Featuring Katherine Ellison, a former foreign correspondent who was sued for libel for a careless mistake at 22, won a Pulitzer Prize at 27, and was diagnosed with ADHD at 48. She is the author and co-author of 9 books, three of them about ADHD, including the family memoir, “Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention.”
Children will learn and apply organizational, self-advocacy, time management and planning skills while developing social skills in in a fun and caring environment.
Professional Development Training
(Businesses and professionals are listed in alphabetical order. Please note that IDA-RMB does not endorse any specific individual, business, school or program. Please contact the particular service providers below for more information.)
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators (AOGPE) Training – The Orton-Gillingham Approach: A Deeper Understanding
This summer course at CU Boulder is intended for those wishing to explicitly teach reading, spelling, and writing using the Orton-Gillingham Approach. You will also come to understand the difference between the OG Approach and an OG program. The Approach is aligned with the National Reading Panel and current intervention research. A subsequent Practicum with an AOGPE Accredited Training Fellow is required for Academy membership & certification. This course also prepares you for taking the IDA Certification Exam. The IDA recognizes the Academy as an approved provider for training in Structured Literacy. Instructor: Karen Leopold, MS Ed., Accredited Training Fellow of AOGPE.
Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham is an engaging approach to teaching and learning which enables participants to successfully provide Orton Gillingham targeted instruction to students with dyslexia as well as to equip the general population with the tools they need to succeed and excel in reading, writing and in spelling and math. An accredited training Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham, Ron Yoshimoto developed these nationally and internationally acclaimed Orton-Gillingham trainings.
“I was planning to retire as a principal but with the outcomes my students are getting with Y-OG, I want to stick around and enjoy our success.” “I have never received such positive feedback from my teachers before!” “This is the first time I have completed a workshop and feel like I actually have the tools and materials I need to serve my students.” “I am not a trained teacher, yet I am now empowered to help my child. There is no greater gift you could have given me.”
OGI is a CDE approved intervention and consulting provider for the READ Act. The Yoshimoto O.G. Approach is an International Dyslexia Association approved program. Please contact us regarding scheduling school or district-based classes or in regards to certification.
LISCP is an intensive program for individuals seeking to gain expertise in effective, research-based remediation strategies in reading and written-language. Coursework includes Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia, a CDE READ Act approved intervention. LISCP graduates are eligible to sit for the Alliance Exam to earn national certification with the Academic Language Therapy Association. Graduate credit is available. For those enrolled through Colorado College, all coursework may be applied to a Masters of Arts in Teaching along with Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist endorsements. Classes offered in Denver and at Colorado College.
Wilson workshops are offered throughout the country for educators and parents who are interested in learning more about their programs. Workshops provide practical application of reading research and prepare participants to use the selected program. All five workshops will be held at the Embassy Suites Denver, 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202. Click on the links below to learn more about each workshop, and to register:
Prevention/Early Intervention – Grades K-3: (click for flyer)
- Jun 16, 2017 – Fundations® Level K Workshop
- Jun 19, 2017 – Fundations® Level 1 Workshop
- Jun 20, 2017 – Fundations® Level 2 Workshop
Intervention – Grades 4-12 & Adults, and Intensive – Wilson Reading System: (click for flyer)
- Jun 22 & 23, 2017 – Just Words® Introductory Workshop
- Jun 13, 14 & 15, 2017 – WRS Introductory Workshop
For more information about events and training opportunities in your area, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org