Events & Trainings

Upcoming IDA Events

Reading in the Rockies Conference

Thank you for a great event! – See you next October 4th & 5th, 2019 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.

Reading in the City Conference

Coming Spring 2019

Reading in the City is a one-day conference for educators and parents that focuses on hands-on training and essential content to assist in supporting those with literacy challenges and beyond.

Community Events

Saturday, January 12th from 1:30-3:30 pm at the Ruth Vine Tyler Library in Midvale, UT

Have you identified your own superpowers? Join us for some fun and confidence building, find out about your strengths, what they mean and how you can use them to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Network with others and to talk with DDUT Youth Advocates and Board Members. Have your questions answered, share your own successes and find local resources to help you on your family’s journey. Help your student build self-esteem and understand their strengths! This is a FREE event and suitable for students in 3rd grade and above. A parent or guardian must attend with their student(s). Click Here to Register

Executive Function Strategies – Sponsored by the Hillside School

Saturday, January 17th from 6:30-8 pm at The Boulder JCC

This evening event is for the entire family to walk away with some practical executive function strategies. Come learn about research based methods for executive function and organization skills and get your questions answered that will help your student in the classroom and beyond.

February 1st and 2nd at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs

The Courage to Risk Conference is a collaborative conference comprised of a variety of organizations committed to the educational success of students with diverse learning needs. The mission of the CTR conference is to provide quality educational experiences to parents, students, educational professionals, and community members; to provide networking experiences for participants; and to motivate those working with students with diverse learning needs.

Click here to learn more and register!

FREE Assistive Technology Webinars

Assistive Technology Partners in collaboration with the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center are offering FREE webinars in the following categories:
· General Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Information
· Accessibility in Procurement and Use
· Accessibility Testing and Assessment
· Accessible Multimedia
· Accessible Non-Web (PDF, Office)
· Accessible Social Media

Student Opportunities

Youth Examples of Self-Advocacy (YES!)

Originally started by the Rocky Mountain Branch, and now run by the national non-profit, Learning Ally, we are proud of our Youth Examples of Self-Advocacy! The purpose of this youth program is to train students with learning differences to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, to help them build confidence and to provide them with the tools to become strong self-advocates. This student led program provides support, connections and a sense of community for students with learning differences. Visit The YES! Program Website to learn more!







Professional Development Training

(Businesses and professionals have paid to be listed below. Please note that IDA-RMB does not endorse any specific individual, business, school or program. Please contact the particular service providers for more information.)

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.

Click here for more information and upcoming open courses

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.

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Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators (AOGPE) Training – The Orton-Gillingham Approach

Summer 2019 in Boulder, Colorado

This summer, Karen Leopold will be providing a Classroom Educator (OGCE) course, Assocate Level A course and Associate Level B course, all following the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioner and Educator Approach. For more information, email the instructor: Karen Leopold, MS Ed., Accredited Training Fellow of AOGPE.


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