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Upcoming IDA Events

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Professional Development Training

Upcoming IDA Events



Virtually Dyslexic – An Online Literacy Simulation

Upcoming Events:
Monday, April 26th from 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, May 25th from 6:30-8:30 pm
Our Board of Directors has been hard at work, looking for ways to deliver the same quality content and education as always, but now virtually! We have analyzed past events, looked over years of feedback, tested new ideas, and designed a new online program to help spread awareness and education about dyslexia. Join us February 23rd to become more familiar with what millions of students with reading difficulties might experience in their daily lives. Registration Fee: $15 per person (each person must register separately). Click Here for more information!

Reading in the Rockies 2021 – October 8-9!

Save the Date – More Details to Come
Reading in the Rockies aims to provide a time and place for teachers to learn, collaborate, and relax in a beautiful environment. Our topics and our 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. Even with the unknown of in-person or virtual, this year is no exception, and we’re looking forward to it!

Announcing the IDA Dyslexia Digital Library

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has launched the premier Dyslexia Digital Library at www.dyslexialibrary.org to house an extensive collection of IDA’s most informative articles, fact sheets, infographics, and videos organized in a searchable, user-friendly site, including FAQs and trending topics. Families can learn strategies to help them advocate for their child with dyslexia, reading teachers can find guidance on applying the principles of Structured Literacy in their classrooms, researchers can review the work of their peers—these are just a few examples of how to use the library.



Local Groups & Resources


COKID’s mission is to ensure that all dyslexic children are identified and receive appropriate intervention and support to achieve their full potential. This parent group’s website also includes a list of different Parent Support & Dyslexia Advocacy Groups in Colorado. Visit their website for upcoming events as well as dyslexia and legislation-related resources.


Youth Examples of Self-Advocacy (YES!)

Originally started by the Rocky Mountain Branch, and now with similar groups all over the country, we are proud of our Colorado 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!


Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties – Free Online Course

Designed by David Kilpatrick Ph.D. in collaboration with the SLD specialist from CDE.
Online Course Registration for the Spring 2021 Session is now open! The course will start February 1st and will run until June 1st 2021, and it follows his book of the same title. You must use your district email to register, and priority will be given to Colorado public educators. Please click here to download the flyer.

An on demand version of the course is accessible on CDE’s Learning Management System, but does not include the assessments, discussion forums, or the certification for CDE hours


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 Click here to learn more!



Local Community & IDA Events


Celebrating Dyslexia Online Speaker Series

John Hickenlooper, CO Senator, former Governor of CO/Mayor of Denver
“Overcoming Adversity: How Dyslexia Shaped my Life”
Thursday, April 1, 4-5:15 pm MT

Dr Shawn Robinson “Dr. Dyslexia Dude”, Author, Professor, and Board Member of International Dyslexia Association
“From Failure to Academic Success: What you do not see.”
Thursday, April 8, 6-7 pm MT

Dr. Sally Shaywitz, The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
“Dyslexia in the 21st Century: Science Bringing Hope to Children Who Are Dyslexic.”
Thursday, April 15, 7-8:15 pm MT


IDA Oregon’s 45th Spring Symposium with Dr. Charles Haynes: From Talking to Writing Word and Sentence-Level Strategies that Support Narrative and Expository Writing

April 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Pacific Time)

1st Ever Virtual Choose Your Own ADDventure

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Since 2009, The Learning Effectiveness Program has partnered with other DU departments as well as community resources to host the “Choose Your Own ADDventure” event 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.
The conference is free to attend, but space is limited. Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register.


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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 appreciate how clear it is to implement with my class, the scope and sequence, lesson plans and correction procedures make it so doable. And all the materials – amazing” “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 dyslexic students.” “I am not a trained teacher, yet I am now empowered to help my child. Thank you.”
OGI is a CDE approved supplemental, 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



Master of Arts in Teaching – Dyslexia Specialist

The Master of Arts in Teaching – Dyslexia Specialist degree is a graduate program administered by Colorado College in partnership with The Colorado Literacy and Learning Center. This intensive two-year program is for individuals seeking to learn the most effective, research-based strategies of reading instruction, including instruction for students with dyslexia. Credit hours can be applied to CC’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree. ALTA National Certification and CDE Reading Teacher Endorsement and Reading Specialist Endorsement available.

Click here for more information!



2021 Wilson Language Training Workshops – Systematic, Multi-sensory, Structured language

Wilson is passionate about providing educators with the knowledge and skills they need to help students who may benefit from a systematic, multi-sensory, structured language approach. Professional learning programs are delivered by a nationwide team of expert Literacy Specialists and Trainers. Click on the links below for more information about each workshop:

June 15, 2021 – Fundations® Level K Virtual Launch Workshop
June 16, 2021 – Fundations® Level 1 Virtual Launch Workshop
June 17, 2021 – Fundations® Level 2 Virtual Launch Workshop
June 21-23, 2021 – WRS Introductory Course
June 24, 2021 – Just Words® Virtual Launch Workshop



Orton-Gillingham Approach – Online Teacher/Tutor Training for Dyslexia and Literacy Instruction – A Deeper Understanding

Trainers: Diane Mayer & Grace Sharma, Fellows-in-Training/OGA, under the supervision of Nancy Redding, Fellow/OGA. All coursework follows the curriculum set forth by the Orton-Gillingham Academy.

CLASSROOM/GROUP (LEVEL 1): JUNE 7 – 11 or JULY 26 – 30, 2021, from 9 AM – 2 PM MDT
REMEDIAL 1:1 (LEVEL 2): JUNE 15 – 17 or AUGUST 3-5, 2021, from 9 AM – 1 PM MDT


 

For more information about events and training opportunities in your area, please email us at ida_rmb@yahoo.com