Upcoming IDA Events
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.
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!
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
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
Saturday, April 24, 2021
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.
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.
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.
For more information about events and training opportunities in your area, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org