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

Assistive Technology Workshop 

Saturday, November 10th from 9-10:30 am at Englewood High School, Colorado

Assistive Technology is an amazing tool to help level the playing field for those with dyslexia. Join the YES! Ambassadors and Parents to learn which tools they use. Featuring live tech demos and the opportunity to meet with YES! Ambassadors. Registration fees as follows: $10/ YES! Family (Families with current YES! members), $15/ Non-YES! Family, and $7/ Individual.

Sat, November 10th from 10:15am-12:15pm at Hunter Library in West Valley City, Utah

A FREE hands-on workshop to help you build a slide presentation that can be shared with teachers. The presentations will inform about dyslexia and will be customized to highlight both your strengths and weaknesses. You will show teachers how they can help you be successful but also that you are more than your dyslexia. These are geared to show you as a whole kid – successful, strong and resilient – with an uplifting feel.

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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.

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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 – Orton-Gillingham Literacy Skills

October 20th, 21st, and November 10th, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado

This 3-day course follows the curriculum set forth by AOGPE.  This course is for those who have completed the 6-day, Classroom Educator (OGCE) coursework and want to complete the Associate level coursework requirements, and/or for those who want to learn the content being presented. The course will cover teaching basic grammar, writing various kinds of sentences, vocabulary development, reading comprehension skills, and writing basic and expanded paragraphs utilizing the Orton-Gillingham Approach.    Instructor: Karen Leopold, MS Ed., Accredited Training Fellow of AOGPE.
Click on the links to download the Course Flyer and Application Form.

Wilson Language Training – 2018 Workshop

November 8 & 9, 2018, 9am-3:30pm in Denver, CO

The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition Institute provides an in-depth, hands-on professional learning opportunity focused solely on the new edition. The two-day institute is designed for WRS Level I and Level II Certified teachers who were unable to attend the 2018 Conference for Wilson Certified Teachers.

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