Events & Webinars

Upcoming IDA Events

Local Events and Resources

Recorded Online Professional Development Resources

Professional Development Training

Upcoming IDA Events

Virtually Dyslexic – An Online Literacy Simulation

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 6:30-8:30 PM MST
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 and to register!

Announcing the IDA Dyslexia Digital Library

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has launched the premier Dyslexia Digital Library at 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 Events & Resources

COKID’s mission is to ensure that all dyslexic children are identified and receive appropriate intervention and support to achieve their full potential. Their website also includes a list of different Parent Support & Dyslexia Advocacy Groups in Colorado.

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!

Recorded & Online Professional Development Resources

Free Webinar: Special Education During the COVID-19 Quarantine

Recorded Tuesday May 19, 2020 – Parents have so many questions about their child’s special education rights and needs during this time of quarantine. Join Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge and four special ed attorneys – Pete Wright, Piper Paul, Wayne Steedman, and Jack Robinson – who will teach us what the laws are and how you can help your child RIGHT NOW. Register Now to view the recording.

Free Webinar: Pete & Pam Wright Answer Questions about Compensatory Education, IEPs, IEP Meetings

Recorded Tuesday June 13, 2020 – After the webinar, Dr. Roseann received over one thousand follow-up questions. Last week, she sat down with Pam and Pete Wright of to get answers to some of these questions. Register Now to view the recording.

The 2020 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium provides practitioners with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills through focused strands and direct collaboration with researchers and school-based implementers of the science of reading. Scarborough’s Reading Rope (2001), will serve as the underlying theoretical framework for all presentations. The IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards will be woven throughout each session to bridge research to practice. Thank you to PaTTAN for making this available!

FREE Access to IDA Conference Recordings

The International Dyslexia Association is giving free access to presentations from past Reading, Literacy & Learning conferences. The page ( will be updated as new videos are released with available handouts and resources related to each video.

The Early Literacy Trifecta: Language, Print and Executive Function in African American Students

Free Webinar from the AIM Institute for Learning and Research – Click here to learn more and watch the recording!

The Fox Reading Conference – Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia

The Science of Reading from Louisa Moats, Louise Spear-Swerling, and Margie Gillis – Free and Online. Click here to register to watch the recording and click here to download the handouts

Free Webinar Panel: Roadmap to 95-100% Reading Proficiency

Addressing shifting classroom practices, supporting and championing teachers, implementing systems and processes to facilitate change, cyclical learning for teachers and administrators, and strategic planning and networking across schools/districts. Sign up for the recording and resources here! Webinar with Louisa Moats – Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teaching Reading

Watch the ED-Webinar recording!

CORE 2019-2020 – On Demand, Free, Professional Learning Webinars

View recorded webinars by Dr. David Kilpatrick, Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Dr. Julie A. Washington, Dr. Michelle Hosp, and more!

Click here for information and registration


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:

Jan. 20 – 22, 2021WRS Introductory Course – Virtual
Jan. 25, 2021Just Words® Virtual Launch Workshop
Jan. 26, 2021Fundations® Level K Virtual Launch Workshop
Jan. 27, 2021Fundations® Level 1 Virtual Launch Workshop
Jan. 28, 2021Fundations® Level 2 Virtual Launch Workshop

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators (AOGPE) Orton-Gillingham Approach Teacher/Tutor Training for Dyslexia and Literacy Instruction – A Deeper Understanding

Winter 2021 Seminar Offerings – OGCE/ Associate Level 1 and Associate Level 2. All courses are offered online, follow the AOGPE curriculum, and are endorsed by the IDA. Click Here for the 2021 Seminar Flyer.

Classroom Educator – Six-Day Course – Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7 & 13, 2020
(You must currently be employed at a public/private school)
(12-4 pm MST live Zoom sessions + 4 hours asynchronous coursework per session)

Associate (Levels 1 & 2 ) Nine-Day Course – Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 13, 21; Mar. 6 & 7, 2020
(12-4 pm MST live Zoom sessions + 4 hours asynchronous coursework per session)

Associate Level 2 – Three-Day Course – Feb. 21, Mar. 6 & 7, 2020
(12-4 pm MST live Zoom sessions + 4 hours asynchronous coursework per session)


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