Upcoming IDA Events
Registration Is Now Open – October 12th & 13th, 2018 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.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Denver Academy
Thank you all for a great conference! See you next Spring…
Proudly featuring Dr. Nadine Gaab, whose current research within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Children’s Hospital Boston focuses on auditory & language processing in the human brain and its applications for the development of typical and atypical language and literacy skills.
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 7 to 8:30 pm at the Lone Tree Library
When you hear the words ‘assistive technology,’ do you wonder where to begin to unwrap all that is involved? When should my student begin using assistive technology? Will using assistive technology keep my child from learning how to read or write? Join Debbie Campbell from Effective Technology for Learning as she shares information on:
- Differences among devices (tablet, computer, Chromebook)
- Various tools and services available for students to use with their academic work
- When to use assistive technology and when to put it to the side
- Your student’s rights to accessing assistive technology and assistive technology evaluations
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
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.
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.
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators (AOGPE) Training – The Orton-Gillingham Approach: A Deeper Understanding
This summer course at CU Boulder is intended for those wishing to explicitly teach reading, spelling, and writing using the Orton-Gillingham Approach. You will also come to understand the difference between the OG Approach and an OG program. The Approach is aligned with the National Reading Panel and current intervention research. A subsequent Practicum with an AOGPE Accredited Training Fellow is required for Academy membership & certification. This course also prepares you for taking the IDA Certification Exam. The IDA recognizes the Academy as an approved provider for training in Structured Literacy. Instructor: Karen Leopold, MS Ed., Accredited Training Fellow of AOGPE.
These trainings are now full. Contact Karen Leopold for more information.
Wilson workshops are offered throughout the country for educators and parents who are interested in learning more about our programs: Fundations®, Just Words®, and the Wilson Reading System®. Workshops provide practical application of reading research and prepare participants to use the selected program.
Wilson Reading System® Introductory Workshop – August 7, 8 & 9, 2018: 15 hour workshop
Click on the course name link above for more information and to register!
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