Events & Trainings


Upcoming IDA Events


Reading in the City Conference

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.


Reading in the Rockies Conference

See you 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.



Community Events:


2018 SWAAAC Summer Symposium

June 11 & 12, 2018 at The Conference Center at Adams 12, Thornton, CO

This two day conference features workshops with internationally renowned trainers and break-out sessions. In addition to the sessions, participants will enjoy a vendor hall, awards ceremony, professional networking, and an opportunity to earn graduate credit through Adams State College.

For more info and to Register, please Click Here


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!


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Professional Development Training

(Businesses and professionals are listed in alphabetical order. Please note that IDA-RMB does not endorse any specific individual, business, school or program. Please contact the particular service providers below for more information.)


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.

Click Here to Download the 2018 Course Flyer. Contact Karen Leopold 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.

Click here for more information and upcoming open courses



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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Wilson Language Training – 2018 Summer Workshops

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.

Fundations® Level K Workshop – Jun 20, 2018: 5 hour workshop

Fundations® Level 1 Workshop – Jun 21, 2018: 5 hour workshop

Fundations® Level 2 Workshop – Jun 22, 2018: 5 hour workshop

Just Words® Introductory Workshop – Jun 25 & 26, 201810 hour workshop

Click on the course name links above for more information and to register!


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