Reading in the Rockies

Building Your Language, Literacy and Assessment Understandings

October 4th & 5th, 2019 in Vail, CO!


Marilyn Zecher

Teacher, Nationally Certified Academic Language Therapist specializing in the application of O-G Multisensory Strategies for teaching Math, Study Skills, Reading & Language, Spanish and Content Area Subjects.

Ms. Zecher is a former classroom and demonstration teacher in an Orton-Gillingham based public school program. She holds a BA in education and a BA and MA in English.

In 2004, Ms. Zecher received her certification as an Academic Therapist specializing in multisensory mathematics and study skills. She helped to develop ASDEC’s Multisensory Mathematics program that apply Orton-Gillingham instructional techniques to the teaching on mathematics. Ms. Zecher is a presenter at IDA and LDA and the National Teachers of Mathematics national and regional conferences. She has trained both public and private school teachers as well as academic therapists in multisensory mathematics instructional techniques, handwriting, multisensory study skills and educational strategies for the gifted and talented dyslexic student.

Wiley Blevins, Ed.M.

Dr. Wiley Blevins is an early reading specialist who holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University. He has lived throughout the United States, South America and the Middle East. He has traveled to over 35 countries around the world. He taught elementary school in both the United States and an International School in Ecuador. Dr. Blevins has written and edited many phonics and reading materials. He was a former Editorial Director at Scholastic and McGraw-Hill. He is the author of best-selling titles such as A Fresh Look at PhonicsPhonics from A to Z, and Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades.

2019 Pricing Preview

Hotel rooms will be available at $139 per night, before taxes, after registration opens.

SAVE NOW – Join IDA for great membership benefits and lower conference pricing! 

Early Bird Registration Pricing (ends September 16th at 6pm):
    Member Full Conference – $250
    Member One Day – $155
    Non-Member Full Conference – $315
    Non-Member One Day – $205
Regular Registration Pricing (ends September 26th at midnight):
    Member Full Conference – $305
    Member One Day – $185
    Non-Member Full Conference – $370
    Non-Member One Day – $235

Reading in the Rockies is for Educators!

Reading in the Rockies aims to provide a time and place for teachers to learn, collaborate, and relax in a beautiful environment. Our topics and our 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. This year is no exception, and we’re looking forward to it! IDA-RMB’s mission is to deepen your professional development with explicit instructional strategies to increase your students’ academic success in both reading and writing. Our content will be relevant for your students, conducted by professionals with classroom experience, and can be used right away.

Reading in the Rockies is for your Community and Family!

As a parent, how can I help my child? Education is the key and knowledge is power! This conference provides the inspiration, information and tools to help you support your struggling reader and writer. We hope to see you there!





Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) Durango Mountain Camp The Gow School
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Voyager Sopris

What people said about previous Reading in the Rockies Conferences…

“Thanks-It was great! I rarely give ‘5’ ratings. I wish more parents and educators could have been here.”
“Excellent presenters – got so many helpful ideas – worth giving up a Saturday.”



For general conference questions: email us at, or leave a message at 303-721-9425 or 855-5-IDA-RMB (1-855-543-2762).