Facets of Dyslexia: 2021 Virtual State Conference
The Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is pleased to announce our 2021 annual conference, titled, “Facets of Dyslexia”!
The virtual conference will take place October 2, 2021.
Keynote: Dr. Marcia Tate – Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites
Dr. Marcia Tate is the former Executive Director of Professional Development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During the course of her 30-year career with the district, she has also been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. In 2001, she received Georgia’s Distinguished Staff Developer Award, and her department won the Exemplary Program Award for the state.
Currently, through her company Developing Minds, Inc., Marcia serves as an educational consultant and has taught over 450,000 administrators, teachers, and parents, as well as community and business leaders, all over the world. Participants in her workshops often refer to them as the best they have ever experienced.
Marcia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her master’s degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan, her specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University, and her doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University. Spelman College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.
Dr. Laura Raynolds – Assessing Dyslexia and English Language Learners
Jennifer Hasser – Multisensory Approach
Robert Meyer – Pictograph Mnemonics
Kelly Steinke – Executive Functioning
As the founder of READ Learning Educational Services, LLC and the author of the Silver Moon Spelling Rules (R) curriculum, Kelly Steinke works with students, families, teachers, and school districts through her private practice to improve student learning outcomes in literacy. Additionally, Steinke is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as well as Carroll University and serves as president of the Wisconsin branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
Earlier in her career, Steinke was a special education teacher working in school districts in the Midwest, East Coast, and Pacific Northwest. During her time as a classroom teacher, she earned National Board Certification in Exceptional Needs and a Master of Arts Degree in Education with an administration and leadership focus. Kelly Steinke is an insightful professional who finds great joy helping stakeholders reach students who struggle with reading and spelling.
Nancy Mather – Dyslexia: The Construct and the Challenges
Nancy Mather is a Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Mather is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV. Her most recent book on dyslexia is: Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention. She is currently working on the Tests of Dyslexia, a comprehensive measure designed to help identify individuals with dyslexia.
Kelly Kuenzie – Conference Panel Moderator
Please stay tuned for more details and registration information!