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October 2020

IDA Twitter Party! The Importance of Structured Literacy

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
@DyslexiaIDA#IDAParty

We’re continuing Dyslexia Awareness Month and the #IDAGoRed campaign with our second Twitter Party, “The Importance of Structured Literacy.” Join IDA staff, IDA branches, and others for an in-depth, virtual; conversation through Twitter using the hashtag, #IDAParty. Attendees can follow the conversation easily using TweetDeck. Watch this short tutorial for easy directions. All registrants are entered for fun giveaways, including one Grand Prize winner! Registrants must participate in the Twitter Party to be eligible to win. Use the form below to register and we’ll see you…

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Hacking Literacy and Learning During COVID-19

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Attention Parents! Hacking Literacy and Learning During COVID-19 Zoom Meeting on Tuesday, Oct 20 from 7 – 8:30 PM Hosted by IDA Central Ohio and OH-KID     Click Here to Register for this zoom event on Oct 20th. Topics Include: Student Rights Under Covid-19 – Moderated Q&A What equity issues have surfaced for students with Dyslexic profiles, including students with IEPs? What do parents need to understand about their students’ rights? What steps should parents take if…

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Structured Literacy: Beneficial for All, Necessary for Students with Dyslexia Presented by S. Carreker

October 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Webinar Online Webinar,
Free

This workshop is designed for teachers and administrators serving in districts participating in the GADoE’s dyslexia pilot; however, others interested in learning about dyslexia are welcome to attend as well. Offered in partnership by Marietta City Schools and Lexia Learning: Join Lexia’s Dr. Suzanne Carreker for a special event to learn about dyslexia, what it looks like in today’s classroom, and the challenges students with dyslexia face. Together we will explore how teachers and administrators can help address those difficulties,…

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Dyslexia 24/7: A Virtual Panel Discussion

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

    Panelists will share their personal and family perspectives on living with dyslexia. A presentation for parents, teachers, tutors and other professionals. Panelists: ANNA DAVIDE, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Senior and Pre-Med Student KATHY FERGUSON, PH.D., Professor, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Author, A Resource Guide About Dyslexia for People in Hawai‘i; Certified Orton-Gillingham Private Tutor KAYA GOODWIN, High School Senior at Mid-Pacific Institute JOHN HIGHAM, M.ENG., Ph.D Student; former Engineer for U.S. Navy      

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Structured Literacy: Strategies for At-Risk and Struggling Readers Presented by L. Spear-Swerling

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online Webinar Online Webinar,
Free

Oct. 22, 3:00 EST/2:00 CT  Structured Literacy approaches are receiving increasing attention for their effectiveness in helping at-risk and poor readers learn to read and write well. Join literacy expert Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling as she discusses the key features and content of Structured Literacy approaches, examines the myths surrounding Structured Literacy, and shares some examples of Structured Literacy activities and techniques that educators can use immediately in the classroom. Attendees will learn: Some ways that Structured Literacy (SL) approaches differ…

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