IDA’s Free Webinar Series

IDA is offering a webinar series to empower educational professionals and families with knowledge and resources to address the instructional needs of students who have dyslexia and other learning differences. To receive webinar updates in your inbox join our mailing list

IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards: How They Can Improve Reading Instruction for All Students

The IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading define what all teachers of reading (classroom educators and dyslexia specialists) need to know and be able to do to teach all students to read proficiently. In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, IDA has invited Dr. Louisa Moats to review the science behind these standards, consider some examples of what these standards mean for teacher training, and review the certification alternatives presently offered by IDA. Professionals looking to increase their knowledge and skills and parents eager to better understand the components of effective reading instruction will all want to watch this free 60-minute webinar originally presented on 10/12/16.

Louisa MoatsLouisa Moats, Ed.D., is President of Moats Associates Consulting, Inc. and has served as a National Board member and Vice President of IDA. She earned her M.A. in Learning Disabilities/Special Education at Peabody
College of Vanderbilt and her doctorate in Reading and Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Moats has been a teacher, psychologist, researcher, graduate school faculty member, and author of many influential scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers on the topics of reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation. In addition to the LETRS professional development series, her books include Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers; Spelling: Development, Disability, and Instruction; Straight Talk About Reading (with Susan Hall); and Basic Facts About Dyslexia & Other Reading Problems (with Karen Dakin).

Overcoming Dyslexia: What Does It Take?

IDA is offering a free, hour-long webinar with internationally respected reading teacher and educator, Patricia Mathes, Ph.D., during which she will

  • Explain the basic components of effective instruction
  • Explain how the nature of this instruction changes with each tier of instruction
  • Provide the critical information schools need to ensure that scientifically sound instruction is provided to students who struggle to read at every tier of instruction

This webinar is the second in IDA’s webinar series.


Curing Dyslexia: What Is Possible?

IDA is offering a free, hour-long webinar with internationally respected reading teacher and educator, Patricia Mathes, Ph.D., during which she will

  • Explain the causes of poor reading;
  • Review evidence of how reading changes brain structure and function; and
  • Share instructional components that address differences in the dyslexic brain and strengthen key areas of the brain for all readers.

This webinar is the first in IDA’s webinar series.

A webinar presentation made by Patricia Mathes, Ph.D., Texas Instruments Chair of Evidence-Based Education and Professor of Teaching And Learning, Southern Methodist University, Editor-in-Chief of IDA’s Annals of Dyslexia and Founder of Hoot Education on June 15, 2016.

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Dr. Patricia Mathes is the Texas Instruments Endowed Chair in Evidence-Based Dr Mathes HeadshotEducation and Director of the Institute for Evidence-Based Education at Southern Methodist University. She received her Ph.D. in 1992 from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Education and Human Development and has served on the faculties of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Houston Medical School, the College of Education at Florida State University, and Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University. 





This free webinar series is proudly sponsored by Hoot Education.  IDA appreciates their support of our mission… until everyone can read.