Workshops and Events for Educators
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Dyslexia Success Series Workshops
Registration and refreshments 12-12:30. Workshop 12:30 - 3:30.
Unless otherwise noted, the events will take place at the TN Center for Dyslexia, Room 116
|9/23/2017||Promoting Reading Comprehension in Grades 4-12
Jennifer Cooper, PhD
The session will focus on vocabulary instructional strategies to promote reading comprehension in the classroom. A brief overview of research examining the connections between vocabulary and background knowledge and reading comprehension will be presented. Attendees will gain strategies to support struggling readers at home and school with the development of vocabulary and background knowledge in support of reading comprehension skills.
Choosing the Right Accommodations to Ensure Success
|11/18/2017||Teaching Handwriting: Automaticity in Support of Reading and Spelling
Melinda Hirschmann, Ed.D.
Research has shown that direct instruction of handwriting is beneficial to literacy development for all students. It is a vital aspect of direct, explicit, multisensory instruction of literacy skills for students with characteristics of dyslexia. An overview of the principles in multisensory teaching of print and cursive will be shared with a focus on integrating direct instruction of handwriting into classroom activities and reinforcing with practice at home.
Basic Special Education Rights & IEP Planning (no registration fee)
Other Workshops and Conferences
|10/19/2017 - 10/20/2017||Improving Two Pillars of Reading: Fluency and Comprehension||
This 2-day workshop will focus on supplemental instruction for struggling readers in grades 1-5 for two of those pillars: reading fluency and comprehension. Educators will be able to take the materials and procedures back to the classroom for application with students who struggle with fluency, comprehension, or both. More Information