Workshops for Parents

Registration for Parent Workshops is from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM on the given event's date.
All Parent Workshops will conclude around 11:30 AM.
Unless otherwise noted, the events will take place at the TN Center for Dyslexia, Room 116

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Date: November 1, 2014
Speakers:  Dr. Lynn Kreider, Mr. Keith Duke, Dr. Lance Alexis, & Ms. Sherry Wilds
Topic: Adolescent Literacy Institute: Making the Transition Beyond High SchoolThis conference is for high school students, their parents, and those who guide them as they prepare for college, technical careers, and the workforce. Learn how students with learning differences can find the career path best for them.  
Program & Schedule
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Date: November 8, 2014
Speaker: Melanie Schuele
Topic: Does That Make Sense? Helping Children Use Their Language Knowledge to Read and Spell Accurately - When reading and writing with children, parents and teachers need to scaffold children’s success. We’ll practice strategies that support accurate reading and writing in the context of a focus on meaning. 

Date: January 10, 2015
Speaker: Amy Elleman
Topic: Beyond the Who and What: Ways to Increase Readers' Higher-Level Thinking Skills - In this workshop, participants will learn the reasons why students struggle to understand what they read. Participants will also learn research-based strategies for increasing vocabulary, strategic reading, and higher-order comprehension skills such as inference. 

Date: February 14, 2015
Speaker: Joey Ellis
Topic: STEP Workshop - Basic Rights 

Date: March 14, 2015
Speaker: Joey Ellis
Topic: STEP Workshop - Getting the Best IEP for Your Child

Date: April 11, 2015
Speaker: Caresa Brooks
Topic: Bringing RTI2 to Life - RTI² (Response to Instruction and Intervention) is the current method of identifying students for Specific Learning Disabilities. This Workshop will provide participants with details on how Murfreesboro City Schools has implemented this initiative and how this model benefits children. 

Date: May 9, 2015
Speaker: Hannah Krimm
Topic: Understanding Languary and Literacy