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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

12/9/2017 Basic Special Education Rights & IEP Planning (no registration fee)
Joey Ellis - STEP
Participants will gain a basic understanding of Special Education rights and laws and increase understanding of the development of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in this two-part workshop (both parents and educators are welcome). The morning session will focus on special education laws as well as the team-based development of an appropriate IEP. In the afternoon session, participants will work through the IEP document page-by-page while learning the different types of services offered through Special Education. Participants will gain an understanding of how to write effective and measurable IEP goals. Child-centered effective communication within the IEP team will also be addressed.

Be Understood: Free, Comprehensive Resources to Help Children with Learning and Attention Issues Thrive (no registration fee)
Joseph Cortes, Understood Regional Field Manager for the National Center for Learning Disabilities
The resources available in the Understood community empower both parents and educators in their mutual goal of student success. You will gain a better understanding of learning and attention issues (such as dyslexia and ADHD) and receive an introduction to Understood’s personalized resources, secure online community, access to experts, practical tips, clearly presented articles, videos, and more in support of your students and their families. A discussion about the impact of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) on students and teacher development will also be shared.


Langauge Bootcamp
Hannah Krimm

Based on Louisa Moats’ s (2010) book Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers, this session will strengthen your knowledge of phonological awareness, build greater understanding of English spelling conventions, and increase knowledge of common derivational morphemes. Attendees will accurately segment phonemes in opaque words, learn English orthographic conventions, and accurately segment and define words with common derivational morphemes.

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Fox Reading Conference


   Spelling Symposium (no registration fee)
   Marcia Henry, Elsa Cardenas-Hagan, Suzanne Carreker
   Free full day symposium with nationally acclaimed experts and authors generously hosted by the  
   Tom and Elizabeth Fox Endowment for Reading.