Explicit writing instruction

We often hear that repeat exposure is not sufficient for teaching reading, nor is it sufficient for teaching writing. Knowing that more is needed and actually knowing what more to do, can be a difficult gap to bridge.

This class will:

  • define explicit instruction in the context of writing.
  • explain why writing is such a struggle for some students
  • provide approaches to overcome student difficulties that will prove their content knowledge in a written format.
  • provide a scaffold approach for students to build and practice their writing skills.
  • provide highly effective instruction not only for students that struggle, but for all learners in the classroom.

 

Class Schedule:

future dates, TBA

Cross-curricular interventions

Students with a language-based learning disability bring strengths, and are most commonly connected at school within the subjects that are not heavily laden with reading and writing. Art, PE, music, pre-professional and vocational studies are all areas where students with LD can utilize their strengths and shine.

This class will:

  • provide an outline of characteristics that non-core teachers can recognize and formatively assess.
  • provide a plethora of ideas and activities to help struggling students flourish in their environment.
  • discuss useful accommodations for instruction, multi-step directions, dealing with challenging behaviors, etc. and provide tools to help teachers and students discover the root of the issue.

Class Schedule:

future dates, TBA

Administrators Q&A

Amidst the ever-increasing knowledge base of dyslexia, a growing menu of educational opportunities continues to develop for educators and parents. We know it often happens that teachers receive training and return to the classroom charged up and ready to go...somewhere. Yet, there is little information available and formatted for school administrators. Join us in this class to begin building your roadmap to success with explicit, systematic language instruction.

This class will:

  • provide the information needed to make real decisions regarding the possibility of explicit, systematic instruction in your school
  • answer your questions regarding cost, who it helps, why you need it, who can do it, and how?

 

Class Schedule:

future dates, TBA

*Free class + consult for all administrators with 5 or more district teachers attending Dyslexia Knowledge & Strategies. Inquire for more details.

Dyslexia Knowledge & Classroom Strategies

Educators that have attended and reviewed this class say that five days with our instructors have them feeling immensely more prepared to teach reading and writing to all types of learners in their classroom. They are rejuvenated and excited to start planning!

This class will:

  • explain the neurological aspects of dyslexia, what it looks like, and how prevalent it is in our schools.
  • connect the characteristics of dyslexia to strategies for diversity in the classroom.
  • demonstrate solutions in Assistive Technology and classroom tools for dyslexic students - what is appropriate, why it works, and best practices for implementation.
  • include methods for identifying dyslexic characteristics (K-12)┬áin a classroom, in homework, and in behavior.

Summer 2021

dates & locations, TBA