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CDE READing Conference 2019

Event Name: CDE READing Conference 2019
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Education
Type: Continuing Education
Chapter: Rocky Mountain
Contact Hours: 6
Dates / Times: Friday, October 11, 08:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Description: The Colorado Department of Education is holding its 5th annual CDE READing conference located in Grand Junction. This conference is designed to support the implementation of evidence-based reading instruction. The focus of the presenters will be on direct and explicit instruction for all students including English learners, emerging readers, and struggling readers.
Registration / More Info Link: None Provided
Presenter(s): Steve Dykstra-the failure of most Universities and schools of education to properly teach the known science of reading, and how that impacts school systems, particularly those in urban areas. Margie Gillis-Knowledge to Practice: Identifying dyslexia and providing interventions based on the science of teaching reading. Susan Hall-Founder of the 95% Group Nancy Mather-Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally. Dr. Mather is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV and has co-authored two books on interpretation and application of the WJ IV. Her most recent book on dyslexia is: Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention William Van Cleave-Writing instruction, morphology and spelling Linda Farrell-Founder of Readsters Kristie Kauerz-Effective instruction, instructional coherence, and meaningful learning opportunities are central to comprehensive PreK-3rd grade approaches.
Cost: Free for elementary public school teachers and administrators in CO
Contact: Jodi Champagne

Location: Two Rivers Convention Center
159 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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