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I'm hosting a seminar on dyslexia and reading instruction right here in western PA. Over the last three years, while researching spelling and best-practice literacy instruction, I digested a great deal of information on dyslexia, a brain-based condition that makes it difficult for some children and adults to read. Inspired by what I learned (and egged on by my mother and sister), I created a number of workshops and seminars on dyslexia, the reading brain, and classroom instruction. On June 25, I'm excited to present a seminar for teachers in my own back yard! Teachers and administrators can register for my 5-hour day of professional development by clicking the purple button, which takes you to an information and registration page. Hope to see you there!
Spring happenings Spring is a time for planting the seeds of effective literacy instruction. In the states of Washington, Missouri, Texas, and New York, I'm presenting on spelling instruction and the connections between dyslexia and brain-based reading. In a mid-state Pennsylvania school, I’m working with teaching model lessons on Kid Writing, vocabulary instruction, and fluency development. And close to home, I'm helping teachers run second grade and kindergarten reading groups. Those kids make me smile and feel good about the work I do in the field of education.