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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!
Summer Writing and Presenting
In June, July, and August I'm working on a number of interesting and exciting writing projects. Plattsburgh administrator Carrie Zales and I have an article appearing in next month's Literacy Today, I'm working on an article for publication in MiddleWeb, and I'm up to my neck in a book that's all about the reading brain, the literacy instruction that wires it, and the classroom practices that keep reading difficulties from happening. As for presenting, I'm super excited to welcome teachers to my first-ever locally presented workshop on dyslexia. I'm also thinking ahead to presentations in Plattsburgh ( spelling) and Las Vegas (the SDE National Conference).