Strategies You Can Use Tomorrow
Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions
- Hands-On Options
- Dyslexia Resources
- Hundreds of Practical Strategies
Uniquely Qualified Instructors
Marsha Geller is an experienced special education teacher and engaging presenter with more than 30 years of experience working with students with dyslexia. She has prepared classroom teachers, special educators, reading specialists, speech-language pathologists, and private clinicians to work successfully with their students with dyslexia. She also maintains a private practice working directly with students with dyslexia. Marsha will inspire, encourage and fill you with new strategies for helping your students with dyslexia.
Heather Kenny is an outstanding educator and presenter. Over the course of her 25-year career in education, she has served as a classroom teacher and dyslexia tutor. Heather works closely with schools and districts to support teachers in implementing practical, science-based instructional techniques that can improve literacy outcomes for students with dyslexia. Heather understands the challenges that today's educators face as they strive to address the needs of all readers. She is passionate about empowering teachers with knowledge and skills so that they are well-equipped to provide their students, particularly those who fit the profile of dyslexia, with optimally-effective literacy instruction.
Mark Weakland is an outstanding educator, author and national presenter. An experienced special education teacher and reading specialist, he has worked extensively with children diagnosed with dyslexia or thought to have dyslexia. As a reading consultant and instructional coach, Mark understands the challenges teachers face in supporting students with dyslexia. Mark's sessions are practical, inspiring, and filled with use-tomorrow strategies, activities and teaching techniques to help students with dyslexia and ALL students become better readers, writers and spellers.
|7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m||Registration|
|8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.||Opening General Session|
|9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.||Morning Sessions|
|11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.||Lunch Break (on your own)|
|1:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.||Afternoon Sessions|
|Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.|
|8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.||Registration|
|8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||Morning Sessions|
|11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Lunch Break (on your own)|
|12:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m||Afternoon Sessions|
Who Should Attend
Educators Serving Students in Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators
Special Benefits of Attending
Comprehensive Digital Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook, specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are resource materials for ALL conference sessions, even those you don't attend. These materials include:
- Practical, research-based techniques and classroom activities for supporting students who have or may have dyslexia - whether working at school or online
- Strategies that help build important pathways in the brain, needed for literacy success
- Important information on what dyslexia is, what it isn't, and how to identify children at risk for reading difficulty
- Tips and ideas for making your literacy instruction more supportive for students with dyslexia - whether teaching in-person or online
Registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.
Semester Credit Option
Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.
Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.