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Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 20
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Two-Day Conference:
Dyslexia Conference

Presented by Expert Instructors

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Practical Strategies to Help Your Students

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Hands-On Options
  • Dyslexia Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Marsha Geller is an experienced special education teacher and engaging presenter with over 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.

Andrew Stetkevich brings over 38 years of experience as a K-12 educator in the field of special education and literacy intervention. Experienced as a classroom teacher, special education program specialist, teacher mentor, staff development specialist, and multisensory, structured literacy tutor, Andy is a sought-after speaker at national and international dyslexia conferences. Andy's sessions are chock full of powerful, practical ideas and strategies you can use to more effectively address the needs of students with dyslexia.

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.

Conference Agenda

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Live Online Conference
7:00 am – 1:30 pm Pacific

Day 1

Opening General Session
Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose ONE Full Afternoon Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

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Live Online Conference
7:00 am – 1:30 pm Pacific

Day 2

Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

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

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

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
  • 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

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo 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 Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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