Wasatch Spring Seminar 2023

Online

The Wasatch Spring Seminar is a virtual educational professional development conference that focuses on the best practices based on the Science of Reading. We bring leading experts from across the country to Utah to share their knowledge and experience. With the latest research, educators, professionals, and parents learn methods for helping struggling readers and the impact that dyslexia has in our schools including actions to help students find success.

$35.00

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training

The McGillis School 668 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Course is designed to prepare trainees to individualize instruction to meet the specific needs of each learner. The curriculum in the training adheres to the guidelines of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, emphasizing the principles of the approach: language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, flexible, diagnostic/prescriptive, and success oriented.

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$1000.00 – $2000.00

Educator Professional Development

Online

Spelling Rules & Tools
Professional Development for Teachers and Parents

Presented by Decoding Dyslexia UT Board Member,

Kathy Tenney, MS, CALT

Learn spelling rules
Evaluate spelling lists to see if they are dyslexic friendly
Create spelling lists that teach
Learn tips and tricks to improve spelling

DATE & COST TBD

Youth Advocate Event

Online

Decoding Dyslexia Utah Youth Advocates and Board Members will answer questions and share resources for kids with dyslexia. FREE event for kids in 3rd grade and up. A parent or guardian must also attend. These events are fun & confidence building.

Free

Wasatch Reading Summit – Applying the Science of Reading in the Classroom

Miller Conference Center 9750 S 300 W, Sandy, UT, United States

The Wasatch Reading Summit is a conference for education professionals and community members to share information on applying the Science of Reading in the classroom.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 students have a reading disability, and approximately 40% of students are below proficient reading level in Utah. Teachers can benefit from the professional learning and mentoring from experienced researchers and classroom teachers at this conference to find evidence-based instruction that will enhance their capability.

Keynote Addresses:

Dr. Julia B. Linsey "Putting the Science of Reading into Practice",

Lisa Klein, M. ED. "Weaving the Writing Rope Through Content Areas"

Dr. Kay Wijekumar "Transforming Reading for All Our Children."

Breakout sessions include:

Christy Austin: Dyslexia 101 & the Science of Reading

Lindsay Kemeny (Classroom Teacher, Reading Horizons, Local Author) A class-wide reading intervention that works and 7 Mighty Moves

Jennifer Throndson (USBE): Designing an Effective Literacy Block

Amy Sandgren (Canyons SD): Using the Science of Reading in the MTSS system.

Stacy Hurst (SUU): Dialogic Reading

Kathy Tenney (CALT Instructor): Building Blocks for Spelling and Phonemic Awareness

Breda O'Keefe (UofU): An Overview of 504s and IEPs for Students with Learning Disabilities

Naomi Watkins & Krista Hotelling (USBE): Using Utah’s New P-12 ELA Standards to Support the Science of Reading

Donelle Pons (Reading Horizons): Accommodations and modifications/interventions

Barbara Wirostko (UofU and MD), motivational speaker

Bora Lee (USU): Assistive technology

Ivy Beecher, Kaylee Miller, Michael Atkinson - Dyslexia: Dyslexia in schools and how I succeeded: Three Utah Seniors with dyslexia share their stories.

Ashley Lennox (Canyons SD): Math Jileen Mortensen, Isabelle Cahoon, Harmony Langford (teachers and literacy coaches)-- SOR in the classroom presented by teachers/literacy coaches who are using it effectively

Lunch is included for all in-person attendees.

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Wasatch Spring Seminar 2024: How the Reading Brain Teaches us to Teach ALL our Children

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

The Wasatch Spring Seminar is a virtual educational professional development conference that focuses on the best practices based on the Science of Reading. We bring leading experts from across the country to Utah to share their knowledge and experience. With the latest research, educators, professionals, and parents learn methods for helping struggling readers and the impact that dyslexia has in our schools including actions to help students find success.

Maryanne Wolf is a scholar, teacher, and advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at UCLA in the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA and the former John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. She has authored over 170 scientific publications; Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (15 translations; HarperCollins, 2007); Tales of Literacy for the 21 st Century (Oxford University Press, 2016); and Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital Culture (12 translations; HarperCollins, 2018). She is co-author with Martha Denckla of the RAN/RAS naming speed tests, a universal predictor of dyslexia, and the creator of the RAVE-O Intervention Program for all struggling readers. She has received multiple awards for her contributions to the science of reading; the major awards from the International Dyslexia Association and the Einstein Award from the Dyslexia Foundation for her dyslexia research; and the Walter Ong Award for her work on the effects of different mediums on the intellectual development of the species. Most recently, she was elected a permanent member of the Pontifical Academy of Science.

$50