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January 2022

Stress Less, Learn More: How to Team UP with Your Child when the Diagnosis is Dyslexia

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  Join the conversation with a young adult with dyslexia and her mother as they discuss the challenges, rewards, and tricks learned.  There is no fee to attend.   Register here.   #reading #dyslexia #support #community #dyslexic #learningisfun   Lisa Goldstein, MD is Board Certified in both Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. She has had a private practice in the Philadelphia area for 20 years and provides consultations for school districts throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. She has always had…

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February 2022

Dyslexia Day at the Capitol 2022

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

DDGA organizes an annual Dyslexia Day at the Capitol. Sign up as a Community Partner for this event: https://myftpupload.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=761e9f6e81be4a450e2657b23&id=7b1aa25c1b Dyslexia Day 2022 Update 1/7/2022: We are working with our partners in the legislature as well as watching COVID stats and will have a decision in the next two weeks as to whether we will be able to go to the Capitol in person on February 8th or have to again pivot to an online option. Please keep an eye on…

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2022 Spotlight on Structured Literacy IDA-GA/RL-GA Webinar:The Syntax Attuned Educator: Supporting Students’ Ability to Comprehend Sentences

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Virtual Event Virtual Event,

The Syntax Attuned Educator: Supporting Students’ Ability to Comprehend Sentences presented by Margie Gillis, Ed.D. February 9, 2022 Register at https://spotlightonstructuredliteracyfeb2022.eventbrite.com Syntactic knowledge, the ability to understand a variety of grammatical structures within the context of a sentence, supports students’ comprehension of text. This session presents research on syntax and explains its critical role in comprehending complex text. Armed with this understanding, educators learn how to teach their students the functions of sentence parts—words, phrases, and clauses—in order to show them…

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March 2022

2022 Spotlight on Structured Literacy IDA-GA/RL-GA Webinar: Supporting Dual Language Learners’ Reading Development and Achievement 

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Virtual Event Virtual Event,

Supporting Dual Language Learners’ Reading Development and Achievement  presented by Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez, Ed.D. March 2, 2022 Register at https://spotlightonstructuredliteracymarch2022.eventbrite.com Dual Language Learners (DLLs)—students from homes in which a language other than only English is spoken—are a vastly heterogeneous student population. Indeed, DLLs’ home and English language proficiency vary widely. Reading in English builds on English language skills, so it may seem unsurprising that DLLs who are in the process of acquiring English language proficiency tend to persistently show lower English reading achievement than…

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April 2022

2022 Spotlight on Structured Literacy IDA-GA/RL-GA Webinar: Writing and Content Unite

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Virtual Event Virtual Event,

Writing and Content Unite: Creating Expository Writing Units Writing and Content Unite: Creating Expository Writing Units presented by Laura Dreyer, M.S. April 27, 2022 Register at https://spotlightonstructuredliteracyapril2022.eventbrite.com Teachers always want more time to engage their classes with meaningful content and sharpen students’ essential writing skills, so why not combine these endeavors? During the session, participants will review the empowering potential of uniting content and writing instruction. Then they will be presented with a process to follow to create expository writing units…

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