Parent and Teacher Training
The identification of individuals with dyslexia and other reading difficulties, and appropriate instruction by a well-trained teacher using a structured approach to teaching reading, has been a cornerstone of IDA since its beginning.
The IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading outlines the components of Structured Literacy and defines what all teachers of reading need to know and be able to do to teach all students to read proficiently. The IDA Standards were written for two main audiences: classroom educators and dyslexia specialists.
2017 Training Opportunities
IDA-GA has compiled and periodically updates an extensive list of courses and workshops available to teach Georgia educators, administrators, and parents about struggling learners and effective multisensory, structured teaching methods.
- 2017 Course Listing (Updated 4/24/2017)
Scholarships for Georgia Educators and Administrators
IDA-GA raises funds through the annual IDA-GA Dyslexia Dash to provide teacher training scholarships. IDA-GA invites Georgia teachers and school administrators interested in attending a structured literacy training course to submit a completed scholarship application to IDA-GA at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line Teacher (or Administrator) Training Scholarship Request.
- 2017 Scholarship Application (Updated 4/24/2017)
Curing Dyslexia: What is Possible?
A webinar presentation made by Patricia Mathes, Ph.D., Texas Instruments Chair of Evidence-Based Education and Professor of Teaching And Learning, Southern Methodist University, Editor-in-Chief of IDA’s Annals of Dyslexia and Founder of Hoot Education on June 15, 2016.
Our IDA partners at the Upper Midwest Branch offer free webinars throughout the year to support parents, education professionals and advocates. If you were unable attend one of their previous webinars, never fear! They’ve provided recordings for your viewing pleasure at any time – and they are always free.
IDA Georgia does not endorse any one program over the other. Please contact the instructors/training organization directly should you have any questions.