Fall 2016 Dyslexia Webinar Series
CLOI Launching a new Webinar Series
Legislative Overview – November 2 11AM-
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Much is happening in legislation across the US. Edward Rock and Kim Michel, Director of Online Development will provide a concise overview of current legislative trends and what’s happening in YOUR state.
Edward Rock has been working in the education for 30 years, in the classroom and in educational publishing, and Kim Michel, MS SPED is Director of Online Services and has extensive experience working with students in a variety of traditional classroom and other settings.
What Dyslexia Looks Like in the Classroom – November 9th 3 PM (EST)
Lisa Brooks will provide a compelling and focused webinar on how Dyslexia presents in the classroom providing substantial tools and examples for educators to better understand their students.
Lisa Brooks is the Director of the Professional Training Institute and is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and licensure in several states in elementary education, reading, special education K-12, English as a second language, and adult education. Previously, she worked as a special educator in public schools in New Orleans and Tucson and served as Director of Commonwealth Learning Center’s Needham office from 1999 to 2008. Lisa trains and observes teachers and oversees the daily operations of the training department.
Classroom Instructional Strategies for Older Students (High school and Middle school) – November 30th, 3 PM (EST)
Kim Michel and Deb Morris will provide instructional strategies to support Dyslexic students in the Middle and High School (6-12) classroom utilizing video demonstrations of techniques ad student interactions.
Deb Morris is the Orton-Gillingham Specialist/Curriculum Developer at PTI. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and serves on its standards committee. She holds a Master’s degree in Literacy Education and licensure in secondary English and reading. Prior to joining the Professional Training Institute team, Deb worked as the Literacy Coach at an innovative high school in Providence. In this capacity, she provided Orton-Gillingham training for staff members, as well as community members who completed their practicum.
Classroom Instructional Strategies for Younger Students (Grades k-5) – December 14th Noon (EST)
Kim Michel and Mary Briggs will provide instructional strategies to support Dyslexic students in the early elementary (K-5) classroom utilizing video demonstrations of techniques and student interactions.
Mary Briggs is the Director of the Orton-Gillingham Training Program. She is a Fellow and Board Member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and serves on its standards committee. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and licensure in elementary education, special education, and school administration. Mary previously worked as a special educator and staff developer in Cambridge Public Schools. She trains and supervises teachers in the Orton-Gillingham Approach and spearheaded the Center’s Orton-Gillingham accreditation process. She is the author of two workbooks that many reading teachers use in their classrooms.