Our 2017 Fall Conference, “Dynamics of Dyslexia,” will be held on October 24th and 25th, 2017, at the NIU Naperville Conference Center. Our Featured Presenter on Tuesday, October 24th is Sarah Ward, Co-Director of Cognitive Connections. She will address Executive Functioning Strategies for Parents and Educators. On Wednesday, October 25th, Dr. Peter Bowers, founder of WordWorks Literacy Centre, will speak on Structured Word Inquiry.
This year’s conference will also feature a special three-hour workshop each day, for an additional $50 fee per workshop. Tuesday’s workshop will be: “The Write Tools Workshop: Engaging Narrative Writing Strategies for Struggling or Resistant Writers,” presented by Alice Greiner and Mary Fitzgerald. On Wednesday, Dr. Peter Bowers will present “Structured Word Inquiry Workshop: Understanding through Practice.”
Additional breakout session topics will include:
- The IEP process
- Phonemic awareness & decoding
- Building logical reasoning skills
- Narrative writing strategies
- Early identification of reading difficulties
- Morphology for linguistically diverse learners and students with learning difficulties
- Keys to writing from sources and comprehension instruction
- Coexisting ADHD & dyslexia
- Structured word inquiry
- Abstract language
- Dyslexia & anxiety
- RtI case study
- Reading for meaning
- An overview of what is happening at the Federal and State Level that impacts students with dyslexia
- Implementation & evaluation of a Wilson teacher-training program
- Implementing a Great Leaps lesson plan
Up to 14 Professional Development credit hours will be offered.
Rates for attending this year’s conference are the same as last year*
Early Bird Rates (will end October 10th, 2017)
Two-Day Attendance Member Rate: $250
Two-Day Attendance Non-Member Rate: $290
One-Day Attendance Member Rate: $200
One-Day Attendance Non-Member Rate: $240
Rates after October 10, 2017
Two-Day Attendance Member Rate: $275
Two-Day Attendance Non-Member Rate: $315
One-Day Attendance Member Rate: $225
One-Day Attendance Non-Member Rate: $265
*Note: These rates do not include the additional workshop fees.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS–REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON!
Click the link below to download an Exhibitor Application Form. Note: To purchase advertising in our Conference Manual or be included on the List of Exhibitors in the Conference Manual, we must receive your form and payment by 9/26/17.