Striving for Literacy

Date(s) - 11/06/2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Eastern Michigan University – McKenny Hall Ballroom Suite
878 W. Cross St.
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
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Doors open at 11:30, Presentations begin at 12:00pm.
Light snacks will be provided.
     In every classroom in the state, we strive for students to achieve literacy success, but we may struggle with reaching some of our students. Could it be due to dyslexia? Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading and spelling failure and yet, it is the most under served and unrecognized challenge in the reading crisis.
     Where do we find students with dyslexia? In our general education classrooms: in our high groups, in our middle groups, in our low groups; in our intervention programs; in our special education classrooms; in our speech and language programs… in every classroom, in every school in the state.
Join us to gather perspectives and strategies from educational and dyslexia professionals:
  • learn common characteristics of dyslexia
  • how it affects students in the classroom
  • the signifying markers in screening, classroom work & formal assessments
  • strategies that work
  • learn how Michigan new standards for literacy in pre-service education programs benefits students with dyslexia
  • how we can work together to strive for literacy with every student
Who should attend: general and special education teachers, literacy coaches, interventionists, reading specialists, SLP’s, educational/university professors, principals, special education directors, ISD leaders, MTSS professionals, MDE literacy staff, MDE Board Members, superintendents.
Limited to 200 educational professionals, this event is not for parents/families.
This is a FREE event.
Please park in the MCKENNY HALL GUEST PARKING LOT. Enter lot and pick a ticket, upon exiting, you will scan your ticket and the cost is $1,75/hour.
To register, click here
For more information about Decoding Dyslexia – Michigan, check out their website and facebook page.