The following Partners will be available on Dyslexia Advocacy Day during the Literacy for All Conference to share information and/or chat with attendees about reading and dyslexia. Please visit their displays to learn about how they support families and students with dyslexia.
Literacy for All is a FREE event by Decoding Dyslexia Maryland. Content is provided by the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL). NCIL is a partnership among literacy experts, researchers, and technical assistance providers at the University of Oregon, Florida State University, and RMC Research Corporation. Authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the goal of NCIL is to improve access to and use of evidence-based approaches to screen, identify, and treat students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia.
NCIL will provide 2 sessions on screening for reading difficulties and 2 sessions on reading instruction and interventions -- sessions will be held separately for school district personnel in Room 431.
Agenda & Session Information
Join Decoding Dyslexia Maryland in Annapolis to learn about equitable practices for reading screening, instruction and interventions. The sessions focus on evidence aligned best practice to support students who are at risk for reading difficulties and dyslexia using a prevention framework of strong screening and core reading instruction along with evidence based supplemental and intensive interventions.
For many in the DDMD community, every day is dyslexia awareness day. But the month of October -- WOWZA!
Whether you change your profile picture or attend a dyslexia simulation, your involvement in furthering the understanding of dyslexia is welcomed and appreciated. Below are just a few examples of Dyslexia Awareness opportunities. Follow DDMD on Facebook and Twitter for updates and additional information throughout October.
The Difference Between Balanced Literacy & Explicit, Systematic Reading Instruction; Friday workshop to be live-streamed!
Thank You to Our Community Partners!
Thank you to our Community Partners who made these workshops possible: Linda Farrell and Michael Hunter with Readsters for donating their time to help educate the community about reading instruction that produces successful readers! The Chelsea School and The Summit Schools for donating their locations and for their gracious hosting of Decoding Dyslexia Maryland events and the Learning Disabilities Association of Maryland for co-sponsoring this event and sharing it with their members across the state.
Three workshops, 3 dates: all you ever wanted to know about reading instruction what it is, what it is not, and why it matters.
Dyslexia Advocacy Day will be held regardless of the weather. For attendees who may be delayed, please take your time and drive safely. If too many people are delayed, we will push back the program start time to allow extended travel time. If schools are delayed or canceled, siblings are welcomed! We should have plenty of food and cupcakes for all!
If you have appointments that you will miss due to weather delays and you cannot reschedule or attend, please contact DecodingDyselxiaMD@gmail.com and we will find someone to attend your meetings. If you are delayed and can attend late, please reschedule your meetings or suggest that your legislator join you at the Legislative Meet and Greet "Cupcakes, Coffee and Conversation" from 1-4pm.
For up to the minute updates, please refer to the Decoding Dyslexia Maryland Facebook Page.
THANK YOU COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The symposium is a partnership between the Capital Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (DCIDA) and Decoding Dyslexia Maryland.
Dyslexia Advocacy Day is Supported by 39 Community Partner Organizations! Register Today & Start Planning your Legislative Visits #saydyslexiaMD