Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
7:00 am – 1:30 pm

April 18, 2023

$279.00 per person

DYSLEXIA and STRUCTURED LITERACY: Best Strategies to Increase Student Success (Grades K-6)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Jessica Rogers

Outstanding Literacy Expert and International Presenter

Specifically Designed for K-6 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, Literacy Coaches, and Administrators

  • Enhance your current literacy instruction to better meet the needs of your students with DYSLEXIA
  • Research-based intervention strategies for students who have or may have dyslexia
  • Practical STRUCTURED LITERACY teaching techniques that will improve reading growth and achievement
  • Powerful instructional strategies that build stronger foundational skills and improve literacy success

Practical Strategies

It is becoming increasingly clear to us as teachers that structured literacy is key to improving the reading and writing skills of struggling readers who have dyslexia or who may have dyslexia. Experienced educator JESSICA ROGERS will share the most up-to-date instructional practices for accelerating reading achievement specifically for students with dyslexia in this NEW one-day seminar. The focus will be on the principles of instruction and content of Structured Literacy that you can easily incorporate into your existing program. This interactive seminar will show you how to use the highly effective strategies presented to enhance reading comprehension for your K-6 students by teaching phonology, sound-symbol relationships, syllables, morphology, grammar structure, word and text meanings, and more. Jessica will share how to use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile pathways simultaneously to better meet the needs of all your students having reading difficulties. You will learn how to implement more systematic and explicit literacy instruction that targets struggling students, especially students with dyslexia.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Learn the Key Elements of Structured Literacy that Best Support Your Students with Dyslexia
    Incorporate a more powerful sequence of word recognition strategies recommended by current research to help students with dyslexia become stronger readers
  2. Enhance Your Current Lessons with Structured Literacy Routines that Work
    Learn how to incorporate systematic and cumulative instructional practices to help meet all readers’ needs, especially those who struggle due to dyslexia
  3. Multisensory Structured Literacy Strategies That Can Help Your Students with Dyslexia
    Highly practical visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile strategies can be used simultaneously to enhance memory and learning of written language for students with dyslexia … Learn how!
  4. Boost Critical Foundational Skills for all Students, Especially Those Who Have or May Have Dyslexia
    Increase your awareness and understanding of the six elements of Structured Literacy and the important implications for your students with Dyslexia
  5. Learn Key Phonemic Awareness Strategies to Strengthen Decoding and Spelling Skills
    Maximize your reading instruction with the most critical pre-reading strategies and use a more systematic progression to boost your students’ reading success
  6. How to Make Your Phonics Sequence More Powerful for Your Students with Dyslexia
    Explore a systematic and cumulative progression for setting a strong reading foundation and improving the reading and writing skills of your students showing signs of dyslexia
  7. Improve Your Struggling Students’ Reading and Writing Growth
    The research is clear that a more structured literacy block will get better results for your students’ reading growth and achievement, especially those with dyslexia
  8. Build Critical Foundational Reading Skills for all Students, Including Those with Dyslexia
    Learn the most effective strategies for students who experience unusual difficulty in learning to read and spell … Practical strategies you can use with your students immediately
  9. Address Low Word Recognition with Techniques that Promote Orthographic Mapping
    Explore practical ways to help your students who have or may have dyslexia overcome low work recognition … How to improve sight word memory to recall words more accurately and effortlessly
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Resource Handbook
    Receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with practical ideas and tools for using structured literacy to support literacy growth and achievement for your students with dyslexia

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Simple routines for each of the six elements of structured literacy
  • Learn the most important principles of structured literacy for K-6 students
  • Gain the latest information on brain pathways critical to successful reading and spelling and what this means for instruction with dyslexic and struggling readers
  • Ideas to implement a multisensory approach to meet a wide range of learning differences
  • How to more systematically teach students how to decode
  • Creative and energizing strategies to decode unfamiliar words and move them into sight words
  • Understand research on how students learn to be more skilled readers
  • New approaches to foundational literacy skills necessary for efficient orthographic mapping
  • Learn how to assess your students’ reading, decoding, and spelling skills more easily
  • Embrace systematic and explicit phonics instruction in your lessons with these research-proven tips
  • Incorporate proven literacy routines that will solidify reading and spelling skills into your current instruction
  • Discover current research and strategies for working with students with dyslexia
  • Strategies for implementing highly successful interventions
  • Develop literacy routines that encourage both language comprehension and word recognition
  • Incorporate current research and the structured literacy context into classroom practice

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As educators, we know that providing a solid foundation of literacy skills to our students is essential to their success in school and in life. We work tirelessly to meet the needs of our diverse students including many who have or may have dyslexia, often without the information, tools, and resources we need to do it well. As part of a larger community of dedicated educators, we are fortunate that we now have access to a great deal of research on how to better meet the needs of all our struggling readers, regardless of their level of readiness. It’s telling us that Structured Literacy is the most effective method for teaching reading and writing to students who experience unusual difficulties, especially those who have dyslexia.

To help our students with dyslexia reach their full reading potential, we want to become more familiar with the research, instructional strategies, and teaching implications of the six elements of structured literacy. And, more importantly, we are looking for practical strategies and ideas for putting the important elements of this method into practice in our classrooms. Good news! In this one-day interactive seminar, I will share with you all the practical strategies and ideas I’ve learned along the way so that you can implement them with your students immediately.

Working with so many struggling readers over the years, I have honed my ability to meet the needs of my students who have or may have dyslexia and help them achieve significantly improved results. Working with fellow dedicated educators taught me an important lesson on how powerful we can be when we work and learn together, especially on behalf of our students who have dyslexia! As I continue working with my students, I have adopted the mission to also empower my fellow educators by sharing the practical information, resources, and strategies I have learned that will assist you in achieving greater student success for your students. I am looking forward to sharing and learning with you to help each of your students become lifelong learners.

Jessica Rogers

P.S. You will also receive the extensive digital resource handbook I wrote specifically for this seminar that is filled with a wealth of STRUCTURED LITERACY ideas and strategies you can use to help your students who have or may have DYSLEXIA.

Who Should Attend

K-6 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, Literacy Coaches, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • NEW ideas from current experts on incorporating Structured Literacy to support students with dyslexia
    • Structured Literacy strategies and activities to enhance your current literacy curriculum
    • Practical, ready-to-use structured literacy activities to improve literacy growth and achievement
    • Specific ways to incorporate foundational literacy skills in a more systematic and explicit manner
    • Practical, research-based classroom activities for supporting students who have or may have dyslexia
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their literacy instruction to better need the needs of their grades K-6 students with dyslexia.
  3. Consultation Available
    Jessica Rogers will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.