International Dyslexia Association
Our speaker: BEN WEISNER
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Learn how to meet standards and accelerate the achievement of developing and struggling readers. These effective strategies are demonstrated using Read Naturally’s web-based software program, Read Naturally Live.
BEN WEISNER is Senior Solutions Manager at Read Naturally. He has been involved in product development, customer relations, and training at Read Naturally for over 15 years, and is a regular presenter at conferences and seminars across the country.
Speaker: Cathy Johnson
This workshop, The Science Behind Reading, will highlight how the brain reads. Understanding the science behind reading will help participants understand how the brain learns to read which will glean information how to better help struggling readers. The information will be presented from top cognitive neuroscientists such as John Gabrieli from Harvard, Sally Shaywitz at Yale University and Maryanne Wolf Swho is currently at UCLA. (She is also our keynote speaker in April). Speaking is natural but reading is not. Teachers assume that all children will learn to read if exposed to print. However, this assumption is false. The common myths and misconceptions around how a child learns to read will be reviewed in order to increase the understanding that language and phonological abilities matter more than intellectual abilities.