+ IDA Conference in Seattle October 29-November 1, 2008

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The 59th Conference of the International Dyslexia Association will take place in Seattle, Washington on  Oct 29-Nov 3, 2008.  See below for links to register and to view all the educational and professional development sessions.

The Washington State Branch of IDA is planning  a dinner cruise aboard the flagship of the Argosy Cruise fleet.  

A full-day school tour is scheduled for those who would experience in person the unique Bremerton School District Dyslexia Pilot Project.  The full day tour lets you into View Ridge Elementary School or Mountain View Middle School, where you will observe instruction tour by classroom teachers, Title 1 Reading Specialists and Special Education teachers within a general education classroom. 

Or take a half-day tour to the Hamlin Robinson School, a self-contained private school using the Slingerland approach.  Both tours will include debriefing sessions and lunch.

 The Wednesday symposium is titled: “Quality Teacher Preparation Reading Programs,” and is chaired by Martha C Hougen of the University of Austin. 

Dr Hougen, Susan Smartt of Vanderbilt, Louisa Moats, Professor Malt Joshi of Texas A&M, Louisa Spear-Swerling, Jeanette Cornier and Debora Scheffel present this comprehensive session that includes “Barriers to the Preparation of Highly-Qualified Teachers in Reading,” “Where Do Preservice Teachers Receive Informed Instruction About Reading,” and “Teacher Preparation & Comprehension-Based Reading Disabilities.”

Intel provides a free airport shuttle for registered attendees.

To register, visit https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=2545&StepNumber=1

To view sessions or download a program: http://www.interdys.org/AnnualConferenceSessions.htm

For information about exhibitors, and a floorplan: https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Exhibitor/ExhibitorFloorMap.jsp?ActivityID=2545

To join the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and thereby get a conference discount — or for all the other benefits available: https://www.interdys.org/olssecure/JoinorRenew.aspx

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021   or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

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