+ AOGPE Conference Agenda: May 1-2 2009

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The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) annual conference is being held Friday May 1 (half-day) and Saturday May 2 at Harrah’s Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas.

The theme is Empowerment! for Teachers, Clinicians, Children & Parents.

Register by April 16 and save: call 845-373- 8919, or visit www.ortonacademy.org.

Keynote Speakers are

  • Drake D. Duane, MD — behavioral neurologist, who established the Institute for Developmental Behavioral Neurology at Arizona State University.  He is the immediate past president of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities and a past president of the International Dyslexia Association. His address is titled:  Dyslexia: Neurobiology & Behavioral Associations, a 21st Century View.
  • Denise P. Gibbs, Ed.D — director of the Scottish Rite Foundation of Alabama Learning Centers; she is the author of “RTI in Middle and High School Structures for Literacy Success,” as well as “Leading the Dyslexia Challenge: An Action Plan for Schoolwide Identification and Intervention.”  Her address is titled: Response to Intervention for Middle & High School Students: Frameworks, Assessments & Interventions.
  • Tom Pierce, Ph.D. — co-project director of the Nevada Child Care Subsidy Project, and co-director of Project CONNECT; he is associate editor for “Intervention in School and Clinic.”  His address is titled  Post-Secondary Assistance for Students with Learning Differences: Creating Seamless Transitions. 

 Breakout sessions include

  • Squaring Up to Math:  Geometry — What is it all About?
  • The Orton-Gillingham Approach : 3 sessions through the continuum
  • English Isn’t Crazy — It is Merely Complex
  • For Parents — moderated panel
  • Advanced Writing I: Using a Taxonomy of Semantics in Creative Writing
  • The ABCs of Education Law
  • A Reading Evaluation that Guides Instruction
  • Grammar I — Getting Started with Grammar: the O-G Approach
  • Poor Readers + Advanced Orton-Gillingham = a Great Combination for Success!
  • Squaring Up to Math: Rounding — A Skill Important in Problem Solving
  • Reading amd Writing I + II:  Perfect Together
  • Teaching the Subject Matter to Students Who Struggle with Reading, Written Expression & Spelling
  • Advanced Writing II: Scaffolding the Essay
  • Why Teach Spelling?
  • The How and When of Teaching Morphology
  • Grammar II — Continuing with Grammar Instruction
  • Leveling the Playing Field for All Types of Learning
  • Squaring Up to Math: The Rights & Wrongs of Teaching Algebra
  • Opening School Doors — An Orton-Gillingham Approach
  • Mind versus Brain: The Roots of Whole language versus Phonics
  • Empowerment with the Assistance of Technology
  • Panel Discussion:  What is the Academy?

You can email the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) at ortonacademy@verizon.net.  Their phone: 845-373-8919.

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

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