+ Central Ohio IDA Reading Conference, October 2009

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Save the date: Friday October 16, 2009.

The Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (COBIDA) is hosting a conference on Reading, at the Columbus OH Convention Center, 8:15 am – 5:00 pm.

Louisa Moats, Ed. D., one of the most respected writers and educators in the field, will address the conference.  Moats, an internationally renowned author, researcher and teacher trainer, will speak on

  • “Science, Language, and Imagination in Teaching Students at Risk for Reading Failure” —morning keynote session
  • “How Words Cast Their Spell” — afternoon workshop

Breakout sessions in the afternoon are targeted to diverse audiences: parents, administrators, teachers, and reading professionals.  Topics include multi-tiered reading programs, effective assessment, explicit & systematic teaching of reading comprehension, writing, social issues, technology and much more.

  • Elaine McEwan-Adkins, Ed.D., author of “The Principal’s Guide to Raising Reading Achievement.”  Administrators’ workshop topic: “Does your school have what it takes to teach them all to read?” 
  • Linda Carnine, Ph.D. and  Susan Hanner, authors of “Direct Instruction: Reading Mastery” and “Corrective Reading.”  Topic: “Combining effective assessment and effective instruction: making RTI really work.”
  • William L Heward, Ph.D, author of “Exceptional Children” and “Applied Behavior Analysis.”  Topic: “Seven faulty notions about teaching children to read.” 
  • Eric Q Tridas, MD, a developmental pediatrician who specializes in the diagnosis and management of learning disabilities, ADHD, neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems.  Topic: “I ain’t got my ABC’s:  reading problems in kids.”

Contact Mary Damer at 614-538-9878; or call the  Cobida Helpline at 614-899-5711.  Online registration available by May 30th: www.cobida.org.

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


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