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+ Central Ohio: Advanced Decoding Workshop in August

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COBIDA (the Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association) enthusiastically presents William Van Cleave MA, author of the book  “Word Smarts: Morphology Development and Advanced Decoding.

The book, Word Smarts: Morphology Development and Advanced Decoding is called a reference manual for Orton-Gillingham teachers and tutors.

This workshop picks up where basic word attack leaves off.   Most schooling provides nuts and bolts decoding instruction only at the earliest primary level.

In fourth or fifth grade, students are presented with textbooks filled with much longer words words than they’ve ever seen.  In early high school the complexity increases dramatically.

Students with reading problems — even if they received effective basic phonics instruction — often don’t have the strategies to handle this level of difficulty and may give up, finding the texts impenetrable.

Workshop Description

In this workshop participants will examine the origins of our language, learn about the characteristics of the major languages that influenced English, and grapple with basic word parts (morphology).  They will gain effective tools for instructing students at this level.

Students who have plateaued — or who may even  despair that they will ever “figure it out” — will benefit when given this kind of eye-opening information!

Register early.

  • Tuesday and Wednesday August 7 + 8, 2012
  • 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (registration begins 7:45 am)
  • Workshop fee: $250 / $195 IDA member
  • OCLC Conference Center, 6500 Kilgour Pl, Dublin OH 43017

Fee includes a box lunch and a copy of William Van Cleve’s book.

Register at http://www.cobida.org.  Questions: info@cobida.org.

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


+ Central Ohio Dyslexia Conference March 2 in Dublin

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REGISTER EARLY for Central Ohio IDA Conference

COBIDA Annual Spring Conference
Friday March 2
OCLC Conference Center, 6600 Kilgour Place, Dublin OH 43017.

(Members $85 until February 20.) Non-members welcome. Information and registration at http://www.cobida.org/.

PARENT TRACK: Expert Panel on Advocacy Matters: Learning How to Become Your Child’s Strongest Advocate.

PROFESSIONAL TRACK: Writing Matters: Developing Writing Skills in Students Who Struggle. William Van Cleve MA

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

+ Central Ohio COBIDA Reading Conference

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The Annual COBIDA Reading Conference will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 on the Ohio State University campus.

Early bird registration now until February 14.

 “Imagine! Every Child Reading: Making the Vision a Reality in Ohio.” 

  • Saturday, March 12 2011
  • 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • The Fawcett Event Center on OSU Campus

To register for the Cobida Conference, go to http://www.childrenofthecode.org/events/cobida/  or email  COBIDA at info@cobida.org.

For overnight accommodations, contact the Fairfield Inn & Suites  Columbus Ohio OSU .  Address is 3031 Olentangy River Road 43202.  Phone 614-267-1111.  Group code: COBC.  Room block will be released on February 18. 

David Boulton is Featured Speaker

The featured speaker is David BoultonWhat’s At Stake and What’s Involved in Learning to Read.

David Boulton is the co-producer and creator of Children of the Code Website. 

Boulton is a learning activist as well as a specialist in learning technology.  His articles on learning have appeared in numerous educational and cognitive science journals.  His work on innovative approaches to K-12 learning is widely referenced both in the United States and internationally.

Five Major Components to Children of the Code Project 

  1. A Television, DVD and Web documentary series.
  2. A college, university and professional development DVD series.
  3. A cross-indexed Web site/database containing videos and transcripts of our interviews with the world’s leading experts in fields related to reading.
  4.  A variety of professional development events for educators.
  5. A series of presentations for parents, policy-makers, and the general public.  

All of their resources are free.  Visit http://www.childrenofthecode.org  

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

+ COBIDA Conference in Columbus OH: October 16, 2009

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October 16, 2009 is COBIDA’s  “Imagine Every Child Reading” Conference at the Convention Center in Columbus Ohio.

Watch a short video of Keynote speaker Louisa Moats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoX21V8-p40 . 

Here are some highlights:

  • School-wide strategy sessions for administrators wanting to increase AYP so everyone reads at grade leve.
  • The latest information on multi-tiered reading programs and RTI.
  • Practical sessions to help educational practitioners add tools, strategies and knowledge to their “toolbox” in order to teach reading, wpelling and writing more effectively to struggling readers.
  • The opportunity for parents to learn about what type of reading and spelling instruction their child/young adult needs; to gain a better understanding of the legalities of the IEP process; to learn about the emotional problems related to poor reading and much, much more.

Other speakers are Dr William Howard: “Seven Faulty Notions About Teaching Children to Read,” and Elaine McEwan-Adkins: “Teach Them All to Read.” 

Also presenting are Linda Carnine and Susie Hanner (RTI and Direct Instruction);  Mary Damer (Effective Coaching of Reading);  Eric Q Tridas MD (Early Screening);  Andrew Colvin, neuropsychologist (Emotional and Behavioral Development); Steven C Guy, pediatric neuropsychologist ( Interpreting an MFE); Penny A Brooks PhD, speech pathologist (Language Processing); and Cyndi Schultz, SLP/CCC, F/AOGPE (Helping with Homework).

And many more sessions on Wilson reading instruction, writing instruction, handwriting instruction, legal issues, online learning, vocabulary instruction for adolescents, and effective RTI programs.

Go to www.cobida.org for more information.

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