I know this greeting is premature, but I can’t help telling you about a few of the things we have planned for 2019. First and foremost is the 46th Everyone Reading Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities, March 4 and 5, 2019, at the CUNY Graduate Center: New York City Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza and Sesame Workshop’s Akimi Gibson are our keynote speakers. Esther Klein Friedman, NYCDOE Executive Director of Literacy, Academic Intervention and Library Services will be our honoree. Sign up now. There are lots of special rates, especially for early birds.
ALSO IN 2019…
SPIRE will be back with two one-day workshops on January 16 and 17, 2019. Registration is open. Sign up soon. SPIRE workshops fill up fast.
We are hosting three IMSE (Institute of Multi-Sensory Education) week-long seminars, in January, February and April. Registration is open for the January 21-25seminar.
We will have a two-day SRSD (Self-Regulated Strategy Development) WRITING workshop scheduled for February 6 and 7, 2019..
Anita Archer is returning on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
On March 25, 2019, Kendore will do a day on Multi-Sensory Strategies for the Classroom.
Our new website is still under construction; so we are a little slow about posting registration sites. I will let you know as we open them up.
In the meantime, sign up for the conference and the Tell Me about It workshop on December 27 and 28, 2018. The link is below.
Tell Me about It:
Oral Language Development through Phonological Awareness, Visual Literacy and Storytelling
(12 NYSED CTLE Hours; 1 ASPDP P Credit*)
The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004
Tuition: $100* plus $45 to NYCDOE*.
Come to the National Museum of the American Indian for two days of games, socializing and storytelling. (According to the findings in Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, by Zaretta Hammond, that’s how humans learn.) Leave with a wealth of activities and strategies for developing oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, auditory memory and other useful skills.
|*The price is $100 to Everyone Reading. The additional $45 to the New York City Department of Education is only for participants wishing to receive one P credit towards a salary differential. All participants will receive 12 CTLE hours. Those registered with ASPDP will also receive one P-credit towards a salary differential. Registration for the P credit must be done through the ASPDP website.Download Syllabus Link to ASPDP
EVERY MINUTE YOU SPEND WITH US QUALIFIES FOR NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CTLE (CONTINUING TEACHER AND LEADER EDUCATION) HOURS.
46th Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities
March 4 and 5, 2019
Learn more about adaptive technology, current research, testing and accommodations, differentiated content instruction, and, most important, effective strategies for teaching all children.
Richard A. Carranza, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
Richard A. Carranza is Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the largest school system in the nation. He is responsible for educating 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools. During his nearly 30 years in education, he has served in virtually every role. Prior to New York City, he was the superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, the largest school district in Texas, and the seventh largest in the United States. Before that, he served the San Francisco Unified School District, first as deputy superintendent and then as superintendent. Before moving to San Francisco, Carranza was the Northwest Region superintendent for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas.
Akimi Gibson, Vice President and Education Publisher, Sesame Learning, Sesame Workshop
Akimi Gibson is Vice President and Education Publisher, Sesame Learning, at Sesame Workshop, the media and education nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street. She leads the formal education initiatives, partnerships, and business for Sesame Workshop. Gibson is also a children’s book author, a former program administrator and literacy coach. As a former classroom teacher, she has worked with infants and toddlers, to special needs second grade, to literacy tutoring for students in K-6th grade.
Sesame Workshop has been at the forefront of SEL research, with decades of rigorous research backing their mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
2019 Everyone Reading Honoree
Esther Klein Friedman, Executive Director of Literacy, Academic Intervention Services and Library Services,
New York City Department of Education
All conference participants are invited to join us at a reception to celebrate Esther and her tireless work to make sure that everyone can read. The reception will take place at 5:00 pm on Monday, March 4, 2019, immediately after the last session of the day.