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June 2017

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh – Graduate Course

June 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Nursing/Education Building
Oshkosh, WI 54914 United States
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Spec Ed 783 - Intensive/Systematic Spelling Instruction for Special Education Request a registration packet through email or phone.  This is a hybrid course worth either 1 or 3 credits. We will use the Silver Moon Spelling Rules program as the text for this class.  

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September 2017

“Dyslexia & Anxiety?”

September 22, 2017 @ 4:15 am - 6:00 pm
Appleton Public Library Appleton, + Google Map

When you have kids with learning differences, it's important not to lose sight of the big picture.

The first half of this session we will view the first several modules of the movie, "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia." This documentary provides, "personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders...Shining a spotlight on the latest scientific and psychological research."

During the second half of the session, Jax Anderson, Mental Health Therapist from, A Beautiful Journey will discuss anxiety in students and how to use coping strategies when anxiety runs too high. Mrs. Anderson has specialized knowledge and extensive experience when it comes to working with students ages 12 and up.

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October 2017

“Experience Dyslexia” A Simulation

October 27, 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Appleton Public Library Appleton, + Google Map

October is Dyslexia Awareness month. Experience Dyslexia is a simulation that provides non-dyslexic parents, teachers and family members a chance to immerse themselves in the inner turmoil of a dyslexic. Six learning stations, each with a different focus, give insight into the lives of individuals with dyslexia. The participants are warned in advance that this simulation was created to be stressful and in some cases fatiguing and emotional. The intention is to offer a true experience of the challenges a dyslexic student experiences with the goal of enabling the participants to become more empathetic with dyslexic learners.

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November 2017

Teaching Struggling Readers & Spellers

November 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Appleton Public Library Appleton, + Google Map

How do you plan literacy instruction that will support struggling readers and spellers? Attend this session to learn the basics on structured literacy as a method to prevent, remediate or support struggling readers ages 5 – adult.

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January 2018

Dyslexia 101

January 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Appleton Public Library Appleton, + Google Map

Dyslexia 101 presents up-to-date information and research about dyslexia. This session covers common myths about dyslexia, signs and symptoms of dyslexia, current brain research, instructional methods that work, testing, and dyslexic strengths. This session is for you if suspect that someone you care about has dyslexia or if you simply want to learn more about dyslexia.

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February 2018

Executive Functioning Skills

February 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Appleton Public Library Appleton, + Google Map

Description: Executive functions are the set of mental skills that help us complete daily tasks. Many students and adults with executive functioning deficits have difficulty with time management, planning, organization, focusing their attention, staying on task and completing tasks. This may appear to be due to laziness or lack of motivation, but most often is due to a lack of skills. In this session, participants will learn what executive functions are, why they are important, and tips on improving executive…

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March 2018

Dysgraphia Signs & Symptoms

March 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Appleton Public Library Appleton, + Google Map

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing. Dysgraphia often occurs with dyslexia, but not always. Attend this session to find out what to look for in your child's writing and learn how to help.

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April 2018

WI IDA State Conference 2018

April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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June 2018

Summer Session

June 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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March 2019

WI IDA State Conference

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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