Comprehensive Literacy Instruction: The Science of Teaching Reading

03/02/2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Grade levels: Professional Development, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Content areas: Reading

Topics: Dyslexia, literacy instruction

District/Organization: International Dyslexia Association - Oregon Branch

Margie B. Gillis, Ed.D is a Certified Academic Language Therapist who became interested in reading while at the University of Connecticut where she studied with Isabelle Liberman. In 2009, Margie founded Literacy How, Inc. to provide professional development opportunities for teachers on how best to implement research-based reading practices in the classroom. As president of Literacy How and as a Research Affiliate at Haskins Laboratories, Margie creates new opportunities to empower teaching excellence. In 2010, Margie founded the Anne E. Fowler Foundation to continue the work of her mentor Anne Fowler. The Foundation supports scholarships for teachers for graduate work in reading and language development. She is the co-founder and former president of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, the former president of the CT Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, a board member of the Dyslexia Society of CT and New Alliance Foundation, and a professional advisor for Understood and ReadWorks.

This all-day conference with Margie B. Gillis, Ed.D. will cover:
•The science of teaching reading and how to apply it to K-12 readers
•Assessing and instructing students with dyslexia
•Diagnostic decision tree
•Monitoring students’ reading progress
•How to motivate and teach older struggling readers

This symposium will be held at the EcoTrust Building in NW Portland:
721 NW Ninth Ave.
Portland, OR 97209