reading

Understanding and Recognizing Dyslexia and Intro to Structured Literacy

This training, hosted by the International Dyslexia Association - Oregon Branch, includes a simulation, a presentation on understanding dyslexia, a movie based on the teachings of Diana King, and a presentation on structured literacy. In addition, their award-winning student panel will share their knowledge and experiences. The training will be held at George Fox University Portland Center South Campus. The cost is $85 per teacher with group discount available.

A Night with Emily Hanford

Decoding Dyslexia Oregon is hosting a night with Emily Hanford in Portland on November 6, 2019. Emily Hanford is a senior education correspondent for APM Reports, the documentary and investigative reporting team at American Public Media. Emily is an award winning reporter, producer, editor, news director, and program host. You may recognized her name from her recent reporting on reading, including the audio documentary and article titled Hard Words: Why Aren’t Kids Being Taught to Read? The event will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Leadership and Classroom Secrets to Help Struggling Students Achieve

The achievement gap between rich students and poor students continues to be a major problem in our nation’s schools. Join us for a free webinar with educational expert Dr. Eric Jensen. Discover how learning environments and different teaching strategies impact brain development, and what school leaders and educators can do to help students of poverty catch up to their peers once and for all. Dr. Jensen is a leader in brain-based learning and author of several best-selling books, including Poor Students, Rich Learning.

“Bibliophilia”: A Writing Workshop to Celebrate Books, Libraries, and Learning

Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rebecca Solnit writes that “the object we call a book is not the real book, but its potential, like a musical score or seed.”

Do you remember the books that ignited your imagination, the seeds that planted hope? Perhaps you want to recapture the wonder of returning home with a stack of library books. Maybe you’ve longed to honor that librarian who urged Little Women or War and Peace into your hands.

Engaging ALL Students with Poverty in Mind-Dr Eric Jensen

Many leaders (as well as classroom teachers) experience frustration with engaging students who come from adversity. Yet highly successful teachers have been using simple, but extremely effective tools for decades. Join us for a fast-moving session packed with tools, evidence and classroom examples. You will get real-world examples you can use ASAP to turn students into “love to learn” and “I want to participate” magnets for learning. Just in time to help your work make a BIG difference this year!

Pen to Paper: The Power of the Notebook

From Virginia Woolf to Frida Kahlo, writers and artists have long relied on notebooks to chronicle their days, capture ideas in rough form, and shape these thoughts into meaning.

Research shows that writing—and then rewriting—our personal narratives can yield positive outcomes off the page and in our lives. This workshop will focus on the act of keeping a notebook. Together, we will explore this practice and its benefits, from catharsis to invention.

Easily Pleased by a Few Words: A Reading & Conversation with Kim Stafford

Poetry is our native language. Everyone is welcome in the house of writing, and festive explorations on the page make communities more democratically diverse, emotionally informed, and ready to face the challenges of these mysterious times.

Bring a notebook, and join our state’s ninth Poet Laureate for a reading, conversation, and brief writing practicing exploring some ways to scribble down stories, spells, and blessings.

From Surviving to Thriving: Classroom Ready Strategies to Boost Literacy Skills

You are invited to participate in an interactive and engaging professional learning event hosted by the Portland Reading Council. Learn practical strategies to use with your students.

Friday, October 12, 2018 – Statewide Inservice Day 8:00 am – Noon @ Multnomah ESD (11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland OR)

K-5 Session: Putting the Pieces Together ~ Supporting Students in a Balanced Workshop Classroom

6-12 Session: Motivating Discouraged Readers

Choice Reading: Connecting Kids with the Right Book at the Right Time

This hybrid course is for educators looking to explore strategies for engaging students in learning about their interests as readers, and encouraging them to develop a reading life.

Throughout the course, participants will exponentially grow their knowledge of current children’s authors, series, and genres, including discussion with librarians and book store owners on ways to best navigate the world of ‘kid literature’.

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