IDA Announces DyslexiaCon 2023!
October 12-14, 2023 - Columbus, OH
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND SAVE THE DATE!

We are excited to announce that our 2023 Annual Conference will be held October 12 - 14, 2023 in the beautiful Columbus, OH. This year our conference will be held again in-person with virtual on-demand options.

Standing has the state capitol, Columbus known as the Arch City is celebrated for its string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, huge interactive fountain and trails, innovative arts scene and booming tech industry.

Make plans to join us for three days of learning, sharing and networking at the Hyatt Regency Columbus located in downtown Columbus.

Registration, Sponsorship and Call for Papers information coming soon!
IN THE NEWS
In case you missed it, An EdSource Special Report, “A Movement Rises to Change the Teaching of Reading: Low Test Scores Fuel Demands for Change” by Karen D’Souza, offers hope that we moving beyond the reading wars. A quote from Margaret Goldberg, a literacy coach at Nystrom Elementary in West Contra Costa, sums up the key points: “We can seize this opportunity to get really effective instruction in place…if we can allow teachers to have access to the information they need about how the human brain develops, how learning is best accelerated by explicit teaching, then teachers can be responsive to the tactic that will get the most kids, the furthers, the fastest.” The report also provides a useful glossary of terms such as phonicsscience of reading, and structured literacy. For a deeper dive on phoneme awareness, see our fact sheet Building Phoneme Awareness: Know What Matters. CLICK HERE FOR MORE. 
IDA BRANCH SPOTLIGHT
SAVE THE DATE. IDA Pennsylvania is hosting the Pennsylvania Higher Education Summit: Building Capacity for Structured Literacy Teacher Preparation on May 16, 2023. This speech event features keynote speakers Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling and Dr. Altheria Caldera. In preparation for this event, you can learn more about IDA’s accreditation program here and click here to review IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.
The Austin Branch of IDA is hosting our IDA Austin Conference 2023 at the Norris Convention Center on Saturday, February 11, 2023! Our Conference is right around the corner! You can register today! Online Registration closes February 9th.
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