CDI Webinars and Videos
Join the California Dyslexia Initiative (CDI) for a FREE expert webinar series. The online presentations are hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), the project lead, in partnership with Glean Education. Learn more about why some students struggle to learn to read, how to recognize risk factors in your students, and how to support reading difficulties and dyslexia in the classroom.
Follow-up discussion and activity guides accompany each webinar to support a deeper exploration of the content presented. Recordings of the webinars will be made available approximately one week after they take place.
10/12/23: Webinar Featuring Carrie Thomas Beck, Ph.D. and Dale Webster, Ph.D.
11/9/23: Webinar Featuring Anita Archer, Ph.D.
1/11/24: Webinar Featuring José Viana, Ph.D.
2/8/24: Webinar Featuring Brandy Gatlin-Nash, Ph.D.
3/14/24: Webinar Featuring Margie Gillis, Ed.D.
4/11/24: Webinar Featuring Nancy Mather, Ph.D.
2023–24 Webinar Recordings and Resources
2022–23 Webinar Recordings and Resources
Webinar Featuring Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D.
Building Systems That Support Struggling Readers and Students With Dyslexia—what educators need to know to provide high-leverage instruction that supports all learners and students with dyslexia within an MTSS framework.
Webinar Featuring Jessica Toste, Ph.D.
Screening and Assessments Across Tiers of an MTSS Framework—how to use assessments to support struggling readers and understand the resulting data to intensify instruction and promote progress.
Webinar Featuring Kareem Weaver
Understanding Dyslexia Within an MTSS Framework—dyslexia, structured literacy, and equity
Webinar Featuring Rebecca Silverman, Ph.D.
Webinar Featuring Lillian Duran, Ph.D.
Webinar Featuring Carol Tolman, Ph.D.
Webinar Featuring Joan Sedita
2021–22 Webinar Recordings and Resources
Webinar Featuring Jack Fletcher, Ph.D.
Identifying Students at Risk for Reading Difficulty—an overview of dyslexia, its prevalence among students, and the role of screening in identifying students at risk for reading difficulty
Webinar Featuring Hugh Catts, Ph.D.
Preventing Reading Difficulties Through Early Intervention—preventing reading difficulties through early identification and intervention
Webinar Featuring Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D.
Remediating Reading, Spelling, and Writing Difficulties Through Multimodal Structured Language Instruction—the “why and how” behind remediating student reading, spelling, and writing difficulties using a systematic, structured, phonics-based literacy approach that incorporates the modes relevant to speaking, reading, and writing
Webinar Featuring Julie Washington, Ph.D.
Building Awareness of Language and Reading Development in African-American Students Growing Up in Poverty—includes a discussion of language variation and how educators can support literacy acquisition
Webinar Featuring Elsa Cárdenas-Hagen, Ed.D.
Implementing Structured Literacy Reading Instruction for English Learners—what teachers need to know about teaching “Structured Literacy” to English learners in their classroom
Webinar Featuring Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D.
Exploring the Intersection Between Reading Instruction and Social Justice—an exploration of how the reading brain develops, and how to assess and intervene when students have reading difficulties
Webinar Featuring Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini, MD, Ph.D.
Dyslexia and the Learning Brain—a discussion of the language basis of reading and its implications for literacy instruction