The California Dyslexia Initiative—a project led by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) to develop resources that foster a deeper understanding of dyslexia—will be hosting a series of online training sessions again this school year. The free monthly dyslexia webinars are designed to help educators support students who are struggling to read. This is the third year the program has partnered with Glean Education to present the series.
This year’s webinars are focused on “structured literacy,” an approach to teaching that is grounded in the proven science behind how people learn to read. Some of the nation’s top experts will help teachers recognize risk factors in children and support students who have reading difficulties and dyslexia.
The previous 14 dyslexia webinars are archived online. Recordings of this year’s presentations will also be published.
Learn More and Register for the 2023–24 Webinars
- 9/14/23: Overview of Structured Literacy Instruction and the Updated IDA Graphic
Speaker: Barbara Wilson, M.Ed.
- 10/12/23: The “What” of Structured Literacy
Speakers: Carrie Thomas Beck, Ph.D. and Dale Webster, Ph.D.
- 11/9/23: The “How” of Structured Literacy
Speaker: Anita Archer, Ph.D.
- 1/11/24: Structured Literacy and English Learners
Speaker: José Viana, Ph.D.
- 2/8/24: Structured Literacy to Support ALL Learners
Speaker: Brandy Gatlin-Nash, Ph.D.
- 3/14/24: Structured Literacy to Support Students with Dyslexia
Speaker: Margie Gillis, Ed.D.
- 4/11/24: Orthography as an Element of Structured Literacy
Speaker: Nancy Mather, Ph.D.
SCOE is the grant lead for the California Dyslexia Initiative, which is a three-year, grant-funded project developing specialized training and creating statewide professional learning networks. The program is working in partnership with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Dyslexia Center to build capacity and resources across California’s educational systems to address the needs of struggling readers and students with dyslexia.