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Register for June 2024 Dyslexia Initiative Conference

Statewide Event to Feature Renowned Experts, Wide Array of Topics

California Dyslexia Initiative June Conference

The statewide conference will feature keynote addresses from renowned experts Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D., Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Ed.D., and Ioulia Kovelman, Ph.D.

The California Dyslexia Initiative is inviting educators, specialists, and advocates to register for its two-day, statewide conference, scheduled for June 11 and 12, 2024. The conference—hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) in collaboration with the California Department of Education (CDE), the California State Board of Education, and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE)—is being conducted virtually and will offer a dynamic platform for advancing screening, instruction, and intervention practices. Attendees will learn effective ways to teach reading, meet the needs of a range of learners, and address dyslexia and related challenges.

Each day of the conference will begin with a keynote address from renowned experts. Speakers include Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D., Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Ed.D., and Ioulia Kovelman, Ph.D. Following the keynotes, more than 65 breakout sessions will cover a range of topics, including cutting-edge research, evidence-based practices, and innovative strategies tailored to meet the needs of diverse learners. Most sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days.

The conference will equip teachers, administrators, clinicians, and parents with knowledge and tools to teach reading, support individuals at risk for and/with dyslexia, gain actionable insights, contribute to dyslexia awareness and support in education, and ensure equitable access to education for all.

Conference Registration

Registration for the online conference is free! Join colleagues in taking useful knowledge and resources back to classrooms across California.

About the CA Dyslexia Initiative

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) was selected by the California State Board of Education (SBE), California Department of Education (CDE), and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) to administer the California Dyslexia Initiative (CDI), a three-year grant-funded initiative. CDI 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.

Professional learning opportunities, resource highlights, a series of expert speaker webinars for educators, and other resources are available on the CDI website. Educators may also sign up for the CDI listserv and access an archive of previous newsletters.

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