WEBINAR – Structured Literacy: What effective reading instruction should look like in EVERY classroom! @ Portland
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by: Carol Dissen, National Center for Improving Literacy (NCIL)

Students with dyslexia are in nearly every classroom. Unfortunately, many schools and classroom teachers are not prepared to deliver effective reading instruction. Families of students should be equipped to understand what Structured Literacy looks like and how Structured Literacy can create successful opportunities for all students. This lecture will provide classroom examples of the critical components of Structured Literacy and the systematic and explicit teaching expertise needed to effectively deliver these components. By the end of this session, participants will be able to (a) name the critical components of Structured Literacy; (b) describe the systematic and explicit instructional elements of effective instruction; (c) recognize effective reading instruction across Tiers of instruction; and, (d) use resources to advocate for effective reading instruction in schools.

About the Presenter: Carol Dissen, National Center for Improving Literacy (NCIL) has worked on literacy research grants and technical assistance projects for the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the University of Oregon for over 14 years. She has delivered school, regional, state, national and international workshops supporting evidence-based literacy practices to educators for over 25 years. Carol has worked directly with schools supporting building strong explicit and systematic Tier I and Tier II systems of instruction, intensification of interventions (Tier III), building effective literacy leadership, and is an author of the Enhanced Core Reading Instruction curriculum. Prior to CTL, Carol was a K-6 literacy coach, Title 1 reading teacher, and classroom teacher.  

Suggested Donation: $5

Teachers – Earn 2 Professional Development Units for FREE. No additional paperwork necessary – certificates will be distributed at event.

Free Parking! The exterior doors to Providence are locked promptly at 7 pm. If you arrive late, you must enter through the EMERGENCY ENTRANCE on NE Glisan St.

CLICK HERE for Webinar Registration 


Dyslexia Simulation @ Eugene
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Experience the power of empathy! Dyslexia simulations will show you how it feels to have a learning challenge like dyslexia.

Oak Hill School
86397 Eldon Schafer Drive
Eugene OR
Acron Room


CANCELLED – Dyslexia Strengths @ Bend
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

One of the most important things is to remember as the parent or teacher of kids with dyslexia is to focus on identifying and building strengths. Learn how the strengths of dyslexia can help your child stay encouraged and excel!

Hasson Company Realtors office
233 SW Wilson Ave, Bend

CANCELLED – Central Oregon Dyslexia Conference @ Bend
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Join us for the Central Oregon Dyslexia Conference!

presented by the International Dyslexia Association – Oregon Branch

THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED  for safety reasons and recent developments of the coronavirus.  

Resources and Strategies @ Eugene
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an informational and supportive night to learn more about your resources and strategies to support your child.

Oak Hill School
86397 Eldon Schafer Dr
Eugene OR 97405
Acorn Room


RESCHEDULED to June 13, 2021 – Step Up for Dyslexia @ Portland
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This family-friendly event is a 1-mile walk to raise awareness for kids with dyslexia. Kids are encouraged to create and become their favorite superhero! Be creative, think out-side-the-box, or invent your own superhero costume! Enjoy art activities, bubble mania, Zumba warmup and more! Walkers can get discounted deluxe ride bracelets to Oaks Amusement Park for the entire day after the walk for a greatly reduced retail rate! This is a fun way to raise awareness and connect with your community while supporting kids who learn differently and the work of Decoding Dyslexia Oregon.


  • 9 – 10:30 am  Registration – (Get your t-shirt, snacks, and purchased ride bracelet, and capes)
  • 9 – 10:30 am Activities
    • Musical Petting Zoo
    • Photo Booth
    • Arts Corner
    • Assistive Technology Table
  • 10:30 am  Welcome Address – Jared Blank
  • 10:40 am  Special Acknowledgements
  • 10:45 am  Prizes
  • 10:50 am  Zumba Warmup
  • 11:00 am  Walk Begins!
  • 12 pm Park Opens – Ride the Rides!
  • 12 – 3 pm Sheltered Picnic area reserved for families (bring /buy lunch)


Oaks Amusement Park | 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Oregon 97202 | Area 1 (Near the Dance Pavillion)


1-mile paved loop (fully accessible)

DUE TO PUBLIC SAFETY and the recent developments of the coronavirus – We have rescheduled this event to June 13, 2021.

If you have donated or signed up for this event, you can update your registration preferences on the website.

Thank you for understanding!