COMMUNITY EVENTS

Nov
20
Wed
Syllabee Literacy: Yes, Parents Can! @ Beaverton
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Katie Husmann Stevenson

Learn about Syllabee Literacy’s Parent Training Program, an innovative parent mentoring program designed to be affordable and effective for families with dyslexia seeking to help themselves. Syllabee equips parents to tutor, encourage, and advocate for children with dyslexia or trouble reading. Syllabee’s proprietary eight-week program includes customized lesson plans with word lists tailored for each child’s specific needs.  Katie will share triumphs, challenges, and easy-to-apply takeaways from her program, which equips parents not only with technical know-how but also with social-emotional insights that minimize the tears and frustration of learning together. For more information on the Syllabee program, visit www.syllabee.org.

Katie Husmann Stevenson first started tutoring children with dyslexia in 2010 and was amazed by the transformations learners can achieve with the right attention, but frustrated by the many obstacles that parents face as they seek remediation for their children. She has privately tutored over a hundred children with language processing or executive functioning difficulties. She received training in all of Lindamood-Bell’s programs (Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing, On Cloud 9, and Talkies). She is also a curriculum design consultant for the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia. 

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

Free Parking. Suggested donation of $5 to assist with meeting costs.

Dec
9
Mon
SMART IEP Reading Goals @ Portland
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Carrie Thomas Beck, ODE Dyslexia Specialist

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to find reading goals on a student’s IEP that are too broad, that focus solely on reading fluency or comprehension, or that are not appropriately ambitious. This session will focus on how to write SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based) IEP reading goals to best address student needs in the area of reading. Data from a series of student case studies will be shared. The presenter will model how data collected from a variety of assessments can be used to write ambitious, but realistic IEP goals. Participants will also learn about resources for writing high-quality IEPs from the National Center on Intensive Intervention.

About the presenter:

Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck is the Dyslexia Specialist from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Prior to joining the ODE in January of 2016, Carrie worked as a research associate in the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the University of Oregon for 10 years.

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

Suggested donation of $5 to assist with meeting costs.

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

 

Dec
20
Fri
A Night with the Portland Trail Blazers! @ Portland
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a night with the Portland Trail Blazers!

Please join the Portland Trail Blazers on December 20th for our annual fundraising night at the Moda Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a fun night with your family and friends when the Blazers take on the Orlando Magic in an exciting early season match-up!

Everyone who purchases a ticket through this link will be able to come down to the court after the game to shoot a free throw!

ORDER GAME TICKETS ONLINE TODAY!

Website: https://groupmatics.events/event/Decodingdyslexia

You can also grab your tickets for the 5050 raffle from local volunteers to help benefit Decoding Dyslexia during the game.

REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR A SPECIAL FAN EXPERIENCE: 

Twenty kids will be randomly selected for a chance to be a Courtside Kid. Celebrate with Decoding Dyslexia when our kids get the thrill of high-fiving the Trail Blazers players at halftime as they reenter the court!  Click Here to register for this experience.