COMMUNITY EVENTS

Mar
4
Mon
Special Education Law: Know your Rights @ Portland
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This session will offer basic information about special education law and the rights of parents and students with dyslexia.  It will cover evaluations, eligibility, the IEP process and dispute resolution options.  Questions welcome after the talk as time allows.

Featured speakerChris Shank, Disability Rights Oregon
Chris has been an attorney working with children receiving special education services for 17 years. She received her law degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. She has provided training on special education law and parental rights for parents and advocates around the state and has assisted in developing DRO’s Special Education Guide for Parents and Advocates.

Location:
Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 Northeast Glisan Street
The Amphitheater Room

Please RSVP at: https://special-education-law-portland.eventbrite.com

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

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

 

 

Mar
13
Wed
Using Project Read as a Tier 1 Curriculum @ Beaverton
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Elizabeth Skorohodov

Learn how to use Project Read in the general classroom setting. Presentation will include demonstration and exploration of the Project Read kit and why the following elements are important: introducing a new letter with rule attached, skywriting, learning a “red” word and dictation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience these tasks. This presentation is for administrators, educators and parents.

Elizabeth Skorohodov teaches Kindergarten at Atkinson for PPS where she is also the Dyslexia Advisor. She uses a blend of Project Read and materials from Literacy Resources International and Ron Yoshimoto as the foundation for her literacy instruction. She received her MAT from PSU and her ESL endorsement. She is also the parent of children with dyslexia. Skorohodov says that, “Dyslexia has opened my eyes. It has made me a better teacher and a better person. I know that my journey will never be over. I will continue to find ways to reach my students in new and exciting ways as well as advocate for high quality multisensory structured learning in all of our general education classrooms.”

Location:
Murray Hills Christian Church
15050 SW Weir Road
Beaverton, Oregon 97007

Please RSVP at: https://project-read-beaverton.eventbrite.com

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

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

 

Mar
20
Wed
Assistive Technology Tools @ Bend
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Our local Educational School District joins us to share assistive technology tools and reading supports available for students in Central Oregon.

Location:
The Samara Learning Center
230 NE 9th Street
parking in the ‘lower lot’

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Apr
13
Sat
Walk in the Shoes of a Dyslexic: Simulation and Student Panel @ White Salmon WA
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by the International Dyslexia Association – Oregon Branch

  • Experience the power of empathy!
  • Five simulations will show you how it feels to have a learning challenge like dyslexia.
  • This workshop will improve your understanding of challenges students encounter in classrooms.
  • Hear from our award-winning student panel on their stories of perseverance, hope and helpful classroom practices.

Location:
Little Oak Montessori School
871 Estes Rd.
White Salmon, WA 98672
Free Parking!

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

Please RSVP at: https://simulation_dyslexia_whitesalmon.eventbrite.com

Apr
15
Mon
Tips to Help Your Student Succeed: Introduction to Executive Function Skills @ Portland
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Do you have a child or teen who:

  • Struggles with getting homework started, completed, and turned in on time?
  • Is emotionally resistant to school and learning?
  • Has piles everywhere: in binders, backpacks, and all over their room?

Join Marydee Sklar in a practical easy to understand exploration of the brain’s executive function skills. Get a picture of WHY a student can struggle. Use her simple tips and strategies to set up success for your student and your whole family.

Marydee is a local educator, author, and national speaker. She’s been helping families with time-management and organization challenges for twenty years. Her newest book is for parents: 50 Tips to Help Students Succeed — Develop Your Student’s Time Management and Executive Skills for Life. Her book will be available for purchase on site.

Location:
Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 Northeast Glisan Street
The Amphitheater Room

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

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

RSVP at: marydeesklarPDX.eventbrite.com

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Apr
17
Wed
Dyslexia & School @ Bend
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Representatives from Bend-LaPine School District will help parents understand how parents can best work with school district, teachers and administrators regarding support for their children with dyslexia.

Location:
The Samara Learning Center
230 NE 9th Street
parking in the ‘lower lot’

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Apr
24
Wed
Beaverton Parent Dyslexia Community: Meeting with the District @ Beaverton
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Facilitated by: Beaverton Parent Dyslexia Community Group

Please joins us for a meeting with a representative from the Beaverton School District to hear about the district’s plans for implementing the new dyslexia legislation and supporting students with dyslexia.

In preparation, feel free to check out the Oregon Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (in collaboration with ODE)  informational video featuring Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck answering questions about the new requirements. Click here to be directed to ODE’s dyslexia web-page for additional background on the recent changes.

Location:
Murray Hills Christian Church
15050 SW Weir Road
Beaverton, Oregon 97007

May
6
Mon
Assistive Technology 101: Teen Leaders Share What Works! @ Portland
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Coordinated by Michele Barnett, ORBIDA Board Member

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet with your tutor via the Internet? Have you experienced ear-reading by using audiobooks? Can you imagine capturing multi-media notes from your classes?

During this event, participants will experience small group demonstrations of an array of assistive technologies given by local students, parents, and teachers.

Please RSVP at https://assistive-technology-teens.eventbrite.com

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

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

Portland Providence Hospital
4805 NE Glisan Street
Portland Oregon 97213

May
11
Sat
Walk in the Shoes of a Dyslexic: Simulation and Student Panel @ Redmond
May 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Presented by the International Dyslexia Association – Oregon Branch

  • Experience the power of empathy!
  • Five simulations will show you how it feels to have a learning challenge like dyslexia.
  • This workshop will improve your understanding of challenges students encounter in classrooms.
  • Hear from our award-winning student panel on their stories of perseverance, hope and helpful classroom practices.

Location:
Ridgeview High School
4555 SW Elkhorn Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
Free Parking!

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

Please RSVP at: https://simulation-dyslexia-redmond.eventbrite.com

May
22
Wed
Tips to Help Your Student Succeed: Introduction to Executive Function Skills @ Beaverton
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Do you have a child or teen who:

  • Struggles with getting homework started, completed, and turned in on time?
  • Is emotionally resistant to school and learning?
  • Has piles everywhere: in binders, backpacks, and all over their room?

Join Marydee Sklar in a practical easy to understand exploration of the brain’s executive function skills. Get a picture of WHY a student can struggle. Use her simple tips and strategies to set up success for your student and your whole family.

Marydee is a local educator, author, and national speaker. She’s been helping families with time-management and organization challenges for twenty years. Her newest book is for parents: 50 Tips to Help Students Succeed — Develop Your Student’s Time Management and Executive Skills for Life. Her book will be available for purchase on site.

Location:
Murray Hills Christian Church
15050 SW Weir Road
Beaverton, Oregon 97007

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

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

RSVP at: marydeesklarBEAVERTON.eventbrite.com

Click Here for Flyer