May
17
Tue
InterACTions: Oregon’s Literacy Crisis—Why Reading Matters & What Solutions Count
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Join us on May 17th—following the release of Our Children Oregon’s issue brief on Oregon’s literacy crisis (early May), prepared in collaboration with Decoding Dyslexia Oregon—for an interactive discussion on the current realities of learning and teaching to read in our state. This conversation will include pandemic-related impacts on young learners and what it will take to solve long-standing disparities in literacy rates.

Panelists include:

Angela Uherbelau: Founder, Oregon Kids Read

Dr. Ronda Fritz: Clinic Director, EOU’s Reading Clinic

Resha Conroy: Founder, Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children

Cathy Parker: Literacy Specialist, North Portland’s Woodlawn Elementary

 

Sep
19
Mon
Dyslexia Eureka! @ Virtual
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
2
Sun
Right to Read Film Screening and Panel Discussion @ University of Portland
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
4
Tue
Professional Dyslexia Network @ Virtual
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brought to you by the International Dyslexia Association-Oregon Branch
For Adults with Dyslexia (18 years or older) join the Professional Dyslexia Network that meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm PST via Zoom.
Sessions are led by International Dyslexia Association-Oregon Branch, Board Vice President, Jared Blank and Director Jesse Rapport.
Oct
13
Thu
Teachlexia @ Virtual
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm
Brought to you by International Dyslexia Association-Oregon Branch
For Teachers interested in networking and sharing resources to help our learners with dyslexia, we meet the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm via Zoom.
Sessions are led by different teachers and Board members from the International Dyslexia Association-Oregon Branch, depending on the topic.
Oct
22
Sat
Go Red for Dyslexia Awareness Month! @ Langer's Entertainment Center
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
1
Tue
Professional Dyslexia Network @ Virtual
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brought to you by the International Dyslexia Association-Oregon Branch
For Adults with Dyslexia (18 years or older) join the Professional Dyslexia Network that meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm PST via Zoom.
Sessions are led by International Dyslexia Association-Oregon Branch, Board Vice President, Jared Blank and Director Jesse Rapport.
Nov
7
Mon
Trauma and the Nervous System: Information and Ideas to Somatically Support Students with Pervasive Learning Challenges @ Virtual
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

UPDATE – THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

Presenter Bio

Nov
10
Thu
Teachlexia @ Virtual
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
Brought to you by International Dyslexia Association-Oregon Branch
For Teachers interested in networking and sharing resources to help our learners with dyslexia, we meet the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm via Zoom.
Sessions are led by different teachers and Board members from the International Dyslexia Association-Oregon Branch, depending on the topic.
Nov
22
Tue
Literacy Strategies for Oregon – CANCELLED @ Virtual
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

CANCELLED – We are excited to move literacy forward in Oregon but unfortunately will need to cancel this event. We are looking for a possible reschedule in the new year. We’ll provide updates as they become available.

 

Presenter: Dr. Kymyona Burk

Join our Literacy Partners on Tuesday, November 22nd, for a deep dive into strategies for the State of Oregon. Children’s Institute’s CEO, Kali Thorne Ladd, will facilitate a conversation with Dr. Kymyona Burk about what other states have done to improve K-12 literacy. Presented in partnership with Oregon Kids Read and Our Children Oregon, we’ll explore:

  • Literacy strategies that connect Birth-5 and K-12 efforts
  • Professional learning for educators on the science of reading
  • The role of literacy coaches
  • The role of higher education in teacher preparation
  • Statewide investment strategies in literacy

Kymyona Burk is a senior policy fellow at ExcelinEd. She supports states pursuing a comprehensive approach to K-3 reading policy by assisting state leaders in building new or improving existing K-3 reading policies, with a heavy focus on supporting successful policy implementation. Dr. Burk most recently served in Mississippi as the executive director for the Jackson Public School District’s Office of Teaching and Learning and led all aspects of the district’s instructional programming. Prior to this, she was the state literacy director at the Mississippi Department of Education where she led the implementation of Mississippi’s Literacy-Based Promotion Act.