Events & Trainings

Upcoming IDA Events

Reading in the Rockies Conference

Registration Is Now Open – October 12th & 13th, 2018 in Vail, CO!

Reading in the Rockies provides a time and place for teachers to learn, collaborate, and relax in a beautiful environment. Our topics and speakers address relevant, essential and distinctive topics to build your capacity to support student success, improve your teaching skills, expand your thinking and continue to cultivate your knowledge with practical application strategies.

Reading in the City Conference

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Denver Academy

Thank you all for a great conference! See you next Spring…

Proudly featuring Dr. Nadine Gaab, whose current research within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Children’s Hospital Boston focuses on auditory & language processing in the human brain and its applications for the development of typical and atypical language and literacy skills.

Community Events:

Learning Ally YES! Ambassadors – The Power of Self Advocacy

Saturday, September 22 from 1–3pm at Summit County Community and Senior Center

This event is for students and parents. Learning Ally CO YES! Ambassadors will be presenting on the Power of Self Advocacy. Hosted by Decoding Dyslexia – Summit County, CO

Understanding Dyslexia – Community Education Series

2nd FREE Session: IEPs and 504 Plans for Students with Dyslexia

Thursday, September 27th from 6-8 pm at Children’s Hospital Colorado

During the second session, Learning Services at Children’s Hospital Colorado will be providing information on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans for students with dyslexia. Thank you to the Scottish Rite Foundation for supporting this series through their very generous donation. Please RSVP by emailing by September 25th, 2018. Space is limited. Cookies and beverages will be provided.

Longmont Experience Dyslexia® Simulation

Saturday, September 29th from 2-4pm at the Longmont Public Library – 409 4th Ave, Longmont, Colorado 80501.

This simulation lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with language-based learning differences. Participants are guided through six learning tasks commonly encountered in the classroom or workplace. Click Here to ask for more information!

Dys*lex*i*a Active Awareness & Advocacy Event

Supporting Students Challenged by Obstacles of Dyslexia

Sunday, September 30th from 10am – 4pm at the WOLFPACK NINJAS WOLF DEN Training Facility in Loveland, CO

Join M4L & the WOLFPACK NINJAS For a Fun-filled Day! Get valuable info & resources from leading dyslexia organizations! Meet & have pictures taken with the WOLFPACK NINJAS! Have fun tackling ninja-inspired obstacle courses! Click Here to Learn More & Register!

Executive Functioning – From Struggles to Success

Thursday, October 25th from 7-8:30 pm at Lone Tree Library’s Event Hall

Have you been told your child is lazy, unorganized, inattentive or only puts effort into things that he/she is interested in? Learn how to support your child’s executive functioning skills to help them be more successful. You will be exposed to current research and data and explore the truths and myths that surround executive functioning. Walk away with proven easy-to-use strategies which can be implemented right away. Guest Speaker: Cyle Feingold, Executive Director at Results Learning & IDA-RMB Board Member.

Click Here to Register for this FREE Event!

FREE Assistive Technology Webinars

Assistive Technology Partners in collaboration with the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center are offering FREE webinars in the following categories:
· General Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Information
· Accessibility in Procurement and Use
· Accessibility Testing and Assessment
· Accessible Multimedia
· Accessible Non-Web (PDF, Office)
· Accessible Social Media

Student Opportunities

Youth Examples of Self-Advocacy (YES!)

Originally started by the Rocky Mountain Branch, and now run by the national non-profit, Learning Ally, we are proud of our Youth Examples of Self-Advocacy! The purpose of this youth program is to train students with learning differences to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, to help them build confidence and to provide them with the tools to become strong self-advocates. This student led program provides support, connections and a sense of community for students with learning differences. Visit The YES! Program Website to learn more!







Professional Development Training

(Businesses and professionals have paid to be listed below. Please note that IDA-RMB does not endorse any specific individual, business, school or program. Please contact the particular service providers for more information.)

Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham is an engaging approach to teaching and learning which enables participants to successfully provide Orton Gillingham targeted instruction to students with dyslexia as well as to equip the general population with the tools they need to succeed and excel in reading, writing and in spelling and math.  An accredited training Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham, Ron Yoshimoto developed these nationally and internationally acclaimed Orton-Gillingham trainings.
“I was planning to retire as a principal but with the outcomes my students are getting with Y-OG, I want to stick around and enjoy our success.” “I have never received such positive feedback from my teachers before!” “This is the first time I have completed a workshop and feel like I actually have the tools and materials I need to serve my students.” “I am not a trained teacher, yet I am now empowered to help my child.  There is no greater gift you could have given me.”
OGI is a CDE approved intervention and consulting provider for the READ Act.  The Yoshimoto O.G. Approach  is an International Dyslexia Association approved program.  Please contact us regarding scheduling school or district-based classes or in regards to certification.

Click here for more information and upcoming open courses

LISCP is an intensive program for individuals seeking to gain expertise in effective, research-based remediation strategies in reading and written-language. Coursework includes Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia, a CDE READ Act approved intervention. LISCP graduates are eligible to sit for the Alliance Exam to earn national certification with the Academic Language Therapy Association. Graduate credit is available. For those enrolled through Colorado College, all coursework may be applied to a Masters of Arts in Teaching along with Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist endorsements. Classes offered in Denver and at Colorado College.

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Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators (AOGPE) Training – Orton-Gillingham Literacy Skills

October 20th, 21st, and November 10th, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado

This 3-day course follows the curriculum set forth by AOGPE.  This course is for those who have completed the 6-day, Classroom Educator (OGCE) coursework and want to complete the Associate level coursework requirements, and/or for those who want to learn the content being presented. Teaching Basic grammar, writing various kinds of sentences, vocabulary development, reading comprehension skills, and writing basic and expanded paragraphs utilizing the Orton-Gillingham Approach will be covered.    Instructor: Karen Leopold, MS Ed., Accredited Training Fellow of AOGPE.
Click on the links to download the Course Flyer and Application Form.

Wilson Language Training – 2018 Workshop

November 8 & 9, 2018, 9am-3:30pm in Denver, CO

The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition Institute provides an in-depth, hands-on professional learning opportunity focused solely on the new edition. The two-day institute is designed for WRS Level I and Level II Certified teachers who were unable to attend the 2018 Conference for Wilson Certified Teachers.

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