These experiences have been endorsed by NJEA’s Professional Development Institute. Providers seeking endorsement should call NJEA’s Professional Development Division at 609-599-4561.

The Cooper Learning Center, part of the Cooper University Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics, will host its fourth annual Facets of Dyslexia conference on April 29 in Voorhees. The conference is a professional development opportunity for educators, specialists, and parents to learn methods for accurately assessing and serving children with learning difficulties. The workshop topics, designed to be practical and engaging, include:

• Hands-on with Dyslexia Screening Instruments

• How Speech-Language Pathologists can Support Classroom Literacy

• Erasing the Misery of Reading and Spelling Multi-Syllable Words

• Inclusion: Best Practices for Specific Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia

• Supporting Literacy in the Secondary Classroom

• Technology to Support Reading and Writing   Instruction (BYOD*)

• Using Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses to Differentiate Instruction

• Diving Deeply into Phonological Awareness  Instruction

• The Working Memory Workout: Helping Students Remember

• High School Educators and Students Facing Dyslexia Together: Student Perceptive

• Fluency Strategies to Increase Automaticity and Understanding

• Accommodations: Leveling the Playing Field

*BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, indicates that the attendee should bring an electronic device for use in the “Technology to Support Reading and Writing Instruction” workshop. The workshop description indicates the following: Chromebooks, with additional mention of iPads and Apps, Laptops and Google Apps for Education.

Dr. Ellen Braaten, Ph.D., will present the keynote: “Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up”

For registration, go to events.cooperhealth.org. For additional questions, contact Sarah Gardner at 856-673-4909 or Gardner-Sarah@cooperhealth.edu.

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