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Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois presents
Learning Disabilities Assn of IL 2018 Conference
Saturday, October 27, 2018
1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake, IL 60030
Registration: Register in advance (Additional $10 fee at the door)
Registration Fees: Members: $40, Nonmembers $60, Students $25, Free conference registration for parents: see below
Parent scholarships for membership and conference: Janet Lerner Memorial Membership Scholarships. Contact the LDA office.
Register online at: www.ldail.com/
Free parking, Free PD hour Verification, Continental breakfast included
Questions? Contact LDA of Illinois at: LDAofIL@ameritech.net
10101 South Roberts Road, Suite 205Palos Hills, IL 60465 Tel: 708.430.7532
Geller Educational Resources, Inc.
3039 Province Circle Mundelein, IL 60060 Phone: 847-821-9609 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gellereducational.com
May 5, 2018 Hello! Spring has finally arrived and it’s time to let you know about this year’s summer class. We will be offering one fantastic class, Tuesday, July 24th. One of our very own SLANT teachers, Christine Ng, will be joining me in a presentation entitled The Critical Role of Orthographic Mapping in Word Recognition Skills – Why We Need to Re-Examine our Teaching of Phonemic Awareness.
Orthographic Mapping is the mental process we use to efficiently store words for instant and effortless retrieval. It is a critical process for fluent reading. We will look closely at David Kilpatrick’s research into what this process is, how it affects overall reading ability and how we can develop it. Through this study we will also learn to assess and teach advanced phonemic awareness skills. These skills can be used during your SLANT lesson or as part of ANY reading program.
Registration for this class will be open to EVERYONE, so please share this with your friends and colleagues and register EARLY.
The class will be held at Oakton Community College, Skokie Campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL. Room P104.
Attending this class gives you an opportunity to earn 6 hours of ISBE CPDUs. If you are using these workshop hours ONLY for SLANT Certificate renewal, do not pay for the official ISBE CPDUs. Instead, you will receive a certificate of attendance.
If you are planning to attend the class, I urge you to register early by filling out the enclosed registration form. Last year we were at capacity! Registrations will be taken in the order received. Return the attached form to me no later than July 15, along with your check made payable to Geller Educational Resources, Inc.
I will send a confirmation of your registration. If you are registering through your district, please note: you are not registered unless you receive an email confirmation from us.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Keep this information for your records and return the registration page with payment
We will have a limited number of David Kilpatrick’s Book (Equipped for Reading Success, A Comprehensive, Step by Step Program for Developing Phonemic Awareness and Fluent Word Recognition) available for purchase with your registration and delivered at the workshop. This book is not required, but recommended, for workshop participation. If you are ordering the book through us, we must receive your registration and payment no later than June 22.
Class: The Critical Role of Orthographic Mapping in Word Recognition Skills: Why We Need to Re-Examine our Teaching of Phonemic Awareness Presenters: Marsha Geller & Christine Ng
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Time: 9:00 – 3:30 (registration begins at 8:30)
Location: Oakton Community College, Skokie Campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL. Room P104.
Fee with Book: $265 (or $245 without CPDU’s) Fee without Book: $220 (or $200 without CPDUs); CPDU’s: 6 hours
Abstract: Orthographic Mapping is the mental process we use to efficiently store words for instant and effortless retrieval. It is a critical process for fluent reading. We will look closely at what this process is, how it affects overall reading ability and how we can develop it. Through this study we will learn to assess and teach advanced phonemic awareness skills. These skills can be used during your SLANT lesson or as part of ANY reading program.
Workshop Outline: • Research on highly effective reading intervention programs • Research on how proficient readers efficiently build an extensive sight word repertoire (hint: it’s not based on visual memory or visual skills) • Definition of orthographic mapping • Phonological awareness vs. phonemic proficiency • How to assess a student’s phonemic awareness skills using David Kilpatrick’s PAST screener • How to interpret the PAST results to place students in phonemic awareness levels • How to incorporate Kilpatrick’s Equipped for Reading Success one-minute phonemic awareness activities within the SLANT lesson plan, or any reading lesson, to develop orthographic mapping Speaker’s
Biographical Information: Christine Ng’s SLANT teaching has been transformed by David Kilpatrick’s writing about recent advances in understanding word-level reading difficulties, the critical role of advanced phonemic awareness skills, and orthographic mapping. Christine has over 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher and reading interventionist at Crow Island School in Winnetka #36.
Marsha Geller consults with schools to provide professional development in the areas of reading and early literacy, as well as in implementation of RTI practices, and reading assessment. She is the author of the SLANT System® for Structured Language Training, and has over 30 years of experience working with students in both private practice and public schools. Formerly, Marsha was an Assistant Professor in the Special Education Program at National-Louis University in Wheeling, IL, where, for over 25 years, she developed and taught classes in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities. Marsha is a former president of the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and a frequent speaker at state and national conferences.
Register early to guarantee your spot
Make Checks Payable to: Geller Educational Resources, Inc. 3039 Province Circle Mundelein, IL 60060 Registration must be received by June 22 if you are ordering the book, otherwise by July 15. You will receive an email confirmation.
Geller Educational Resources 2018 Summer Institute July 24, 2018: The Critical Role of Orthographic Mapping in Word Recognition Skills – Why We Need to Re-Examine our Teaching of Phonemic Awareness
______$265, includes book, for Orthographic Mapping, July 24 ($245 without CPDUs)
______$220 without book, for Orthographic Mapping, July 24 ($200 without CPDUs)
Payable to: Geller Educational Resources, Inc.
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