Virtually Unstoppable VBIDA Leading the Way!
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
The Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (VBIDA) proudly announces its 2021 Spring Conference, Virtually Unstoppable VBIDA Leading the Way!
In this new world, impacted by Covid-19, our conference will be virtual with an online platform sponsored by Zaner-Bloser. Sessions will be synchronous and asynchronous.
Nancy Hennessy will deliver the keynote address, Constructing Comprehension: A Blueprint for Designing and Delivering Informed Instruction. Nancy will also provide a session discussing her new book, The Reading Comprehension Blueprint: Helping Students Make Meaning from Text. Nancy’s expertise on reading comprehension will provide valuable information to enhance our teaching practice! A discount code to purchase her book from Brookes Publishing will be provided upon completion of registration.
William Van Cleave will deliver a new session on syntax, Reading and Writing at the Sentence Level: Why It Matters and What to Do About It. William’s expertise on this topic will drive our writing instruction to new heights!
Stacy Leitzel, from Zaner-Bloser, will provide a session on the Science of Reading and What It Looks Like in the Classroom.
Six pre-recorded sessions will be made available to all participants to view prior to April 24th. These sessions will include:
- Dwana Cooper – Dyslexia Awareness
- Lorraine Hightower – Parent Advocacy
- Christine Peterson – Structured Literacy Instruction Strategies
- Rebecca Warner and Nan Carmack – Dyslexia Friendly Libraries in Virginia and Beyond
- Judith Fontana – High Leverage Practices and Specially Designed Instruction
- Margaret Meyers – Mindfulness
All presenters will be available at 2:15 on the conference day to respond to questions about their sessions.
Finally, after the conference, a book study on Nancy’s book is included with your conference fee, as well as a time limited availability of the sessions provided by Nancy, William, all six asynchronous presenters, and Stacy.
The live portion of the conference will begin at 9:00am and close at 3:30pm on April 24th.
The fee for the conference will be $50 for IDA members and $60 for non-IDA members.
We look forward to sharing the day with everyone!!