Become a Better Teacher at the Dyslexia Friendly Classroom Summit
March 3, 2023
If you could spend four days this summer attending a conference that might make a lifetime of difference in your students, and on the rest of your teaching career, would you do it? If you are a teacher or parent that would like to know more about dyslexia and how small changes in your classroom teaching can make a big difference in the lives of dyslexic students, the Dyslexia Friendly Classroom Summit is a conference you don’t want to miss!
Last year’s attendees raved about the conference. Here is what Jan Wooster had to say about her experience:
“If you do something that helps a student with dyslexia, you are helping all students. For instance, repeating things many times and using the multi-senses helps every student. Even though we are thinking about kids who are dyslexic and doing what we can to help them, we are being better teachers and learning strategies that will help everyone.”
Katie Barron, who is the assistant women’s soccer coach at Faith and a tutor of two dyslexic students, was glad she committed a few days of her summer to the event:
“I think what is unique about this conference is that all attendees are Christians, and we represent different Christian schools. We all have a very similar goal, we all have a unity that is very unique, and there are some struggles that we can share. I haven’t experienced that with other conferences.”
Faith alumna Cindy Hall is a nationally-recognized expert in the area of dyslexia. She is the founding director of the Dyslexia Center at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy in Athens, Alabama, and will be leading the conference for the second consecutive year.
Completion of the course will count toward two Iowa Teaching License renewal credits or 30 contact hours of continuing education for AACS or ACSI certification.
Registration is now open! The dates of the event are June 27-30, 2023, at Faith Baptist Bible College. The 30 hour training summit includes classroom sessions on topics including, but not limited to the following:
- Characteristics of the dyslexic individual
- What to do when you suspect one of your students is dyslexic
- Ideas for manipulatives to assist in understanding of math concepts
- Accommodations that take the teacher a few minutes but change the world for a dyslexic child
- Screening tools that a classroom teacher can give and interpret
For more information on cost, event information, and a registration link, visit our web page at faith.edu.