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Special Ed presents a Specially Designed Instruction Symposium

2021 January 8
by HISD Communications

The HISD office of Special Education is hosting a virtual conference on Orton Gillingham teaching methods and how to apply differentiation to the lesson cycle for reading teachers and interventionists from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2020.

Featured keynote speaker Misty Walker-Ramsey will present “Connecting the 7Gs to Dyslexia Instruction” from 9:00-9:30 a.m. Following that, attendees will choose from breakout sessions on metacognition, comprehension, phonological awareness, fluency, executive functioning, and tech tools (see agenda below). The choice sessions will be led by OSES curriculum specialists and dyslexia team Leads.  Attendees will leave with lesson components they can immediately put into practice in the classroom.

There will be giveaways, including gift cards and other classroom items. Please share the SDI symposium and Orton Gillingham in action on social media using the hashtag #OGinHISD.

To attend via Microsoft Teams, please register in OneSource for course 1447586.

See this flyer for more information or click on this link.

SDI Symposium Agenda
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.Keynote speaker
9:40 – 10:10 a.m.Choice Session 1
Metacognitive Comprehension Connections
Five Rules of Spelling
Extended Reading & Fluency
Dyslexia & ELLs
10:20 – 11:05 a.m.Whole Group Session with Breakouts
Prize Giveaway
FAQs answered by Misty Walker-Ramsey
Digging through the Data, Differentiation, and SDI Planning
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.Choice Session 2
Alphabet & Rapid Naming Practice
Tech Tools
Phonological Awareness for Auditory Processing
Executive Functioning and the Orton Gillingham Method
11:45 a.m. – noonWhole Group Session 2 (close)
FAQs answered by curriculum specialists
Prizes given away

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