PC READS is committed to providing professional development opportunities to educators and plans local events annually. Additionally, we have partnered with The Hall Family Foundation to award local educators grants of up to $500 per individual teacher or $250 per individual tutor towards other professional development opportunities, such as conferences, webinars or certification programs.
PC READS shares conferences and training opportunities on the sidebar to the right. Both the Dyslexia Training Institute and Learning Ally offer training opportunities throughout the year. If there is a specific topic of interest for which you would like a professional development opportunity, please let us know. Additionally, please contact us if you would like PC READS to provide professional development to your school.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE
The Reading League Journal
The Reading League Journal is the only peer-reviewed publication written and edited by both educators and researchers that focuses on leveraging the scientific evidence to improve practice. The Reading League Journal is published in January/February, May/June, and September/October. Dr. Louisa Moats is the editor-in-chief, and Dr. David Kilpatrick serves as managing editor.
Fox Reading Conference – Structured Literacy: All Children Can Read
Features: Louisa Moats, Louise Spear-Swerling & Marige Gillis
Recorded on March 21st and available to all through video
Virtual course on Kilpatrick’s book, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties.
Offered through Colorado’s Department of Education
Wasatch Spring Summit
Recorded on March 28, 2020 and available for purchase.
Featuring Louisa Moats & David Kilpatrick
The Reading League Symposium: We’re All in This Together: April 27 & 28
Virtual symposium featuring multiple expert speakers, including David Kilpatrick. Option to receive recording available. Registration suggests a $10 donation.
DTI’s 4th Annual Virtual Dyslexia Conference: April 20 – May 8, 2020
Thirteen prerecorded workshops (60-90 minutes each) available for a three week period. View full conference brochure online. Discounted pricing through April 19th.
Theme: Education Changes Everything
Learning Ally: Spotlight on Dyslexia Virtual Conference: June 5th
Featuring keynote speakers Dr. Anita Archer and Emily Hanford
Watch live or on-demand through September 30, 2020 to earn up to 16 CE Certificates
Use code “SPOD20WLC” to save $20 on registration
Reading in the City: IDA Rocky Mountain Branch: October 3rd
Keynote Speaker: Peg Dawson, Author of Smart but Scattered
Hosted at Denver Academy
Theme: From Support to Success for All!
Postponed from Spring 2020; Registration will reopen once all speakers are reconfirmed.
Wasatch Reading Summit: October 22nd & 23rd
2020 Keynote Speakers include Dr. Steven Dykstra, Dr. Margie B. Gillis & William Van Cleave.
Location: Salt Lake Community College Miller Confernece Center in Sandy, UT
Early Bird pricing ends June 5th
Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Conference: October 26, 2020
Hosted by PC READS in Park City, UT
Early Bird pricing extended to September 14th
Parent & Educator Scholarships available
IDA Annual Conference on Reading, Literacy & Learning: November 12-15, 2020
Location: Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, CO, just outside of Denver
Theme: Reaching New Heights: Advancing Every Classroom Through the Science of Reading