PC READS is committed to providing professional development opportunities to educators and plans local events annually. We 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.
Grants are part of our Elevating Literacy Program, which receives support from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation.
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.
The Reading League: Streaming Videos
Past Symposiums and Conferences are available on demand.
Glean Education: Ongoing
Glean Education offers online courses including Understanding & Recognizing Dyslexia and Structured Literacy Instruction. Glean has also partnered with several states to provide dyslexia training.
DTI Classes and Webinars: Ongoing
The Dyslexia Training Institute offers online training throughout the year. Among others, classes include Overview of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and An Introduction to Structured Word Inquiry.
Learning Ally: Spotlight on Dyslexia Virtual Conference 2021
Featuring keynote speakers Dr. David Kilpatrick and Dr. Susan Hall.
Watch on-demand through December 1, 2021 to earn up to 13 CE Certificates. Wilson Reading System®️ Certified Educators may use the certificate of attendance for this Spotlight on Dyslexia Virtual Conference toward the renewal of their Wilson®️ Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.) and Wilson®️ Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.) credentials.
DTI’s 6th Annual Virtual Dyslexia Conference: April 4 – April 22, 2022
Typically, prerecorded workshops (60-90 minutes each) are available for a three week period. View full conference brochure online soon.
Reading in the City: IDA Rocky Mountain Branch: April 9, 2022
Hosted at Denver Academy.
IDA Annual Conference on Reading, Literacy & Learning: November 10-13, 2022
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Fox Reading Conference – Structured Literacy: All Children Can Read
Features: Louisa Moats, Louise Spear-Swerling & Marige Gillis
Recorded on March 21, 2020 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: 2020
Recorded on March 28, 2020 and available for purchase.
Featuring Louisa Moats & David Kilpatrick