We are proud to announce the completion of our newest class:
EXAMINING: The Dyslexia Dilemma: Formulas for Success!(3 credit hour class taken for graduate credit or relicensure)
EXAMINING: The Dyslexia Dilemma: Formulas for Success! (3 cr hrs) Register Now!
Starts February 24th...Ends April 30th
Featuring: Overcoming Dyslexia 2nd ed. by Dr. Sally Shaywitz.
Dr. Sally Shaywtiz has finally come out with her second edition of Overcoming Dyslexia. A groundbreaking, blockbuster of a book that shattered myths and provided parents and professionals with scientific information on dyslexia that includes explaining the nature of dyslexia and reading, operationalizing and diagnosing dyslexia, giving assistance to the child in reading and turning poor readers into excellent readers, choosing a school that would meet the needs of a dyslexic child and dealing with dyslexia successfully after high school and beyond.
The research is comprehensive. Dyslexia can be treated and Shaywitz makes it clear what methods should be used. Clear identification and a good understanding of what is happening when the dyslexic child reads are paramount in designing a treatment plan.
Shaywitz discusses ways to evaluate school programs and schools designed for dyslexics. How to pick a college, how to be successful in college or a post secondary program are presented
She lays out what should and should not occur during the life of a dyslexic child. Other topics include adult dyslexia, dyslexia and ADHD and dyslexia and anxiety. Ways to remediate dyslexia in adults is also introduced.
This class is built upon the text Overcoming Dyslexia 2nd Ed. By Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Jonathon Shaywitz, M. D. It is based on scientific evidence and years of research delving into what makes the dyslexic mind “tick” and how to remediate those “ticks” so reading achievement is accomplished. Shaywitz introduces the reader to children and adults who are dyslexic and their families. She provides us with a clear look at the agony this condition can cause and how it can be identified early and treated.
Sally Shaywitz is co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity. She has written more than 350 scientific articles and book chapters and created the Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen (trademark). Dr. Shaywitz is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and is consistently listed as one of the best doctors in America.
Sally Shaywitz and Bennett Shaywitz were awarded, together, the The Library Science Center 2019 Genius Award for their work on dyslexia.
Overcoming Dyslexia 2nd Ed by Sally Shaywitz, M. D. And Jonathon Shaywitz, M. D.
What is going on in Iowa with Dyslexia?
June 2020 a was bill signed into law by Governor Kim Reynolds addressing the Task Force recommendations SF 2356 in regards to the education of dyslexic children.
We have put together a brief account of what will be happening in the next few years to help children who are dyslexic in the state of Iowa.
February is Black History Month!
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.
20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month
Commemorate Black History Month in your classroom with 20 lesson plans and resources that cover topics ranging from civil rights events to discussions about race in current events. These resources provide authentic student-driven learning experiences that will help all kids participate in Black History Month.
News for Students and Teacher Resources
6–12 Grade Level
Black History Month Resource Collection
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We Introducing our new
Classroom Mental Health Series
1 Credit Hour
Our new Classroom Mental Health Series is all about Exploring the phenomena of the complex and various issues that threatened the emotional well being of our children and our students. The format is exciting and different. Our Exploring classes are license renewal only and are self paced within a 4 week window. There are no due dates. Students will work solo as they read articles and access videos pertinent to the topic covered. Checks for understanding will accompany sections of the class but no papers, discussions, presentations or written assignments will be required. Read the material, complete the checks for understanding and receive one credit…all within a 4 week period. An instructor will always be on hand to ask questions or confer with and remain available.
Classroom Mental Health Series Classes:
Exploring: Childhood Depression
Childhood depression has grown significantly in recent years. Depression impacts home life, social life, school life and every aspect of a child’s being. Sleep is impaired, grades drop and hopelessness and helplessness can lead to despair. This class will explore the symptoms of childhood depression, the “red flags” teachers and parents should be aware of and the struggles children with depression endure. Information will be presented on how educators need to react to students who display depressive symptoms and how to build a safe and supportive network. Videos highlighting teens who deal with depression from the “inside” will provide the learner with information on how debilitating this condition can be. Treatment options will be discussed and avenues of hope will be provided.
Exploring Childhood ADHD
Exploring Childhood Anxiety
“While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt
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