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August 2020

Webinar: Mistakes, Mishaps, and Misconceptions

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This is the 3rd in our FLEXIBLE MINDSETS series, Creating Safety for Children to Ask Questions, Make Mistakes & Take Risks for Learning. In this webinar, we will be discussing mistakes, mishaps, and misconceptions. Fixed mindsets invoke a desire to avoid mistakes, thereby narrowing our experiences and shutting down learning. We briefly review why mistakes are important for strengthening neural pathways and opening the window for learning. We dig deeper into the value of mistakes for: opening our minds to…

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Webinar: Multisensory Structured Literacy Routines to Reinforce Reading and Writing

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This webinar, Multisensory Structured Literacy: Simple Routines to Reinforce Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Morphology, Syntax, and Comprehension, is presented by Andrew Stetkevich. Research supports that students with dyslexia should be taught how to read and write through a multisensory structured language approach. This webinar will explore the essential components of this approach. Participants will learn simple routines and strategies to reinforce phonemic awareness and phonemic proficiency. The webinar will also detail phonics routines in the areas of sound/symbol identification, decoding, and…

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September 2020

Video: Ennis’ Gift – a film about learning differences

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ennis' Gift In this film, you'll meet actors, scientists, business leaders, a polar explorer, a teacher and dozens of others, both children and adults, who have one thing in common: they all have learning differences. These individuals refused to be limited by their difficulties. They, like Ennis William Cosby, found their gifts in their differences. Ennis knew how it felt to have difficulties learning to read and write. He understood the hurt, frustration and confusion that comes from being misunderstood…

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October 2020

Webinar: The Gift of a Dyslexia Mind: Growing Up with Dyslexia

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Gift of a Dyslexia Mind: Growing Up with Dyslexia In this talk, advocate, Cristina Bequer, describes a different take on Dyslexia. By looking at the unique mindset of Dyslexia as a strength, Cristina redefines a perceived weakness as a useful tool. She will share her story and then open up the session for Q&A. Cristina graduated from the University of California Davis with a Bachelors' Degree in Animal Science and is currently applying to Veterinary school. She is also…

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Casino Night

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a fun evening playing poker, blackjack or craps.  If you don't know how to play, the dealers are there to help you learn.  It is SOOO much fun - come and join us.  At the same time, you will be helping the Tri-Counties Branch of IDA earn money to continue serving our mission of helping students who learn differently. LOCATION:  We are meeting in the Canyon Crest Winery at the Canyon Crest Towne Centre.  There are many…

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