2015 WINTER EDITION NEWSLETTER
Don’t miss this opportunity to build skills that will help you work effectively with dyslexic students. NCBIDA is bringing back Ronald Yoshimoto, MEd, MSW, for a 40-hour Orton-Gillingham training. The Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham training is especially geared to classroom teachers. Ron offered this training in San Francisco two years ago, and the class quickly filled, so be sure to register as soon as possible.
July 6-10, 2015, 8:30 am-3:30 pm (includes 30-minute lunch break). There are additional homework assignments of 30-60 minutes daily.
Brandeis Hillel Day School, 655 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132. (Parking is available.)
Basic rate: $695.00 (includes course materials)
IDA members and groups of 4 or more: $675.00/person
(Graduate credits from Adams State University are available with separate registration and fees.)
Ronald Yoshimoto, MEd, MSW, is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham (OG) Practitioners and Educators. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of social work, education, and dyslexia. He has been a social worker, counselor, teacher, educational diagnostician, principal, consultant, and teacher trainer. Ron served for 18 years as principal of ASSETS School, a private school for students with dyslexia and gifted children. Currently, he is employed as a resource teacher trainer for Hawaii’s Department of Education. He is also director of OG therapy centers in Singapore and Hong Kong. A master trainer, Ron trains in Hawaii, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Canada, and the continental U.S. He is a former president of the Hawaii Branch of The International Dyslexia Association and vice-president of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners. Ron has focused his expertise on developing the OG methodology for training public school teachers in the general and special education environments using OG beginning and advanced methodologies, preschool literacy/numeracy, focused intervention, a reading comprehension strategy (called “Connections”), and multisensory math.
Please check our Teacher Training webpage in the coming weeks for information on other summer teacher trainings in the Bay Area. We will post this information as it becomes available.