2018 Spring Edition

President’s Letter

Spring is in full swing with opportunities budding for learning and professional growth. Having just returned from IDA’s national office in Baltimore, I can report that IDA is moving forward with three key objectives: educator training, information and support, and revenue generation to support our mission of literacy for all. […]

Working Together: Decoding Dyslexia CA and IDA NorCal

by Lori DePole As a recently elected IDA NorCal board member and as the Decoding Dyslexia CA Strategic Partner Liaison, I am excited to explore how we can build upon the strengths of our mutual missions to better leverage the impact our two groups are making in California. First, a […]

Making Math Real with David Berg

Co-sponsored by Making Math Real Institute Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am-5:00 pm Athena Academy, 525 San Antonio Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306 Cost: $50 for IDA NorCal members $80 for the public (includes all day presentation, morning coffee/snacks, and lunch) REGISTER HERE Research over the last 40 years has repeatedly […]

Volunteers Hone Their Skills at Simulation Workshop

More than 40 people attended IDA Norcal‘s first-ever training in how to run an Experience Dyslexia® workshop – our branch’s popular dyslexia awareness activity. The March 17th morning event at the Carey School in San Mateo was designed for people who want to learn more about serving as workshop facilitators or […]

Plan Now for Summer Teacher Training

This summer offers several opportunities for educators to build their skills by enrolling in structured literacy trainings. These include Orton-Gillingham-based programs in San Francisco and Los Altos, and Slingerland trainings in San Jose. Participants who enroll in programs that include a practicum may be eligible for NorCal IDA scholarship support. […]