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IDA NorCal Event: The Lost Art of Teaching Spelling – A One-day Workshop

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$45 – $85
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Seven Hills Conference Center
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132

General Admission: $85
IDA Members: $75
Students currently in teaching credential programs: $45
(lunch included with your registration)


Speaker: Nancy M. Coffman, MS, CALT, QI, Director, Shelton Academic Reading Approach (SARA), Shelton School.

A nationally known speaker in the field of multisensory structured language education, Nancy Coffman currently directs SARA, a comprehensive IMSLEC- and IDA- accredited training program in Structured Literacy. She began teaching children with dyslexia and related disorders in 1991 and training teachers in 1998.

The Workshop:
Who knew there were spelling rules? Our students are given worksheets and lists of words, but no explicit instruction. This interactive, multisensory seminar will guide teachers through the normal spelling development, the importance of phonological awareness, the alphabetic principles, and the rules that govern how we can confidently spell 85% of English words. Teachers will leave with materials to guide their instruction and strategies to improve the spelling skills of their students.

Who Should Attend:

General education teachers: This seminar will raise your knowledge base in the areas of multisensory instruction in spelling to better serve all students.

Dyslexia practitioners, therapists and CALTs: This seminar will enhance your practice with current research and multifaceted practice activities and materials.


Additional Details:

Directions: Please reference the link here for the location of the Seven Hills Conference Center.

Parking: Parking is available off State Drive in the Lot 19 and Lot 20 parking lot/garage. Please note, the top two floors of the garage are permitted parking only. Please only park on lower levels of the garage.

All-day parking is $8.00. Parking machines take Credit/Debit or Cash. Please note, the parking permit kiosk does not provide change.

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds will be accepted until 5:00 pm, October 16, 2019. Your fee will be refunded less a $10 cancellation fee.



October 19, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$45 – $85
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Seven Hills Conference Center, San Francisco
CA United States