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Dyslexia & The Reading Process Series

New Dates!

Dyslexia & The Reading Process

Effective Strategies to Improve Reading

This training is designed for teachers to attend four sessions, one on each topic. However, teachers may enroll in individual sessions only.


All training dates are appropriate for any PK-5th grade teacher.

*Limited to 30 participants!* 




8:30am -3:30pm


Each session will be located either

in the Brackeen or

the Perry Conference Center

of the

Indian Capital Tech Center

2403 N 41st Street E

Muskogee, Ok 74403


#1 Dyslexia 101 & The Reading Process

February 4, 2021

February 5, 2021

February 12, 2021

#2 Phonological Awareness and Comprehension

March 4, 2021

March 5, 2021

March 11, 2021


#3 Fluent Readers and Vigorous Vocabulary

April 1, 2021

April 2, 2021 

April 9, 2021

#4 Word Study and Grammar

May 13, 2021

May 14, 2021

May 20, 2021

Presented by:


Pam Henley, MEd, reading specialist and certified academic language therapist, has trained teachers across the state.


Target Audience:


Classroom teachers, reading specialists, reading assistants, literacy coaches. Grade levels: Elementary and SpEd and/or Speech Teachers



To understand that dyslexia affects between 17-20% of our school population and that much has been recently revealed through brain research and brain imaging which can enhance learning and instructional strategies in the regular classroom, intervention groups and special education, To gain a clear understanding of dyslexia (Truths, Myths and Misconceptions) and

its broad effects in education, to be able to identify risk factors, and discover how to effectively teach students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties in every classroom, to learn strategies for teaching reading and spelling to students with dyslexia... AND teaching them in every discipline using strategies/ appropriate accommodations and differentiated teaching


This is NOT a training on testing students for dyslexia, but a training on making appropriate accommodations for all students


* The Reading Process- Discover the process that students walk through as they learn to read and the process that teachers must go through as they teach students to read. Learn how the brain reads, the 5 components of an effective reading program and how best to teach them.


*Dyslexia 101- Unlocking the Key to Reading and Writing- Dyslexia affects approximately 20% of the population. Learn the basics: What it is and what it is not; Indicators, Accommodations for the classroom, Appropriate Instructional Methods and Educational Empathy.


* Phonological Awareness- Research now confirms the importance of teaching phonological/phonemic awareness as it is the foundation for phonics and spelling skills. These skills are the greatest predictor of becoming a skilled reader in first grade and beyond.


*Vigorous Vocabulary- Words meaning is a strong determiner of reading comprehension. Learn simple but fin and effective teaching strategies for all classes and all grade. This is a "must-do"!


*Building Fluent Readers- Fluent Reading is a hallmark of strong readers and is a good predictor of reading comprehension. Learn ways to develop fluency in readers of all ages. Taken from Dr. Tim Rasinski's book: Developing Fluent Readers.


*Comprehension- Learn how to build deep comprehension through dialogue and reflective discussion leading to responding critically and meaningfully to complex text. Learn the 7 Comprehension Strategies that every child needs from PK-12 grade!


*Word Study- Lets Face it! It is impossible to teach students to spell every word in the English Language. Learn how to build strong readers and spellers through these fun and engaging word study activities.


*Grammar- Who knew the important role grammar plays in comprehension?? We now understand grammar is not just important for composition, but also enhances the understanding of text. Learn how to teach basic grammar skills through a multisensory approach that benefits all literacy learners.



Single Sessions

$100 each for OSAC Members

$150 each for Non-Members


4 Sessions

$350 for OSAC member districts

$450 for non-member districts


**Includes All Lunches & Dr. Tim Rasinski's Book**


Register Here for All Sessions

*We are committed to safety by providing physical distancing, taking temperatures, providing individual hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, individual pens and packets, boxed lunches - as safe as we can make it. We require all attendees to wear a mask and remain socially distanced. We understand that the future is uncertain and should the situation dictate, we will follow current guidelines, and cancel if needed.  

Cancellation Policy:

Since meals, presenters, training materials, and other costs are pre-paid by OSAC, please provide notice of cancellation at least 4 days prior to any OSAC event you are registered to attend. Your district will not be charged for cancellations made within 4 days of the event. Cancellations within 48 hours of an OSAC event will be charged at half price. No-shows will be charged at full price. Thank you for understanding!

Thank You for Supporting This and Other OSAC Events!



Billie Jordan

Executive Director

Cell: (918) 931-2494


Dr. Kaylin Coody

Associate Director

Cell: (918) 640-0787


Raychel Harris

Administrative Assistant



Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council

2403 N. 41st Street East

Muskogee, OK 74403-1889

Office: (918) 687-0597

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PH: 918-687-0597Fax: 866-887-9686

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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