By Brenda McCray, Kentucky Branch IDA, Vice President*
*summarized for this blog
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Kentucky International Dyslexia Association Calendar
EVENT HAPPENING NOW: 2016 Carnegie IDEA Academy Summer School Tutor Training
19 students are participating in the Fayette County summer school program and 24 in the Lincoln County program. Students range in age from 6 to 15 years. These programs will hopefully develop into a community-based afterschool tutoring model this fall - for both Fayette and Lincoln counties.
Some of the topics include:
Brain Research, “Reading is Rocket Science
Dyslexia Characteristics and Lesson Steps / The SEE Program Overview
Sounds of the Language/sound Sheet
Lesson A Peer Tutoring
Lesson “T” and “P” Peer Tutoring (lesson planning, mastery sheet)
“Why We Do What We Do”
Tutoring Beginning Level Books
Tutoring Pleasure Reading
Tutoring Social Values
Auditory Lesson Planning, Practice
Advance Lessons (Planning & Practice)
Date: Tuesday, July 12
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Seton Catholic School, 1740 Summerhill Drive, Lexington, KY 40515
Cartooning Instructor: Fran Riddell
Limit: 40 people - 5 years and older, including adults
RSVP: Brenda McCray; 859-361-8014; a flier is coming soon, to help spread the word
Cost: $22 for one person; $16 for the second and beyond, if in the same family
Fran is a Disney-trained artist, and has taught at Seton for a number of years. You will remember her work with caricatures, at our first annual Dyslexia Dash, last October.
Barnes & Noble DYSLEXIA DAY
Date: Sunday, November 13; we’re trying to obtain permission for a 2-day
event, to include Saturday, November 12
Time: activities throughout the day
Place: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Hamburg Pavilion, 1932 Pavilion Way, Lexington 40509
Activities may include: Surprise guest readers; guest speakers; musicians; mini monologues by students with dyslexia, perhaps performing something they are successful doing
Barnes & Noble said that a person only has to SAY “DYSLEXIA” - either at the check-out counter, cafe, or when making online purchases, and KY-IDA will receive proceeds on sales!
Dyslexia for a Day Simulation, Kayla Steltenkamp
Date: June 18
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: The DePaul School, 1925 Duker Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205
Details: This is the Dyslexia Training Institute version, and slightly different than IDA’s version.
See information on the DTI website.
Register here for this free event.
Dyslexia Simulation, Brenda McCray
Date: June 26
Location: Tates Creek Christian Church, 3150 Tates Creek Road, Lexington 40502
Details: Limit 12; please RSVP Brenda @ email@example.com or call/text 859-361-8014
Testimony: I had excellent results after my last simulation, in that a teacher certified in another state immediately began planning to become a tutor; signed up for Susan Barton’s assessment training, in Chicago, this summer; bought the first 4 levels of the Barton method; made business cards; and says that she has found her calling.
COPIA Foundation Grant Used to Create a Video about Dyslexia: SEND STORIES & VIDEO CLIPS
Our non profit was awarded its second COPIA Foundation Grant to help children in Kentucky.
We were awarded a $10,000 grant to produce a high quality video and public service announcement using Kentucky success stories to help students who have dyslexia build self-esteem and have a positive mindset about their future.
Seton Catholic School, in Lexington, Kentucky, has been chosen as the location to do part of the production, since it has a dyslexia program in place and can easily coordinate with Lynne Slone and the Lexington-based production company.
Please contact families who would be willing to send a video clip with a dyslexic student displaying talent or speaking about his/her experiences, for consideration. ATTN: Lynne Slone - firstname.lastname@example.org
Big thanks to Gretchen Gillig one of our newer Board members who has been instrumental in obtaining this second grant and working to get the first grant into production.
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Kentucky Horse Park
Suggested Time(s): 1:00, so participants can enjoy discounted park tickets, if they choose to; cost of tickets to see an event are to be determined
Miss Kentucky has agreed to speak again this year.
Registration information is coming soon!
Live Your Life in Color
A Special Coloring Book for Elementary School Children with Learning Differences
Coloring Book / Pencil Set
Some of the concepts in the book are:
Placement of descenders
Word family recognition
Pages on b/d and p/q
Filling in circles
Visual discrimination - finding and coloring same items
Following written directions
The oversized, 64-page book, plus a set of colored pencils formed for easy use, sells for $39.
More details to come!
MON, JUL 11 AT 3:00 PM, WASHINGTON, DC
United States Capitol - East Capitol Street Northeast Corner of Third Street and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 - View Map
“We are so excited to bring people together in celebration of the progress made for people with dyslexia. We are taking dyslexia awareness from our local schools to our nation's capital.
We stand together on Capitol Hill as a community to honor both legislative and awareness gains made at the federal, state and local levels, while recommitting our efforts to the future of positive change for individuals with dyslexia in our schools, communities, and country.”
#SayDyslexia Rally Registration
Silent Auction Night:
Date: Saturday, July 23
Location: Jolly Event Center, Wilder
Tickets will be sold online, using a ticket sale/sign-up website.
Word Detective Camp and a trip to The Shelton School, Dallas, Texas
If you have a student interested in attending Eastern Kentucky University’s Word Detective Camp, visit this site: http://cd.eku.edu/insidelook/word-detective-camp
Dinner for Dyslexia
We are contacting a restaurant owner to see if there is a night that we can advertise and host a dyslexia night, with a percentage of the proceeds coming to KY-IDA. Contact idakentucky.org/contact.htm
Partnering up with Decoding Dyslexia
At our next board meeting, Tami Trunick, of Decoding Dyslexia KY, and Phyllis Sparks will be presenting some definitive ways in which KY-IDA and Decoding Dyslexia can join forces in their efforts to heighten awareness and let voices be heard on behalf of families experiencing dyslexia.
Free Summer Tutoring Program in Dayton, Kentucky!
Grades K-12 and adults!
Free Barton summer reading program June 6th - Aug 11th!
Grade K-12 and adults who struggle with reading due to dyslexia or other learning differences!
Must make an appointment and commit to 2 tutoring sessions per week.
Contact Shari Hennekes 859-653-7767
GREAT HOMESCHOOL CONVENTIONS
We had discussed this as an opportunity to promote the IDA in previous meetings. This event wiill have THOUSANDS of people walk through the exhibit hall. Almost all of these are homeschoolers, which has a high population of dyslexic students.
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/locations/cincinnati-oh/ (April 20-22, 2017)
Student Panel to Discuss Dyslexia
“Meet the Author / Illustrator” Event
Dinner / Dance for Dyslexia
Reading Roundup or Read-a-thon
Dyslexia Simulation at CEC, in Louisville, in the fall
Talent / Arts Event (if not included in the Dash)
Union Point Academy, Union, Kentucky
Seeking Barton Tutors
Contact Sheila Levi, Director
Join us Wednesday evening for a fun night with some Dyslexia Dialog at The Olde Fort Pub in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky!
Check out our March Newsletter & see what's happening around Kentucky!
Such an encouraging month! The sun has been shining, the weather is a bit warmer, the Spring flowers are popping with color! Friends from around our state continue to meet, share time together and talk about their trials, tears, and their Victories!
As a mom of a super cool dude who has a mighty incredible mind yet he struggles with reading, spelling, processing, fitting in, staying focused, fights boredom in class,... I am continually overwhelmed with a whole lot of support that I find in and around our state. So many other families can relate to what me and my boy go through. So many stories are so much like our struggles.
It was a blessing to hear from Susan Barton in Louisville. It amazes me that someone who doesn't live in our home, who doesn't really know me, my son or what we go through is able to stand in front of a room full of hundreds of people and talk about the exact same challenges that we go through each day! Truth is, the struggle is real because Dyslexia is Real and it impacts SO MANY.
I am so encouraged and motivated to keep working to ensure my son has the most appropriate interventions provided to him so he is successful. I want this not only for him, but for all those like him. The "one in five" student desperately needs their Teachers, Principals, Superintendents, District, State Department of Education to Say Dyslexia!
Kiss your kids!