7th Annual Dyslexia Virtual Conference

1.5 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Dyslexia Training Institute Participants Only 

This is a virtual conference in which there will be 12 presentations. Conference registrants will have 24-hour access to all pre-recorded workshops/presentations for the entire duration of the conference. After viewing each workshop, registrants will be able to post their questions on the workshop’s discussion board and questions will be addressed by the experts. Conference topics include: dyslexia & English Learners; Intersectionality of race & dyslexia; structured word inquiry & the remarkable < e >; fluency, understanding dysgraphia; reading instruction; grammar; perspective from someone who has dyslexia, strategies that boost spelling success, Dyslexia for a Day Simulation, self-advocacy & assistive technology.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.5 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Dyslexia Training Institute participants.

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What You Will Learn

  • Gain insight about literacy and reading within sociocultural contexts and be provided information about African American presence in reading interventions and recommendations
  • Learn how the use of the scientific inquiry approach to study the remarkable and how that can give us insight to English orthography
  • Gain insight into the disunity of reading instruction and how educators can help change this
  • Learn about self-advocacy and the use of assistive technology in classroom settings
  • Learn how to prioritize grammar instruction and how to integrate the essentials
  • Be provided with information on English Learners and dyslexia, updates research about oral reading fluency, and teaching strategies that can boost spelling success
  • Be illuminated on the trials and tribulations of what it feels like to have dyslexia and learn about a nonprofit that helps low-income and minority children and adults


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

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Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.