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Free Webinar – Motivation Matters: 10 Research-Based Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers

Motivation Matters: 10 Research-Based Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT Presented by Terrie Noland, Vice President, Educator Initiatives, Learning Ally Sponsored by Learning Ally Through an extensive review of current literature and research, this edWebinar will reveal what educators can do to counteract this […]


Registration for ONBIDA’s 12th Annual Conference is now open!

ONBIDA’s 12th Annual Conference Early Identification and Intervention Strategies Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 Ontario Science Center, Toronto, ON NEW this year – Livestreaming Option! Register now! Early-bird rates are in effect until October 7, 2018. Click here for more information and to register.


Newly revised IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading

The International Dyslexia Association has recently released revised Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.  The standards defines what all teachers of reading need to know and be able to do to teach all students to read proficiently.  Check out our website for more information about IDA’s accreditation and certification […]


42 U.S. States Now Have Dyslexia Legislation

A new article by Martha Youman and Nancy Mather entitled “Dyslexia Laws in the U.S.A.: A 2018 Update”  summarizes “Today, as of March of 2018, 42 states have dyslexia-specific laws, and, among the states that have passed laws, most have updated their education codes to clearly define dyslexia and provide guidelines to school districts […]


Helping Your Struggling Reader – recorded webinar now online

Helping Your Struggling Reader  by Jan Maclean recorded Thursday May 31, 2018 7:30-9:00pm EST Click here to see the recorded webinar. Click here for a copy of the presentation and handouts. This webinar is for parents of young children and teachers of struggling readers. It addresses why some children struggle to learn […]


Framing Your Thoughts Sentence Structure webinar – Summer Training Opportunity

Framing Your ThoughtsTM Sentence Structure – SUMMER 2018 ONBIDA is excited to partner with Language Circle Enterprises to offer the online webinar/training “Framing Your ThoughtsTM Sentence Structure” this summer, and we are pleased to offer it at a special discount for Canadian educators: only CAD$50 plus materials/shipping! This sequential and multisensory program is part of the Project […]


Trish Griffin, IDA member, wins award!

Congratulations from ONBIDA to Trish Griffin, an IDA member, who received the 2018 Contribution to Catholic Education Award this week in Kingston, Ontario! Ms. Griffin received this award for her passionate volunteer work at J.J O’Neill Catholic School.   Trish’s personal experience in helping her own child ‘break’ the code, and learn to […]


Structured Literacy Training Summer 2018 Toronto

FUNDAMENTAL LEARNING is offering  Structured Literacy TRAINING (a.k.a. Orton-Gillingham), Summer 2018, Toronto, Ontario This multisensory structured language approach to teaching literacy skills benefits all students but is especially important for those who struggle with language or dyslexia. This training meets or exceeds the standards of Academy of Orton Gillingham Practicioners and […]