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Upcoming ONBIDA Webinars

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Upcoming ONBIDA Training Opportunities


Framing Your Thoughts TM Sentence Structure 

OFFERING AGAIN!  January 7 - February 7, 2019  

Based on the great feedback from last summer's course, ONBIDA is excited to partner again with Language Circle Enterprises to offer the online webinar/training “Framing Your ThoughtsTM Sentence Structure”, and we are pleased to offer it at a special discount for Canadian educators: only CAD$50 (members) / $75 (non-members) plus materials/shipping!

This sequential and multisensory program is part of the Project Read® curriculum, a research-based language arts program which includes instructional materials for phonics, reading comprehension and writing. The Framing Your ThoughtsTM  curriculum uses graphic symbols to teach 8 sentence parts and how they function to construct accurate, creative sentences.

The online webinar is approximately 6 hours – you can watch it at your own convenience during any two week period between January 7 - February 7, 2019.  You must order the required course materials in advance, directly from Language Circle Enterprises, allowing enough time for delivery from the U.S.

CLICK HERE for more information and registration. 

Previously recorded ONBIDA Webinars

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. **NEW Printable cards now available.

This webinar is for parents of young children and teachers of struggling readers. It addresses why some children struggle to learn to read and early warning signs of reading difficulties. Participants are guided through one of the first steps in how to teach a child to read. Participants are encouraged to bring white and yellow index cards, scissors, and a black marker to the session. These will be used to create a teaching resource that can be used with your child/student.

Presenter: Jan MacLean B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc. is the founder of The Reading Clinic in Kingston, Ontario. Since 2001, the Centre’s YES! Reading, YES! Writing and YES! Math programs have helped hundreds of students achieve success. Jan is a Certified Orton-Gillingham Educator and Practitioner, and a IDA Dyslexia Therapist.

Accessible audio and e-books from the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and Bookshare  recorded Thursday February 8, 2018 at 8pm ET

Click here to see the recorded webinar about CELA services, and how to download and listen to audiobooks from CELA and Bookshare.

CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) offers access to 500,000+ accessible books and more for people who have difficulty reading print due to dyslexia, vision loss, or a physical disability. CELA’s collection includes books for kids and teens, with a focus on best sellers, award winners, and Canadian books that are hard to find in accessible formats. Books can be downloaded and read with a variety of accessible reading apps or software.  CELA membership is free through any Ontario public library, thanks to funding from the Government of Ontario. Once signed up, you can also receive a free Bookshare membership, and get access to the world’s largest accessible online library. For more information email: members@celalibrary.ca

Other Webinars

The International Dyslexia Association has a series of free recorded webinars on topics such as Overcoming Dyslexia, IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading and Teacher Certification.

Upper Mid-West Branch of IDA regularly offers free live webinars on various topics dealing with dyslexia.  Upcoming webinars are listed hereand recorded webinarsare available on their website. CEU's are available at a nominal cost.

Southern California Tri-Council Branch of IDA also has regular webinars; recorded webinars are available here.  Click on the icons on the top of the page to access the archived webinars by year.

Learning Ally is an national non-profit organization in the United States dedicated to helping students with print disabilities, with access to over 80,000 audiobooks and other dyslexia resources, including webinars.  Unfortunately the audiobook collection is only available to residents of the U.S. (due to copyright law).