Audience – Teachers and intervention specialists providing instruction to students in grades K-1 (grades 2-3 are welcome to complete the online course and attend the virtual office hour sessions even though they are not required to complete their 18 hours of Professional Development until the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year.)
Ohio’s Dyslexia Support Laws require all kindergarten through third grade teachers, as well as teachers providing special education instruction to children in kindergarten through grade 12, to complete 18 hours of professional development aligned with the Ohio Dyslexia Guidebook. This Professional Development will support educators in identifying characteristics of dyslexia and understanding pedagogy for instruction of students with or at risk of dyslexia.
By the beginning of the 2023-2024 School Year, teachers providing instruction to students in grades K-1, including Intervention Specialists, must have completed the 18 hours of Dyslexia Professional Development. The Ohio Department of Education has developed a free course for teachers providing instruction to students in grades K-3 to meet the professional development requirements. This online course is available through the departments Learning Management System. For information on accessing the course, please review the Instructions for Accessing the Introduction to Dyslexia Course.
The online course is broken down into 11 learning modules that participants will do on their own time. They will be asked to complete certain modules before each virtual office session. State Support Team 1 consultant, Debbie Nagel, M.A. will facilitate four open office sessions. These sessions will center around learning objectives that were described in the modules. There will be time set aside for questions and next steps. Participants are urged to take part in the office hour sessions to make sure they have a full understanding and knowledge of the modules to achieve the goal of passing the post assessment at the end of the course.
Even though The Introduction to Dyslexia K-3 Course is accessed through the OH|ID Portal we are asking that you register with us to attend the virtual office hour sessions. This will also allow us to contact you should there be a need to change or cancel the Office Hour Session. Once registered you will receive the zoom link for that session. To register and receive your zoom link click on the date attending below.
Virtual Office Hour Sessions
March 16, 2023 – 3:30 – 5:00 (participants are to have completed the pre-test and modules 1-3 before this session)
April 12, 2023 – 3:30 – 5:00 (participants are to have completed modules 4-6 before this session)
May 17, 2023 – 3:30 – 5:00 (participants are to have completed modules 7-9 before this session)
June 8, 2023 – 9:00 – 10:30 (participants are to have completed modules 10 and 11 before this session). At this session participants will be able to ask clarifying questions prior to taking the Post Assessment.
For questions on Ohio’s Dyslexia Law or this training contact Debbie Nagel. Registration questions can be addressed to Lisa Jenkins or Jill Barnhisel.