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WRITING MATTERS: DEVELOPING SENTENCE SKILLS

A workshop for classroom teachers and tutors of children in grades 3-12.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: HawaiiUSA Credit Union (1226 College Walk – Honolulu)

Parking$3 @ credit union; limited – carpooling encouraged; alternate parking as available on-street and in nearby pay-to-park lots

Facilitator: William Van Cleave, M.A.

 

Workshop Description: More often than not, students struggle at the sentence level far more than they struggle at the paragraph level. This workshop, which is aligned with the Language section of the Common Core State Standards, will focus on parts of speech and sentence parts as they apply to the act of writing. Participants will learn about the components of a good lesson and strategies for developing sentence sense in student writers. They will examine parts of speech as a method of understanding the way words interact with each other and sentence parts as building blocks for creating different kinds of sentences. They will practice with the elements introduced and model the strategies suggested.

  • $100 Registration Fee includes lunch and workbook (Writing Matters: Developing Sentence Skills in Students of All Ages)
  • REGISTER ONLINEOnline payment processing fee will be applied.
  • School Purchase Orders accepted.
  • Partial scholarships available – apply by August 21, 2017 CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
  • Cancellation Policy: HIDA reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient number of participants. HIDA will refund the $100 registration fee paid.
  • Withdrawal Policy: A full refund of the $100 registration fee paid less a $15 processing fee will be given to those who voluntarily withdraw prior to the day of the workshop.

Join us for a FREE showing of HIDA’s talk show:

DYSLEXIA 101 – PARENTS: TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS

Date/Time
Thursday, September 7, 6-7:30 pm

Location
Honolulu Waldorf School – Niu Hall (350 Ulua St)

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  • Listen to parents as they share their family’s personal journey with dyslexia.
  • Engage in an open discussion with some of HIDA’s members, of practical tips, strategies and resources to help children with dyslexia be successful.

Attendees will receive a free copy of HIDA’s popular booklet – Tips for Parents and Families of Children with Dyslexia


 

 

 

HIDA will be presenting a breakout session and hosting a dyslexia information/resource table at the following LDAH Mini Conferences:

Honolulu: Saturday, August 26, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hilo: Saturday, September 9, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Maui: Thursday, September 14, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Kauai: Saturday, September 23, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

For more information: (808) 536-9684 or 1-800-533-9684

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Join us… On The Bay!

Friday  ~ April 7, 2017  ~ 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Kaneohe Yacht Club ~ 44-503 Kaneohe Bay Drive

Table Sponsorships ~ Contact Margaret Higa, Executive Director ~ (808) 538-7007 ~  mhiga.hi@dyslexiaida.org

Individual Tickets ~  $75 ~ Click here to purchase (online payment processing fee will be applied)

Heavy Pupu ~ One Standard Drink ~ Silent Auction ~ Lucky Prize Giveaways ~ Live Entertainment

 

Emcee ~ Lina Girl of Kanile’a ‘Ukulele and KRTR 96.3
Dynamic fusion of beautiful vocals and fast ukulele playing ~ Nā’ehu 
Talented young musicians ~ Kroc Youth String Orchestra

Mahalo to our corporate sponsors!

All funds raised remain in Hawai‘i to serve our local community. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
HIDA is a 501 (c) (3) organization; tax ID# 99-0238843.



Made possible by a grant from the Annie Sinclair Knudsen Memorial Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

Location: Island School (3-1875 Kaumualii Highway)

April 8, 2017 ~ Saturday ~ 8:30-10:00 am Register: 2-kauaihida.eventbrite.com

Join others for a special showing on Kauai of HIDA’s new talk show – DYSLEXIA 101 – PARENTS: TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS

  • Listen to parents as they share their family’s personal journey with dyslexia.
  • Engage in an open discussion with some of HIDA’s members, of practical tips, strategies and resources to help children with dyslexia/SLD be successful.
  • Attendees will receive a free copy of HIDA’s popular booklet – Tips for Parents and Families of Children with Dyslexia

More info: mhiga.hi@dyslexiaida.org or (808) 538-7007





HIDA aims to foster a greater understanding of and empathy for our child(ren) with dyslexia. In this presentation, we will present an overview of dyslexia and share practical tips, strategies and resources which are suggested to supplement appropriate instruction in Structured Literacy (aka Multisensory Structured Language-MSL) methods. Attendees will also receive a free copy of HIDA’s popular “Tips” booklet.

Note: The two event dates listed below with an * are closed to the general public.  To schedule a “Tips” presentation or other workshop for your school, parent or community group, contact HIDA’s executive director, Margaret Higa: (808) 538-7007 or mhiga.hi@dyslexiaida.org

Side By Side Parent Support Group (Waikele) 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu)

March 8, 2017 *

Foster Grandparents (Honolulu)

May 9, 2017 *

 

 

Dyslexia Info / Resources

Visit HIDA’s table at these events.

Kapolei High School Health Fair
Thursday, March 30, 2017; 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Annual SPIN Conference ^
Saturday, April 22, 2017; 8:30  am – 1:00 pm
UH Manoa Campus Center
click here for more info/register for conference

Dyslexia Simulations Workshop

Participants will rotate through learning stations with simple activities designed to give hands-on awareness of what persons with dyslexia experience every day. Activities include language-related tasks similar to those encountered in the classroom and workplace. An explanation of the aspects of dyslexia being simulated in each learning station and a brief group discussion will follow.

Armed Services YMCA (Pearl Harbor) 
Friday, March 10, 2017 **

** Note: This event is closed to the general public.  To schedule a Dyslexia Simulations Workshop or other presentation for your school, parent or community group, contact HIDA’s executive director, Margaret Higa: (808) 538-7007 or  mhiga.hi@dyslexiaida.org

2016 Events

In 2016, over 300 parents, teachers, tutors and others received information, resources and strategies to help struggling readers by attending the HIDA-sponsored events listed below.   All events were held on Oahu unless otherwise specified in ( ).

Schedule a presentation for your school, business, parent or community group. Contact HIDA Executive Director, Margaret Higa at mhiga.hi@dyslexiaida.org or (808) 538-7007 for more information. Mahalo!

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Dyslexia 101/Overview (Kauai, Oahu)

An overview of language-based reading difficulties, such as dyslexia, and how these affect learning.

Helpful Tips and Strategies from Parents to Parents 

Practical tips and resources to support and assist children with dyslexia.

Interactive Dyslexia Simulations (Kauai, Oahu)

Simple activities designed to give a hands-on awareness of what persons with dyslexia encounter every day. While it is never possible to recreate another person’s world, we hope that this presentation provides a brief glimpse through the eyes of individuals with dyslexia.

Journey Into Dyslexia Documentary (Kauai)

The film examines the complexities of the dyslexic brain − showing how it is structured differently − and debunks myths and misconceptions about dyslexia.  The filmmakers interviewed students and adults who shared their struggles and methods of coping. 

Dyslexia Resource Fair in collaboration with Assets School

Mayor Kirk Caldwell opened the Fair by presenting his Proclamation of October 2016 as Dyslexia Awareness Month in the City & County of Honolulu. The Fair offered opportunities to interact with and ask questions of educators and parents of children with dyslexia. Breakout session topics included:  Dyslexia; MSL Instruction; Helpful Tips/Strategies from Parents to Parents; Interactive Dyslexia Simulations

Community Outreach/Resource Fairs (Hawai‘i Island, Kauai, Oahu)

HIDA-hosted dyslexia information and resource tables with “make-and-take” bookmarks for the keiki.

  • Special Parent Information Network (SPIN) Annual Conference
  • P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Resource Fair
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Hawai‘i (LDAH) Traveling Mini Conference (Hawai’i Island, Kauai, Oahu)
  • Macy’s Kapolei Charity Shopping Day

Island School Teacher In-Service Day in collaboration with Kumukela Academy of Innovative Learning (Kauai)

Instructional topics: Supporting All Learners – Accommodation vs. Remediation; Best Teaching Practices for Middle School Students Across All Content Domains

HIDA On-Air in 2016 

During the 2016 International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference and Branch Council Meeting held in Orlando, Florida, HIDA was recognized as the Branch Excellence Award recipient for Marketing & Communications.

HIDA received the award for collaboration with ‘Ōlelo Community Media in producing a 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) and a 28-minute instructional segment focused on increasing dyslexia awareness and how parents can have a significant role in early identification of and intervention for their children.

This is the first in a series of instructional segments regarding dyslexia. Future HIDA segments will focus on science-based teaching techniques, accommodations, interventions and assistive technology.

Mahalo to HIDA’s awesome volunteers for all their efforts in bringing these projects to fruition and to ῾Ōlelo Community Media for the wonderful community services they provide! 

Click here to watch the PSA.

HIDA’s original production, “Dyslexia 101 – Parents: Trust Your Instincts” is now airing at www.olelo.org/olelonet; search “Dyslexia 101” if the program fails to load when clicking on the link.

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Pictured below, (Seated, L-R): Kawailehua Pakjake (HIDA Board Member); Michelle Kinimaka (HIDA Volunteer); Charles Bering (HIDA Board President); Kau’i Alapa, (HIDA Volunteer)

(Standing, L-R): Moke Ka`apana (HIDA Volunteer); Corinne Makahilahila (`Ōlelo Staff); Lina Kikuta (HIDA Volunteer); Margaret Higa (HIDA Executive Director)

Photo credit: Bethany Higa

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