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WEBINAR: Using Digital Text for Literacy Skills
February 28, 2018
5:00 – 6:00 pm

The focus of this webinar will be on using digital for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.  Presenter: Jon Pennington, Technology Integration Specialist at Assets School in Honolulu; Jon is also a Ph.D. candidate in Learning, Design and Technology at the University of Hawai’i .

Email for more information: info.hi@dyslexiaida.org


WORKSHOP: Math Learning Difficulties and Strategies

March 3, 2018 – Saturday
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wayland Baptist University Hawai’i (95-1091 Ainamakua Drive – Mililani Mauka, Oahu)

Workshop Facilitator: Eryle Okamura, B.S. Visual Science, O.D., M. Ed. has been in private practice as an optometrist since 1985. He also received specialized multisensory math training through the University of California at Berkeley and with Ron Yoshimoto, M.S.W., Fellow/AOGPE. Dr. Okamura received his Master’s in Education degree in Mathematics: Curriculum and Instruction, and has been teaching students with learning differences since 2010. He practices alongside his wife, Susan Okamura, a Certified Orton-Gillingham practitioner and a speech-language pathologist who owns Bridge the Gap academic services.

Workshop Description: Math difficulties range in severity/topic areas. Math difficulties may be further complicated by co-existing difficulties in language comprehension, affecting student ability to effectively manage word problems. In this workshop, classroom teachers, tutors and homeschool parents of children in grades 3-12 will learn strategies to help remedy some of the common math difficulties their students encounter.

Some of the most common math difficulties:

  • telling time; using devices (e.g. a ruler, a protractor, etc.) for measuring; basic numeracy
  • math operations (subtraction, multiplication and division, and their algorithms)
  • fractions, place value, integers, percent, and algebraic expressions

Workshop participants will understand:

  • critical math skills that are typically achieved during childhood
  • brain function and specific cognitive areas as they pertain to math learning
  • concepts such as visual spatial perception, working memory, processing speed, fluid reasoning

Workshop participants will also:

  • use manipulatives to practice application of strategies to help students
  • explore iPad apps that support student acquisition of math skill

Each workshop participant will receive some manipulatives to take with you and use in helping students with math learning difficulties.

Workshop Fee:

$40 (HIDA Member)

$50 (Non-Member)

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*** application deadline: February 5, 2018 ***

 


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