Special Event

K–12 Literacy Summer Roadmap: Resources and Expert Advice for Families and Educators

Saturday, May 04, 2024 | 10:30 a.m.

$0 | Mansard Room

Join Planet Word, in collaboration with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and Dustin Tamsen, Dyslexia Specialist from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), for a special informational event to help raise awareness, bust myths about dyslexia, and provide resources to families with struggling readers.

D.C. Law 23-191. Addressing Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties Amendment Act of 2020 is providing support for DCPS and Charter schools to assist struggling readers, including new screening protocols for K–2 students, dyslexia awareness courses for all public school educators, and guidance on high-quality, science-based literacy programs for K–5. We invite caregivers and educators to join an informational session led by Dustin Tamsen, Dyslexia Specialist at OSSE, to learn about D.C. Law 23-191. During the session, attendees will view Planet Word exhibit content about dyslexia, followed by an expert advice session featuring reading and dyslexia expert and educator Dr. Jean Schedler. The event will conclude with a resource fair featuring materials designed by IDA to prevent summer slide, including board games and fun-filled activity sheets.

Event Schedule:
Dyslexia Information Session — 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Expert Advice from Dr. Jean Schedler — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Resource Fair — 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tabling Organizations:
Decoding Dyslexia
Reading Partners
DC Dyslexia ABC
Emily Hanford
Dr. Jean Schedler

Jean Schedler Ph.D., Literacy Consultant, Instructional Specialist, PriorityPD, Maryland
Dr. Schedler partners with schools to develop and implement sustainable reading workshops and school-based programs. As an Orton-Gillingham Academy Fellow and an Academy Graduate of Learning Forward, her work focuses on the intersection of effective sustainable reading instruction and professional learning. Her experience includes classroom teacher, reading director in private school for special needs, adjunct professor, and teacher trainer across grade levels. Dr. Schedler is a former International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Branch President. She works nationally and internationally with schools, training centers and educational organizations. Jean has co-written the chapter Designing the Learning Environment and Planning Multisensory Structured Literacy Lessons in Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills (Fourth Edition). Her current focus is adolescent literacy, empowering all teachers to be teachers of reading.

Seating and materials are first come, first served. Separate passes are required to explore museum galleries. For questions or concerns regarding accessibility needs, please contact [email protected].