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Workshop: Writing: From Encoding to Empowerment
October 15 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
3D supports the Tri County Branch of the International Dyslexia Association for all that they do.
This workshop is designed to present you with a greater understanding of how to present writing skills to your students.
Workshop-Writing: From Encoding to Empowerment – this workshop will be “live” in Riverside or on zoom.
The words “encoding” and “empowerment” are seldom seen in the same sentence, but they are woven together as the two ends of the writing cord. Explore the BIG PICTURE of writing instruction from spelling words to writing to change the world. Join board certified educational therapist, Diana Kennedy, as she explores the best practices of writing instruction and the neurobiology behind it, as well as the effects of learning disorders on each level. Learn the science behind the ways writing can support socio-emotional learning and well-being of your students and a framework for integrating the two.
This workshop will integrate a presentation, hands-on work with materials and techniques, and group work to create your own scope and sequence. You will walk away with an understanding of most effective products and programs, sample lesson plans, and teaching strategies and tools to start applying your learning to your practice right away!
OUR SPEAKER: Diana Black Kennedy, MA, BCET, is a board certified educational therapist with a thriving private practice in San Anselmo, California. Her extensive classroom experience spans second grade through high school. Rural, suburban, and urban settings in both public and private schools. For the last 12 years, she has worked as an Educational Therapist one-on-one with diverse, unique, wonderful students including those with learning disabilities, those who are gifted and talented and those who are twice exeptional. This unusually wide and varied experience gives her a comprehensive perspective — and LOTS of stories.
Diana also teaches at the UCSC extension Educational Therapy certificate program. She holds a Certificate in Educational Therapy from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington. She presents and provides professional development nationally and internationally. She writes a blog about education at www.MindSparkLearning.com.