2017 Conference Schedule


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Registration

8:00-8:30 Registration and breakfast of juice, coffee, muffins, breads, and doughnuts

Morning Conference Sessions

8:30-8:40 General welcome from Mount Mercy University and Iowa Branch of the International Dyslexia Association Board with a light breakfast provided
8:40-8:45 Introduction of keynote: Denise Little, President of the Iowa Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
8:45-10:15 Keynote Adults: Dr. Susan Assouline, Director of the Belin-Blank Center, presenting on the Social-emotional Needs of our Students.

8:30-9:20 Keynote Students: Dr. Jennifer Rasmussen, Words of Wisdom from someone twice exceptional.

9:25-10:15 Keynote Students: Using technology to create  presentations, presented by the Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research

10:15-10:30 Break: Check out the raffle items and vendor room!
10:30-11:45 Session One
11:45-12:00 Break: Check out the raffle items and vendor room!
12:00-1:00 Lunch (catered)

Lunch Presentation: video viewing of St. George’s – From Crisis to Calm: a video created from visits at St. George’s in England.  This urban school went from a “fail” school to the “top 2%” of schools in England.  Same student population, different teacher attitudes with a focus on direct teaching of reading skills, mindfulness, and executive function. Video presentation only, breakout session is offered to give an update.

1:00-1:15 Break: Check out the raffle items and vendor room!

Afternoon Conference Sessions

1:15-2:30 Session Two
2:30-2:45 Cookie Break: Last chance to check out the raffle items and vendor room!
2:45-4:00 Session Three
4:00 Pick up raffle  items at registration table

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