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Great things going on in Region XII! District Dyslexia Awareness Night at Lorena ISD

  There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.” This was the focus for our District Dyslexia Awareness night. We wanted our parents and teachers to gain a better understanding of the challenges our students with dyslexia face in the classroom on a daily basis through a dyslexia simulation in which teachers and parents […]

Sitting Beside You

Assessment:  Even reading that word makes me get nervous. Just imagine what it does to a struggling learner? Folks in education use this word as flippantly as coffee or toothbrush. Teachers give “assessments” all the time and so often the child behind the red ink is never really understood. When I read the book, Revealing […]

What’s Going On Inside the Brain of A Curious Child?

Why do birds fly? Why do people sleep? Why? Why? I have a six year old grandson that never stops asking why and this is a good thing! I came across this article posted on Reading Rocket’s November newsletter and found the information quite interesting. So, I wanted to pass it along to you. The […]

Interesting article from Delaware Valley Friends School

As I waited at the copier for my twenty copies, I noticed a discarded article titled, “The Possibility and Pragmatics of Identifying, Implementing, and Assessing the Use of Assistive Technology among LD Adolescents: A Classroom View from the Trenches.” Okay, the title grabbed my attention, but I wanted to know more about the author of […]

Congressional Committee Holds Hearing on Dyslexia

If you missed this congressional hearing titled, “The Science of Dyslexia” on September 18, 2014 you can still view at: http://science.house.gov/hearing/full-committee-hearing-science-dyslexia Be sure to post your thoughts or comments!     Virginia GonzalezVirginia Gonzalez, State Dyslexia Consultant is housed at Region10 ESC. Virginia has been an educator in Texas for 22 years, and worked as […]

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

I can not believe the first week of school has come and gone! I came across this article and I think it will be of interest to many of you as well. The title alone should grab your attention. I am not going to say another word, but you will find this article at www.edutopia.org/blog/homework-sleep-and-student-brain-glenn-whitman. So […]

Dr. Louisa Moats

I thought you might like to view a recent interview of Dr. Louisa Moats by the International Dyslexia Association’s Historical Archives Committee. Dr. Moats is the keynote speaker for the 19th Annual State Dyslexia Summer Institute on July 30, 2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVRLTTtOpBc&feature=youtu.be Virginia GonzalezVirginia Gonzalez, State Dyslexia Consultant is housed at Region10 ESC. Virginia has been […]

Technoteachers Blog

I can not believe that June is almost gone! July is just around the corner. If anyone is planning a road trip to someplace special with little ones, Julie and Nicole have posted many wonderful resources to keep them engaged. (“Dad, are we there yet?”) These resources include links to electronic games, iBooks, and apps for the […]

Techno Teaching

Greeting Texas Teachers! Some of you may remember me from last summer’s State Dyslexia Summer Institute in Dallas, Texas. Virginia Gonzalez, the State Dyslexia Consultant, had asked me to speak to you about how digital tools can help all children succeed as learners. Since then my co-author, Nicole Ponsford (an award-winning teacher in the U.K. […]

Building Vocabulary using Technology

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with a small group of teachers preparing for a certification exam. As we worked through the information we came across a word that was not so familiar to some of us. I watched these ladies attack the unknown word with the same skills that our children with dyslexia […]