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    • 13 Mar 2021
    • (PST)


    More than Talk.

    A Virtual Event Featuring Inspiring Speakers.

    Register Now

    DESCRIPTION: Local and national experts will share their stories and knowledge as we learn how to recognize good literacy instruction, navigate the system, support BIPOC learners, celebrate stories of success and advocate for change.


    - Parents: It’s Not Your Fault

    - Best Practices for Teaching Reading

    - School to Prison Pipeline and Reading

    - Culturally Responsive Techniques and Tools

    - Navigating Sophisticated Racism: Cradle to Career

    - Dyslexia Panel

    -School, Community, Legislature: Where do we go from here?

    PDU's: Available at no charge.

    COST: Sliding Scale! Ticket price from $10-$30. Register for the ticket amount of our choice. (Please contact us at info@decodingdyslexiaor.org for scholarship needs.)

    PAY IT FORWARD!  Sponsor other attendees to attend the conference. Details at check out.

    • 17 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)

    This will be a one-day event on April 17th focusing on the Changing Classroom: Transitioning from In-Person to Online and Back Again. Our plenary speakers will be Jennifer Lebedev and Dr Ayanna Cooper. Jennifer Lebedev is an online teacher, blogger, and creator of the JenniferESL YouTube channel. Dr. Ayanna Cooper is an educational consultant supporting K-12 school districts nationwide who have students identified as Bilingual or English learners. She is also an advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

    There will also be an opportunity to connect and share with other teachers. More information and registration details will be posted soon!



As an English language educator, you value attending ORTESOL conferences. The current economy has caused many school districts, governments, and other organizations to carefully watch travel and education budgets. 

To obtain the financial support and/or possibly time off you need from your employer, you will likely have to justify your attendance. To help you, ORTESOL has prepared the following resources:

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