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ALTA Calendar

On the ALTA Calendar you will find a selection of pre-approved opportunities to earn continuing education. 

Pre-Approved CE Providers:

Pre-approved CE providers may not always have their events listed on the ALTA events calendar so be sure to visit their webpages for additional offerings. 

List of Pre-approved CE Providers

If you have an event that is not listed, you can request the CE Committee for approval towards CE. Complete one of the forms below a minimum of (2) weeks prior to the event date to request approval. 

Sponsoring Agency Group Event Approval Form 

If you are an agency or individual facilitating an event that takes the form(s) of webinars, lectures, courses, seminars, workshops, or symposia and meets the criteria as stated in the Guidelines for Sponsorship of Continuing Education, you’re encouraged to apply for Group Event approval.

Individual Event Application Form

Many members discover continuing education opportunities that may lack pre-approval, and do not appear as Group Events on the ALTA Calendar. In these cases, members may apply for CE credit by completing the Individual Event Application.

Calendar of Events:

Click the Title of an event to see more information, such as location, times, presenters, continuing education hours, etc.

    • 04/05/2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 04/23/2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual

    DTI's 5th Annual Virtual Dyslexia Conference

    Event Name: DTI's 5th Annual Virtual Dyslexia Conference
    Sponsor: Dyslexia Training Institute
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 19
    Dates April 5 - 23, 2021 9:00AM - 5:00 PM PST
    Description: DTI's 5th Annual Dyslexia Conference provides workshops about dyslexia and topics related to helping students with dyslexia.
    Registration / More Info Link: N/A
    Presenter(s):

    Dr. Nadine Gaab

    Dr. Shawn Robinson

    Dr. Peter Bowers

    Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

    Sue Hegland

    Hilderbrand Pelzer III

    Peggy Stern

    Rachel Berger

    Joan Sedita

    Lindsay Biel

    Tracy Block-Zaretsky

    Justyn Beck
    Cost:

    $99.00 - $249.00

    Contact:

    Kelli Sandman-Hurley

    dyslexiaspec@gmail.com

    Location:

    Virtual

    www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org

    • 04/21/2021
    • 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • 04/29/2021
    • 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Developing Metacognitive Skills

    Event Name: Developing Metacognitive Skills
    Sponsor: Tina Dolney
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: South Texas Chapter
    Contact Hours: 12
    Dates / Times: April 21, 22, 28, and 29, 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Description:

    Developing Metacognitive Skills, a Neuhaus Education Center program, builds foundational skills for oral language, vocabulary, word knowledge, and working memory, and uses researchbased strategies to develop comprehension. DMS provides lessons and activities for developing vocabulary and metacognitive skills to reinforce decoding and fluency. This program, which is an excellent program for teachers teaching grades 3 through 8, focuses on three different levels:

    • Listening Comprehension

    • Transitional Metacognition

    • Guided Metacognition

    The lessons introduce strategies for understanding narrative text, expository text, poetry, and graphs. Manual and materials included. This class is a prerequisite for the Basic Language Skills Advanced Course.

    Registration / More Info Link: https://form.jotform.com/RawsonSaunders/DMS--

    -2021-April-21-22-28-29

    Presenter(s):

    Jamie Nettles, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT

    Perry Stokes, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT

    Cost: $565.00
    Contact:

    Tina Dolney

    tdolney@rawsonsaunders.org

    Location: Remote via Zoom with Rawson Saunders Institute
    • 04/26/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Tech Tools You Didn’t Know to Ask For

    Event Name: Tech Tools You Didn’t Know to Ask For
    Sponsor: Michelle Saltamachia
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: North Texas ALTA Chapter
    Contact Hours: 2
    Dates / Times: April 26, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Description: Technology has the power to change the lives of kids with dyslexia and other learning differences! But if you don’t even know what tools are available, how would you know what to look for? In this interactive session, you will learn about several “can’t-do-without” websites and apps that will truly help make a difference for your students and their learning.
    Registration / More Info Link:

    Please email miss_mimi13@hotmail.com

    Presenter(s): Nancy Watson, MLS, M.Ed.
    Cost: $10.00
    Contact:

    Michelle Saltamachia

    miss_mimi13@hotmail.com

    Location: Zoom
    • 04/30/2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 05/01/2021
    • 2:00 PM (CDT)
    Register


    This year, as a part of ALTA’s 35th anniversary, ALTA will host a virtual conference taking place April 30th and May 1st. An expert lineup of speakers will address the topic of written expression and effective instruction for struggling students. Over this 2-day event, you will learn about the connections of oral language, handwriting, morphology, and spelling. ALTA will offer 10 CEs for this event.

    Why Attend:

    • Learn from experts about the latest research in the field of dyslexia
    • Hear from ALTA leadership regarding organizational updates
    • Network with other professionals and ALTA members
    • Connect with conference sponsors and see what they have to offer
    • Earn up to 10 continuing education (CE) hours

    Who Should Attend?
    Including, but not limited to:

    • ALTA members
    • Associated professionals
    • Teachers and school administrators
    • Parents interested in learning about effective intervention for students with dyslexia

    Speakers: DOWNLOAD PROGRAM

    • Lydia H. Soifer, Ph.D., CCC/SLP
    • Kara Lee, M. ED., CALT-ICALP
    • Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Literacy Team:
      Vicki King, M.Ed., CALT-QI, Dyslexia Specialist
      Kathy Mascuilli, M.Ed., Literacy Program Administrator
      Sandy Shepard, Lead RISE Regional Specialist
    • Sue Hegland, Founder of Learning About Spelling
    • William Van Cleave, M.A.

    View conference FAQs

    Thank you to our generous conference sponsors!

     

              


    • 05/03/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Shelton School Dallas, TX 75248

    Multisensory Grammar

    Event Name: Multisensory Grammar
    Sponsor: Tina Dolney
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: South Texas Chapter
    Contact Hours: 3
    Dates / Times: Monday, May 3, 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Description: The Multisensory Grammar Workshop offers a unique and imaginative format for the instruction of grammar, syntax, and composition. Participants learn multisensory ways to take this abstract idea and make it concrete, understandable, and fun. Participants also learn strategies to help students apply their knowledge of grammar into paragraph and multi-paragraph writing. Multisensory Grammar manual and materials are included. This workshop is a prerequisite for the Basic Language Skills Advanced Course.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://form.jotform.com/

    RawsonSaunders/Multisensory-Grammar---2021-May-3

    Presenter(s):

    Jamie Nettles, M.Ed., CALT, LDT

    Kristie Beavers, M.Ed., CALT, LDT

    Cost: $185.00
    Contact:

    Tina Dolney

    tdolney@rawsonsaunders.org

    Location: Remote via Zoom with Rawson Saunders Institute
    • 12/02/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
    • ONLINE

    Annual Region 4 Dyslexia Virtual Conference

    Event Name: Annual Region 4 Dyslexia Virtual Conference
    Sponsor: Jan Cook
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Thursday, December 2, 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Description: This annual conference features various sessions in relation to dyslexia, including research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more. The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, reading specialists, interventionists, speech language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, and others.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.escweb.net/tx_esc_04/catalog/session.aspx?&session_id=1368029
    Presenter(s): Various
    Cost: 150
    Contact: Jan Cook
    jan.cook@esc4.net
    713.744.8124
    Location:

    ONLINE

    Region 4 Education Service Center

    7145 West Tidwell Rd

    Houston, TX 77092-2096
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07/25/2020 ALTA Competency Exam Review
07/23/2020 25th Annual State Dyslexia Summer Institute
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06/15/2020 DuBard Association Method Basic Course (5 day format)
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06/09/2020 Dyslexia Training
06/08/2020 Guaranteed No Stress Guide to The Dyslexia Handbook
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06/05/2020 Spotlight on Dyslexia
06/02/2020 Bright Line Min: Foundations of Positive Psychology
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06/01/2020 Bridge to Basic Language Skills
06/01/2020 DuBard Association Method Basic Course
05/30/2020 ALTA Competency Exam Review
05/29/2020 Virtual Alphabetic Phonics: Multisensory & Effective
05/27/2020 MTA Advanced Retraining
05/25/2020 Does Background Knowledge Matter?
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05/16/2020 ALTA 34th Annual Conference Highlights 2020
05/16/2020 Reading Readiness
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04/23/2020 Assistive Technology Devices for Dyslexia
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04/21/2020 East Texas Region Education Event
04/21/2020 Lenox M. Reed Seminar
04/20/2020 4th Annual Dyslexia Virtual Conference
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04/04/2020 Dyslexia Law
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04/04/2020 TN-IDA RISE Conference
04/02/2020 Dyslexia Teacher County Connection V
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03/05/2020 Dyslexia Teacher County Connection II
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03/03/2020 Statewide Evaluation Personnel Conference
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02/28/2020 31st Annual Symposium: Structured Literacy for All
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02/21/2020 Dyslexia Southwest 2020: Annual SWIDA Conference
02/21/2020 Supporting Struggling Readers
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