The Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association had its Spring Conference on April 18, 2015, at the Tundra Lodge Tundra Lodge in Green Bay, WI. We’d like to thank all who attended and helped make this year’s conference a success.
Our main speaker, Scott Marfilius, provided us with an
extensive amount of information concerning assistive technology, and the
technical supports that are helpful for reading, writing, and math. He also explained the principles of Universal Design for Learning as a way
to benefit all learners, as well as an overview of software programs to assist
in implementing this concept.
We were very lucky to receive a donation of $2,500.00 from the Keith and Paula Rohm family of Seymour, WI. The Rohms received this award from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities fund sponsored by Monsanto. They in turn designated WIBIDA to be the recipients, which enabled us to purchase two I-pads that were given away at the conference.
On the day of the conference, Decoding Dyslexia of Wisconsin donated $200.00 to WIBIDA, to help parents, teachers, tutors, or anyone interested in learning more about dyslexia. What a surprise!
Our fundraiser for the day was a raffle, with numerous items donated by WIBIDA board members and committee members. There was a wonderful assortment of baskets for all ages and interests that made the winners very happy. The last two raffle items, a signed team football from the Green Bay Packers and an I-pad mini, elicited squeals from the winners!
It was wonderful to see so many people who are dedicated to empowering those with dyslexia, by providing the right tools and resources to be successful in school and life.
If you missed this conference, make plans now to attend our next conference on, April 23, 2016, at Hotel Marshfield in Marshfield, WI. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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WIBIDA in the News
WIBIDA Board member, Connie Day, hosted a Dyslexia Simulation. Read more: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20140129/GPG04/301290404/Decoding-students-struggles-learn-dyslexia?nclick_check=1