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Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014 starts Sunday March 16th

DFNZEvery teacher needs to understand dyslexia and know what help there is out there for them and their students, so we are lucky to have this fantastic week of events with a lot of great resources.  Note these in your diaries and in your school newsletters 🙂

TELEVISION

At noon Sunday March 16th the acclaimed documentary “The Big Picture; Rethinking Dyslexia” will be shown on TV3, so be sure to watch (and record it for your next staff meeting).

SCHOOL RESOURCES

Your school principal and BOT have been sent the Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014 mail out, so be sure to check that out.

ONLINE RESOURCES

For information on Dyslexia advocacy, look here. You might also like to go take a look at the Dyslexia Foundation NZ web site and also go and ‘like’ the DAW Facebook page so that you can keep up with the latest information.

EVENTS

The following events are taking place for parents – please spread the word:

Tuesday 18th;  “Supporting your Reluctant Learner” – Primary Parents
provider; Positive Participation & Learning with Difference
where; Christchurch 9am – 12pm
LINK: http://www.dyslexiafoundation.org.nz/dyslexiaadvocacy/pdf/PP%20&%20LWD%20SEMINARS%202014-%20LT.pdf

Wednesday 19th;  “iPads for Alternative Learners” – Parent Workshop
provider; eTime
where; Auckland  9am-3pm
LINK: http://www.etime.co.nz/WebSpace/594/

Thursday 20th;  “Dyslexia – Understanding and Action”
provider; Lorna Timms
where; Christchurch 7pm – 9pm, $10
LINK: http://www.dyslexiafoundation.org.nz/dyslexiaadvocacy/pdf/PP%20&%20LWD%20SEMINARS%202014-%20LT.pdf

Friday 21st; “Intro in Specific Learning Difficulties” – Parents
provider; SPELD NZ
where; Auckland – 2 day course
LINK: http://www.dyslexiafoundation.org.nz/dyslexiaadvocacy/pdf/SPELD%20PD.pdf

Sunday 23rd; Christchurch Festival of Education
DFNZ exhibit, Trustees in attendance
LINK: www.christchurchfestivalofeducation.org.nz

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