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Designing Instructional Programs for Students with Significant Support Needs

The approval of Assembly Bill 1369 has renewed the focus on strategies and services to support students who struggle with reading and those with dyslexia. With the 2017 release of the Dyslexia Guidelines, California educators now have an expanded array of resources. This training opportunity is intended for educators who will providing reading interventions, focusing on students with dyslexia. Participants will be introduced to the California Dyslexia Guidelines, as well as tools, information, and resources to support the development of a systematic, cumulative, and explicit reading intervention program.


  • Understand and navigate the Dyslexia Guidelines.
  • Explore the elements of phonological processing and related strategies as the foundation of learning to read.
  • Recognize the unique needs and challenges of young adults with dyslexia.
  • Determine and implement (with fidelity) appropriate research-based interventions for struggling readers and students with dyslexia.

LCAP Priority Areas:

Basic Access: Providing all students’ access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities,

State Standards & Common Core: Implementing California’s academic standards, including Common Cores State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science standards, English language development, history, social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physics education standards.,

Student Achievement: Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency, and college and career preparedness.,

Course Access: Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college & careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.,

Other Student Outcomes: Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.

State Performance Plan Indicators:

Indicator 1: Graduation 4 Year Rate,

Indicator 2: Dropout 4 Year Rate,

Indicator 3: Statewide Assessment,

Indicator 5: Least Restrictive Environments,

Indicator 10: Disability Disproportionality

Any of our Regional Trainings can be given at your school site. These Site-Based Trainings are best suited for larger groups, and locations where a version of this training is not already scheduled.

Site-Based Trainings generally require a minimum of 10 participants at your school site. Should you wish to have a Site-Based Training, but do not have enough participants, the SELPA may be able to pair your LEA’s needs with other local SELPA Partners in order to offer the training at your site.

Contact your SELPA Program Specialist to discuss your professional learning needs, and to schedule any site-based trainings.

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