Recorded Events in the Community

A collection of DDMN and community events:

Dyslexic Success Stories

October 26, 2020, Decoding Dyslexia MN put together a virtual event for both parents and children with dyslexia. We assembled a panel of dyslexic adults to explain what their journey to adulthood looked like. This webinar allows children to see how dyslexia plays into the successes of others and also to learn that there are others out there who struggled in the same areas as they do and realize that they are not alone on this journey. For parents, this webinar provides insight into how dyslexia affected others as children and what helped them get through their struggles and highlight their successes.

Facebook Live Videos

Fearless Conversation: Literacy and Equity in the 21st Century: Closing the Opportunity Gap, University of Maryland, College of Education, January 8, 2021

The Dyslexia Initiative has lots of recorded talks on their FB page.

International Dyslexia Association's (IDA) Motivational Monday Presentation

November 2, 2020, Pete Wright presents for parents and caregivers on navigating the special education process. Link to slides.

Book Discussion

Higher Education Literacy Partnership (HELP) Book Discussion with Dr. Mark Seidenberg, author of Reading at the Speed of Sight, Can Reading Research Improve Literacy Outcomes?, October 1, 2020 (link to handouts)

Assistive technology and online learning:

Rachel Berger, Microsoft, starts at minute 9:35, "Supporting Remote Learning Using Free Microsoft Tools" Spring 2020

Erika Kluge, from Think with Success presents "Using the iPad and Mac Computer for Remote Learning -- Making Reading and Writing Easier" Spring 2020

Jennifer Hasser, from Kendore Learning presents "Parents Guide to Reading Intervention in an Era of Online Learning" Spring 2020

“How Minnesota's New and Amended Education Statutes Apply to You"

(recorded and slides) - Higher Education Literacy Partnership (HELP) hosted a Webinar called “How Minnesota's New and Amended Education Statutes Apply to You" which featured the Minnesota Department of Education Dyslexia Specialist, Dr. Amy Schulting. Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota is a partner with the Higher Education Literacy Partnership. Sept. 2019

Facebook Live: New Dyslexia Laws Panel

(recorded) -  Facebook Live: New Dyslexia Laws Panel. The Reading Center hosted a Facebook Live event to hear more about the historic legislation that was passed this year to help students with dyslexia and other struggling readers in Minnesota. The panel will include members of the Dyslexia Coalition (Decoding Dyslexia MN, The Reading Center, IDA and Groves Acadamy). 


In January 2019, Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota hosted a Dyslexia Advocacy Workshop for parents and teachers. We have videos from the workshop:

  • The DDMN Board Member Panel discussed how to advocate for your child in the school system
  • Parent District Leader went over a detailed plan on how to organize a group in one's own school district to bring about meaningful change for students with dyslexia.