Swift Institute for Learning

The mission of the Swift Institute for Learning is to advance the understanding of dyslexia, language-based learning differences, and related learning difficulties.

The Institute is where parents and education professionals come to learn to better understand and support children who are experiencing difficulties in acquiring language literacy skills. Swift faculty and staff and visiting experts conduct free workshops throughout the school year on subjects ranging from social emotional learning (SEL) and understanding language-based learning differences to dyslexia simulations and instructional technology. Information presented in Swift Institute workshops is based on research and evidence-based practices.

Swift Institute for Learning workshops are open to the Swift community and the general public. Participation is free but reservations are required.

The Institute also offers Orton-Gillingham training courses for a fee.
 

2020-21 Swift Institute Workshops

There are a few more valuable, free workshops remaining on the Swift Institute's 2020-21 schedule. Register today!

What is Dyslexia and Structured Literacy?
Virtual Workshop
April 20, 2021
7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT
RSVP

Prevent the Summer Slide–1st-4th grades
Virtual Workshop
May 11
7:00–8:00 p.m. EDT
RSVP

Prevent the Summer Slide–5th-8th grades
Virtual Workshop
May 13
7:00–8:00 p.m. EDT
RSVP

The below workshops have been completed for the 2020-21 school year. Watch this page in late summer 2021 for next year's schedule.

What is Dyslexia and Structured Literacy?
Modified Dyslexia Simulation–3 Stations (Reading, Writing, Listening)

Virtual Workshop
October 7, 2020
7:00-8:30 p.m.

The Impact of Social Emotional Learning on Behavior
Virtual Workshop
October 29, 2020
7:00–8:00 p.m.

Language Processing
Virtual Workshop
December 2, 2020
7:00–8:00 p.m.

Technology in the Classroom (FOR CURRENT SWIFT SCHOOL PARENTS ONLY)
Virtual Workshop
January 21, 2021
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Multi-sensory Math: The Woodin Way
Virtual Workshop
January 26, 2021
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Guest lecturer: Chris Woodin, Ed.M.

Understanding psychological testing: Getting the most out of your report
Virtual Workshop
February 10, 2021
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Guest lecturer: Dr. Leslie Stuart

Phonological & Phonemic Awareness
Virtual Workshop
March 16, 2021
7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT
Guest lecturer: Jocelyn Gassaway

Modified Dyslexia Simulation–3 Stations (Reading, Writing, Listening)
Virtual Workshop
March 30, 2021
7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT