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.

In service of this mission, Swift faculty and staff and visiting experts lead workshops throughout the school year on a variety of subjects of high interest to the families of students with language-based learning differences and the professionals who work with these students.

Topics range from social-emotional learning (SEL) to understanding language-based learning differences, dyslexia simulations and assistive 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.

There is a charge for Orton-Gillingham training courses. Click here for more information about our summer 2020 OG courses for educators.

All Swift Institute free workshops for the 2019-20 school year have been completed. Check back with us in the fall for our 2020-21 schedule. In the meantime, see below for an idea of the wide range of relevant topics covered by Swift Institute workshops.

2019-20 Schedule of Events

Experience Dyslexia® Simulations
Day/Time: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Leaders: Swift School Faculty

Understanding Executive Function
Day/Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Leader: Dr. Mary Danielak

Orton-Gillingham Subscriber Course
Day/Time: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Leader: Orton-Gillingham Fellow-in-Training Natalie Felix
Cost: $200

OG in the Classroom
Day/Time: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 8:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Social-Emotional Wellness
Day/Time: Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 8:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Leader: Swift School Counselor Sandee Isaacs

Creating Change in Your Community for Students with Dyslexia
An event by Decoding Dyslexia Georgia
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 pm.

What EXACTLY does Structured Literacy mean, and what does it look like in the classroom?
An informational and hands-on workshop...
Day/Time: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 8:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Leader: Swift Orton-Gillingham Fellow-in-Training Natalie Felix

Social-Emotional Learning
Helping Kids with Learning Differences Build Social and Emotional Competence

Day/Time: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Leader: Dr. Greer Ezrine

Experience Dyslexia® Simulations—CANCELLED
Day/Time: Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Leaders: Swift School Faculty