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 Swift Institute Workshops

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.
This workshop is closed for registration.

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training Course
Course work: Satisfies 35 hours of Orton-Gillingham course work
Location: Online/Virtual
Price: $850
Course Times: The first and third Thursdays of the month, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Course Dates: January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18, March 4 and 18, April 15 and 29, May 6
RSVP

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

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

Understanding Psychological Testing and Your Child's Learning Profile
Virtual Workshop
February 10, 2021
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Guest lecturer: Dr. Leslie Stuart
RSVP

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

Modified Dyslexia Simulation–3 Stations (Reading, Writing, Listening)
Virtual Workshop
March 30, 2021
7:00-8:30 p.m.
We're sorry. This workshop is full.

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

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

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