How does BVKID give back?
Teacher Professional Development
Summer 2018: Provided scholarships to six teachers that included 40 hours of course work and an in-class practicum. Candidates were ask to write an essay that described why they would make a good candidate for the scholarship. The following are the candidates that were selected. We look forward to your continued efforts in reaching out and supporting the instructional needs of our students who are dyslexic.
Katlyn Klaus, Ryan Elementary, 2nd grade teacher
Ambika Parker, Arapahoe Ridge HS, literacy teacher
Melissa Tobin, Uni Hill, 3rd grade teacher
Lisbeth Werlin, Louisville Elementary, 1st grade
Kelly Marcus, Heatherwood Elementary, 5th grade
Kelly Anderson, Birch Elementary, 3rd grade
Each scholarship costs $1500. This training provides teachers with the training needed to reach all students but specifically the dyslexic population.
Community Advocacy Annual Event
Every year in October for Dyslexia Awareness month, we put on an event to benefit the community. It is a struggling reader symposium held at the CU Leed College of Business. We bring in a motivational guest speaker, hold a simulation, and invite professionals for families to ask questions and gather information.
Experience Dyslexia® Simulations
Experience Dyslexia® is a simulation that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with language-based learning differences. Participants are guided through six learning tasks commonly encountered in the classroom or workplace. These activities are followed by a group discussion focusing on experiences shared and lessons learned, as well as practical tips, accommodations and interventions for the classroom.