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Our February Meeting: Because Planning for One Meeting Just Isn’t Enough

Yes, you read that right.  Basically, we are starting the new year off right!  The response to ODN has been so overwhelming and a myriad of ideas are already brewing for meetings and topics.  So, mark your calendar now for Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Olentangy High School.

So what will the February meeting be like? We’re still working through prospective topics and activities but we can tell you it will be more social for the adults and our kids.  That’s something that the January meeting and format cannot provide but for which we are all so ready.  So, mark your calendar now!

Also, for those who have recently joined us, please check out this site for more information on our January 16 meeting.  The entry, titled, “The Big Skinny on our Big First Meeting!” was posted on November 30 but the information is still the same.  Check it out and hopefully we will see you there!

While the Kids are Away

In planning the first meeting for January (TBA soon!) of the Olentangy Dyslexia Network (ODN), I have had the chance to sit and talk with the district administration about all kinds of things related to dyslexia within the school setting. 

One item, the district brought up recently is that they offer dyslexia-specific and Orton-Gillingham (OG) specific trainings throughout the year.  I thought this was so interesting so I asked for more information.  I figured if I did not know it then others likely did not as well. 

Gladly, they were glad to share and sent me the following.  So, it looks like while our children have the day off on Monday that the school psychologists will be working on some dyslexia-related professional development.  Although the description is brief, it is great to see that there is a plan specific to dyslexic instruction and training. 

Looking ahead, this sounds like a great session.  Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the district first-hand about their plan to train teachers, intervention specialists and others on OG, etc?