The documentaryThe Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab.
Disability in Kidlit is dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) literature. The website provides articles, reviews, interviews, and discussions, examining this topic from various angles—but always from the disabled perspective—in the hope that sharing disabled people’s thoughts on stereotypes, pet peeves, existing characters, and their own day-to-day experiences will help readers learn about the realities of disability, which are often different from what they see in popular media.
Testing shows that people with dyslexia are no more or less intelligent than the population at large. Having dyslexia makes reading, and sometimes other skills, more difficult to acquire, but having dyslexia is not necessarily a barrier to success.
On January 18, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), Big Deal Media’s Amazing Resources for Educatorscommunity on edWeb.net will host an interactive, collaborative webinar, sponsored by Quill.com, titled “Ensuring Success for All: Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Students in Poverty, and Students Who Struggle with Language and Learning.”
The National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) and the Institute of Play have joined forces to create the Gamekit Challenge Pack, designed to get teachers working together to design and analyze games oriented around student learning.