Welcome to the Dyslexia Community of Practice Moodle. This space was created for authorized reading specialists and literacy leaders from across the state to connect, share resources, and ideas. IDOE will also use this forum to share important updates and newly created documents.

If you are a literacy leader or are serving as an authorized reading specialist trained in dyslexia for your school corporation, charter school, or special education co-op and you are interested in joining this community of practice please email jrisch1@doe.in.gov for more information. 

We will be reading The Writing Revolution (TWR) by the well-respected researchers, Judith C. Hochman and Natalie Wexler. This text is introducing a revolutionary way of teaching writing that can span grades K-12. The IDOE Literacy Team will guide all participants through new and accessible strategies to promote sentence creation all the way to developing multiple paragraph essays. Teachers who participate will have opportunities to read, create, and collaborate with educators from across the state of Indiana with the common goal of improving writing instruction for all students.

This Moodle is designed to provide professional awareness to all educators on the characteristics of dyslexia, intervention and accommodations for struggling readers including those who are exhibiting the characteristics of dyslexia. The Response to Intervention (RTI) process, and information on the three levels of screeners may be provided. There are periodic knowledge checks throughout. The enrollment key for this course is dyslexia2018.

The purpose of this training is to create a trauma-informed understanding of how human trafficking impacts youth in Indiana. We are taking human trafficking out of the abstract and bring a clear vision as to what trafficking looks like in our own communities and schools, what young people are particularly vulnerable to this form of exploitation, how to recognize some of the indicators that a youth is experiencing trafficking, and how to report a tip or make a case referral.

This course will serve as a repository for Schoolwide Remediation Plans.  Plans will be submitted here, and feedback will be provided to the schools and corporations.