2019 See Me Beautiful Parent and Educator Conference
The 23rd Annual Conference on
Reading and Educating Students with Down Syndrome
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
8:30am – 3:30 pm
Canad Inns Polo Park
This one-day conference is designed for educators, parents and community members who are passionate about supporting a person with Down syndrome!
With the use of videos and hands on materials, participants will be introduced to the fun, hands on methods for teaching reading used by teachers at the DSRF.
Strategies for teaching high meaning sight words, phonological awareness, phonics and early comprehension will be shared. The audience will learn how characteristics of students with Down syndrome may affect reading acquisition and how instruction can be modified and adapted to meet the unique needs of these learners.
We will look at how understanding the factors contributing to engagement is instrumental in planning a successful literacy program. Participants will explore the process of planning for learners with additional needs, including goal setting, developing resources and delivering the program.
Danielle McKinney, B.Ed.
Danielle McKinney graduated from the University of Victoria in 1998 with a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education and a concentration in Language Arts. She is a certified teacher and has worked with children in various settings for many years, Since 2011, Danielle has been providing one to one instruction in reading and math to learners of all ages at the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, where she is also responsible for curriculum development, liaison with other professionals, families, and school based teaching teams and developing and presenting workshops and webinars on reading, math, communication and engagement for audiences of parents, educators, and support staff.
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