Join us for an insightful and exciting Day of Professional Learning with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck.

During this jam-packed dual impact workshop Dr. Hasbrouck will provide a full day of learning which will cover:

Understanding, Assessing, and Teaching Our Students with Dyslexia

Our understanding of dyslexia has greatly expanded over the past decade, due in large part to the newest technologies being used by researchers to study the complex brain functions involved in reading and writing. This session will provide an overview of the newest research on dyslexia and addresses the many myths that persist in our understanding of this neurobiological disorder.

Reading FAST or Reading WELL? Let’s Take Another Look at Fluency

Fluency is essential for skillful and motivated reading but is often misunderstood. Fluent reading is NOT fast reading! This session defines reading fluency and clarifies the link between fluency and comprehension. The role of fluency assessments and effective fluency instruction will also be discussed.


Tuesday 12 March, 2024

The Rydges Latimer,
30 Latimer Square

The day will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm.


Friday 15 March, 2024

Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre,
58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington

The day will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Intended audience: Professional Educators, Administrators, Teachers, Reading and Dyslexia Specialists, Literacy Coaches, School Psychologists, Intervention Specialists, Parents

About the presenter

Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D. is a leading researcher, educational consultant, and author who works with schools in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Hasbrouck worked as a reading specialist and coach for 15 years and later became a professor. Her research in reading fluency, academic assessment and interventions, and instructional coaching has been widely published. She is the author and coauthor of several books, curriculum materials, and assessment tools. She continues to collaborate with researchers and school colleagues on projects related to reading assessment and intervention.

Following this duel impact workshop participants will:

Understanding, Assessing, and Teaching Our Students with Dyslexia

  1. Know the current research on dyslexia.

  2. Learn a research-based definition of dyslexia.

  3. Understand how characteristics of dyslexia can be identified even in very young children and the reason why early identification and intervention is so important.

  4. Know instructional processes and content that address the challenges of dyslexia.

  5. Know a wide variety of resources and organizations to support children with dyslexia and their families.

Content is based on the professional development book: Conquering Dyslexia (June 2020) by Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.

Reading FAST or Reading WELL? Let’s Take Another Look at Fluency

  1. Understand and be able to define reading fluency (both the fluency components of accuracy, rate, and expression/prosody and fluency mechanics).

  2. Understand how fluency develops in progressions from the earliest stages of reading acquisition.

  3. Understand the role that fluency plays in literacy achievement.

  4. Understand how to correctly interpret the role of oral reading fluency (ORF) assessments for benchmark/screening and progress monitoring.

  5. Know how to determine a student’s reading fluency level.

  6. Know research-supported components for effective instruction and intervention for reading fluency for all students.

Content is based on the book: Reading Fluency: Understand, Assess, Teach: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING GUIDE (2019) by Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D. and Deborah Glaser, Ed.D.


Early Bird Cost: NZ$325 +GST (early bird EXTENDED TO 12noon on Friday 1 December, 2023)

Regular Cost: NZ$350 +GST

Prices are per person. The registration cost includes morning tea, lunch, and refreshments.

Registrations are open until two weeks prior to the workshops or once workshops are full, whichever comes first.

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