The Realeyes team along with the help of Dr. Jeff Walline, Dr. Karla Zadnik, and Rick Cornett, exhibited at the National Reading Recovery conference February 2-4, 2013. Over 2,000 reading teachers from across the country met in Columbus for their national conference and the OOA was there to make sure they understand the importance of vision in reading. Hundreds of conversations took place over the 3 days encouraging teachers to make sure their students eyes are seeing as best as they can be.
OOA will be present at these events in February:
Greater Columbus Convention Center
February 2-5, 2013
At the National Reading Recovery Conference the emphasis will be on the importance of vision to learning. “The annual National Reading Recovery & K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference offers high-quality professional development from the nation’s leading early literacy experts. More than 100 sessions focus on literacy instruction and quality children’s literature.”
February 12, 2013
Dr. Michael Earley will speak on: goals and limitations of vision screenings; visual conditions targeted by current screenings; binocular vision issues that can interfere with school readiness; additional screening tests for detection of these binocular conditions; common visual health conditions that present to school nurse; current research on brain development associated with reading acquisition; and the role accurate visual processing plays in allowing cortical development to occur.
February 21-22, 2013
The Realeyes Middle School “What’s Your Eye-Q” curriculum will be featured. Realeyes educates students about how the eyes and visual system work, the importance of vision to learning, and the importance of eye health and safety.
February 28, 2013
The importance of comprehensive eye care during the preschool years and the Realeyes preschool curriculum “Sammy Safe Eyes” will be featured.
EastWest Eye Conference 2013 will be in it’s new home: the newly-constructed Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center in downtown Cleveland. This state-of-the-art facility, promoted as a center for healthcare innovation, medical education, and commerce, offers an exhilarating, high-tech environment guaranteed to provide you with an unparalleled learning experience – sure to impress EastWest attendees.
Save The Date – October 3-6, 2013 – http://www.eastwesteye.org