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Spotlight Sessions: Webinars for Educators

Dyslexia in Middle and High School Classrooms, Virtual – Summer Institute 2021


  • Type: Spotlight session
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Attendance: Live, attendance required on date and time listed in the course information section
  • Platform: Zoom. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins



Participants will learn the definition of dyslexia and the impacts of this common specific learning disability (SLD) in the middle and high school classroom. This webinar will also cover best practices to structure content to help high and middle school students manage the increase in pace, volume, and complexity of assignments and content. Additionally, participants will be shown sample lessons and explore ways to break down assignments to best support their student’s learning needs. 

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the causes of reading challenges for individuals with dyslexia
  • Gain awareness of other learning and social-emotional challenges that can exist alongside dyslexia 
  • Learn best practice instructional strategies to support students with dyslexia



This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels.



All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

1 Hour
Dates/Time Price
July 16, 2021
9:00-10:00 am Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kaia Cunningham

Kaia has been at Landmark since 2006. In addition to her work for Outreach, she has been a language arts teacher at Landmark High School. Previously, her roles and responsibilities included assistant director of the preparatory program, academic advisor, and full-time teacher and tutor. Kaia graduated from The College of Santa Fe with her bachelor’s in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.

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