Dynamics of Dyslexia 2019

Our annual fall conference is the largest dyslexia conference in the state and features keynote speakers renowned in their respective fields and many informative, engaging breakout sessions for both parents and teachers. For over three decades, ERI has endeavored to deliver the most up-to-date research and strategies in the field. We are honored to continue this tradition in order to impact the daily life of struggling readers across Illinois. This year’s conference will be held October 23rd & 24th at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois.


Christopher Woodin

We are excited to announce our Featured Speaker on October 23rd will be Christopher Woodin from Landmark School.

Chris Woodin is a specialist in the fields of mathematics and learning disabilities. A graduate of Middlebury College and Harvard Graduate School of Education, he has taught extensively at Landmark School, where he holds the Ammerman Chair of Mathematics. His published works include Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part, Visual Learner © 2013 and The Landmark Method of Teaching Arithmetic © 1995, as well as several journal articles. He served on the Massachusetts Department of Education’s Mathematics 2011 Curriculum Frameworks Panel and currently teaches graduate-level courses to educators.


Dr. Maryanne Wolf

On October 24th, we are honored that Maryanne Wolf will be our Featured Speaker.

Dr. Wolf is a scholar, a teacher, and an advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the Director of the newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, where she will be Visiting Professor. Previously she was the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. She is the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (2007, HarperCollins), Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain (Edited; York, 2001),  Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (2016, Oxford University Press), and Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (August, 2018, HarperColllins).


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Partial Scholarship Opportunity
for Illinois Teachers

The Bailar/Frasor Fund was created in memory of two former board members, Anne Bailar and Carla Frasor, who played key roles in the organization. The fund was set up as a scholarship fund to assist teachers in attending our conference and other workshops.

Please note that this scholarship is for currently practicing Illinois teachers. Your school may be contacted for confirmation of your employment. You must be a current member of Everyone Reading Illinois to apply for this scholarship. Please click the link below to download a scholarship application. Deadline for ERI to receive 2019 Conference application: 9/25/19.


Watch this space for  information on registration plus more conference details in the coming months!