Manitoba Teachers for Students with Learning Disabilities 

MTSLD 2023 Event – Inclusion for All

Representing educators across Canada, Manitoba Teachers for Learning disabilities MTS SAGE group is thrilled to present a broad range of sessions regarding numeracy (dyscalculia), literacy (dyslexia, dysgraphia), along with emotional well-being for all learners, but especially those with Learning Disabilities. Our keynote will focus upon inclusivity within our French Immersion schools. We have presentations regarding early years students to adults including technology and culturally responsive pedagogy. We also have a Manitoba school division sharing Project 30 which is an initiative to help all students become successful in our schools. Please join us!

Our lineup includes:

  • KEYNOTE – Including All Learners in French Immersion
    Dr. Nancy Wise
  • Amy Desroches & Richard Kruk
    The University of Winnipeg; University of Manitoba
    Reading Development and Dyslexia
  • Park West School Division Clinical Services Team
    Park West School Division
    Project 30 Improving Literacy Outcomes for Students
  • Stephanie Bugden – University of Winnipeg
    Early precursors of math learning difficulties
  • Cheryl Urbanczyk – Learn Literacy
    Structured Literacy/OG & Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Kim Lockhart
    Structured Literacy in French Immersion- Bridging Research in Classroom Practice
  • Dr. Valdine Björnson, MTSLD President
    Orton-Gillingham and Structured Literacy – Is there a difference?
  • Morganna Malyon and Graeme Chapman
    Brandon University
    Rolling for Success: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Michelle Magnusson
    Brandon University
    Transitioning from High School to Post-Secondary: Supports for students with Learning Disabilities
  • Morganna Malyon
    Brandon University
    Technology Supports for Students with Learning Disabilities in Post-Secondary Education
  • Melanie Brethour – Decoding Dyslexia Quebec
    Dyslexia and Effective Intervention
  • Twila Richards (4 the Love of Reading)
    Orton-Gillingham practitioner, Manitoba Educator, and learning disabilities advocate.
    2 HOUR SESSION – Right to Read Manitoba: What About Equitable Literacy for People with Dyslexia?
  • Robin Bacher, Learn Different
    Introduction to the Science of Reading/Structured Literacy
  • Kris Garner
    The Emotional Literacy Movement
    Emotional Anatomy: The Ins & Out’s of our Emotional System and its Impacts on Learning, Engagement, and Connection
  • Kelly Gibbs, Gibbs Educational Consulting
    The Reading Rope and Writing Rope


Please register here:
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Membership + MTS PD day – $50
Membership alone = 25$ (no special rate)
ONLINE – ZOOM EVENTS. Upon purchase of event ticket, you will be provided a ticket to our event to join virtually. The event will also be recorded and attendees will have access to recordings up to a month following the event.

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