Free professional development Illinois
Professional development dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia
Free PDH Illinois
Earn free PDHs on your time! We offer free resources and in-person and virtual trainings for educators of students with specific learning disabilities in Illinois.
We are a federally funded grant project through the Illinois State Board of Education in partnership with Eastern Illinois University and Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education that provides professional learning opportunities to educators and school personnel who support students with specific learning disabilities in Illinois.
Who we are
While we serve all Illinois educators of students of all ages with specific learning disabilities, we have a focus in dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Read about our six project objectives.
The Project Objectives
We put together a comprehensive list of free resources for you to utilize.
Learn more about the incredible line-up of upcoming virtual and in-person events. Register online today.
Watch our previous trainings on demand at your convenience and earn free PDHs!
The SLD Support Team
Meet our staff
Our team is comprised of experienced, knowledgable special education professionals in Illinois who are excited to bring you trainings and resources related to our project. Click below and get to know our team.
We've created a 2023-24 training booklet to outline our project objectives and upcoming events. Click the button below to download a copy today.
2023-24 Training Booklet
When teaching reading to students with dyslexia, one useful tip is to incorporate multi-sensory techniques into your lessons. Dyslexia affects the way individuals process language, and engaging multiple senses can help reinforce learning and improve reading skills.
Download the free guide to learn 5 ways you can implement this approach:
5 Strategies for Incorporating Multi-Sensory Techniques