Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CDT
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International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch 

2019 Members of the Higher Education Literacy Partnership of Minnesota (HELP)

  • Joan Bendix,PhD, Winona State University
  • Rachel Berger, Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota
  • Eva Boehm, MA, University of Minnesota
  • Sarah Carlson-Wallrath, International Dyslexia Assn
  • Lisa Krall, PhD, Bemidji State University
  • Debra Peterson, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Amy Schulting, PhD, Minnesota Department of Education
  • Christine Stern, June Stern Family Foundation
  • Leo Stern, June Stern Family Foundation
  • Susan Thomson, Minnesota Reading Corps/Serve Minnesota




"How Minnesota's New and Amended Education Statutes Apply to You" 

Join us for a FREE Webinar with Minnesota Department of Education Dyslexia Specialist, Dr. Amy Schulting 


State education law in Minnesota will change in mid-2020. We want you to understand those changes, and provide an opportunity to to learn more from trusted sources. This webinar is intended for: higher education faculty, teachers in training, in-service teachers, administrators and parents. 

The webinar, led by Dr. Amy Schulting, Dyslexia Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education, will focus on the following changes to state law:

(1) Minnesota schools must screen students for signs of dyslexia; and

(2) Teacher preparation programs must provide instruction to teachers in training in applying evidence-based, structured reading instruction and how to identify students with dyslexia.

Discussion groups have been meeting this summer to talk through the changes to legislation in advance of this webinar; however, participation in a discussion group is not required to attend the webinar.

To view the resource materials provided to the discussion groups, please visit the HELP website here and scroll down to "DOWNLOADS".


Event Details

Where: This is an online event.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 4-5pm.

Attendees can submit advanced questions online here. The event will be recorded and available online after.


About the Speaker: Dr. Amy Schulting

Dr. Amy Schulting, PhD, MEd, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, is the Minnesota Department of Education Dyslexia Specialist. She is passionate about providing early identification and intervention for students with reading difficulties. Dr. Schulting is certified as a dyslexia interventionist through the International Dyslexia Association and Center for Effective Reading Instruction with certification in the Wilson Reading System.

Dr. Schulting completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Duke University and received her specialized training at UNC-Chapel Hill addressing developmental and learning disabilities and school-based intervention. She is also a former pre-K-12 teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Virginia and has been an eduction policy researcher at Duke University, a clinical psychologist in private practice, and an educational consultant for school districts in Minnesota and Michigan.


What is the Higher Education Literacy Partnership?

Launched in 2012, HELP is a volunteer planning committee and supported by the enthusiasm and generosity of the following organizational partners: Minnesota Academy of Reading/Minnesota Reading Association; University of Minnesota Center for Reading Research; Minnesota Department of Education; Minnesota Reading Corps/Serve Minnesota; International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch; Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota;and The June Stern Family Foundation for Children with Dyslexia.

HELP's mission is to improve the reading and writing proficiencies of all Minnesota students, including those with dyslexia and other reading difficulties.

Since 2012, HELP has sponsored book club discussion groups culminating with a one day seminar with the book author in Minneapolis.