2020 IDA Florida Conference

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Hotel and Conference Center

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

1500 Sand Lake Road

Orlando, Florida  32809

You will not want to miss out on IDA-FL’s 2020 Annual Conference in sunny Orlando, Florida!

We already have amazing keynote speakers lined up and more informational breakout sessions TBA.



*Registration and program information not yet available



Interested in a SCHOLARSHIP to attend the IDA-FL Annual Conference in October?

Frances K. McGlannan Memorial Scholarship

*Available for educators and current university students.

Apply Here

A Sneak Peek at the 2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS!


Elsa Cardenas-Hagan, Ed.D., CCC/SLP, CALT-QI

Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist and a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She is the Director of Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas which was established in 1993.  She also works with Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation and Statistics at the University of Houston.  Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan is the author of Esperanza (HOPE), a Spanish language program designed to assist students who struggle with learning to read. Her research interests include the development of early reading assessments for Spanish-speaking students and the development of reading interventions for bilingual students. She was the co-principal investigator of a longitudinal study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Institute for Education Science that examined the oracy and literacy development in English and Spanish of Spanish-speaking children. She serves as the Vice President for the International Dyslexia Association and has authored curricular programs, book chapters, and journal articles related to oracy and literacy development for English language learners.

William Van Cleave, M.A.

William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. An internationally recognized speaker with an interactive, hands-on presentation style, William has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools both in the United States and abroad since 1995. Recent projects include consulting with three schools as part of a literacy grant in Montana; participating on the MTSS Writing Standards Committee for the State of Pennsylvania;implementing several Trainer of Trainers projects using his sentence structure approach; and writing a series of workbooks and a companion book on developing composition skills to complement his sentence approach. The author of three books, including Writing Matters and Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where to Find It, as well as a number of educational tools and activities, William has served as a classroom teacher, tutor, and administrator in the private school arena at various points in his career.

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