The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency will host a Dyslexia Education Night on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at its Bettendorf office, 729 21st St., Bettendorf, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This is a free community event for parents concerned with their child, teachers with struggling students, administrators, board members, legislators, or anyone else interested in learning about this neurobiological language-based disorder. Participants will:

  • Engage in dyslexia simulation to conceptualize what it is like to have dyslexia.
  • Learn about the brain structures and differences in those that have signs of dyslexia.
  • Recognize common indicators/characteristics of dyslexia.
  • Gain initial strategies, tips, and tools.

No registration is required. For more information, contact Rachel Anderson at or Lisa Hawker at, or click here.