The Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project in-school research study "Predicting Literacy Outcomes at The Windward School" was featured on the front page of LoHud/Journal News. Read more inside.
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On Thursday, October 24, 2019, 500 in-person and 500 live-stream attendees joined the Windward community for the Fall 2019 Community Lecture, "Why Some Children Struggle to Read: The Neurobiology of Dyslexia and Other Reasons Children Struggle,” presented by Devin Kearns, PhD.
The recording of the lecture is now available online below or at www.thewindwardschool.org/lecture.
On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Dr. John J. Russell, Executive Director of The Windward Institute, joined a high-profile panel of experts, including Windward alumnae and New York State Assemblymember Robert Carroll '04) to discuss the urgent need to improve the diagnosis and education of dyslexic students in New York. Read more and watch the full forum here.
Dr. John J. Russell, Executive Director of The Windward Institute, will join a high-profile panel of experts to discuss the urgent need to improve the diagnosis and education of dyslexic students in New York
The Windward School welcomes Jada S. Jones as the director of human resources.
Teacher training is a hallmark of The Windward School. As a key partner with Haskins Laboratories and the Haskins Global Literacy Hub, The Windward School is expanding upon its professional development offerings for faculty to include more opportunities to learn from experts in the field of educational neuroscience. This past summer, groups of faculty volunteers across all three campuses engaged in a new professional learning experience when they were trained in preparation for the in-school research study, Predicting Literacy Outcomes at The Windward School, a part of the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project.
Mrs. Brigitte Macron visits The Windward School's Manhattan campus.
The 2019-20 school year began on September 9 on a celebratory note as The Windward School welcomed a record-high enrollment of 936 students across its three campuses at Westchester Lower School, Westchester Middle School, and the Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools.
In the lecture, presented by The Windward School and Windward Teacher Training Institute, Dr. Devin Kearns will discuss why children have dyslexia, how the brains of dyslexic children process information differently, and the impact of intervention on reading achievement and neurobiological processing.
At the “Literate Brain Linking Researchers with Practitioners” conference, hosted at Haskins Laboratories from July 21-25, Dr. John J. Russell, Executive Director of The Windward Institute (which officially launches in January 2020) presented on how the partnership between The Windward School and Haskins developed to form the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project. As he explained to the educators attending the conference, the project will entail in-school research, conducted by Haskins scientists and Windward teachers, with the hope that the study will yield greater understanding on which instructional strategies work best for students with language-based learning disabilities, like dyslexia, and why.