In this issue, Head of The Windward School Jamie Williamson penned his first Head Lines piece, “Critical Conversations: A Framework For Advocating For Early Intervention.” Mr. Williamson discusses how educators and families can work together to help students make the best progress early on in their development.
Dr. John J. Russell, Executive Director of The Windward Institute, debuted his new column for The Beacon, and he highlighted the advancements in the field of educational neuroscience from the past 25 years. He shared his enthusiasm for the model of the Windward/Haskins Laboratories Collaborative Project and the headway that Windward is making in translating neuroscience into educational practice.
A Q&A with Nicole Landi, PhD, also offered more insights into the Windward/Haskins Laboratories Collaborative Project's in-school research study, Predicting Literacy Outcomes at The Windward School. Dr. Landi is leading the Haskins research team in overseeing the EEG lab research of the study, and she answered questions about how EEG assessments will help determine why some children respond well to evidence-based direct instruction and other children do not. Dr. Landi was also featured in Episode #3 of The Windward Institute's READ podcast.
Assemblymember Robert C. Carroll '04 was featured as the alumni profile for his legislative work in fighting for dyslexia screenings for all. He shares his personal journey from attending Windward as a middle school student to speaking as the keynote speaker for the Windward Parent Association's Dream Big event.
Read the Fall 2019 issue of The Beacon here.