Building a Reading Brain at Home - Expert Tips and Free Resources During COVID-19 from Robert C. Carroll '04

Assemblymember Robert C. Carroll ’04 is hosting a virtual event alongside a panel of leading literacy experts including Dr. John J. Russell, Special Advisor to The Windward Institute and Associate Director of The Haskins Global Literacy Hub.

They will provide free resources for New York City families to help support their children’s learning. The free virtual event on Tuesday, December 15 is open to all New York City residents.

If you are interested, register here.

About The Panelists

Dr. Benjamin Powers

Dr. Ben Powers is Director of the Haskins Global Literacy Hub and an affiliated research scientist at Haskins Laboratories. He is also Head of The Southport School in Southport, CT, and Founder of The Southport CoLAB. Benjamin Powers, DBA, is a practitioner, researcher, and advocate who develops opportunities to integrate research and practice for children and adults with reading difficulties and attention issues. He works to build collaborative community partnerships to close the literacy gap and supports the needs of diverse learners while focusing on the importance of developing sustainable platforms of opportunity through social entrepreneurship.

Dr. Maureen W. Lovett

Dr. Maureen W. Lovett is an Associate Director of the Haskins Global Literacy Hub. She is a Senior Scientist Emeritus in the Neurosciences and Mental Health Program of Toronto’s Hospital For Sick Children and Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. She has contributed to learning disabilities research and practice for the past 40 years, and is known internationally for her research on interventions for children and youth who struggle with reading.

Dr. John J. Russell

Dr. John J. Russell is the Special Projects Advisor to, and former Director of The Windward Institute. Dr. Russell is also an Associate Director of the Haskins Global Literacy Hub. Before leading The Windward

Institute, Dr. Russell served thirteen years as head of The Windward School and served for 11 years as superintendent of schools in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.