The Windward Institute

The Windward Institute is a division of and serves The Windward School and the broader educational community by:

  • Providing professional development;
  • Forming partnerships with leading education institutions;
  • Advocating for students with language-based learning disabilities; and
  • Expanding The Windward School's reputation and expertise

News & Announcements


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Experts Converge to Discuss the Strain on Literacy in Latin America and Ways to Mitigate the Effects of COVID-19

On May 27, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. ET, Windward alumni parent, current Board of Trustees member of The Windward School, and Co-Founder of Intelexia, a company that develops teacher training in Argentina and implements the Aprendo Leyendo reading program to over 10,000 Spanish-speaking children, Magdalena Zavalía Miguens, will welcome experts from the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as renowned universities, to exchange their views on post-COVID literacy in Latin America. Ms. Zavalía is also a member of the roundtable hosting organization and Windward partner, Haskins Global Literacy Hub. The roundtable, “Alfabetización post Covid en América Latina,” is free to attend, join live webinar here

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Read The Beacon Spring 2021 Issue - Featuring New Column on Disrupting Educational Status Quo

The latest issue of The Beacon is now available. Read articles on the dangers of mislabeling a learning disability diagnosis or scientifically based reading program, how an entrepreneurial mother established a reading program in Argentina, and why reading aloud is not just for early readers. 

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In this webinar from Children and Screens Ask The Expert series, featured expert panelists John S. Hutton, MD, MS, FAAP, Naomi S. Baron, PhD, Kristen Hawley Turner, PhD, and Rita Carter, Medical Journalist and Author, discussed current research on various mediums of reading with a focus on the impact of digital devices on cognitive development across the stages of life from birth and early childhood, to adolescence and adulthood

Read More about The Windward Institute’s Key Takeaways from the February 24, 2021 webinar, “Oh, The Places They’ll Go? Reading in a Digital World” hosted by Children and Screens Institute of Digital Media and Child Development

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

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As of January 8, 2020, the Windward Teacher Training Institute rebranded as The Windward Institute. All courses and workshops will continue to be offered by Windward-trained instructors at the same locations and use the same scientifically-proven, research-based multisensory academic curriculum.