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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“The Gold Standard”: Dr. Tiffany Hogan's Day of Observation of Windward’s Evidence-Based Language Arts Program

Tiffany Hogan, PhD, CCC-SLP, spent the day at The Windward School’s Westchester Lower School campus in White Plains, New York, on October 27, 2022. After touring the newest of Windward’s three campuses with Alexis Pochna, Director of the Windward Institute, Dr. Hogan viewed the School’s evidence-based language arts program in action. She observed lessons planned and presented by Windward faculty in spelling, reading, and writing and witnessed explicit instruction in a variety of skills, including narrative story grammar and expository text structure.

 
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October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month, and October 14 marked 2022 Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Day. With such notable recognitions, this month is an important time to learn about language-based learning disabilities and advocate for children diagnosed with dyslexia and DLD. The Windward Institute (WI) is committed to advocacy for all children with language-based learning disabilities by offering professional learning opportunities and resources led by experts in the field of reading and language

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In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, The Windward Institute hosted an evening workshop, “Unpacking The Science of Reading for Children with Dyslexia,” led by The Windward Institute faculty member and renowned reading expert, Molly Ness, PhD.

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The Windward Institute Co-Authors Paper on In-School Neuroscience Research

Under the leadership of The Windward Institute, The Windward School joined the Haskins Global Literacy Hub as a pioneering partner for an in-school neuroscience study, which leverages the expertise of scientists and educators to better understand reading outcomes in students. The collaboration was published in the Journal of Research in Reading titled, Researcher-practitioner partnerships and in-school laboratories facilitate translational research in reading, featuring co-authors from The Windward Institute, Dr. John J. Russell, Annie Stutzman, Danielle Scorrano, and Najah Frazier.

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A Highlight of The Windward Institute’s Spring/Summer 2022 Classes ​​​​​​​Anchored in The Science of Reading

The Science of Reading (SoR) establishes a current framework from decades of evidence that demonstrate how reading and writing develop, why some students have difficulty, and best reading and writing practices to promote skill development.

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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.