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 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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Key Takeaways From “Dyslexia 101: Navigating Your Child’s Educational Journey,” Presented by Jamie Williamson, EdS, for Rivertown Parents

Head of School Jamie Williamson, EdS, engaged with families through the group Rivertown Parents, with an informational webinar titled, “Dyslexia 101: Navigating Your Child’s Educational Journey.” 

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Jamie Williamson to Present “Dyslexia 101: Navigating Your Child’s Educational Journey” to Local Parent Teacher Student Association Consortium

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the Rivertown Parent Teacher Student Association Consortium will host Jamie Williamson, Head of the Windward School and Director of The Windward Institute for “Dyslexia 101: Navigating Your Child’s Educational Journey.” 

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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.