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.
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
Read more about the Science of Reading, how school leaders and teachers can leverage effective language practices to support students, insights into the legalities of special education, and more.
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.
Meet Tim Caccopola, MS, is the Coordinator of the Study Skills programs, faculty of The Windward Institute, and coordinates The Research Process: Essential Skills for Academic Success, a course for non-Windward students.
Each year, The Windward School and The Windward Institute offer a four-session, in-person course on Saturday mornings for non-Windward students.
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.”
Volunteer students from each campus of The Windward School participated in the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project, Predicting Literacy Outcomes at The Windward School (P.L.O.W.).
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.”
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.