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 Expertise that Reading Teachers Still Need, by Danielle Scorrano, Research Coordinator, Host of READ Podcast

Over 20 years ago, Louisa Moats, EdD, published the article, Teaching Reading is Rocket Science (1999), where she examined the skills and knowledge required to teach reading. Preceding the monumental report released by the National Reading Panel (2001), Dr. Moats outlined necessary research-based practices to mitigate reading failure, especially for students with reading difficulties and diagnosed disabilities as well as English Language Learners.

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Windward/Haskins Study Update: Predicting Literacy Outcomes at The Windward School (P.L.O.W.)

In June 2019, state-of-the-art, custom electroencephalography, or EEG labs, were installed at the Manhattan and Westchester campuses of The Windward School in preparation for the start of the first research study of the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Project. Predicting Literacy Outcomes at The Windward School (P.L.O.W.) set out to utilize neuroimaging measures (with EEG) and standardized behavioral measures to give insight into the evidence-based instructional intervention model at The Windward School and to shed light on why some students respond to interventions more readily than others despite having similar neurocognitive profiles.

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Haskins Global Literacy Hub to Provide Resources to Parents and Teachers in Response to Pandemic

In response to the current crisis, the Haskins Laboratories Global Literacy Hub community has created webinars and other online resources to help teachers and families mitigate the COVID-19 slide. All of these resources, including GraphoGame, are being made available to the Windward School community.

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Update - The Windward/Haskins Research Project - Predicting Learning Outcomes at Windward

The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted the original plans for the Windward/Haskins in-school research study; however the project is adapting to the current situation, by implementing virtual behavioral data collection. The researchers are looking forward to exploring opportunities for understanding the impacts of remote learning.

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Windward Featured in Overcoming Dyslexia: Second Edition Book

Since its release in 2003, the first edition of Overcoming Dyslexia, written by Sally E. Shaywitz, MD, co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, has been regarded as one of the most influential books in the field. For the second edition of the book, published in March 2020, The Windward School was selected for special praise and inclusion by the co-authors, Dr. Shaywitz and Jonathan Shaywitz, MD.

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

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.