The Windward Institute establishes Advisory Board of literacy education researchers and advocates to inform Windward’s research-based program.
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Throughout her career, Dr. Gillis has steadfastly worked to improve reading education for all children, especially students with dyslexia, by targeting teacher preparation and professional development, shaping state policy, and broadening education and information about reading.
Improving student reading outcomes in this country requires a deep commitment to reading research, teacher training, the de-implementation of inadequate programs, and the implementation of effective, evidence-based instructional methodologies, curriculum, and interventions.
A recent study by Capin et al. sheds new light on the profiles of students with significant reading comprehension difficulties and casts a lantern’s glow on important considerations for reading interventions targeted toward these students.
The various circles within schools must link together with the support of administration and dedicate themselves to advocating for and building upon the foundational needs of not just the students but themselves, the teachers, and the families.
Just as science has informed our understanding of the reading brain and instruction, researchers are also providing expertise into this process through a lens of implementation science.
Positive reviews of RR have been countered by an ever-increasing number of reports that are critical of RR and cast doubts on the claims that RR is effective and research based.
In the first two articles of this series, I discussed the importance of pairing a solid core reading program with universal screening and pairing a solid intervention program with screening for dyslexia. This article will explore crafting a coherent framework for professional development.
Jon Rosenshine, Associate Head of School of The Windward School, and Danielle Scorrano, Research and Development Director of The Windward Institute, presented the workshop titled Grit and Resilience: The Interplay Between Systems and Self to a packed room with over 200 educators from independent schools across the world at the 2023 National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) annual conference.