The Windward Institute News
READ Episode #10 is now live. Listen to "Executive Functioning, Resilience, and Back to Basics Parenting" with guest Mark Bertin, MD, here.
Dr. Julie Washington and Jamie Williamson had a riveting and timely conversation about the impact of race and culture on the linguistic landscape of American schools.
Registration for The Windward Institute's Fall/Winter 2020 courses and workshops is now open. Offerings span the topics of writing skills, reading skills, language and social skills, and math skills. Please note that all Fall/Winter 2020 courses, workshops, and lectures will be presented virtually. Browse the Fall/Winter 2020 professional development offerings here.
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.
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.
250 educators and parents participated in the May 20 live webinar “Creating Literacy-Rich Home Environments” presented by The Windward Institute’s newest faculty member, Molly Ness, PhD.