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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.

The Windward Institute’s courses and workshops

  • reinforce the content and skills established by the Science of Reading (SoR) and support evidence-based practices
  • offer feasible and effective strategies and tools for application across educational settings

Save the date on upcoming highlighted classes anchored in the Science of Reading:

Bringing Multisensory Reading Instruction to Practice - Keri Levine, MS, and Deirdre McKechnie, MS Ed
Four Mondays: May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23 (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Registration closes on April 18, 2022

Are you an elementary classroom teacher (general or special education) or a reading specialist actively implementing the PAF Reading Program with your students?

Are you seeking to refine your classroom instruction in the PAF Reading Program to better support your students?

Join The Windward Institute faculty members, Keri Levine, MS, and Dee McKechnie, MS Ed, for a four-week, personalized professional learning opportunity. The instructors will lead a coaching experience and guide a professional learning community for educators currently using multisensory reading instruction focused on

  • reviewing key instructional practices of the PAF Reading Program through instructor modeling and teaching
  • discussing and collaborating on successes and challenges of daily instruction
  • practicing lesson planning, delivery, and assessment
  • building on targeted feedback to refine and expand teaching toolboxes

Multisensory Reading Instruction: PAF I is required before registering for this course. Multisensory Reading Instruction II is recommended but not required. Space is limited. Please email The Windward Institute to apply for this course.


The Scarborough Reading Rope in Practice Workshop Series - Molly Ness, PhD

Scarborough’s Reading Rope (2001) remains a current and significant theoretical model in applying the Science of Reading (SoR) in educational settings.  Join Molly Ness, PhD, teacher educator and author, who will explain the Reading Rope and its strands and offer strategies and techniques for supporting their implementation in education.

Word Recognition Strands
Thursday, May 5, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Language Comprehension Strands
Thursday, May 12, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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