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The Beacon is a biannual journal publication, published by The Windward Institute, for educators and parents of children with language-based learning disabilities.
Every issue of The Beacon will contain research papers by associates of The Windward Institute, thought pieces by Windward leaders, a Q&A series with inspirational leaders in the world of dyslexia, and stories of how Windward is closing the knowledge gap between proven research and current teaching practices.
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Kristen Wynn shares how she led the adoption of professional development systems in her state
The debate about the importance of data in education is nothing new. The answer is not necessarily more data, but rather better data.
With preliminary data on reading emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic suggesting further reading decline, it has never been timelier to harness the opportunity to rebuild and broaden a system of reading education for all children.
Not being able to read proficiently can have a devastating impact on life. Entire futures, including job/financial security and confidence, rest on the ability to read and write.
Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson is on a mission to change the narrative for students with dyslexia, particularly for African American boys.
Including common dialect variants in whole-class lessons is one means to avoid shame associated with AAE and a powerful technique to further the classroom language development.
Families of Black children with dyslexia share a narrative of educators blaming them and their students for academic difficulties when seeking a diagnosis, with the added layer of language rooted in historical and systemic racism.
Since the inception of its partnership with the Promise Project, Windward has taken steps toward advancing equity in education in underresourced populations.
Dr. Russell was invited to speak by the Wyoming Department of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to present on improving literacy rates in Wyoming through changes in pre-service programs and certification.
Full EEG data collection and behavioral assessments resumed on-site at Windward's campuses in October 2021.
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Mislabeling disabilities as differences allows schools to avoid the commitment they are required to make to teach their students appropriately.
Magdalena Zavalía Miguens became a social entrepreneur to co-found Intelexia, a company that develops literacy programs for Spanish-speaking children.
The full scope of the developmental and academic effects for the multitude of students the pandemic has touched is rooted in historical educational inequality.