Thousands of Teachers Participate in Free, Online Professional Development in Reading Instruction Amid Virus Pandemic
Minnesota-based Winsor Learning Reports Registration and Participation From All 50 U.S. States
MINNEAPOLIS, March 24, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Today, Minnesota-based Winsor Learning, the nation’s leading expert and provider of science-based reading instruction for students, reported that more than 3,000 educators from across the nation have signed up to participate in its free, online professional development offerings in the first five days since the initiative was announced. Registrations have come in from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Registration remains open, and the online workshops will continue throughout the coronavirus crisis.
“As a company, we are working to do all we can to support teachers, parents, and schools during this time of unprecedented need. We hope that the resources we are providing will empower both teachers and parents to keep students on track with the most fundamental skill they need to succeed as students and in life,” said Amanda Burnette, president of Winsor Learning, a former public school administrator and internationally recognized expert on reading instruction.
Last week, Winsor Learning released the free online professional development opportunities for teachers, as well as a new Parent Empowerment Pack, which includes three weeks' worth of lesson plans that parents can do with their children in grades K through 5.
To access the menu of professional development opportunities for teachers, click here.
To access the Parent Empowerment Pack, click here.
Winsor Learning provides Orton-Gillingham science-based reading teaching materials and professional development using its best-in-class Sonday System® programs and training. Educational experts at industry-leading organizations such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the International Dyslexia Association have evaluated the Sonday System® and deemed that the program contains the required elements for teaching reading identified by the Nation Reading Panel. Winsor Learning believes in giving children their best chance to succeed in school and partners with one of the country's foremost experts in the Orton-Gillingham multisensory method for reading intervention - Arlene Sonday - to create the Sonday System®, a simple, cost-effective tool for K-12 educators to identify and quickly intervene with struggling readers, as well as teach reading to all children.
Winsor Learning created the Sonday System® with Orton-Gillingham expert Arlene Sonday to design a powerful tool that preserves the widely studied and proven Orton-Gillingham method while improving its usability and accessibility. The Sonday System® is the only resource that gives anyone - from experienced reading educators to volunteer tutors - the opportunity to teach reading to anyone, as well as identify, intervene and help struggling students catch up with their peers using effective multisensory instruction.
Source: Winsor Learning
Tags: Coronavirus, COVID19, Dyslexia, Education, K-12, Minnesota, Reading