ONBIDA Webinar - Oct 2019
The good, the bad and the ugly: Urgently informing school leadership of effective (and ineffective) reading instruction
Nancy was honoured to be invited by the Ontario branch of the International Dyslexia Association to present on reading instruction.
While the content is primarily geared to educators in decision-making positions (in schools, districts, and Ministries of Education), this important message is also highly relevant to teachers and parents as they work to help their students/children learn to read. An archived video of Nancy's presentation, advocating the need for effective reading instruction, is presented here.
Click here to download the presentation (PDF, 18MB).
Visit Nancy's Research and Links page for a larger copy of her Ladder of Reading & Primer, referenced in the presentation.
The following description is by ONBIDA:
The good, the bad and the ugly:
Urgently informing school leadership of effective (and ineffective) reading instruction
by Nancy Young
Originally broadcast Oct 29, 2019
This webinar is intended to support educators in decision-making positions in schools, districts, and Ministries of Education.
Click here to download the presentation. Please visit Nancy's Research and Links page for a larger copy of her Ladder of Reading & Primer.
Educators in positions of leadership understand the importance of learning to read. Yet, despite the best efforts of students and teachers, countless students across all grades continue to struggle. Why?
Nancy will summarize:
The Ladder of Reading (N Young): Reading is not something humans are born to do and the ease of learning to decipher the written code ranges, irrespective of IQ.
Behaviour, attentional, and emotional challenges may be rooted in difficulty learning to read.
Provincial/territorial curriculums which are not aligned with reading science have led to a lack of teacher training in effective reading and assessment methods.
Certain screening procedures and instructional essentials are urgently needed at the foundational stages.
Key takeaways for attendees:
The current system is needlessly failing too many students and teachers.
Explicit and systematic instruction grounded in the reading science is crucial for many (especially children with dyslexia) and can advantage all students.
Strong and informed leadership can empower and drive change.