The Mountain Valley Independent
New Reading Program, Board Achievements, and Future Plans Unveiled
64 predictions about edtech trends in 2024
Collaboration will grow between K12 schools and employers as academic growth and interventions are carefully assessed as AI drives the edtech evolution.
Revamping the IRI: Stakeholders chime in on state reading test
Making sense of the science of reading in a New Jersey school district
Deputy superintendent outlines Fauquier's plan to incorporate Youngkin's 'All In VA' initiative
KAXE Morning Show
Students are improving in reading proficiency with a different approach, officials say. But a budget-cutting proposal on the table could eliminate interventions if the referendum fails.
What Is the Orton-Gillingham Method for Teaching Reading? This evidence-based reading methodology is gaining traction. Learn why.
Superintendent’s Playbook: How to make more progress with interventions "Even Pre-COVID, a large percentage of kids were coming in one or two grade levels behind," superintendent says. "We knew we wouldn't be able to intervene our way out of it."
How This Superintendent Overhauled Literacy Instruction...In July of 2021, Robert “Robby” Asberry took over as the new superintendent of Hancock County Schools, a small district in Hawesville, Kentucky. Driven by the negative academic effects of the pandemic on students and his own son’s struggles with reading....
How District Administrators Can Support Teachers With Student Literacy Gains This Year BY JEANNE JEUP. The 2023 Nation’s Report Card by the National Center for Education Statistics (NAEP) revealed that the reading scores of 13-year-old children at all percentiles have significantly declined since 2020.......
Jeanne Jeup explains how students with dyslexia learn to read and how we can apply the science of reading to teaching all students..
Independent School District 318 is not sitting on its heels, but being proactive in regards to continuing to become more proficient at the elementary level, according to Ryan DeBay, Director of Teaching and Learning. Not just a statement, the results prove this to be true in the data that has been collected.
In an era where humans have managed to create an artificial intelligence tool sophisticated enough to churn out an essay on Shakespeare, it seems unlikely that there would still be ambiguity about how best to teach kids how to read. But the “reading wars” continue to incite differences of opinion in various forums, from school board meetings to legislative sessions.
Researchers estimate that dyslexia affects one in five individuals. Yet, it is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely. Even more common than a misdiagnosis is the likelihood that a student with dyslexia will find themself in a classroom without the resources to become a successful reader. In fact, according to the International Dyslexia Association, only about 5 percent of students who have dyslexia are properly identified and given support.
Cision Press Release Newswire
IMSE Awarded MDE 35d Grant Funds to Provide Structured Literacy Professional Development for Michigan Educators, Based on the Science of Reading and Orton-Gillingham Approach
Educating Dyslexic Students Starts With Educating Teachers About Dyslexia. Robin Zikmund is the mother of a rising 9th grader with dyslexia, ADHD, and dysgraphia. She is the founder of the Decoding Dyslexia Idaho chapter and a dyslexia advocate for the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education, an organization dedicated to providing effective structured literacy professional development for all teachers.
Navigating learning loss: How to help parents support education at home. Kathleen Law is a reading coach, Structured Literacy, Orton-Gillingham and Science-of-Reading-certified teacher, and content specialist for IMSE.
Science of Reading Curriculum: What It Is and What It Isn’t. As educators, we aim to equip students with essential skills for lifelong success. We aim to provide students with a comprehensive toolbox, enabling them to become proficient learners and valuable members of society.
CLARK COUNTY – Borden-Henryville School Corp. had the highest district-wide IREAD-3 scores in Clark and Floyd counties compared to other school systems, an achievement that district leaders attribute to an evolving approach to literacy education in recent years......
Educators attend a training session on teaching phonetics and spelling rules to students struggling with learning disorders like dyslexia. The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education provided the training at West Ada Training Center in Meridian.
Idaho Education News
West Ada School District educators (along with 26 charter and private school teachers) are participating this week in a five-day workshop to institute phonological reading practices that could improve literacy among all Idaho students. The Structure Literacy workshop is conducted by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education.
I didn’t learn how to teach reading in my teacher prep program. My nonlinear path to the Science of Reading was a frustrating, difficult journey--it didn’t need to be. After 14 years in education, I consider myself to be a good reading teacher. Unfortunately, the path to getting where I am today was a long, frustrating journey.....
Wyandotte Public Schools Uses State Grant to Train 100 Teachers in Science of Reading As of June 6, 100 Wyandotte Public School District K-5 teachers have been trained in a specialized literacy course from IMSE, an education pioneer and the leading provider of Structured Literacy Professional Development and Classroom Programs.
District Administration Ed Talk
We’re in a literacy crisis. Our children deserve a better approach. After decades of multidisciplinary research, the scientific community has achieved consensus—children need systematic phonics instruction to crack the code and learn how to read.
Muddy River News
Hope and a dream turns into week-long class for learning methods for teaching reading to children. Crystin Harper, a Master Level 4 Instructor for the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education, looks for feedback during a Monday morning group exercise in the library at Quincy High School.......
MENOMINEE —About 52 teachers and paraprofessionals from Menominee, Stephenson, Carney, North Central and Kingsford gathered earlier this month for five days at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Marinette for professional literary training and curriculum development......
Motherhood Meets Medicine
Dyslexia and The Need for Change In Our Schools with Robin Zikmund. Robin’s personal journey as a mother of a child with dyslexia and the struggles they encountered along the way.
Ohio Capital Journal
Ohio House’s version of budget cuts back on proposed funding to science of reading. The House’s budget allocates $44 million for science of reading curricula, $21.5 million each year for next two years to offer science of reading instruction for educators
Cision PR Newswire
Raising Hands Tutoring Engages IMSE to Offer Free Orton-Gillingham Certification to K-3 Teachers in Exchange for Free Tutoring Services for Children Needing Reading Intervention. IMSE's professional development will help literacy non-profit certify more elementary teachers in the Science of Reading, and increase access to high-quality tutoring for low-income, at-risk students struggling with reading.
'I Had No Tools': Why Every Teacher Prep Program Should Include the Science of Reading. To understand the statistics and their ramifications, THE Journal recently spoke with Kathleen Law, a reading coach, Structured Literacy, an Orton-Gillingham-certified teacher, and current instructional content specialist for IMSE
Motherhood Meets Medicine
Why Schools Need to Shift to Structured Literacy with Jeanne Jeup. There are five pillars of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. These pillars have been identified by the science of reading as the essential skills....
Cision PR Newswire
Dyslexic Edge Partners with IMSE to Train its Tutors in Orton-Gillingham. IMSE's professional development training will help the non-profit train more teachers in the Science of Reading, and increase access to reading intervention for dyslexic students....
Salisbury Academy teacher gains phonics certification SALISBURY – Salisbury Academy reading specialist Melissa Brown recently earned an advanced certification in reading instruction…
District boasts above-average dyslexia detection and response program In a presentation to the Board of Education Monday night, Director of Special Services Dr. Kim Turner detailed the process in which Ridgewood…
As a result of our outreach around summer learning slide, we developed and placed a byline in THE Journal that published, titled, “How Teachers Can Support Families with Summer Reading Activities”.
Reading intervention specialist uses ‘OG Method,’ sees positive results with students in Frayser MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A teacher at New Hope Christian Academy is making a difference in students’ lives after investing in a new way of teaching…
Patch News: Hoboken, NJ
Learning Acceleration, Not Learning Loss: Hoboken Trains Teachers. The Hoboken Public Schools are training teachers in the Orton-Gillingham method to help every student read at grade level........
Grand Rapids MN Herald Review
ISD 318 K-5 showing dramatic improvements in reading. When it comes to literacy instruction at our local schools, recent curriculum changes and structures in Independent School District (ISD) 318 have been showing dramatic improvements in K-5 reading proficiency......
The 74: America's Education News Source
Exclusive Literacy Data: Small Gains Since Last Fall, But No Reading Rebound At least a third of K-3 students still need ‘intensive’ extra help, and almost 50% of 3rd graders are off-track this fall, Amplify found.......
Decoding is not easy for students with dyslexia. According to the International Dyslexia Association, “Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.....
ASHLAND — Literacy is a foundational skill that impacts every child’s future. Armed with the alphabet and strong language and literary skills, a child is empowered to pursue their dreams, grow their knowledge base, and live independent and satisfying lives.
The Hoboken Public School District (HPS) has embarked on an initiative aimed at effectively meeting the foundational literacy needs of all learners. In partnership with the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE), an organization accredited by the International Dyslexia Association...
Princeton Public Schools
RAMPING UP THE READING: Princeton Public Schools is introducing a new, more intensive reading approach in all the district’s elementary schools. Teachers will participate in 30 hours of training...
Coosa Valley News
As a new school year approaches, Rome City Schools is taking full advantage of this time to embrace and involve teachers in trainings that will prepare them with new strategies and information to help perpetuate positive progression in the classroom...
The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Public Schools' plans to increase reading proficiency are becoming clear: institute a new districtwide curriculum buttressed by appropriate resources and individual attention for struggling students....
COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the world. Its impact on the educational profession, though, is unique. Every educator has an impact on children–the future adults. In a time of fear and uncertainty, our students turn to us; we are the moms, dads, and guardians away from home.
IMSE, a provider of structured literacy professional development and classroom programs based in Southfield, announced it has launched new IMSE Impact structured literacy programs to enable educators to impact literacy starting day one.
The Adoption of EdTech in the Connected Classroom It wasn’t long ago that the most disruptive technology tool to enter the classroom was the interactive whiteboard. But after some initial reluctance, educators...
For many of us, learning to read seems like something that just happened overnight. One day our parents were reading us to us, then like magic, with enough repetition, we just started to read the words on the page.
District Administration Magazine
Educational technology, both online and in the classroom, went into overdrive during COVID. And ed-tech will certainly continue to increase its presence in teaching and learning in innovative new ways, regardless of the trajectory of the pandemic.
IMSE is a leading provider of structured literacy solutions that leverage Orton-Gillingham and the science of reading to empower teachers from day one. Since 1996, IMSE has pioneered the use of Orton-Gillingham in general education and remains at the forefront of research-based reading programs...
Using every trick in the book: Teachers receive training to help students learn to read New targeted training for teachers in Fauquier County aims to improve their ability to teach students to read. More than 100 teachers have recei
Educators are often left unprepared to meet the unique needs of the increasing number of English learners (ELs), especially when it comes to literacy. As their number continues to grow, it is critical that teachers are equipped with the proper resources they need to connect with EL students. There is also a need for schools and districts to provide additional means and resources for the students and their families.
BrightBeam/Project Forever Free
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 35% of fourth-graders are reading at or above a proficient level. For decades, K-12 educators have tested different methods to improve the way...
Literacy is a fundamental element of a child’s development. Literacy means much more than just knowing how to read a book. It can also impact the ability for a child to learn other subjects, to understand road signs when driving or crossing the street, and can be a major contributor to a child living a fulfilling life into adulthood.
More Than 300 APS Teachers Trained in Multi-Sensory Education to Combat Dyslexia More than 300 Arlington Public Schools teachers have been trained to help students with dyslexia by using an approach that combines various...
As we wrapped up 2020, we thought for sure that 2021 might bring us a reprieve from pandemic learning. Well, it did–but it also didn’t. Virtual and hybrid learning continued into the spring, but then classrooms welcomed back students for...