Winsor Learning Releases Free Reading Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Schools Amid Virus Pandemic

'The most valuable thing we can do for children right now when it comes to keeping them on track with academics is focus on reading' - Winsor Learning President Amanda Burnette

Today, Minnesota-based Winsor Learning, the nation’s leading expert and provider of science-based reading instruction for students, announced that it will make a variety of its services and products available free of charge to parents, teachers, and schools as districts and states across the U.S. grapple with the challenge of keeping education progress on track with schools closed.

“The most valuable thing we can do for children right now when it comes to keeping them on track with academics is focus on reading. Our hope is that the resources we are providing today can help narrow the gap and empower both teachers and parents with some of the tools they need to be successful during this unprecedented and challenging time,” said Amanda Burnette, president of Winsor Learning, a former public school administrator and internationally recognized expert on reading instruction.

Winsor Learning is releasing 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 from 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 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.

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​Zeke Stokes
PHONE (202) 834-9049

Source: Winsor Learning


Categories: K through 12

Tags: Coronavirus, COVID19, Dyslexia, Education, K-12, Reading, Schools, Teachers