March 26, 2023
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We wanted to share the special video message we received from Kareem Weaver which we played at our event last night. We thank Mr. Weaver for sharing his thoughts, inspirations and motivation with the Decoding Dyslexia-NJ community in this video.Kareem Weaver is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of FULCRUM, which partners with stakeholders to improve reading results for students. He is the Oakland NAACP's 2nd Vice President and Chair of its Education Committee. And his advocacy is featured in the new film, The Right to Read.www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMwwwv0SlU8 ... See MoreSee Less
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There’s still time to register for Tonight’s Decoding Dyslexia-NJ big event! We’ve got lots to talk about… particularly about some the interesting data we collected from our parents & teachers survey. Registration open until 6:00pm today!Program begins at 7:00pmwww.eventbrite.com/e/the-state-of-dyslexia-10-years-later-tickets-570239861777 ... See MoreSee Less
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Attention Parents & Teachers... We need to hear from you!We are less than a week away for our important DDNJ event on March 23rd where we will take a hard look at how our NJ dyslexia laws have helped and not helped change how children who struggle to read are being taught within our public schools now. While there are some districts which have made significant changes and have been seeing results, WE KNOW that this is not happening in MOST of our NJ districts around our state! That's why we are hosting this event.This what we are going to talk about at our event. So, we could use YOUR help in learning more about what's happening or not happening in your district whether you are a parent or a teacher. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS ANONYMOUS SURVEY BY MONDAY 3/20 and we will report these results at our event on Thurs. 3/23. Thank you!forms.gle/tF8uUmCNAg9QVPT97 ... See MoreSee Less
The State of Dyslexia 10 Years Later (Anonymous Survey)Dear survey participants, In preparation for our event on March 23, 2023, we invite you to participate in this anonymous survey so we can better understand the "state" of dyslexia from the perspective...
We wonder the same thing Washington Post 🤔😠. For those about to complain, reading is much more than *phonics* but letter-sound correspondence is the essential foundational skill for children. "So why do so many teachers refuse to adopt methods that work — and hold fast to those that don’t?"wapo.st/3YIDInV ... See MoreSee Less
Opinion | Cut the politics. Phonics is the best way to teach reading.The reading wars have raged for decades. But there is a conclusive answer: The phonics method works.
Important work from National Center on Improving Literacy BU Wheelock Literacy Education Wheelock College, Boston University "Originally, there weren’t a whole lot of evidence-based programs because there wasn’t a lot of rigorous research being conducted for reading programs. Now, there’s no issue with supply. Now it’s an issue of demand. It’s a question of how do we incentivize teachers, principals, districts, and state decision makers to use evidence and not opinion to make decisions about what our children are experiencing in the classroom?"www.bu.edu/wheelock/magazine-article/closing-the-literacy-gap/?fbclid=IwAR32_iUu4Kzgr4Agtjum8G3vP... ... See MoreSee Less
Closing the Literacy Gap | Wheelock College of Education & Human DevelopmentHank Fien grew up in the 1970s and ’80s in a working-class South Jersey town, where he witnessed the stark divide in life experiences between his peers who were taught how to read and those who were...
The State of Dyslexia – 10 Years Later ... Free NJ In-Person EventMarch 23, 20236:00pm - 9:30pm Crowne Plaza Conference Center870 Scudders Mill RoadPlainsboro NJ 08536In 2013 and 2014, the New Jersey Governor signed 3 dyslexia-related bills into laws.So NJ, where are we now? How have these new laws impacted our schools, our teachers and our children? Come spend an evening with Decoding Dyslexia–NJ and distinguished guests to discuss how the NJ dyslexia laws have played out in the real world setting. Learn about the changes to educational environments and the shifts in attitudes and thought processes taking place in many districts across the state. If things seem slow to move in your community, join us and hear from other parents & educators about how to take steps towards improved outcomes in your school. Detailed examples of implementation and resources will be presented.This will be a FREE in-person eventREGISTRATION REQUIRED via EVENTBRITE www.eventbrite.com/e/the-state-of-dyslexia-10-years-later-tickets-5702398617772.5 credits Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be provided by Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey (LDANJ) ... See MoreSee Less
EP LeVar Burton, of the The Right to Read Film said: "We failed them, in America, we have failed them by not giving them evidence-based instruction," on CBS Mornings discussing the new documentary "The Right to Read" with director Jenny Mackenzie. #readacrossamerica #nationalreadingmonth #saydyslexia #untilallcanread The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Fountas & Pinnell Literacy New Jersey Department of Education www.cbsnews.com/video/levar-burton-and-jenny-mackenzie-discuss-new-documentary-the-right-to-read/..."The Right To Read" executive producer LeVar Burton and director Jenny Mackenzie join "CBS Mornings" to discuss their new documentary about the literacy crisis in the U.S. and how there is a disconnect between the science and how kids are taught to read in schools. ... See MoreSee Less
A new must-see film! “Everyone deserves to right to read. Literacy is for all.” Kareem Weaver“We have a lot of people struggling to read. Why aren’t we screaming and yelling about this?” Emily Hanford Beginning March 2, 12:00AM PT—National Read Across America Day— audiences can access the film on a virtual screening platform through March 9, 11:59PM PT.Sign up here for the virtual access: therighttoreadfilm.org/watch-the-filmOnce you've signed up, you will receive a viewing link by e-mail. Access ends March 9th.Trailer: youtu.be/ptUYVHDeHOw ... See MoreSee Less
The Right to Read 2023 TrailerThe Right to Read shares the stories of a courageous activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the mos...
In celebration of National Reading Month, The Right to Read will be available to all audiences for free online! Beginning on National Read Across America Day—March 2, The Right to Read will be available to view for one week through March 9, 2023.Gather your friends, family, and colleagues to watch The Right to Read, which tells the story of an NAACP activist and public school teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read. The Right to Read was directed by Jenny Mackenzie and executive produced by LeVar Burton. The film features Kareem Weaver, Emily Hanford, and Dr. Kymyona Burk.Sign-up today for this free virtual screening! Sign-ups are limited to available bandwidth; one sign-up allows one view per sign-up during the virtual screening window.Once you've signed up, you will receive a viewing link by email on March 2, 2023.Visit The Right to Read website to sign-up for the film’s newsletter and learn about in-person events in your area. And follow them on Instagram (@righttoreadfilm) and Twitter (@righttoreadfilm) to join the conversation about The Right to Read!Questions? Contact email@example.comFORM LINK: www.therighttoreadfilm.org/watch-the-film ... See MoreSee Less
Watch the Film — The Right to ReadIn celebration of National Reading Month, The Right to Read will be available to all audiences for free online for one week.Beginning March 2, 12:00AM PT—National Read Across America Day—audie...
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“Just as we know there are foundational skills in reading, there is the same thing in math. Schools have been swayed by sexy practices, but that’s not how people learn....Take every single thing that’s been written about the science of reading, and hit ‘find/replace’ for math,” said Sarah Powell, associate professor of special ed UT-Austin.www.edpost.com/explainer/is-there-a-science-of-math-too?fbclid=IwAR04CUz-cgDH-YRbtrzipPSxSM7DuKzJ... ... See MoreSee Less
Is There a ‘Science of Math’ Too?When it comes to best instructional practices, experts say the two subjects have parallel problems–and solutions.
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