28 episodes

READ, the Research Education ADvocacy Podcast, connects you with prominent researchers, thought leaders, and educators who share their work, insights, and expertise about current research and best practices in fields of education and child development. It is produced by The Windward School and The Windward Institute. Learn more at www.thewindwardschool.org and www.thewindwardschool.org/wi. Visit READ's home at www.readpodcast.org

READ: The Research Education ADvocacy Podcast The Windward Institute

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

READ, the Research Education ADvocacy Podcast, connects you with prominent researchers, thought leaders, and educators who share their work, insights, and expertise about current research and best practices in fields of education and child development. It is produced by The Windward School and The Windward Institute. Learn more at www.thewindwardschool.org and www.thewindwardschool.org/wi. Visit READ's home at www.readpodcast.org

    Curriculum, Consistency, and Coherence of Reading Instruction with Louise Spear-Swerling, PhD

    Curriculum, Consistency, and Coherence of Reading Instruction with Louise Spear-Swerling, PhD

    In the first episode of 2022, Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling, a leader and trailblazer in reading education, joins the READ Podcast. Speaking from her background and expertise as a professor, teacher educator, author, and researcher, Dr. Spear-Swerling identifies evidence-based practices that support structured literacy and clarifies common pitfalls of implementation. Listeners will understand how curriculum, consistency, and coherence are fundamental to supporting schools and teachers deliver high quality reading instruction for all students.

    Do you want to learn more from this episode? Visit readpodcast.org and the Episode #28 homepage for host Danielle Scorrano's top bookmarks and resources.

    Do you have questions for future topics and speakers? E-mail us at info@readpodcast.org

    Connect with The Windward Institute on Twitter @TheWindwardInst, Instagram @thewindwardinstitute or Facebook.  

    • 55 min
    READ in Review 2021

    READ in Review 2021

    READ in Review is the “epilogue” that highlights this year’s episodes with leading experts in research, education, and advocacy. Host Danielle Scorrano reflects upon her conversations from throughout 2021, centered around the theme of integration. The top bookmarks captured by our guests include current research in the Science of Reading (SoR) and dyslexia, advocacy for increased access and equity to high quality education, and an examination of the system to deliver the promise of education for all children. Join the conversation as we reflect upon the 2021 chapter of the READ podcast and forecast ahead into 2022.

    Do you want to learn more from this episode? Visit readpodcast.org and the Episode #27 homepage for host Danielle Scorrano's top bookmarks and resources.

    Do you have questions for future topics and speakers? E-mail us at info@readpodcast.org

    Connect with The Windward Institute on Twitter @TheWindwardInst, Instagram @thewindwardinstitute or Facebook.  

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Language of Math with Paul Riccomini, PhD

    The Language of Math with Paul Riccomini, PhD

    All READers are invited to take a journey in mathematics with Penn State professor and The WI faculty member, Paul Riccomini, PhD. Dr. Riccomini and Danielle discuss the language of math with the underlying principle – if kids don’t understand the language of instruction, they’re not going to be able to learn to their potential. Dr. Riccomini explains certain markers of why children may experience challenges in math, when difficulties persist, and scaffolds and instructional practices to support struggling mathematicians. At the end of the episode, Dr. Riccomini answers “crowdsource” questions from adults READers including how parents/ guardians can support kids at home, and he takes on the curiosity of school-aged students by answering their top questions. Dr. Riccomini invites all listeners into a math class – listen closely for the importance  of its numbers AND its mathematical language.

    Do you want to learn more from this episode? Visit readpodcast.org and the Episode #26 homepage for host Danielle Scorrano's top bookmarks and resources. Connect with Dr. Riccomini on Twitter.

    Do you have questions for future topics and speakers? E-mail us at info@readpodcast.org

    Connect with The Windward Institute on Twitter @TheWindwardInst, Instagram @thewindwardinstitute or Facebook.  

    • 58 min
    The Intersectionality of Race and Dyslexia with Resha Conroy

    The Intersectionality of Race and Dyslexia with Resha Conroy

    During Dyslexia Awareness Month, Resha Conroy, the founder of Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children (DABC), joins the READ Podcast for a conversation about education reform and equity. Using a historical and social lens, Ms. Conroy discusses how Black children with dyslexia are often left behind in the system of education, and the consequences are dire and dangerous. She cites research and draws on stories from communities where Black children with dyslexia face barriers to diagnosis and intervention and experience stigma and deficit-model thinking in their classrooms. On a societal level, Ms. Conroy explains the historical implications of the school to prison pipeline. She discusses the actions the DABC is taking to increase knowledge, advocacy, and awareness and identifies immediate calls to action as well as systemic changes needed to save a current generation of children from failure.

    Do you want to learn more from this episode? Visit readpodcast.org and the Episode #25 homepage for host Danielle Scorrano's top bookmarks and resources.

    Do you have questions for future topics and speakers? E-mail us at info@readpodcast.org

    Connect with The Windward Institute on Twitter @TheWindwardInst, Instagram @thewindwardinstitute or Facebook.  

    • 49 min
    Beyond the NAEP: Mississippi’s Literacy Growth with Kristen Wynn

    Beyond the NAEP: Mississippi’s Literacy Growth with Kristen Wynn

    Join Kristen Wynn, Mississippi’s State Literacy Director and The Windward Institute’s 2021 Fall Community Lecturer, as she details the story of how the state transformed literacy outcomes for its students. Reflecting upon her story with her son who was diagnosed with dyslexia and her early career as a teacher and interventionist, Ms. Wynn discusses her personal journey to learn about the Science of Reading. She outlines the literacy policy reform that began at the state level and explains how it was disseminated strategically to districts and schools. Ms. Wynn discusses how professional development and a state-facilitated literacy coaching program shaped teacher practices, classrooms, and cultures of schools for the betterment of their students. Finally, she shares how the state innovated teaching and professional learning practices to support families and children during the pandemic. This READ conversation with Kristen Wynn offers hope and applicable lessons for every state, district, and school to disrupt the educational status quo to promote literacy for all students.
     Want to learn more from Kristen Wynn?
    Register for the 2021 Fall Community Lecture on October 28, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
    http://www.thewindwardschool.org/lecture

    Do you want to learn more from this episode? Visit readpodcast.org and the Episode #24 homepage for host Danielle Scorrano's top bookmarks and resources.

    Do you have questions for future topics and speakers? E-mail us at info@readpodcast.org

    Connect with The Windward Institute on Twitter @TheWindwardInst, Instagram @thewindwardinstitute or Facebook.  

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Neuroscience of Resilience and Dyslexia with Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD

    The Neuroscience of Resilience and Dyslexia with Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD

    Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, leading cognitive neuroscientist, joins the READ Podcast to explore pressing questions about the brain, resilience, and learning disabilities. Dr. Hoeft examines the definitions of resilience and outlines its promotive factors related to the reading brain and children with learning disabilities. She cites the latest brain research on the role of stigma and stereotype threat in children with LD, drawing implications on how to combat stigma and cultivate a more inclusive environment in schools. At the end of the episode, Dr. Hoeft discusses her leadership to support the worldwide community during and post-pandemic and calls for solutions to democratize education for all.

    Do you want to learn more from this episode? Visit readpodcast.org and the Episode #23 homepage for host Danielle Scorrano's top bookmarks and resources. Connect with Dr. Hoeft on Twitter.

    Do you have questions for future topics and speakers? E-mail us at info@readpodcast.org

    Connect with The Windward Institute on Twitter @TheWindwardInst, Instagram @thewindwardinstitute or Facebook.  

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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43 Ratings

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Inspired

This podcast has inspired and taught me so much as an educator especially in the difficult times we have faced this past year. The lessons and tools it provides allows me to be a stronger advocate for my students and it offers information necessary to ensure the success of my students!

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Informative!

Great podcast for teachers who are looking to expand their knowledge on everything from understanding dyslexia to best teaching practices!

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Fantastic!

Comprehensive and balanced

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