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Unlocking Student Potential through Improved Literacy

Terrie serves as the vice president of educator initiatives for Learning Ally where she works to develop engagement programs, professional learning services and communities for educators. Terrie has more than 25 years of experience as both a motivational leader and developer of content for educators and administrators.

Terrie’s focus for the past six years has been on the pedagogical practices needed to create effective environments for struggling readers and students with dyslexia. Terrie has the opportunity to lead and facilitate groups numbering in the thousands helping to build better understanding of working with struggling readers and students with dyslexia.

Her greatest strengths lie in the ability to inform and inspire others to be passionate educators that support the diverse needs of students. Terrie is currently working towards a Ph.D. in literacy, with an emphasis in educational leadership from St. John’s University.

In this episode, we discuss:

·      The importance of literacy.

·      Teaching kids to read.

·      What Learning Ally provides for students at home and in school.

·      Supporting students who learn differently.

·      How using technology to advance learning.

·      How visualization through reading is important.

·      Necessity to keep reading as a family.

·      One of the core component of reading is connection or relationship.

·      Helping students with a reading deficit, blind, visually impaired or have a physical disability.

·      How is Learning Ally as a non-profit helping students.

·      The audio book is not the solution but part of the process to help the student to capture the information.

·      Social emotional development and motivation is key.

·      Learning Ally’s upcoming event, Spotlight on Early Literacy. 

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