Tue, Jan 17|
Why Aren't They Reading? Understanding How Implicit Bias Affects Student Development Webinar
Time & Location
Jan 17, 1:00 PM EST
About the Event
This thought-provoking webinar asks educators to reflect on how their own implicit biases might be contributing to the gap in reading achievement. When educators rely on assumptions and observations without objective data, they risk underestimating some learners and undersupporting others. We explore how objective cognitive screening can be used in elementary school to ensure all students receive the right levels of support and enrichment for fluent reading.
Superintendent-in-Residence @MindPrint Learning
Mary Robinson-Cohen’s extensive career in education began in 1994 as a History and African American Studies teacher at Princeton Day School. Later, she was a Social Studies teacher with Middlesex County and South Brunswick Township where she also served in administrative roles. Cohen most recently served as the Chief School Administrator – Superintendent and Principal – of Roosevelt Public School District. Under her leadership, Roosevelt was ranked the number one elementary district in Monmouth County by Niche magazine. Cohen is certified as a School Administrator in New Jersey, and a Principal in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. She received her Principal Certification in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Educational Leadership Program for Aspiring Principals and continues to mentor leaders in that program. She received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and an M.A. and B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.
Founder and Executive Director @Learning for All
Rachel Herman, M.A., PCET is a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist and the Founder and Executive Director of Learning for All: Educational Therapy and Cognitive Development. She has over 20 years of professional experience in education, from one-on-one therapy to teaching classes in many subjects from elementary school through college level, including 6 years at PLNU. Through Learning for All, she offers struggling learners a personalized approach to education and remediation using systematic, explicit, multi-sensory protocols that combine cognitive skills building with specific academic instruction. Rachel is certified in Barton Reading and Spelling at the Advanced Level, Handwriting Without Tears, and is an internationally certified Feuerstein Cognitive Enrichment Practitioner and Trainer. She is also a professional member of the Association of Educational Therapists, the National Institute for Learning Development, CHADD, and the International Dyslexia Association.