Right to Read Inquiry & Explicit, Systematic Direct Instruction
Dr. Kathryn Garforth and Cheryl Urbanczyk from Learn Literacy (Language for Life) discussed how the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s #RightToRead Public Inquiry’s Recommendations impact Explicit, Systematic Direct Instruction.
The Right To Read Inquiry Recommendations
With over twenty years in the education profession, Cheryl has a wide set of experiences in literacy. As an educator, she has taught across ages and grades (high school science teacher, elementary homeroom teacher, teacher-leader) in a variety of settings (public, private) in a variety of locations in the US and Canada.
School leadership is also part of her portfolio, with administrative positions in various private and public schools. When her own daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, it led to a decades-long learning and passion to support her child and advocate for others. Cheryl is currently a Fellow-in-Training with the Orton-Gillingham Academy and a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist.
These experiences, both personal and professional, give her a unique expertise to understand literacy, dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities in the wider education context as well as understand the impact of literacy as an equity issue on student success.
Website: Learn Literacy www.learnliteracy.com