Shawna Wood: My Science of Reading Journey
Join Shawna Wood a teacher from Victoria and Dr. Kathryn Garforth as the speak about the #RightToRead and Shawna’s science of reading journey as a teacher.
The Right to Read Initiative & Repeated Readings
Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read
Dr. Kathryn Garforth, Ph.D.
Founder of Garforth Education and The Right To Read Initiative.
Garforth Education provides online courses and professional development for educators. Garforth Education provides support to families of neurodiverse individuals. Dr. Garforth helps them understand the diagnosis and needs of their child.
Dr. Kathryn Garforth is passionate about every child's #RightToRead. As a dyslexic and the parent of a dyslexic she has a personal connection to the struggles students face. Her teacher training program did not provide the training to teach children like her how to read. She's determined to spread awareness about best practices for teaching reading.
Shawna Wood is a grade one and two teacher in Victoria BC. She completed a Masters Degree in Special Education in 2014 with the express purpose of learning to better serve diverse learners in her general education classroom. Being a teacher, and supporting students, is something Shawna cares deeply about. She says every school year is a new opportunity to learn and grow along with her students.