Made by Dyslexia
The Schenck School was selected by Made By Dyslexia, along with Millfield UK, to provide content experts for digital resources intended to reach dyslexic students, their parents, and educators around the world. Made by Dyslexia, a global nonprofit supported by Sir Richard Branson, partnered with technology giant Microsoft to create a series of videos and training aids informing audiences about dyslexia.
In the series of training modules, Schenck School faculty share their highly specialized knowledge as featured guest speakers. These instructive, web-based videos now are available to educators, parents, and students at no cost through Microsoft. Topics include:
- What is dyslexia?
- Dyslexic thinking skills
- Indicators of dyslexia
- Dyslexia-inclusive classroom
- Importance of identification
To access all of the videos, the training course, helpful information, and other resources, visit Dyslexia Training in Partnership with Made by Dyslexia. New videos and materials are added periodically.
David Schenck's vision of teaching children to read using the Orton-Gillingham Approach in a classroom setting has successfully remediated thousands of students. It is exciting that now, through this effort, we can reach many more dyslexic learners.
To learn more, follow @MadeByDyslexia on Twitter.
The first Made by Dyslexia World Assembly was held in April 2022 at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen, their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip (dyslexic himself) and Princess Sofia of Sweden, and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice (dyslexic herself). The event was in partnership with the Swedish Prince Couple’s Foundation, Prinsparet Stiftelse, and supported by Microsoft. Representatives of The Schenck School and The Dyslexia Resource were honored to participate. Head of School Josh Clark gave a presentation and was on a panel.
The premiere of the World Dyslexia Assembly is on June 11, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. EST (6:00 p.m. UK time) on Facebook and YouTube. We would love you to join us online, hear from our inspirational speakers and be part of this worldwide movement yourself.
Watch Princess Beatrice explain why all teachers should be trained. Hear representatives of global organizations like HSBC Bank and EY explain why they now actively recruit dyslexic thinkers. And hear from the Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, another proud dyslexic.
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, The Schenck School was honored to host the Dyslexia Showcase, presented by Made by Dyslexia and Microsoft Education to a sold-out crowd and live-streamed on Facebook to viewers around the world. The entire presentation is available on YouTube here.