Dear Educators,

At the start of each new school year, I am energized by the possibility it offers you.  At the same time, as a former teacher, I know the weight you may feel as you continue to prepare and plan for 2017/18.

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Meet the Instructors: Janice Kohler, IMSE

Almost two decades later, the story of a boy and his dad still sticks in Janice Kohler’s mind. Kohler at the time was a special education teacher in Ohio and helped the sixth-grade boy student jump three reading grade levels…
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Special Ed Teacher Says IMSE’s OG Training Changed Her Life

Donna Cortright is currently Captain Candy. That’s how Cortright, a special education teacher for kindergartners through fifth-graders at Ossian (Indiana) Elementary, is teaching her students the letter C and how to sound it out after she received The Institute for Multi-Sensory…
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This Pittsburgh School Says Investing in Their Teachers’ English Language Core Knowledge Makes Big Impact

The Journal asked Community Day School representatives to discuss how its teachers have benefited from Orton-Gillingham training.Their response was so…
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IMSE Named a Preferred PD Training Program for Oregon

The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education in late June was approved as an official vendor by the Oregon Department of Education,…
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Orton-Gillingham and Technology Intersect at this Atlanta School

A K-12 Orton-Gillingham school for 275 students with dyslexia and other language-based LDs in Atlanta is seeing big results using…
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IMSE’s OG Helps English Make Sense For These Special Ed Students

Kathryn Nieves never tires of seeing her students smile in the classroom. Nieves, a special education teacher at Sparta Middle…
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Second Graders Taught Using IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham Have Ah-Ha Moment

Adrianna Love loves using Institute for Multi-Sensory Education’s Orton-Gillingham training with her 26 second-grade students at Neil Armstrong Elementary School…
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IMSE OG Instructor Stacey Kasoff Named Learning Ally’s Tutor of the Month

IMSE Orton-Gillingham instructor Stacey Kasoff was honored as Learning Ally’s tutor of the month for June 2017.
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IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham Training Leads To Huge Growth In Students’ Reading Ability

At the start of the school year, most of Alyssa Bergman’s students didn’t think they’d be able to read words…
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Ultrarunner Running 43 Miles To Raise Funds For Reading Center

Melissa Raguet-Schofield describes being a mother of a dyslexic child as “like running through the wilderness all by yourself.” Raguet-Schofield,…
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Summer Reading Initiative Fights “Summer Slide” at this New Jersey School

For the fourth straight year, the 200-plus students at Slackwood Elementary School, a pre-K-3 school in Lawrenceville, N.J., will send…
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For Some Students, Reading at Grade Level Isn’t Tapping Their Full Potential

Victoria Jones, an instructor for the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education, knows first hand the power the Orton-Gillingham teaching method can have…
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Super Bowl Champ Malcolm Mitchell Is A True Champion Of Youth Literacy

Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell this year won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, but his biggest accomplishment has…
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Learning Specialist: ‘Helping These Kids Is What I Was Created To Do’

Pola Millard believes she’s found her true calling teaching the students at New Hope Christian Academy — and her daughter…
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Principal Led School-Wide Literacy Initiative Embraced By Community

Monday is National School Principals’ Day, and what better way to honor them than by featuring William Colon, the principal…
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A New Teaching Approach Has Wyoming Inmates Reading With Success

Learning Latin has become a breeze for some of the inmates in the Wyoming Department of Corrections, thanks to the…
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You Sent These Awesome Photos And Videos Showing IMSE’s OG At Work

At the Journal, we love getting feedback from our thousands of Twitter followers. Check out some of the great photography…
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Every Student Succeeds Act

The Journal takes an in-depth look at ESSA—the Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2015. The…
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IMSE Certification in Action: Stephanie Sawhney

The Journal talks to veteran teacher, Stephanie Sawhney, about her experience taking IMSE’s Comprehensive Training and Practicum. While many educators conduct…
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Parent Perspectives: Shannon Chamberlin

Chase Chamberlin has reaped the benefits of IMSE’s OG. The Journal talks to his mother, Shannon, to learn more about his…
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Differentiation with Interactive OG Makes All the Difference

Today, teachers face a diverse classroom of students with a wide variety of abilities, experiences and backgrounds. With that diversity,…
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Research Beat: Reading On Screens Changes How We Think

Researchers from Dartmouth and Carnegie Mellon have published the results of their study into the effects of digital reading on comprehension.
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Profiles in Teaching: Stacey and Lillian

OG isn’t just for children! Adult ESL learners like Lillian Faranso with the help of her tutor, Stacey Peper, are…
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Working Together: The IMSE-Learning Ally Partnership

Together, IMSE and Learning Ally bring qualified Orton-Gillingham instruction to educators and their students across the country. Learn more about…
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Orton-Gillingham in the General Education Classroom

Many school districts are unlocking the power of Orton-Gillingham reading instruction—and not just in remedial or one-on-one settings, but in their…
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Because You Can’t, You Won’t and You Don’t Stop: Hip-hop in the Classroom

Students and teachers are using Hip-hop as a dynamic, fun and innovative way to boost reading confidence and increase vocabulary.
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Guest Column: Books for a First Year Teacher

IMSE’s own Allison Pajor knows what it’s like to be a first year teacher—the excitement, the pressure. She led classrooms for five…
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Building Better Readers: Lori Oczkus and Reciprocal Teaching

Reciprocal Teaching is a powerful reading strategy that supercharges students’ comprehension and engagement with their reading.  Watch our interview with Lori…
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IMSE Certification in Action: Lori Mikulka

The Journal catches up with veteran teacher Lori Mikulka who recently completed IMSE’s 45 Hour Practicum.  Watch our interview with…
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Video Q&A with Elisheva Schwartz, creator of The Dyslexia Quest podcast

Elisheva Schwartz is the host and creator of The Dyslexia Quest podcast, a dynamic collection of interviews with writers, researchers…
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Book Trading Sites

Hop on these handy web sites to trade in your old books for some new titles for your summer reading list!
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Reading in the Digital Age

With the nearly-universal availability of the internet, reading has changed dramatically in the last twenty-plus years to become a non-linear, multimedia-rich…
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Winning with IMSE: Hamilton City Schools

The partnership between IMSE and Hamilton City Schools in Ohio has brought amazing results in reading for children in grades…
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LDA Sounds Alarm for Children’s Futures in Flint Water Crisis

In the wake of Flint, Michigan’s water crisis endangering the lives and health of thousands of children, the Learning Disabilities…
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Make Learning Fun with Word Games

Stave off the winter blahs and engage your learners with some fast-paced (and addictive) word games! These games focus on word…
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IMSE Certification in Action: Melissa and Sunny Young

The Journal talks to Melissa Young, who just received her Level 1 Comprehensive Certification with IMSE. Watch our interview with Melissa…
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Research Beat: Read to Babies Now for Better Literacy Skills Later

Researchers at the University of Iowa are examining the role reading plays in helping infants develop language skills.
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Start a Children’s Book Club!

Just as they are for adults, book clubs can be a great way to get children together to read and…
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Get Students Writing on the Right Path!

For years, writing has been the most neglected of the ‘3 R’s.’ At the same time, educators know it’s never too…
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Q&A With Deborah Lynam, Parent Member of Decoding Dyslexia-New Jersey

The IMSE Journal talks to Deborah Lynam, a founding member of Decoding Dyslexia. Deborah is also the Director of Partnerships &…
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Q&A With Dr. Louisa Moats

The IMSE Journal talks to Dr. Louisa Moats, founder of LETRS and co-author of ‘Straight Talk About Reading,’ and ‘Parenting…
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Q&A with Dr. Marcia Henry

The IMSE Journal talks to one of the country’s leading experts on reading instruction and dyslexia, Dr. Marcia Henry.
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Arlington, VA Says IMSE’s OG is Integral to Helping Dyslexic Kids Read with Success

IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham training is a really big deal at Arlington (Va.) Public Schools. More than 300 teachers in the K-12…
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