The Schenck School Announces New Digital Initiative Designed To Reach Millions of Dyslexic Students, Their Parents and Educators Around The WorldFebruary 07, 2019
For more than eight years, Sterling Seacrest’s John Miller has volunteered and supported The Schenck School, one of the top schools for dyslexic students in the U.S. He’s currently Chairman of The Schenck School Board of Trustees.
The Atlanta school has announced its role in a digital resources initiative intended to reach millions of dyslexic students, their parents, and educators around the world. It was chosen by Made By Dyslexia, a global nonprofit supported by Sir Richard Branson. School faculty are featured in the nonprofit’s partnership project with technology giant Microsoft. This partnership produced digital awareness and training videos to inform global audiences about dyslexia.
In the video training modules, School faculty share their highly specialized knowledge as featured experts. These instructive, web-based videos are now available to educators, parents, and students at no cost through the Microsoft Educator Platform.
“Our mission every day is to build a solid educational foundation for students with dyslexia and to help them unlock their potential,” said Josh Clark, Head of School. “Dyslexics visualize, create, and connect to the world through their own unique prism and this collaboration delivers that message and our work to more students who deserve every opportunity to excel academically and in life.”
The project was unveiled in London on January 24 at BETT, the world’s largest education technology event. Clark joined representatives from Microsoft and Made By Dyslexia for the launch. The global nonprofit, supported by British businessman Richard Branson, was founded to dispel misconceptions about dyslexia and to develop solutions that help children unleash their potential. Sir Branson and actors Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley also are featured in the project sharing their experiences with dyslexia.
Representatives from The Schenck School will take part in a U.S. road show to showcase the training videos.
“The opportunity to partner with these top-tier philanthropic and technology organizations speaks to the quality and caliber of our educators and staff,” said John Miller, Chairman of The Schenck School Board of Trustees. “We have long witnessed the passion these professionals bring to their work, and now a global community of educators, parents, and students will benefit from their expertise.”
Click here to learn more: https://www.schenck.org/resources/made-by-dyslexia.