Did you know that reading is a relatively new human invention and that no one on the planet is wired for it at birth? The human brain is an amazing organ that, with the correct instruction, upcycles regions of the brain designed for listening and vision to create an new area with the neural circuitry for reading. Learn more about how the brain learns to read and how you can be a partner in the creation of a reader. No previous experience required – just curiosity and a willingness to learn!
This series of six classes will explore how the brain learns to read, the systemic problems that are the root cause of the literary crisis in our country, and what you can do at home to support instruction in school. This series is perfect for parents, caregivers, tutors and other community members interested in diving into the topic of how we learn to read.
Sessions will be led by Kelli Johnson, a former teacher and expert in reading education and community engagement.
Participants are encouraged but not required to attend all sessions and have the option to join either virtually via Zoom or in-person at the library. Click here to join via Zoom.
The Science of Reading community workshop series is presented with support from the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County.