Nancy Young, M.Ed., is an experienced educator with extensive knowledge of evidence-based approaches to teaching reading, spelling, and writing for both general classroom instruction and remediation. She currently consults for schools and supports individual teachers and families across Canada and globally. Her speaking engagements cover a wide range of audiences and are delivered in-person and online. Nancy’s areas of specialty include dyslexia, giftedness, ADHD, and 2e (twice-exceptional). A certified classroom teacher and certified Structured Literacy Teacher, her educational background includes a Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education (giftedness focus) and a Master of Education Degree in Special Education (dyslexia focus). Nancy is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, studying the needs of students who are 2e (gifted and dyslexic). Nancy is the author of Secret Code Actions™, a unique resource she created to help teachers enhance any reading and spelling program by weaving in movement. Her fun code-based actions are accompanied by Clues and Alerts to increase knowledge of the English code. Nancy is also the creator of the Ladder of Reading, an infographic she designed to help educators and parents better understand the wide range of needs as children learn to read and the instructional implications.
A Win-Win! Weaving in Movement as Children Master the Secrets of the Code!
(Special Ed, Dyslexia, Other Learning Challenges, Equity & Inclusion, ELL, Writing, Spelling, Components of Literacy Instruction)
Do we need to ensure our students learn to read and write? YES! Do we need to ensure our students are more physically active? YES! Can we combine movement with code-based instruction and practice? YES! Doing so is a win-win! Referring to her internationally acclaimed “Ladder of Reading & Writing”, Nancy will review the wide range of needs as children learn to read and write. She’ll then summarize research on the need for increased physical activity in schools, including research on the benefits of integrating movement into learning tasks. Throughout the session, Nancy will provide examples of ways to weave movement into reading and writing instruction and practice. Educators and parents will find out how easy it can be to learn and practice skills using engaging and FUN code-based movements whether in the classroom, in the gym, at the playground, or in a kitchen! Receiving emphasis in this session will be the exceptionalities of dyslexia, ADHD, and giftedness.
Disclosure: Some of the examples presented will be from Nancy’s book Secret Code Actions™.
Target Audience(s): Elementary, Middle/Jr. High, High School
Education Track(s): New to the Science of Reading