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A Life With Dyslexia: Why Education Is a Right, Not a Privilege
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Tracy Johnson, President and Founder, Vessels of Hope
Hosted by Terrie Noland, C.A.L.P., Vice President, Educator Initiatives, Learning Ally
Sponsored by Learning Ally
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Dr. Tracy Johnson has lived a life with dyslexia. She understands how students with dyslexia are dealing with the pressures of education. Tracy had teachers that did not know her potential and others that did. The difference in her attitude about school and education completely changed when teachers saw her abilities rather than her disabilities.
This edWebinar is a dive deep into a conversation with Tracy to uncover answers to questions like:
- What was the difference that took place when you had a teacher believe in you?
- Did you have struggles conveying your potential to teachers?
- How is dyslexia viewed within the Black community?
This eye-opening and relevant edWebinar helps any educator or administrator understand the perspective of students with dyslexia. This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK through high school teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Dr. Tracy Johnson is the founding president and CEO of Vessels of Hope, a non-profit organization that helps individuals with learning disabilities. Her hometown is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also an adjunct professor at Harcum College and an enrollment counselor at Eastern University. She has received an associate’s degree in liberal studies with a minor in women’s studies from Harcum College; a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in human resource management from Cabrini University; a master’s degree in multicultural education from Eastern University; and a doctorate in ministry science from the Accelerated School of Christian Ministry International, Inc.
About the Host
Terrie serves as Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally, where she works to develop engagement programs, shares knowledge through strategic relationships, and promotes communities for educators. She has more than 25 years of experience as both a motivational leader and developer of content for educators and administrators. She has had the opportunity to lead and facilitate groups numbering in the thousands, inspiring them around a transformational change in their approach to struggling readers. Terrie is certified as an Academic Language Practitioner and is currently working towards a Ph.D. in literacy, with an emphasis in educational leadership from St. John’s University. She is also a certified John Maxwell speaker and facilitator.
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