Woodlynde Faculty Featured at the Biennial PAIS Conference in Pittsburgh

Two of Woodlynde's middle school teachers presented at the Biennial PAIS Conference in Pittsburgh!

Marybeth Spencer, Woodlynde’s seventh and eighth grade history teacher, spoke on Using Diverse Source Material to Enrich the History Classroom, sharing how she improves the classroom experience with hands-on techniques and creative activities for mixed learning-needs classrooms. Click here to view the presentation.
In Aligning Strategies from Reading to History, Spencer was joined by Carolyn Kruk, Woodlynde’s seventh and eighth grade reading teacher, to present on how through co-planning they align instructional strategies in both reading and history classes. They also shared specific models for teaching nonfiction text that can be used in both reading and history classes. Click here to view the presentation.
PAIS is the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, a non-profit membership organization serving more than 100 independent schools in Pennsylvania and Delaware.  PAIS holds a biennial conference for educators and professionals across these two states.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.