Learn Without Tears Presents Breakthrough Literacy Solutions at ASCD National Conference
Early education leader playing central role in student literacy
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At the upcoming ASCD National Conference, Learning Without Tears will showcase its proven and effective curriculum solutions for early childhood education and literacy development. ASCD, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, holds its 2022 National Conference March 18-21 in Chicago, IL. Themed “Recharge & Reconnect,” this sold-out event brings Learning Without Tears and other education providers together with educators and others committed to student success.
“We have been tasked with reinventing education,” explained the CEO of LWT terry neon. “As Education Secretary Cardona has said, the upheaval of the pandemic is an opportunity for positive change, and we couldn’t agree more. We put students at the center of everything we do and create highly effective learning solutions.”
“The A to Z response for Mat Man and Me has been extraordinary,” said Eileen Hillebrand, SVP Marketing at LWT. “The negative impact of the pandemic on young learners is well documented. To help schools and teachers fill these learning gaps, we at LWT are using the classroom learning character, Mat Man, in a way new and important.
In September 2021, Learning Without Tears launched A–Z for Mat Man® and Me, an early literacy supplemental program that reinforces basic literacy skills, with crucial social-emotional learning elements woven into books, lessons and activities. A beloved classroom presence for decades in other LWT core learning programs, Mat Man begins each book by introducing a letter and its letter sound in a fun and engaging way. A–Z for Mat Man and Me is diverse and culturally appropriate – children encounter characters and situations they can see themselves in, while learning about other cultures.
“Literacy begins with a single line,” Hillebrand continued. “When children draw a line on a sheet of paper, they begin the journey to understanding and mastering letters, words, sentences and stories. AZ for Mat Man and Me was designed to adapt flexibly to classroom needs for all students. This new program develops foundational literacy skills for virtually all young learners, including emerging and developing readers, and English language learners. LWT brings a fresh approach to creating lifelong learners.
“We drew on 40 years of classroom success to develop AZ for Mat Man and Me and combined that with the best cutting-edge research in reading science and teaching effectiveness, backed by support from world-class and professional learning,” said Nealon, CEO of the company. “At ASCD, educators and program directors will have the opportunity to see this groundbreaking literacy program, as well as other research-based educational solutions that LWT will offer.”
Learning Without Tears’ can be found at booth #1306.
About Learning Without Tears
Learning Without Tears is a leading early childhood education company that offers a proven and unique approach to teaching and learning, from essential pre-kindergarten readiness skills to basic writing and writing skills. typing, including handwriting, typing and cursive writing. Elementary level programs benefit all learners with multi-sensory, developmentally appropriate and proven practices, and are used by millions of students around the world. LWT’s professional development programs provide early education expertise to thousands of teachers, tutors, and occupational therapists in the United States and around the world.
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – ASCD – is a non-profit organization founded in 1943. It has more than 125,000 members from more than 128 countries, including superintendents, principals, teachers, professors of education and other educators. ASCD empowers educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.
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