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May Center Makerspace!

Over the summer one of our rooms was transformed into a Makerspace. Thanks to May Center parents we have an abundance of donated materials for the students to use for their creations. This semester Elementary students have tackled a number of Makerspace challenges.

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Rebecca Anderson
Outreach Update

May Center Teacher Training and Community Outreach have been busy this fall! May Center has presented teacher trainings on learning differences and executive functioning at the Results Based Accountability New Mexico Department of Public Education conference, Menaul School, Desert Academy, The Master’s Program, and the Central Regional Educational Cooperative.

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Rebecca Anderson
Dyslexia Is My Superpower Volume One Now Available!

The first volume of Dyslexia Justice League’s Comic Book, Dyslexia is My Superpower, was released at the student/parent conference. Dyslexia Justice League is a student empowerment and advocacy group founded at the Southwest International Dyslexia Association Conference in 2017. Student named and defined, the club’s goals are to raise understanding of dyslexia among teachers and parents, and to support students who are newly diagnosed or who might not yet know that they are dyslexic. And they decided to do it through the language of comics.

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Rebecca Anderson
Conference to focus on strengths of those with dyslexia

When he was 3, Jack Dunn asked his mother to write a script for him and his family to perform.

Now 10, the young actor is performing in Pandemonium Productions’ staging of Newsies: The Musical. He’s also active with the Society of Explorers at his private school in Santa Fe, the May Center for Learning. The small group studies 18th-century British explorer James Cook.

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Rebecca Anderson
Summer Teacher Trainings

May Center Teaching Institute kept busy this summer helping educators experience more success with all learners.  Our Structuring Your Classroom for Executive Functioning Skills workshop attracted 24 teachers from across New Mexico.  In addition, we have six new MSL certification candidates who have completed the initial 54 hour coursework this summer and who will be doing their practicums this school year. 

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Rebecca Anderson
May Center Community Collaboration: Outward Facing Programming

May Center is proud to be part of The Reading Group, a collective action working group focused on improving third grade reading proficiency as part of Opportunity Santa Fe. The Reading Group, co-chaired by Amy Miller, Executive Director of May Center for Learning, and Perli Cunanan, Executive Director of Santa Fe School for Arts & Sciences, has published a report focused on 4 key investments to improve reading outcomes for students in Santa Fe…

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Rebecca Anderson
Dyslexia is My Superpower: Student/Parent Conference 

The Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA) is proud to offer...Dyslexia is My Superpower: Student/Parent Conference.

Dyslexia is My Superpower is a project of Dyslexia Justice League, a student advocacy group, supported by SWIDA, for kids with dyslexia and other learning differences, ages 8-18.

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Rebecca Anderson