Slate of speakers will highlight the importance of empowering educators to help all learners reach their Greatness
LOUISVILLE, KY (February 27, 2023) — The Muhammad Ali Center in partnership with global charity, Made by Dyslexia, is holding the first ever in-person Learn Dyslexia Training event in the United States at the Muhammad Ali Center on March 4 at 10 a.m..
One in five people in the world are dyslexic, including the Greatest of All Time, Muhammad Ali. And he is not alone, JFK, Richard Branson, Whoopi Goldberg, Agatha Christie and Steve Jobs have all lived with the learning difference which impacts more than 1.7 billion people in the world today.
However, dyslexia is not always spotted or supported in schools. Made By Dyslexia is on a mission asking the world to take a day to Learn Dyslexia to empower every school and teacher to spot, support and empower every dyslexic learner in the classroom.
The Muhammad Ali Center in-person training event will be led by the Chair of the International Dyslexia Association, Josh Clark. He will share evidence-based strategies from the world’s leading dyslexic specialist schools to help every teacher to create inclusive classrooms so dyslexic thinking thrives.
The session will provide invaluable insight into dyslexia for parents and teachers, using Made By Dyslexia’s Learn Dyslexia training, which is free on Microsoft’s Learn platform. Attendees will learn how simple changes in the classroom can make a huge difference for dyslexic children—and what helps dyslexic children, helps all children.
Green Bay Packers Linebacker Rashan Gary and the Founder and CEO of Made by Dyslexia, Kate Griggs will headline the national participants in the program. They’ll be joined by representatives of Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky including Deputy Mayor Barbara Sexton Smith, Lee A. Gill, J.D.. University of Louisville Vice President for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Representative Tina Bojankowski and Dr. John Gregory (KY Dept. of Education).
This exciting event builds upon New York City becoming the first city in the US to train all 100,000 public school teachers to Learn Dyslexia. The aim of the event in Louisville, in partnership with Made By Dyslexia, on March 4th is to start the journey of Kentucky becoming the first state in the US to train all its teachers to create inclusive classrooms for all.
The Muhammad Ali Center is proud to partner on this important work to ensure more learners everywhere can reach their Greatness.
9:30 AM – Guest Arrival
10:00 AM – Welcome and Remarks by Ali Center President and CEO, Marilyn Jackson and video message from Mrs. Lonnie Ali
10:10 AM – Opening Remarks – Made by Dyslexia CEO, Kate Griggs and video message from Sir Richard Branson
10:20 AM – Zoom with Rashan Gary NFL Green Bay Packers, and his Mom Jennifer –
10.45-12:45 PM – Training Workshop – Introduced and facilitated by Josh Clark, Chair of IDA (international Dyslexia Association), Made By Dyslexia advisor, and Head of Landmark School.
12:45 PM – Boxed Lunches Served (Guests will eat during public officials’ remarks)
1:00-1:45 PM – Remarks by public officials including: Video of NYC Mayor Adams, Dr. Lee Gill, Diane Porter (Chair of the Board, Louisville Public Schools), Representative Tina Bojankowski, and Dr. John Gregory (KY Dept. of Education).
1:45 PM—Closing Remarks by Made By Dyslexia and Ali Center
About the Muhammad Ali Center
The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to justice for all, following in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali. The Center. Their mission is to mobilize Muhammad Ali’s legacy to foster respect, inspire generations of changemakers, and advance social justice.
In its 17-year history, the Center has created programs that exemplify the principles of Muhammad Ali and the mission of the Center. Over the past decade, the Center has
developed impactful programming serving children and adults, reaching people of all cultures, nationalities, ages, and geographic areas. Inspiration is Ali’s gift, and his six core principles mark his true legacy—a legacy that has the power to live on, beyond the man, and beyond the walls of the Center.
Made By Dyslexia
Made By Dyslexia is a global charity, led by successful dyslexics. We’ve built the world’s largest community of dyslexic people and our allies. Our purpose is to help the world to Learn Dyslexia: to understand, to value it and to support it. Our mission is to train every teacher and help every workplace to spot, support and empower every dyslexic mind. This mission is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and we aim to achieve this by 2030. Our bold campaigns, events, and game-changing partnerships have redefined dyslexia, inspiring a global movement for change and resulted in Dyslexic Thinking being added as a skill on LinkedIn and as a noun in the dictionary.
There are 7.753 billion people on earth. And 1 in 5 of them are dyslexic. Their skills are recognised by the World Economic Forum as the skills every workplace needs. But these skills are not spotted or supported in our schools. That’s why Made By Dyslexia is calling for every school across the world to #TakeADayForDyslexia and #Learn Dyslexia using our FREE online training. One single day is all it takes to complete all 3 levels of our training. But it’s enough to change a child’s life. And for us to change the world.
Kate Griggs, Founder & CEO of Made By Dyslexia
British social entrepreneur, author, founder and CEO of charity Made By Dyslexia, Kate Griggs has been shifting the narrative on dyslexia and educating people on its strengths since 2004. Dyslexic herself, and having been surrounded by an extraordinary ‘smorgasbord of Dyslexic Thinking’ her whole life, Griggs knows the superpower of dyslexia all too well. She has written 2 best-selling books on Dyslexic Thinking, published by Penguin.
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