EBLI is on a mission to Teach the World to Read!
The first stop along the way is to create a Reading Revolution in America. Below you will find up to date information and exciting developments on EBLI’s journey.
Detroit, MI – A woman from Flushing whose own daughter struggled with reading has created a new way of teaching people to read.
In a classroom at the Global Educational Excellence Center in Ann Arbor, teachers and administrators have come to learn the reading magic delivered by Nora Chahbazi, a nurse-turned-reading teacher extraordinaire.
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LAKEVIEW — Students from Lakeview Middle and High schools showed up with their parents in tow at the middle school Monday evening for a free meal and demonstration of an innovative teaching technique being implemented in Lakeview classrooms.
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Detroit, MI (May 31, 2012) In a hotel conference room near Flint, a room full of teachers and reading specialists are learning anew how to teach children to read.
They’ve traveled from across the state to get here. They’ve paid hundreds of dollars, some out of their own pockets, to receive wisdom from a nurse frustrated by an education system she describes as “a big hot mess.”
Ten years ago, that nurse, Nora Chahbazi, didn’t understand why her otherwise gifted daughter, whose parents had four college degrees between them, couldn’t read at grade level. For months, Chahbazi researched methods, pored over data and devised a strategy. Within a few hours, she helped her daughter leap from a struggling reader to an engaged one.
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MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, MI — On a blank whiteboard, Flushing resident Nora Chahbazi writes down “pneumono-ultramicroscopic-silicovolcanoconiosis,” asking for each sound in one of the longest words in the English language to be sounded out. Chahbazi then strings the word together, having the student, educator, law student or doctoral candidate connect the sounds until making their way through the 45-letter, 19-syllable word for a disease of the lungs caused by silica dust. It’s a dramatic exercise, but one that Chahbazi hopes will start a reading revolution across Genesee County, Michigan and the nation.
KINDE — On a recent Friday, a group of North Huron High School juniors held white dry erase boards and markers as they delved into a literacy lesson different than what they’ve ever had. They took long words, some of which they’ve never heard of, and dissected them, one sound at a time.
Detroit, MI (April 3, 2012) – Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction (EBLI), based in Flushing, MI, announced its plans for expansion in the metro Detroit area at an event that brought together 70 literacy stakeholders last Wednesday, March 28that the newly renovated Madison Theater Building in Detroit’s Grand Circus Park. EBLI announced it will launch several products this upcoming fall to begin to scale its offerings, which includes an online members area that will be the ‘Kahn Academy’ of literacy instruction and include hundreds of short educational videos. EBLI also announced the longer-term goal to make Detroit the most literate major urban area in the country and Michigan the most literate state within the next 5 years.
Nora speaks about how she is helping others in her community learn to read after having her own daughter who had trouble reading when she was young.
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The week of May 11th, Michigan was the featured state in the 50 in 52 Journey project. The Journey – highlighting one state per week and focusing on the good that’s happening in our country – searches out, interviews, and celebrates ‘ordinary people doing extraordinary things’ in their communities, cities, and states. Nora Chahbazi, founder of EBLI and Ounce of Prevention Reading Center, was nominated and had the honor of being featured in this project. 50 in 52 also interviewed Kathy Kujat, mother of a student taught at Ounce of Prevention Reading Center and Donna York, a teacher using EBLI in her district to talk about their powerful experiences with EBLI.