Executive Director, National Institute for Learning Development (NILD)
Kristin is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD), a 501(c)3 educator training organization. NILD
assists and supports students with learning differences to flourish through cognitive transformation by equipping educators and schools to
help all students achieve. Kristin has served as a speech-language pathologist in hospitals and K-12 education settings and as an educator
in higher education. For over 20 years, Kristin has provided educational workshops on research-based instructional practices to develop
students’ thinking and learning abilities. Kristin served on the International Dyslexia Association’s committee to develop the Knowledge and
Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Kristin completed her EdD at Johns Hopkins University in the Mind, Brain, and Teaching
American policymakers, educators, and parents are committed to ensuring all K-12 students learn to read. Over the last decade, the
focus on the science of reading continues to inform reading instruction. However, writing is often missing from the reading
conversation and an overlooked aspect of literacy instruction. This presentation aims to enhance educators’ knowledge and abilities to
include writing in literacy instructional practices.
Informational content in this presentation includes meta-teaching and meta-learning writing and reading, systematic and explicit
writing instruction, and science of writing best practices. The benefits of attending this presentation include enhancing educators’
beliefs and knowledge about building students’ literacy skills while implementing the science of writing instructional practices.
National Institute for Learning Development (NILD)