Welcome to the Stern Center for Language and Learning
The non-profit Stern Center for Language and Learning is dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike. We are committed to helping individuals identify their learning strengths and finding solutions to challenges that allow everyone to learn.
We evaluate and teach more than 900 children and adults each year including those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, language disorders, autism, attention deficit disorders, and learning style differences.
We design and deliver programs for more than 1,500 educators each year. Research-based information about early literacy oral language, reading, written language, social thinking®, executive functioning, and math is presented through workshops, undergraduate and graduate courses available both live and online, and symposia. Many of our courses may be applied toward additional licensure endorsements in Vermont.
We conduct research on best practices for students and educators to help all kinds of learners succeed.
The Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence, established in 2007, serves as an instructional and professional learning laboratory modeling best educational practices, awards grants to help underwrite professional learning opportunities, and reduces instructional fees for eligible families.
The Hoehl Family Foundation’s lead gift to our Cynthia K. Hoehl Building campaign made it possible to combine our Williston programs under one roof, thus reducing expenses and improving service.
It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of our beloved benefactor Cynthia K. Hoehl. It was this dear, smart and humble friend who with her family established the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence at the Stern Center for Language and Learning. Hers is a legacy of love and generosity that will continue through our work.
Be sure to jot these special Stern Center events in your calendar.
Scholarship parameters extended!
The Stern Center scholarship program will be giving more money to more families this fall.
A Chapter Here, A Comic Strip There
Creating a daily reading routine with your child is more than just fun; it helps build vocabulary and listening skills, develops your child’s imagination, and encourages a love of reading.
Browse the full range of activities by date. Our comprehensive Calendar is the best way to be sure you’ll never miss a key Stern Center event.
May 13, 2016
UPDATE: Fundations® Level 1, West Lebanon
May 13, 2016
Dysgraphia: Symposium Series
How we conceptualize writing has important consequences for how we address the needs of children in the classroom. Writing, like reading, is a tool for learning. Children who have difficulty with writing lose an all-too-important vehicle for thinking deeply about the things they learn.
Always check here for news about cutting-edge research, thought-provoking books about learning, new Stern Center initiatives, and recent Stern Center presentations and awards.
Winter Professional Learning Newsletter
Educators, click here to view the winter digital version of the Professional Learning Newsletter.
READ Act Passes House of Representatives, Expands Research in Dyslexia
As ADHD, Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities Awareness Month comes to a close, leaders in the House of Representatives have been furiously working to pass the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act.