Accessible & Impact Focused
To provide accessible, customizable professional development in Dyslexia Awareness, Structured Literacy instruction, and supporting struggling readers for school districts.
Glean Education started as an advocacy journey over 30 years ago. Our founder, Jessica Hamman, grew up in a family of education professionals - her father was president of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) who helped create the definition for dyslexia. Her mother was a professor and Orton-Gillingham teacher trainer. They became involved in the field while advocating for her brother with dyslexia in the public school system.
Two decades later, Jessica found herself advocating for her own son with dyslexia. As she began supporting her child through school, she found that there was still the same lack of knowledge about dyslexia as there was before. Much had been accomplished by her parents and other leaders in the research field, but on the ground and in the schools, there was still much work still to be done.
In January 2016, she launched Educator Learning Lab, bringing her background in early literacy and online instructional design to build online content in literacy and special education for in-service teachers and districts.
In January 2019, the company was renamed Glean Education and are actively working with schools and districts around the country (and world) to build teacher knowledge and support implementation through an innovative PD approach. We are thrilled to become such a trusted space for educators.
What We've Achieved
Launched our Blog in January 2016.
Trained over 1500 teachers and practitioners around the world.
Received Tiny Fellowship by 4.0 Schools
Launched five expert-guided courses in dyslexia and literacy best practices (more to come!).
Piloted courses in schools and districts to vet content and improve delivery models.
Approved by Oregon, Arkansas, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania state departments of education, Chicago Public Schools, and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to provide CEUs.
Launched Glean’s Research to Practice Podcast in January 2019.
Represented at California’s Superintendent for Public Instruction’s Literacy Workgroup.