By our Smarty friends at The Fletcher School
Please join us for our 21st Annual Fletcher Community Forum featuring Dean Starbuck Bragonier
Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30pm
(Registration is free and open to the public)
Dean will discuss the neuroscience of the dyslexic brain and how this shapes experience and identity formation in a developing child. A firm believer in positive reinforcement and what he calls “dyslexic potential,” Dean will share how we can introduce students to their unique cognitive advantages, allowing them to reveal their inherent capabilities and empowering them to become self-actualized, confident human beings. Dean is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility Inc, a nonprofit organization that designs and delivers proprietary curricula to students with dyslexia. NoticeAbility offers authentic inquiry experiences in vocational subjects that cater to the neurological strengths of the dyslexic mind: entrepreneurship, engineering, architecture and narrative storytelling.
About Dean Starbuck Bragonier
Shaped by the challenges associated with his dyslexia and after struggling through the traditional secondary education system, Dean became a diligent and successful college student who developed a true love of learning at Bates College. Upon graduation, Dean embraced his entrepreneurial instincts and acquired a small seasonal restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard Island that he transformed into a successful full-scale enterprise. It was through this endeavor that he discovered the true gifts of his dyslexic mind. As a social entrepreneur, Dean has founded his own nonprofit organizations and served as board member and advisor to a number of others. NoticeAbility is the culmination of Dean’s passion for education and his conviction that the advantages of dyslexia far outweigh its associated challenges.
Please register here (free and open to the public).