Thank You

Payne relies on generous grants and donations to help underwrite the costs of training for teachers. Here are some of this year's supporters:

  • E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • Peggy & Nick Duncan
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • The Vose Foundation

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"These workshops are full of wonderful multisensory approaches to help children develop a stronger foundation in Phonemic Awareness. After almost 20 years of teaching, this workshop opened my eyes to many different techniques to help all of my students."

Lisa | Teacher


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Payne Brain Games Trivia Night Fundraiser

Posted by Ashley Watts on 02/02/2015

Payne Education Center invites you to test your trivial knowledge by attending its inaugural fundraising event - Payne Brain Games.  Presented by Access Midstream, proceeds from this fundraiser will continue Payne’s mission to train teachers to prevent reading difficulties in children and remediate dyslexia, while serving as a resource and referral center.

“The proceeds from Payne Brain Games support Payne Education Center in providing world-class reading instructional methods to teachers, thus helping teachers to become expert and knowledgeable educational forces as teachers of reading.  By giving teachers the tools necessary to successfully teach children how to read, we are helping impact the statistic that 20 % of children with dyslexia struggle to read; and 1 in 5 Oklahomans is functionally illiterate.  Oklahoma’s educational system has the goal of creating a literate and educated citizenry, and Payne’s mission helps achieve this unquestioned goal,” said Carrie Brown, Executive Director of Payne Education Center.

On March 5th, teams of 10 will gather at Quail Creek Country Club from 6:00pm – 9:00 pm to compete for the ultimate title of “Brainiac”.  Along with trivia, Payne Brain Games will feature a wine pull, auction, and raffle, offering contestants the opportunity to win some great items donated by businesses such as Naifeh Fine Jewelry, Wild Turkey and Finca Bellavista.

Since 1984, Payne has trained more than 18,000 teachers, ensuring success for hundreds of thousands of children, giving life to the vision that “no child should struggle to read.”

Nearly 40 percent of Oklahoma’s third grade students read below grade level and one in 5 people have symptoms of dyslexia.  All students, with and without dyslexia, can become competent readers, writers and spellers with the use of Payne Education Center’s multisensory reading instruction.   For more information about Payne Education Center and Payne Brain Games contact Ashley Watts at 405-755-4205 or email at [email protected]

About Payne Education Center:

Payne Education Center is an Oklahoma based non-profit founded in 1984 whose primary mission is to train teachers to prevent reading difficulties in children, and to remediate dyslexia, while serving as e as a resource and referral center.  Payne Education Center is the only teacher training center in Oklahoma accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council.  Visit to find out how you can get involved.

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