We're almost at the end of the year!

Do you also feel like the 2018-2019 school year is passing very quickly? We do! Here is a list of program accomplishments this year thus far. Keep pushing, instructors…we’re almost there!

  • Completed 5 days of PD for 900+ Instructors.

  • Trained all Year 1 and Year 2 instructors completed in use of DIBELS assessments.

  • Planned our first Anniversary Day Professional Development day for some Reading Rescue instructors.

  • Scheduled Reading Rescue Summer Principal Conference Days for July 18 and August 6

  • Selected the last cohort of Reading Rescue students for this school year.

  • Begun school partnership renewal meetings and new school recruitment meetings.

  • Seen an average intervention level growth of 11 levels for Reading Rescue graduates.

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End of Year Reading Rescue Dates - 2018-2019 School Year

School partners, please see below for important program dates:

Last dates to select a new student whose data you will enter: April 29 - May 3.

Note that after 5/3 instructors may continue working with new students, especially students who need a bump up in level to make it through summer slide and still enter school in September on grade level. 

Final date for regular lessons: June 7

Final date for easing out: June 14

Final date to enter Easing Out data: June 18

If you have any questions, always reach out to your school’s program manager!

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Welcome Back Reading Rescue Teams; Prepare to Schedule PD!

 

Welcome back to school! We are so excited for the 2018-2019 school year. The staff at Literacy Trust wants to kick off this school year by expressing our sincere appreciation for our continued partnership. This year we are proud to work closely with 100 NYC DOE Elementary Schools and are committed to giving each of our partners the highest level of support. 

In the spirit of continuous improvement, Literacy Trust is utilizing an online platform for professional development registration. The steps you need to be aware of are listed below:

1. Program Coordinators will be the main point of contact for online registration. 

2. Principals and Program Coordinators should meet to finalize instructor teams for the FY19 school year.

3. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. So please plan to select your dates as soon as possible.

4. The link to online registration will be sent out on 9/12.

Preview of Dates

New Reading Rescue Instructors, Reading Rescue Day 1 and Day 2:

  • Option1: 9/24 and 9/25 (locations, TBA)
  • Option 2: 9/26 and 9/27 (locations, TBA)
  • Option 3: 9/27 and 9/28 (locations, TBA)

Year 2 Reading Rescue Instructors, Day 5 and Day 6

  • Only Option: 10/1 and 10/2 (locations, TBA)

We prefer you send your teams together, but you can send people to different PD day options, if space permits.

Please feel free to reach out to our Operations Department, ops@literacytrust.org with any additional questions. Locations will be added by 9/12.

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Happy Summer 2018!

Happy summer!

Our staff is already busy making exciting updates to the Reading Rescue program, ready to launch at the beginning of the 2018/ 2019 school year!

Before we get too deep into thinking about the future, we wanted to take a step back and celebrate the incredible work that happened in schools this year:

  • 1,253 students received daily, research-based Reading Rescue instruction

  • Reading Rescue students moved an average of 10 intervention reading levels

  • This school year we had 725 active Reading Rescue instructors working with at least one student

  • We trained 238 Universal Literacy coaches in Reading Rescue, both for themselves to tutor one child and so they can disseminate multisensory phonics-based literacy instruction throughout their schools!

It has been an honor to partner 90 public schools, our city and foundation partners, and the entire New York literacy community this year. We look forward to another year of work towards our shared vision: a New York City where all students are reading at grade level by the time they start third grade.

In case you missed it:

  • The city is providing summer meals for all students age 18 and under during summer, from June 27th to August 31st. More info over at the DOE website.
  • Chancellor Carranza published the findings from his listening tour (including a shout out to the instructional expertise that literacy coaches bring to schools).

  • The New York Public Library has shared a summer reading list for New Yorkers of all ages.

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Upcoming Webinar: Advocacy for Reading Rescue, Your Students, and Your Teams

We are excited to announce our next Reading Rescue Program Coordinator webinar on Monday, March 26th from 3:00-4:00pm EST. This months's topic is Advocacy for Reading Rescue, Your Students, and Your Teams and will be led by one of our program managers, Phylisa Wisdom. Our webinar series is targeted toward Reading Rescue Program Coordinators, but all who are interested are invited to attend! We will be discussing ways to be advocates for the Reading Rescue intervention, literacy, and students more broadly within your school buildings. 

Please join us by clicking here: https://zoom.us/j/527904993

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Latest graduate count: 200 Graduates and Counting...!

It's February 28, 2018, and we just reached 200 graduates in our signature program, Reading Rescue!

That's 200 first and second graders who began the 2017-2018 school year reading below grade-level and are now reading on or above grade-level thanks to the research-based literacy intervention our Reading Rescue instructors provide!

Special thanks to our Reading Rescue community across all five boroughs of New York City for pushing 200 students to make this wonderful reading growth!

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100 Graduates and Counting...!

It's February 1, 2018, and we just reached 100 graduates in our signature program, Reading Rescue!

That's 100 first and second graders who began the 2017-2018 school year reading below grade-level and are now reading on or above grade-level thanks to the research-based literacy intervention our Reading Rescue instructors provide!

Special thanks to our Reading Rescue community across all five boroughs of New York City for pushing 100 students to make this wonderful reading growth!

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Launching Literacy Trust!

With the start of the new year, we are proud to announce the launch of Literacy Trust's new website--a place for you to learn more about our organization's work.

Visit our website.

Connect with us on social media. 

Join our efforts!

We hope to talk soon.

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