Check out this article in the New York Times Opinion section on what reading science tells us about how students learn to read. Hint: it’s not “drill and kill” flashcards!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions. Locations will be added by 9/12.
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.
Let's celebrate the 300 Reading Rescue students who have reached grade-level proficiency! Thanks to the outstanding efforts made by their instructors!
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
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!
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!
Take a course with us!
This semester, we're offering two professional development courses through the NYC DOE's After-School Professional Development Program (ASPDP).
All NYC DOE teachers, charter and private school teachers, preservice teachers, paraprofessionals, and social aides are welcome to attend.
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.