The Campaign recently received this message from our friends at Read Aloud 15. Please consider using these fantastic social media messages during March and share with your partners.
We are excited to share our March Read Aloud Month campaign materials, which now include daily social media messages, here. Our theme for March is, "Make the Magical Connection".
We would love your help during March with "Where's Reffie?" to advance the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES message. Please think of fun places to take photos with Reffie – for an audience of parents or caregivers with children from birth to 8 – and send to us, or post on social media using #readaloud15.
Remember, only 15% of parents are reading aloud to their child in the first year of life. Over three million babies in our nation each year are missing out on the amazing early brain development benefits just 15 minutes a day provides. You can make a difference by sharing our campaign messages with everyone The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading reaches.
Bob Robbins, Executive Director
Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign
Yesterday the GLR Support Center held an information webinar, GLR Honors: Getting Ready to Self-Nominate, for greater insight into the GLR Honors, the process and the submission portal.
We reviewed the GLR Honors categories that that Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Network communities are invited to self-nominate for:
Communities are invited to self-nominate for any or all of these GLR Honors using the submission portal. Here is a Word version of the submission portal to assist you in developing your submission.
As we continue to develop a more robust “bigger outcomes” strategy, the GLR Campaign seeks to lift up and recognize (1) communities that are setting the pace, (2) individuals who are making extraordinary contributions and (3) strategies that are serving as bright spots to illuminate the path forward in producing sustainable momentum toward closing the reading proficiency gap.
Information in this webinar will help communities prepare to file their self-nomination by Friday, February 16, 2018. The GLR Honors process will culminate in a series of recognition activities at GLR Week in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 23–27, 2018. The GLR Support Center will hold one more webinar on this topic on Thursday, February 8.
The Communications Expo will showcase the most inspiring and innovative communications tools that GLR Network Communities use to tell the GLR story. We’re looking for your best print collateral, websites, social media posts, and more! The communications expo will officially kickoff off in April 2017 with an online contest that will give communities an opportunity to share their best communications assets to the entire GLR Network and vie for the first-annual GLR Campaign "Excellence in Communications” awards.
Upcoming GLR Webinars:
West Virginia has met all 10 benchmarks for pre-kindergarten quality established by the National Institute for Early Education Research, one of only six states to do so. This achievement is one outcome of years of effort by the state to create a plan for third grade literacy, help counties promote early learning, and develop pre-kindergarten programs statewide. The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) organized its work with a logic model to measure outcomes, assisted the advisory council and its committees, and supported the department's work with stakeholders who serve young children, including local school districts.
"This is the first time that there was a comprehensive birth to third-grade plan that had a logic model, tackled all the comprehensiveness, and really focused on capacity building at the core. I think it's paying off in spades." Clayton Burch, Chief Academic Officer, Division of Teaching and Learning, WVDE.
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