Join the Movement for Grade-Level Reading Success

Editor's Note: Join the Movement for Grade-Level Reading Success was originally posted in the Bradenton Herald. Sitting in the airport waiting to leave for what would turn out to be an inspiring week of connectivity, recognition, and vision sharing, I saw two little boys running around and exploring. When I focused in, I noticed that both were wearing t-shirts with the following phrase: “THE FUTURE IS HERE!” Indeed it is! I’ve shared before that I believe the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) is not actually about reading … it’s about our future, our ...

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Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Wins Big During GLR Week

We’re thrilled to share that the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading received a variety of accolades, including the All-America City Award, a Pacesetter Honor and three Communications Awards, during Grade-Level Reading Week in Denver. The Campaign was recognized for exemplary work to unite the community and engage families in an effort to increase reading proficiency and combat the challenges that can undermine early literacy. Thanks to the Campaign’s community impact, the Sarasota-Manatee area received the prestigious All-America City Award for its civic ...

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La Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading gana a lo grande durante la semana GLR

Estamos encantados de compartir que la Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR, “Leer para 3ro Suncoast”) recibió una variedad de galardones, incluyendo el All-America City Award, un Pacesetter Honor y tres Communications Awards durante la Grade-Level Reading Week (GLR Week, “Semana de Leer para 3ro”) en Denver. La campaña fue reconocida por su extraordinario trabajo para unir a la comunidad e involucrar a las familias en un esfuerzo para incrementar el dominio de la lectura y combatir los desafíos que pueden debilitar la alfabetización temprana. ...

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All-America City Presentation By Beth Duda

Editor's Note: Each year, the All-America City Award, America’s oldest and most prestigious community recognition, is given to communities that exemplify outstanding civic accomplishments. In 2017, NCL and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading will recognize communities that have made measurable progress for low-income children on the key drivers of early reading success. From June 14-16, hundreds of civic and community leaders, public officials and educators from across the country will come together for the 2017 All-America City Awards Gathering to recognize ...

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Encouraging Discussion and Inspiring Participation — Team Fiesta

Editor’s Note: Cynthia A. Spence, Ed.D. recently completed the Mind In the Making Facilitator Institute. In May of 2016, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading held a Mind in the Making (MITM) Facilitator Institute for 27 individuals from 13 different agencies in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Since then, these facilitators have been presenting Mind in the Making’s Seven Essential Skills Training Modules to over 375 people throughout the Suncoast region. Due to demand, a second Mind in the Making Facilitator Institute was held in February of 2017, raising the ...

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Fomentando el debate e inspirando la participación – Team Fiesta

Nota del editor: Cynthia A. Spence, Ed.D, completó el Instituto de facilitadores de La mente en formación recientemente. En mayo de 2016, la Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading organizó un Instituto para facilitadores de La mente en formación (MITM por sus siglas en inglés) para 27 individuos de 13 agencias diferentes en los condados de Manatee y Sarasota. Desde entonces, estos facilitadores han estado presentando Módulos de entrenamiento de las Siete habilidades fundamentales a más de 375 personas a lo largo de la región de Suncoast. Debido a la demanda, un ...

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Encouraging Reading and Connecting with Volunteers

Editor's Note: Tess Dilan is an intern at The Patterson Foundation who is working closely with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading initiative. Recently, The Patterson Foundation and local Manatee government employees worked together at Manatee Technical College for the Reach Out and Read aspect of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading in an inspiring and unique community effort to encourage grade level reading. When I first walked into the classroom at Manatee Technical College, I was greeted by laughter ringing throughout the room. Volunteers and ...

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Fomentando la lectura y conectando con voluntarios

Nota del editor: Tess Dilan está haciendo prácticas en The Patterson Foundation, trabajando de cerca con la iniciativa Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (“Leer para 3ro”). Hace poco, The Patterson Foundation y el personal del gobierno local de Manatee trabajaron juntos en el Manatee Technical College para el programa Reach Out and Read (“Tienda los brazos y lea”) de la Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading en un esfuerzo comunitario inspirador e único para fomentar la lectura a nivel de grado. Cuando entré por primera vez en la clase en el ...

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BIG Takeaways From a Mind in the Making Facilitator

Editor's Note: In May of 2016, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading held a Mind in the Making (MITM) Facilitator Institute for 27 individuals from 13 different agencies in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Since then, these facilitators have been presenting Mind in the Making’s Seven Essential Skills Training Modules to over 525 people throughout the Suncoast region. Due to demand, a second Mind in the Making Facilitator Institute was held in February of 2017, raising the number of local facilitators to 50. April Glasco, the CEO and Executive Director of Second ...

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GRANDES lecciones de una facilitadora de La mente en formación

Nota del editor: En mayo de 2016, la Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading organizó un Instituto para facilitadores de La mente en formación (MITM por sus siglas en inglés) para 27 individuos de 13 agencias diferentes en los condados de Manatee y Sarasota. Desde entonces, estos facilitadores han estado presentando Módulos de entrenamiento de las Siete habilidades fundamentales a más de 375 personas a lo largo de la región de Suncoast. Debido a la demanda, un segundo Instituto de facilitadores de La mente en formación tuvo lugar en febrero de 2017, incrementando ...

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