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Creating a Culture of Elementary Reading

Date of broadcast: 
Thu, 09/15/2016
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While developing reading skills as early as possible is vitally important because of its strong correlation to overall academic achievement, engaging elementary students with reading both in school and at home can be a challenge. At the Oak Grove Elementary School—part of the Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida—administrators took an innovative approach to address the reality that just 17 percent of their preK-3 students were reading at grade level.

Attend this web seminar to learn how the leadership of Oak Grove developed an initiative to create a culture of reading both in school and at home, by emphasizing a growth mindset and taking a blended learning approach, efforts which more than doubled the percentage of students reading at grade level within just one year. Presenters will discuss the details of the initiative, as well as some of the key strategies for creating a culture of elementary reading in any district.

Scheduled speakers:
Cynthia Thro

Oak Grove Elementary School
Hillsborough County, Florida

Vickie Whitfield
Vice President of Instruction & Product Knowledge

Who will benefit: District administrators interested in elementary reading programs. Anyone may attend.