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Akron Ready Steps Parent Presentation

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    • Akron Ready Steps Akron Ready Steps is a partnership between The University of Akron College of Education and Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
    • What is Akron Ready Steps?
      • The University of Akron and ASCA have been awarded federal funding to develop Head Start teachers’ knowledge and skill for a strong preschool program in language and literacy. The purpose is to help all of our children get ready for school.
    • ARS has Four Main Components
      • Proven Instructional Practice
      • Essential Early Literacy Skills
      • Knowledgeable Teachers and Teachers Assistants
      • Rich Learning Environment
    • Goals of Akron Ready Steps
      • Children- SBRR Instruction and Assessment
      • Teachers- Professional Development
      • 21 st Century Teaching-Learning Environment
      • Parent Involvement
      • Involving the Community in Improving Preschool Literacy Development and Education
    • Professional Development
      • Teachers and Teaching Assistants will take part in all day professional development sessions, online tutorials, and monthly tutoring sessions led by Literacy Coaches.
      • Literacy Coaches are hired by the project and will work with the teachers, as well as be in the classrooms often.
    • Environment
      • Harcourt Trophies-PreK will serve as the core reading program
      • High quality language and literacy-rich environments
      • 350 Read aloud books
      • 100 Quality e-books
      • 40 Take home books
      • Set of child ready laptops
      • Flip video camera
      • iPods
      • Smart Boards
      • Classroom Computers
    • Assessment
      • Periodic learning assessments
      • Weekly checks throughout the school year
      • Children in the ARS program will be compared to others not in the project
      • Pre/post assessments
    • Bridges to APS
      • A PreK-K Council will be formed as advisory
      • ARS & APS will develop and implement an evaluation model
      • Annual PreK-K Literacy Assessment Symposium
      • eAlbum to share with parents and the kindergarten teacher
    • ARS Sites
      • Five Points I
      • Arlington
      • Robinson CLC
      • Cedar
    • Please Join Us!
      • Akron Ready Steps Kick-Off
      • Monday, November 23, 2009
      • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
      • Quaker Station – Hall One
      • 135 S. Broadway Street
      • Akron, OH 44308