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Akron Ready Steps Kick Off


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Akron Ready Steps Kick Off

  1. 1. Akron Ready Steps A partnership between The University of Akron College of Education and Akron Summit Community Action, Inc .
  2. 2. <ul><li>Helps children get ready to read and write in kindergarten. </li></ul><ul><li>Develops educators’ knowledge and skills for high quality early learning </li></ul><ul><li>Helps parents help their children learn the foundations of reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Builds partnerships between institutions that serve young children </li></ul>Akron Ready Steps (ARS)
  3. 3. <ul><li>Instruction in the early literacy knowledge and skills young children need to become successful readers and writers in school </li></ul><ul><li>High quality professional development that educators need to implement best practices in early literacy </li></ul><ul><li>21st century early learning environments that nurture knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Parent engagement that supports early literacy and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Community engagement that prioritizes early literacy development and education </li></ul>Goals
  4. 4. Slide Title ARS Model
  5. 5. What Works <ul><li>Talking </li></ul><ul><li>Singing </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Playing </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Oral Language </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Print Knowledge </li></ul>Essential Skills
  7. 7. Knowledgeable Educators Online PD
  8. 8. Slide Title 21 st Century Learning Environment
  9. 9. <ul><li>Multiple Sources </li></ul>Assessment Where we are now How we are doing Where we are
  10. 10. Slide Title PreK-K Advisory Council Bridges to APS PreK-K Advisory Council ARS to APS Transition Evaluation Model PreK-K Literacy Assessment Symposium eAlbums for kindergarten entry
  11. 11. <ul><li>Five Points I </li></ul><ul><li>Arlington </li></ul><ul><li>Robinson CLC </li></ul><ul><li>Cedar </li></ul>ARS Sites
  12. 12. On we go… Preparing children to read and write in the 21st century