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"All Because You Read With Me" presentation - LDA Class of 2018


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This team is focused on the importance of parents reading to children from 0-5 years old. They are writing a book for children with a message to the parents about the importance of reading to children and exposing them to a wider range of vocabulary. It will be distributed through Medical Centers and Pediatricians, as well as, Family Services and will be printed in English and Spanish.

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"All Because You Read With Me" presentation - LDA Class of 2018

  1. 1. All Because You Read With Me! Team Mosaic Presentation Leadership Development Academy Class of 2017-2018
  2. 2. Team Mosaic William Chatman, Sara Helgeson, Roderick Brunton IV, Colleen Curtis- Trappe, Bryan Whitehead, Heather Dobson
  3. 3. Blackhawk Community Credit Union Colleen Curtis-Trappe City of Janesville Recreation Division Sara Helgeson Community Action William Chatman Corporate Contractors, Inc. (CCI) Heather Dobson Nowlan & Mouat LLP Bryan C. Whitehead Town of Beloit Fire Department Roderick Brunton IV Thank you to our companies, we appreciate the opportunity.
  4. 4. Identifying a Need • Discussed other causes • We all care about • Ah-ha day
  5. 5. Early Literacy • Spark interest in reading
  6. 6. Family Services • Brainstormed ways to help • Focus on educating the reader
  7. 7. We wrote a book! To tell the reader how reading with a small child can positively affect their development.
  8. 8. Early Literacy Event
  9. 9. Write a book and have 1500 copies printed. Original Goal:
  10. 10. Here’s how we did it… • Team member wrote it. • Students illustrated it.
  11. 11. You could be a fire fighter Out there stretching a hose Saving life and limb Dousing flames with H2O Driving a big red fire truck With lights for all to see Rushing in to save the day All because you read with me A sample of the story
  12. 12. Podias ser un bomber Por ahi estirando una manguera Salva vida y la intergridad Apagando llamas con H2O Conduriendo un gran camion de bomberos rojo Con luces para que todods puedan ver Apresurandose para salvar el dia Todo porque has leido conmigo Written and narrated in English and Spanish
  13. 13. You see my little dreamer There’s nothing you can’t be Someday you’ll be great, and to think It’s all because your read with me
  14. 14. Ves a mi pequeno sonador No hay nada que no puedas ser Algun dia seras genial y pensaras Es todo porque usted lee conmigo
  15. 15. Getting a book printed • Type of book • Adding pages • Pricing • Timing
  16. 16. Audio version YouTube and QR Code
  17. 17. Amazing support • Community • Library • Agency • Financial
  18. 18. Arrowhead Library System Leadership Meeting
  19. 19. Challenges • Picking (and sticking to) a plan • Funding pathway • Spanish translation • Creating and posting the video • Getting everyone together • Too big? Not a match for need?
  20. 20. Books! Books! Books!
  21. 21. Beloit Library Storytime
  22. 22. Fun moments from Storytime He wanted to meet the fireman Book on my knee
  23. 23. Clinton Library Storytime A parent read the story in Spanish for the children.
  24. 24. More book deliveries
  25. 25. Final Product • Book • Library insert • Video • Distribution
  26. 26. Distribution of the book • Family Services • Public Libraries • Little Libraries • Placed in over 20 locations throughout Rock County • Companies & organizations • Reprints
  27. 27. Applause [Audience applauds.] Thank you!
  28. 28. Questions