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School Readiness

A 2015 pilot program to increase school readiness, encourage literacy development and promote digital literacy. Funded in part by IMLS

The Library of Virginia is looking for 20 professionals or para-professionals, who offer preschool storytime, to participate in a pilot program that should increase school readiness, encourage literacy development and promote digital literacy.

The program will offer training on “Virginia’s Foundation Blocks of Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds”, a document of the Virginia Department of Education.  The training includes ways to incorporate the literacy and personal and social development skills and knowledge into preschool storytime.  Training will also show how to use Classroom Dojo to track behaviors and observations, as well as communicate with parents.

  • Participants will be loaned an iPad 2 with apps (including Classroom Dojo) to incorporate digital learning into preschool programs.
  • Participants will be expected to use Classroom Dojo within 1 month of training and continue using it for as long as they have the iPads on loan.
  • Participants will be expected to participate in short and long evaluations on lessons learned and ways the program may be improved.

The first year of the program we will focus on 3 and 4 year olds with the goal of adding additional ages.

 

For more information please see:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/early_childhood/school_readiness/index.shtml

http://www.classdojo.com/

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