Family Literacy Boot Camps

Invitation To ParticipateTM

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Project overview:  The community that reads together thrives together. This simple yet bold statement personifies the City of Jackson's Jackson Reads and Jackson Public Schools' One Jackson, Many Readers initiatives. These initiatives serve as a way of bringing the entire city together to read great literature, in an attempt to broaden the literary horizons of the city, encourage everyone to read and open up a forum for discussion. Alignment Jackson's Pre-K and Elementary Teams support these efforts by providing opportunities for students to build and enrich their literacy skills this summer. And, our collective goal is to create a reading culture across Jackson, especially during the summer months.

Moreover, without a focus on literacy and improving our literacy skills, it is hard to imagine the acceleration of learning needed to demonstrate increased scores on high –stakes tests, graduate from high school and be college and career ready. To that end, Alignment Jackson's Pre-K and Elementary Teams are partnering to host Family Literacy Boot Camps on July 11th and July 18th to provide opportunities for parents and students to continue to enhance, enrich and increase their respective literacy skills.

The Family Literacy Boot Camps are designed to explore the four core competencies in literacy: (1) functional literacy (learning to read, write, speak and listen); (2) content area literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening to demonstrate content area learning); (3) technological literacy (using reading , writing, speaking and listening in multimedia venues to create products and demonstrate learning); and (4) innovative literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening to do or solve something complex, invent something unique or produce something innovative).  Each of the four literacies is critical to the overall development of our students and their ability to access and process information at an accelerated rate in an ever-changing world.

SERVICES REQUESTED

Services requested: Community organizations are invited to participate in this effort focused on increasing the literacy skills of students and their parents which include, but not limited to the following services and/or materials:

  1. Workshops/Activities focused on (1) functional literacy (learning to read, write, speak and listen); (2) content area literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening to demonstrate content area learning); (3) technological literacy (using reading , writing, speaking and listening in multimedia venues to create products and demonstrate learning); and/or (4) innovative literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening to do or solve something complex, invent something unique or produce something innovative);
    • Example:  Workshops and other trainings focused on teaching parents how to read with their children, how to work with their students on classifying, comparing/contrasting, concept attainment, concept formation, mind maps, concept webs, etc.
  2. Workshop Activities tied to Anytime, Anywhere Learning;
  3. Example: Pre K Activity Calendar
  4. Reading challenges, reading walls, word carpets, etc.
  5. Example: Prizes or drawings for parents and students.
  6. Workshop/Activities related to reading engagement and encouraging strategies; and
  7. Incentives for parents and students

 (Organizations do not need to provide all services in order to submit a proposal.  We welcome any proposals that can assist with the above mentioned services needed.  Alignment Jackson's Pre K and Elementary School Teams will host a collaboration meeting to bring all service providers together around program implementation.)

OUTCOMES

  • Increase families' feeling of efficacy in supporting their child's education (Family Survey)
  • Increase family awareness of literacy programs, activities and resources (Family Survey)
  • Increase parent awareness of literacy skills (Workshop Survey)
  • Increase parent knowledge of literacy skills (Workshop Survey)

 

ITP Form ITP Form

If your organization would like to participate, please click on the button above to submit your proposal. All proposals must be submitted by July 10, 2015. 

If you have any questions about the ITP™ process, please contact Anthony Johnson- Director Alignment Jackson, at 601.965.1353 or anthony@myunitedway.com

 

 

SUMMER READING EVENTS

May 4, 2015-May 29, 2015

School Level Kick Off Events

May 30, 2015

Summer Reading Parent Orientation at the Mississippi Childrens Museum

June 20, 2015

Alignment Jackson Pre-K Training Sessions

July 11, 2015 8am-12pm

Summer Reading Boot Camp I - Cardozo Middle School

Bates, Oak Forest, Timberlawn, Van Winkle, Woodville Heights, Lester, Marshall, Sykes, Wilkins, Baker, Barr, George, Isable, Lee, Clausell, French, Lake, Pecan Park, Raines, and Poindexter

July 18, 2015 8am-12pm

Summer Reading Bootcamp II- Kirksey Middle School

Davis, Green, John Hopkins, North Jackson, Watkins, Brown, Dawson, Galloway, Johnson, Smith, Walton, Boyd, Casey, McLeod, McWillie, Power APAC, and Spann

August 2015

  • Reading Logs are Due to Individual Schools
  • School Level Celebrations

September 3, 2015

  • District Celebration at the Children's Museum with Community Partners

Alignment Jackson Open ITPs

>> Middle School Resource Guide (Middle School Committee) - Due: May 31, 2016

>> Academies of Jackson (High School Committee) -  Due: May 31, 2016

>> Supporting JPS Elementary Schools (Operating Board) - Ongoing

>> Supporting JPS Middle Schools (Operating Board) - Ongoing

>> Supporting JPS High Schools (Operating Board) - Ongoing