Research proves economically disadvantaged communities and low literacy rates are correlated — and children who live in poverty are more likely to struggle with literacy and disengage from school, resulting in higher rates of high school dropouts. This workshop will share key insights that will help educators, community leaders, and policymakers make data-informed strategies to improve literacy rates in historically excluded and economically disadvantaged communities.
Education and digital media expert Carly Shuler will highlight vital strategies for engaging with and improving the academic performance of students from historically excluded communities. Workshop attendees will walk away with:
- Insights from Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street), the pandemic, and analysis of over 150,000 remote reading lessons;
- Lessons on how to foster cross-sector collaboration to bring systemic changes and long-term early literacy rate improvements; and
- Strategies for improving students’ academic performance, learning confidence, and attitude towards reading.
All workshop attendees will be provided with exclusive learning materials to support early literacy programming.