Children's Literacy Initiative
September 21, 2010
For nearly 20 years I have provided professional development for teachers, childcare workers, administrators and parents through Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI). In recent years my work has focused on teaching teachers the most effective, research based educational practices and helping them put these best practices into operation in their classrooms. The range of teachers impacted by CLI varies greatly. Last year I helped a new prek teacher schedule reading aloud great quality picture books to her children several times a day. I also supported a veteran 1st grade teacher in instituting a powerful reading workshop and upgrading her writing instruction. What I especially appreciated was the opportunity the teachers and I had to visit other teachers who excelled in these practices to see how they taught and have our questions answered. How satisfying to witness young children from low income and impoverished neighborhoods reading, writing, listening and speaking well!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
improved achievement by students. The attitudes of both students and teachers changed for the better. Students set goals for themselves that might otherwise have been unrealistic, such as attending college.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I provided professional development services for this organization.