Read On Arizona Literacy Summit 2015
The Read On Arizona Literacy Summit 2015, held on August 25, 2015, highlighted the importance of early literacy, its long-term impact on communities and our state, and the critical steps to making third grade reading proficiency a reality for Arizona’s children.
The Literacy Summit highlights the importance of early literacy, its long-term impact on communities and our state, and the critical steps to making third grade reading proficiency a reality for Arizona’s children.
- Opening remarks from Gov. Doug Ducey (watch video)
- Mayors Panel with Greg Stanton (Phoenix), Mark Mitchell (Tempe), John Giles (Mesa), Douglas Nicholls (Yuma) on why early literacy is a critical local issue (watch video)
- Ralph Smith, managing director of the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (watch video)
- Driving to Results: What’s Next? Demonstration of MapLIT Tool, Read On Arizona’s new tool to help advance early literacy outcomes. (watch video)
- Engaging Families Early and the Important Connection to K-3 panel conversation (watch video)
First Things First Early Childhood Summit (Early Literacy Strand) Session Highlights:
Featured Literacy Speaker:
The Road to Impact: Overcoming Common Pitfalls & Identifying High-Stakes Decisions for Literacy Success
Nonie Lesaux, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Lessons from Communities in Action
Kelly Kusrud, Strategies for Children
Nonie Lesaux, Harvard University
An interactive discussion that builds upon Nonie Lesaux’s featured presentation. To address the nation’s literacy problem, those in the field working to promote children’s early literacy development need to scrutinize what they do–to determine if their efforts are sustained, intensive and strategic enough to create measurable impact.
Read On Slideshow
About Read On Arizona
Read On Arizona is a statewide, public/private partnership of agencies, philanthropic organizations and community stakeholders committed to creating an effective continuum of services to improve language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children from birth through age 8 over the next ten years. Because reading is the foundation for success in school and life, more than 500 partners — at the state level and in over 20 Arizona communities — are working together to advance early literacy as part of Read On Arizona:
- Bullhead City
- Cochise County
- Copper Corridor
- Greater Surprise
North Gila County
- San Carlos Apache Tribe
- Santa Cruz County
Named a 2014 Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Read On Arizona is committed to helping create an early literacy system that delivers the right program at the right time for every child. Learn more at ReadOnArizona.org.