Shelby County Schools Online Literacy Program

Through a partnership with Methodist Healthcare & the Urban Child Institute, Shelby County Schools will bring BookNook to 25 Elementary School Sites for the 2020-2021 School Year!

    Thank you for your interest. The program has reached capacity for this semester. Any new sign ups will be put on a wait list in case of future expansion.

    Slides from the Webinar Presentation

    How it works…

    – Staff use the BookNook app to work with students in 1-1 or small group sessions to develop literacy skills.

    – App Reading Guides can be teachers, paraprofessionals, or volunteers.

    – Devices pair for synchronous learning remotely or in-person.

    – BookNook will run on SCS provided devices.

    – Lessons take 30 minutes.

    What will be expected of your school…

    – Identify the population of students at your site that will participate in the program.

    – Identify a program champion. This could be an administrator or staff member that will have regular oversight of the day-to-day functions.

    – Identify building and/or volunteer support to implement the program.

    – Communicate opportunity to families. 

    – Strategize and coordinate scheduling of services with families and staff.

    – Attend regularly scheduled check-ins with BookNook support staff and SCS Office of Academics team to review program progress.

    – Support fidelity usage of the program, ensuring students attend minimum number of sessions.

     

    What you can expect…

    –  Full staff and support training on the BookNook literacy platform. This will include administrator training, student profile alignment, and implementation training.

    – Monthly check-ins with BookNook support team to review data and best practices.

    – Continuous BookNook tech support for all users.

    – SCS FACE department will help coordinate additional volunteer support.

     

    Our Partners say…

    I enjoyed the structure of the program, the flexibility for teachers to change lessons at their discretion, and for the opportunity for interaction with the students. It had a wide variety of books on many different skill levels and I think it will be helpful to the students as they prepare for virtual learning in the fall.

    Leandra Morgan

    Elementary School Teacher, Shelby County Schools

     

    What I loved most about BookNook is its user-friendly interface for teachers and students. There was no guesswork, as I did not have to worry whether our On-site or Remote Learning Guides time used wisely. The lessons kept both the guides and students engaged.

    Keondralayer Estell

    Reading Program Developer, AmeriCorps Vista

     

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