View a Recap of our December 4, 2020 Meeting
Thanks to each of you who participated in our end-of-year group meeting on December 4, 2020, where we reviewed the status of our MCAN Case Statement and then worked together in our Bold Idea Teams to plan for our community work in 2021.
We also shared a special tribute to one of our original literacy leaders, United Way’s CEO Michael Kint, to wish him well in his retirement. We’re happy to report that Michael will continue to be involved in the important work of MCAN, working to ensure children are ready for kindergarten and 90% are reading on level by the end of third grade!
Nutcracker on the Indian River - A Love Letter to Indian River County, FL
Thanks to MCAN member Sara Piotter for sharing this with us.
Thanks to MCAN member Jessica Schmitt for sharing this opportunity.
Additional Learning Opportunities for our Moonshot Community Action Network
January 12, 2021 Webinar The Way Forward: Guided by Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Educators RespondThe futures of over 56 million students — most especially the 28.5 million from low-income families — require that we examine carefully the lessons of 2020 and think boldly about the way forward. This is the work we all must do together. We hope you’ll join us for this conversation as we embark on addressing this challenge together.
Register here for the January 12th session, 12:30–2 p.m. ET session
Register here for the January 12, second session from 3–4:30 p.m. ET,
Additional January Webinars Offered by the Campaign for Grade Level Reading:
Understanding the Data on Learning Loss
Presenter: Kristen Huff, Curriculum Associates; Emma Dorn, McKinsey & Company; and others TBD. (Learning Loss Recovery Challenge Webinar)
Jan. 26, 2021 @ 3pm ET
COVID-19 & Learning Loss: What the Data Tell Us about Moving Forward
Presenters: Emma Dorn, McKinsey & Company; and others TBD. (Learning Loss Recovery Challenge Webinar)
Register here for the January 19 and/or January 26 sessions. Please list “Moonshot Moment” as your GLR Community Coalition.
January 12, 1 pm ET The Hunt Institute – Thinking Creatively to Evaluate Student Learning During COVID-19The suspension of 2020 assessments is a roadblock for measuring growth, but it’s not the end of the road: states can and should continue to measure student growth in 2021. Growth data will be crucial to understanding how COVID-19 impacted student progress and ensuring every student gets the support they need to get back on track for success. Register here for the January 12th session, 12:30–2 p.m. ET session
Register here for the January 14, 2021 Webinar.
January 14, 2 pm ET The Hunt Institute – Community Activism and Coalition Building for Educational Equity
Dr. Pullen shares her expertise through this three-part virtual series which began in December. Certificates of participation will be provided at the end of each webinar.
Register early to save your spot. Select each remaining date you wish to register.
January 15: Selecting Books to Maximize Students’ Reading Practice (10:30am -11:30am Eastern)
February 19: What is Phonological Awareness Anyway? Fun Games to Improve Students’ Early Reading Development (10:30am -11:30am Eastern)