Project MORE’s 8th Annual Conference will be on Monday, May 20th, 2013 at Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
For information about the conference and to register click the link below:
|Project MORE Initial & Follow Up Trainings |
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"Project MORE is Ohio specific, founded and tested in Ohio, empirically supported with Ohio's children, serves children in rural, suburban, and urban Ohio, and now serves a total of 300+ schools in Ohio.”
-- Dr. Rich Wilson, Independent Evaluator, BGSU/Center for Evaluation Services 11/1/12
Project MORE, Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence, is a scientifically based reading research volunteer reading mentoring project for students with disabilities, that has demonstrated statistically significant reading results since 1999. Independent research findings consistently report students with specific learning disabilities make month for month reading level gains when they are 1:1 reading mentored four times/week for 30 minutes. Project MORE is coordinated by the Putnam County Educational Service Center and funded by the Ohio Department of Education's Office for Exceptional Children.
Project MORE's Scientifically Based Reading Research is published in the 12/07 issue of Council for Exceptional Childrens Division on Developmental Disabilities "Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities Journal".
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Mission StatementProject MORE's mission is to significantly improve the reading levels of Ohio's students with disabilities and students at-risk for reading failure using 1:1 volunteer reading mentoring.
Cost to Participate
There is no cost for a school to attend Project MORE's Initial and Follow Up Trainings and each new school receives 2 Training Manuals needed to implement the program. Project MORE holds trainings in different regions throughout the year. All schools are required to purchase an annual $60 license for the reading mentoring materials for every 16-36 students mentored. Additional costs include having access to/using: copier, computer with internet connection, printer, mentoring folders, mentoring station supplies, file cabinet, etc. The basic cost, beyond in house personnel, for an established reading mentoring program is <$1/mentor hour. Contact Amy Freeman, Project MORE Director, Putnam County Educational Service Center, 1.888.319.3560 Ext 3014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.