Season’s Greetings to All,
As we take this time to count our blessings, we want to thank you for helping your students who are most at-risk become more proficient readers.
- Success Story: Elementary students at Southern Local who received 1:1 mentoring raised their instructional reading level on Renaissance STAR Reading (2.69) in comparison to the non-mentored students’ instructional reading level (1.00). The junior high & senior high school students who mentored also raised their instructional reading level on Renaissance STAR Reading (1.43) in comparison to the non-mentoring students’ instructional reading level (.50). Congratulations!
- Common Core Standards Alignment: Reading-tutors Packets Are Now Aligned to the Common Core Standards for Grades K-6. Click here for this alignment: http://ohioprojectmore.org/blog/?cat=66 Specific standards and/or specific packets can be found using the search feature through Adobe Reader.
- Fun Fact: Project MORE has trained 72 new schools since the beginning of this school year.
- Upcoming Project MORE Trainings: Recently Scheduled Project MORE Trainings: Click here for details or see listing below: http://ohioprojectmore.org/blog/?p=1128
Blessings on you and your family this holiday season,
Project MORE Director
888.319.3560, ext 3014
Save the date! Project MORE’s 8th Annual Conference will be held
on Monday, May 20th, 2013 at Bowling Green State University
To: Veteran, New & Potential Project MORE Programs
Project MORE Initial Trainings:
Following are the latest Project MORE Initial Trainings available through December 2012. For more information about these and other trainings, click here: http://ohioprojectmore.org/blog/
- NEW! Friday, December 7th, 2012: Worthington Education Center – 200 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Columbus, OH, 43085
- NEW! Wednesday, December 12th, 2012: Garfield Heights City Schools High School Library, 4900 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, OH 44125.
Thank you to everyone who completed our survey! If you have not submitted a response, there is still time! Click here to visit survey.
Partner with Project MORE regarding 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee Grant (Early Literacy and Reading Readiness Competitive Grant)
- Since the recently enacted legislation regarding the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee, Project MORE has received heightened interest in Initial Trainings from schools across Ohio. Over 43 new schools will receive training within the next 4 weeks in order to implement their Project MORE by the first of January.
- We believe Project MORE meets the criteria for the grant application including: existing & research based, enhancing partnerships in the community, in-kind resources (volunteers), built in progress monitoring system, proven evidence for students at-risk for reading failure and students with disabilities, minimal costs to the district initially and ongoing, and finally by utilizing local resources, Project MORE can be sustained into the future.
- 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 330 schools in Ohio.
- While Project MORE’s main mission, 14 years ago, was to improve reading for students with disabilities, independent research demonstrates success for Title I students as well. Click here for the independent evaluation from 2001-2008: http://ohioprojectmore.org/blog/?p=1302
- Project MORE is aligned to ODE Initiatives including: Common Core Standards, OIP/School Improvement, etc. Click here for this Guidance Document: http://ohioprojectmore.org/blog/?p=1176
Project MORE Can Provide:
- Free Initial & Follow Up Training
- Ongoing professional development support
- Free access to www.ohioprojectmore.org for updated project information
- Annual state-wide conference at minimal cost
Funding for 3rd Grade Grant could include:
- Background checks
- www.reading-tutors.com license: $60 per classroom of students
- Copy/paper costs for mentor packets
- Master copy of reading-tutors packets (optional)
- Stipend for teacher/site coordinator for initial setup (optional)
Blessings to you and yours during this season of Thanksgiving,
Thank you Pam for sharing one of your monthly newsletters to help Mentors,
and to tell them how much each Mentor is appreciated.
October Newsletter FIES
Thank you Ginger for sharing your syllabus for the Project MORE Service Learning Course
which offers high school credit.
There is also a Course Alignment to Common Core and Ohio Revised Standards.
Project MORE Service Learning Course Eagle Academy
Project MORE News is the Newsletter Ginger created to “communicate” with all of her mentors. There are mentoring photos, success stories, learning articles and much more to help be a better mentor.
Sept Project MORE News
October 16, 2012
Happy Fall to Friends of Project MORE,
Upcoming Trainings: Here is the link for upcoming trainings http://ohioprojectmore.org/blog/?p=1128. Any of our current 290+ schools are welcome to attend these trainings.
For Prospective Schools: We conducted several statewide conference presentations over the past few weeks. Project MORE Initial Trainings will continue to be scheduled throughout Ohio based on requests. The purpose of the Project MORE Initial Training is to equip principals, teachers, paraprofessionals, etc. in the use of Project MORE in order to improve the reading levels of their students with disabilities. It is common for a school to send 3-4 staff (including principal) to the training.
Project MORE Guidance Document: Project MORE has developed a Guidance Document that demonstrates “How Project MORE Aligns to ODE Projects and Initiatives” including: Third Grade Reading Guarantee, Common Core Standards, Extended Standards, Response to Intervention (RtI), OIP/School Improvement and Race to the Top (RttT). The following link includes the Guidance Document, Project MORE Overview and Evaluation Summary: http://ohioprojectmore.org/blog/?p=1176 or download Project MORE Guidance Document
Project MORE Success Story: Devon, 8th grade mentor at Eagle Academy, asked “Why doesn’t every school in Ohio do Project MORE? It’s such a great program!” Devon wrote the following words of encouragement for his mentee: “Reading is an important skill because it is what controls all aspects of life. If you cannot read, how do you expect to get a job? You have to read the newspaper and read online articles. You have to know how to read and write to make a resume. You should always remember that they would not teach you anything in school that you won’t use later on in life. Always remember that!” Devon mentors every day at Eagle.
High School Mentoring Linked to Common Core Standards: Ginger at Eagle Academy created a Project MORE Service Learning Course Syllabus with these alignments: http://ohioprojectmore.org/blog/?p=1241
Best wishes to all and please continue to share your success stories!