At last week's Technology Kickoff meeting, we discussed the addition of new technology, digital resources and the DLCs from DPI. Although technology is now a huge part of our job, we did manage to take some time out to get back to our "roots".
Books DO make a difference in students' lives. Decades of research support that student achievement correlates with access to books and reading materials. Children in poverty statistically have much less access to books than their middle and upper class peers, therefore solidifying the achievement gap.
In order to level the playing field, we need to be more agressive about meeting our students' literacy needs. With today's shrinking budgets, it's important to not get discouraged but find creative ways to advocate for our school library budgets and to increase our students' access to books.
Here is the slide show of your ideas:
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