Bilingual Covington invests in its kids - Joe Mayer, Mayor of City of Covington
Big problems require big solutions. So when Covington, Ky. – a diverse city of 41,000 people located in Cincinnati’s shadow – realized it needed to better prepare its children to hit the ground running on their first day of school - and on a path to meaningful careers, the City decided to go big. “Big” meant an “all-hands-on-deck” mentality that involved City leaders, public and private educators, the business community, social service agencies, faith leaders, and many more partners.
Innovation and Equity: The call for reimagining American Education - Dr. Michael Conner
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequities among various subgroups in education -- specifically race and poverty. Moreover, it has exposed the inefficiencies and failure modes within the incumbent system. In order to penetrate our collective new learning from the pandemic, educators must continue to underscore progressive practices to reimagine education for innovation and equity. This keynote session will frame disruptive innovation strategies that will lead educators to think about new approaches for access and opportunity.
Sustaining and Enhancing PSJA ISDs Dual Language Program in the Midst of Covid
The greatest challenge of teaching virtually in 2020 - 2021 comes from serving the youngest and least independent Dual Language Learners. Effective classroom teachers know it is crucial to keep the joy of learning for their students, even during these troubling times. This session will focus on best practices that PSJA ISD Dual Language teachers and administrators have developed to (1) advance the joy and progress of their students while developing language and literacy skills in English and Spanish, (2) innovate new ways to keep their community connected, and (3) engage parents and students.
Learning to Write, Writing to Learn - Kathryn Brady, Fitchburg PS
Writing is a culminating activity of learning a language. A written piece provides us with the writer's background knowledge and insight into a chosen
topic. Whether narrative or informational, pre-K to grade 2 students require exposure to meaningful, relevant text and scaffolded experiences on the path to writing.
Fitchburg Public Schools has implemented an innovative, dual language curriculum that provides the supports for all learners to benefit. This session will focus on writing an informational text piece with the support students require to excel.
Equity, Literacy and Family Engagement - Kory Eng, United Way
United Way of North Central Massachusetts has been serving as a backbone agency for a regional early literacy initiative called the Early Literacy Zone of North Central Massachusetts. The project leverages volunteer mentors to provide 1:1 literacy support and a mobile app that allow children and parents to access hundreds of hours of literacy content in both English and Spanish.
The early Literacy Zone also serves as a platform for a continuum of resources to promote health and wellness for families including nutritional support, access to behavioral health, and resources to help families achieve financial stability and success. The presentation will highlight this effort including challenges and opportunities associated with the Covid-19 pandemic and how to think about implementing similar work in your community.
Early Minds A Balanced Approach to Early Childhood Education
This presentation will share the continuous, holistic work of Middletown's Early Minds 2022: Pathways to Readiness and Equity. The Early Minds 2022 framework represents a comprehensive approach to ensure that all children are ready and prepared for kindergarten. Three goals will be addressed: Readiness and Achievement, Social and Emotional Learning and Family and Community Partnerships. Through this initiative we have strengthened our community's understanding of the importance of addressing the preparation gap.
Footsteps2Brilliance Winter Reading Challenge Winner - Sami Rahman
UWNCM recently awarded Fitchburg Public Schools student, Sami Rahman, a Kindle Fire tablet for winning second place in the Footsteps2Brilliance Winter Reading Challenge. The top three winners receive a Kindle Fire tablet and a gift basket.
Music is a wonderful way to learn language.
This little girl has taught herself the English alphabet using Footsteps2Brilliance. She is part of our work in Pakistan with Teach the World Foundation.
We are honored to be a partner with San Bernardino County, and delighted that our work together with Superintendent Ted Alejandre is helping so many young students during this COVID crisis. Early literacy is the foundation for future success at school. We are delighted that San Bernardino County is able to enroll so many early learners in their distance learning programs.
Create an Equitable and Engaging Bilingual Virtual Classroom for Early Learners
San Bernardino Parents and children can take 'Footsteps2Brilliance' with free application
This student in Pakistan shows how Clever Kids University is being used for English Learners, regardless of native language. Wajeehullah is working on this program on his parent’s smart phone since he is unable to go to class due to COVID.
Rally Round Reading (powered by Footsteps2Brilliance) Espanol
Rally Round Reading (powered by Footsteps2Brilliance)
Osceola Students Win Big with Footsteps2Brilliance
Congratulations to the Osceola Students Who Won the Footsteps2Brilliance Winter Reading Challenge
Early Literacy Innovation Zone of North Central MA
United Way Is Changing the Face of Early Literacy with a Transformative, Scalable ,and Accountable Model In Partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance
Newman-Crows Landing District, CA launches Bridge to Brilliance
Superintendent Fillpot launches his School Readiness Early Literacy Initiative in Newman-Crows Landing District today. In partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance, NCLUSD is using the Footsteps2Brilliance bilingual mobile app to promote literacy for kids Pre-K through 3rd grade.
Osceola Reads celebrates 3 Years of great success with Footsteps2Brilliance. Congratulations Osceola!
June Creek Elementary School in Eagle County, Colorado gets award for reading over 2 million words.
Students love learning games and the ability to write their own books.
Middletown program teaches children before they even become students
n just eight months, Conner says Middletown’s children have mastered a combined 10.8 million words and is excited to see the results when school opens today.
Okeechobee Launches OkeeReads
Okeechobee County School District has created the Okee Reads initiative as part of a promise to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Students in partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance, Inc. Through this initiative, every family with children birth through 2nd grade who reside within Okeechobee County have FREE access to the Footsteps2Brilliance early literacy app that provides libraries of English and Spanish eBooks, educational games, and creative writing tools proven to increase kindergarten readiness and third grade reading proficiency.
Napa County Office of Education's Footsteps2Brilliance Spanish Ad
The Innovation Zone of North Central Massachusetts
The Early Literacy Zone of North Central Massachusetts enables the United Way and partnering districts to offer the award-winning Footsteps2Brilliance® and Clever Kids University® early literacy mobile apps in English and Spanish for FREE to all children birth to 3rd grade in their communities
Rialto USD End of Year Footsteps2Brilliance Teacher and Student Celebration
Sponsor a Station with Osceola Reads!
Osceola Reads is a literacy initiative that provides the reading app Footsteps2Brilliance to all Osceola County children, completely free. They have created tablet tables that allow children to use Footsteps2Brilliance in medical centers. Parents can download the app onto their phones and tablets when in the waiting rooms.
What's in a Game
The third world faces a legacy of illiteracy attributed largely to lack of resources, inequitable access and poor quality education. In its efforts to support the poorest and most underserved populations, 'Teach The World Foundation' is pioneering effective and scalable models of literacy and learning by leveraging the power of digital technology. So what's in a game? Watch the magic the gamification of learning unfolds in a sub-urban pilot project in Karachi, Pakistan.
Eagle County Schools Tammy Schiff & Heather Eberts
Tammy Schiff & Heather Eberts discuss the Reading is My Superpower and Footsteps2Brilliance with TV8 Good Morning Vail
Dr. Ernest Garcia Elementary School Principal, Ramona Rodriquez and Assistant Principal, Lance Riley, said that they were both willing to “get slimed” if students reached the 20,000,000 word milestone for Footsteps2Brilliance’s Early Literacy Initiative. Students did - and today became a “Slimy Friday.” Thanks for being great sports Garcia ES administration! Congratulations also to the dedicated and focused Garcia ES teachers who helped students surpass the word count, especially teacher, Ms. Felix’s class! Enjoy the short, slimy video.
Eagle County Schools, CO gives kids their super power ... Reading
Eagle County launches "Reading is my Super Power" initiative in partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance.
Uvalde CISD Tree City Readers 30 Million Word Challenge
Dr Jeanette Ball, Superintendent of Uvalde CISD issues 30 Million Word Challenge
Rialto United School District Celebrates 238 Million words
There are 238 million reasons to celebrate in RUSD! Please view the video below to learn more about last week's Super Brilliant Reading Stars recognition ceremony honoring the hard working teachers and school staff that have helped RUSD smash and surpass its literacy goals through the Footsteps2Brilliance program.
PVUSD Paso a Paso Jingle
Watch the first ever jingle performed by PVUSD 4th graders at the Paso a Paso/Step by Step National Press Conference and Literacy Summit! #pasoapasocreciendojuntos #stepbystepgrowingtogether #pvusd
Read2Succeed - Mineola School District
Mineola School District launched their Read2Succeed Early Learning Initiative.
The Citizen's Foundations Students read from Footsteps2Brilliance
After using Footsteps2Brilliance during a 1-hour visit to a learning center 5 days per week across 8 weeks, these Grade 1 children in Pakistan are beginning to read in English.
After 3 weeks, children in Pakistan can recognize and read words.
After just 3 weeks, Karachi children can sing nursery rhymes.
After 3 weeks, children in Karachi are able to segment and blend words.
Pajaro Valley - Step by Step Growing Together
Superintendent Michelle Rodriguez invites all community members to join her Model Innovation City and prepare all children for a successful future.
Hawthorne School District Early Literacy Initiative
Hawthorne School District uses Footsteps2Brilliance to spark community wide literacy.
Pajaro Valley’s 2 million word challenge
Footsteps2Brilliance in use at OBAT Helpers preschool in Bangladesh
An NGO, OBAT Helpers is using Footsteps2Brilliance to teach Bangladeshi refugees English. The program began in April 2017.
San Benito County Office of Education Partners with Footsteps2Brilliance for Literacy!
San Benito County has 38.6% of its citizens speaking a language other than English at home, with the most common non-English language is Spanish. By becoming a Model Innovation County, SBCOE will serve as a blueprint for districts and counties around the nation to achieve early literacy success in dual language communities.
"San Bernardino County Superintendent and Literacy Partners Launch #Vision2Read"
The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS), San Bernardino County Preschool Services, Children’s Fund and First 5 San Bernardino are partnering to deliver the Footsteps2brilliance program.
Fitchburg Public Schools Launches
“The whole goal of Fitchburg Flourishes is to get all students kindergarten ready and reading proficiently before third grade regardless of their economic background.”
Rose City Readers: Thomasville City Schools' Literacy Initiative
Colusa County Launches "And Literacy for All"
Colusa County Office of Education launches “And Literacy for All” in partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance. “And Literacy for All” is spearheading a movement in the county to combat illiteracy while engaging with parents and allowing them to become their children’s first teachers.
Rialto Superintendent Unveils Proactive Blueprint to Get All Children Reading by 3rd Grade
Through this initiative, families who live in the Rialto will have free access to the award-winning Footsteps2Brilliance Early Literacy App in English and Spanish.
Teach the World Foundation - Learning to write
Teach the World students are using Footsteps2Brilliance to practice writing vocabulary words.
Digital Learning in Napa County
Napa County Office of Education uses Footsteps2Brilliance to impact the lives of all children in their community. As seen on PBS.
Teach the World Students learning Numbers Using Footsteps2Brilliance
Sahil teaches himself how to write using Footsteps2Brilliance
From singing nursery rhymes and scribbling, Sahil has taught himself to write letters of the alphabet using Footsteps2Brilliance. Sahil is from Karachi and part of the Teach the World Foundation.
Teach the World Foundation
Footsteps2Brilliance was chosen as the app to teach Pakistani children literacy through the Teach the World Foundation
Santa Clara Launches the Rising Readers Initiative
Through a unique collaboration between the city, the libraries, and the school district, Santa Clara provides early literacy for all of its students—even before they enter the classroom.
Salinas City Becomes a Model Innovation City
"No Single strategy offers a greater return in investment than providing early learners with the tools they need to read proficiently by 3rd grade."
Superintendent Martha Martinez
Salinas City Elementary School District
Pomona USD Early Learning Literacy Innovation Summit
The Pomona Early Learning Literacy Collaborative unites schools, families, and the larger community.
Footsteps2Brilliance in the Classroom
EC children are answering comprehension questions after reading Nellie The Newt on Footsteps2Brilliance
Footsteps2Brilliance Working with Underserved Children in Pakistan
"This is incredible! A week ago this child was at zero! And it's not even his own language! Kudos to you for a "brilliant" program, in more ways than one. Shirin raves about it. She also has some excellent suggestions. Thank you for your wonderful, partnership. I know the potential is huge. "
ABC 7 broadcasts a segment on Manassas City, VA's Model Innovation City
Manassas City, VA pre-k students, parents, teachers and technology come together using the bilingual, Early Learning program Footsteps2Brilliance.
Palmdale School District Launches Footsteps2Brilliance
Footsteps2Brilliance rolls out in Osceola County Florida
See how the VPK students are fired up about the Footsteps2Brilliance Program in Osceola County Florida
Literacy Solution: Model Innovation Cities by Footsteps2Brilliance
We are the breakthrough literacy solution that accelerates student learning. Our unique mobile platform makes digital early learning a fun experience for teachers, parents, and especially students.
Footsteps2Brilliance Sparks Literacy in Buena Park
Buena Park uses Footsteps2Brilliance to spark community wide literacy. Librarians lead the charge to spread the word to the community.
Osceola County launches Literacy App for youngsters
Osceola County launches new app to help pre-k read and write
The achievement gap begins before children ever enter the classroom. Each summer, the gap widens. The “summer slide” is well-documented, cumulative, and most damaging to children from low-income families. At Footsteps2Brilliance, we enable communities to increase kindergarten readiness and avoid the summer slide.
Telemundo Orlando covers Footsteps2Brilliance launch in Osceola County, FL
Osceola County is using Footsteps2Brilliance to spark community wide literacy.
Manassas City, Va. - A Footsteps2Brilliance Model Innovation City
Manassas City Superintendent, Dr. Catherine Magouyrk, brings early reading to all of the pre-k through 3rd grade learners in her district. Watch this video to see what teachers, parents and kids have to say about their experience with Footsteps2Brilliance.
No single strategy offers a greater return on investment than providing early learners with the tools they need to read proficiently by third grade. Actions taken by parents, teachers, policymakers, and others can affect life outcomes for children and the surrounding community.
How Footsteps2Brilliance Helped Students To Read At Grade Level
Kim Floyd, master kindergarten teacher from Napa County, was a keynote speaker at Napa's Model Innovation County Launch. Listen as Kim Floyd explains how her students have mastered reading at grade level using the Footsteps2Brilliance program.
Boise, Idaho and Footsteps2Brilliance
Districts across the US are implementing Footsteps2Brilliance in their classrooms to close the achievement gap and accelerate learning for all students!
Footsteps2Brilliance's Academic Language Program for Students (ALPS)
The purpose of Footsteps2Brilliance's Academic Language Program for Students (ALPS) is to accelerate language acquisition, vocabulary, and reading for Pre-K through 2nd grade students by connecting school and home through our mobile gaming platform (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Web).
A Pre-K teacher reading the book Under Construction with her class
See how engaged these pre-k students are as their teacher reads one of the books from the Footsteps2Brilliance collection to her students!
NBC News Coverage of Footsteps2Brilliance's iPad Program
Footsteps2Brilliance in Calistoga
Everett Public School System teachers share the values of the Footsteps2Brilliance literacy program!
Footsteps2Brilliance, Inc. is providing every family in Everett with free access to a mobile technology platform providing eBooks and games that greatly improve reading and vocabulary skills in young students. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire are challenging students to maximize the technology by reading one million words by the end of the summer.
NapaCOE Footsteps2Brilliance. To learn more about Footsteps2Brilliance, please go to: http://www.myf2b.com/parent/Napa
Napa Children's Center Parent Interview With Dr. Barbara Nemko
Listen to how this parent describes the learning success her child is having since using the Footsteps2Brilliance Program!
Footsteps2Brilliance with teacher Jeanette Luedders- Napa County Office of Education.
Foosteps2Brilliance in action!
Footsteps2Brilliance's Model Innovation County in Napa County, CA
Footsteps2Brilliance and the Napa County Office of Education launched Napa's Model Innovation County -- a turn-key, countywide literacy initiative that addresses the third grade reading dilemma by utilizing the Footsteps2Brilliance Mobile Technology Platform to cost-effectively scale pre-K literacy apps to every family within Napa County's jurisdiction.
Footsteps2Brilliance - Summer Bridge
The purpose of Footsteps2Brilliance's Academic Language Program for Students (ALPS) is to accelerate language acquisition, vocabulary, and reading for Pre-K through 2nd grade students by connecting school and home through our mobile gaming platform (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Web). Using a literacy-based approach, this series focuses on core academic vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, and student achievement tracking.
Model Innovation City Hall Press Conference Footsteps2Brilliance YouTube
Mayor Dan Rizzo and Superintendent Dr. Paul Dakin team up with #Footsteps2Brilliance #edtech #edapp putting a plan in motion that expands literacy to every child in Revere, MA!
Napa Schools & Footsteps2Brilliance With Parents
Napa County Schools offers Footsteps to Brilliance to students and parents. Martha McCoy introduces this phenomenal program to parents with Lori Hill and joined by Barbara Nemko, Superintendent of Napa County Schools.
Partners in Education - Blending Technology in Revere, MA
Revere School Superintendent, Dr. Paul Dakin brings early reading to all of his pre-k through 3rd grade learners in his district. Watch this video to hear and see what educators, parents and kids have to say about their experience with Footsteps2Brilliance.
Napa wins DILA Award for community-wide work with Footsteps2Brilliance
Superintendent of Napa County Schools Barbara Nemko is announced as a winner in the Administrator's category in the Digital Innovation In Learning Awards presented by Digital Promise and Edsurge.
Manatee County, FL School District and Footsteps2Brilliance want all children to read.
Manatee County School Superintendent, Dr. Diana Greene and staff bring reading to all Title One pre-K students and their families 24 hours and day, 7 days a week.