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Strange New Words: Early Literacy in a Virtual World

September 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Education disruptions are the norm right now. In response to the widespread shift to virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reading In Motion’s event, Strange New Words: Early Learning in a Virtual World, will explore how “the new normal” affects our youngest and most vulnerable learners. We invite you to join this discussion around the challenges facing early literacy education right now, and the impact on families.

Strange New Words is the first in our new event series Reading Together: Now!. Bringing together community members, field experts, and our staff twice a year, these dialogues are centered on the topics of early learning, literacy education, and what we can do to strengthen our communities now and later. This event is open to all to attend!

WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 5-6:30PM CST

WHERE: Zoom Webinar (link to be provided before the event)

Panelists to be announced.

This event is open to all to attend! Register now with a $10 suggested donation to Reading In Motion. Your donation directly supports our in-classroom and virtual literacy programs for young students.

About Reading In Motion:

Reading In Motion is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young readers, partnering with schools and teachers across Chicago and Las Vegas to bring pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade arts-infused, data-driven reading curriculum to students. The ability to read is a powerful tool, and Reading In Motion exists to equip children who may otherwise be overlooked with this advantage.

Our mission: to get every student reading at or above grade level within the first years of school through the power and discipline of the arts, especially students whose environment or circumstances put them in greater need of support.

With this charge, we have partnered with hundreds of schools to deliver our highly effective reading improvement program to over 50,000 students in under-resourced communities. By focusing on building foundational reading skills in pre-kindergarten through first graders, we’ve achieved outstanding results for our students that will have a positive impact on the rest of their lives.


September 24, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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