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International Literacy Day

September 8, 2019

Click the photos of the books below to hear them read aloud by a member of the Dodge City community.


 

Sedgwick County ZooSedgwick County Zoo - June 12, 2019KS Health Foundation

 

DCLiNK would like to thank the Sedgwick County Zoo and the Kansas Health Foundationfor their support of the Summer Family Activities Program.

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DCLiNK is Dodge City Public Schools’ 3 year, $3 million literacy project funded by the Literacy Network of Kansas (LiNK).


The purpose of DCLiNK is to advance preliteracy skills, reading, and writing for Dodge City children from birth through 12th grade.


 

In July of this year, KSDE awarded a portion of the Literacy Network of Kansas (LiNK) grant to USD 443. LiNK is funded through the federal Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program in partnership with the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.

Some facts about the KSDE LiNK project:

  • A $27 million federal grant was awarded to the Kansas State Department of Education from the U.S. Department of Education’s Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program.
  • The grant funds eight literacy projects across Kansas, representing 32 school districts – including USD 443.
  • An estimated 88,000 learners – birth through grade 12 – will be impacted.
  • Each local project is awarded $3.225 million over a three-year period to:
    • Improve literacy at state, regional and community levels.
    • Improve literacy growth and development, particularly in disadvantaged youth, including English learners, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities. *

*Excerpted from Kansas State Department of Education Literacy Network of Kansas Project Handbook Year 1.

PARENT TIPS & INFORMATION

INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING

For more than 50 years, research has shown teacher quality to be the most important factor in student success in school. Because of this, USD 443 is placing a strong emphasis on job-embedded professional learning for teachers through instructional coaching.

Instructional Coach Brandon Miller models a culturally responsive instructional strategy during a vocabulary lesson.
Instructional Coach Brandon Miller models a culturally responsive instructional strategy during a vocabulary lesson.
Students use a culturally responsive strategy to make connections to new vocabulary during a model lesson.
Students use a culturally responsive strategy to make connections to new vocabulary during a model lesson.
Instructional Coach Brandon Miller models a vocabulary lesson as teachers and other members of the instructional team watch.
Instructional Coach Brandon Miller models a vocabulary lesson as teachers and other members of the instructional team watch.
A team of teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators reflect on a vocabulary lesson.
A team of teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators reflect on a vocabulary lesson.
Katlyn Downey, Sunnyside Elementary teacher, shares insight into a lesson with her instructional team.
Katlyn Downey, Sunnyside Elementary teacher, shares insight into a lesson with her instructional team.