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What is Springboard?

Springboard envisions a world in which all children have the literacy skills to access life opportunities, and we believe that world is made possible by closing the gap between home and school. Educators provide key literacy instruction in classrooms, but the classroom experience is only about 25% of a child’s waking hours.

Springboard Collaborative programming equips families and educators with the tools they need to become partners in a student’s learning. Our programs provide educators with the resources they need to lead high-quality instructional time in the classroom and collaborative learning time with families to help them become at-home reading coaches.

Springboard Summer and Afterschool

This program is a fully-managed literacy program that takes place over the course of five weeks for Summer or ten weeks for Afterschool. Educators are trained by Springboard staff and equipped with printed and digital resources such as instructional materials and student action plans. Springboard resources are designed to be both robust and flexible, making them easy to use right out of the box and as customizable as you want!

 

Families join students in the classroom regularly for family workshops, where they learn a reading tip and connect with educators about their child’s reading.

 

Over the short program, families and educators work together to help children reach reading goals!

Programming includes:

  • Weekly literacy instruction using a research-based curriculum that aligns with the National Reading Panel’s “big 5” areas of strong reading instruction (15-19 hours/week in Summer; 3 hours/week in Afterschool)
  • Family engagement resources including family book packs, family workshop curriculum, access to our at-home reading strategy app, and premium student incentives
  • Implementation support from Springboard Program Directors and City-level leadership (Program Manager, Operations Manager, Program Leader Coach)

*City-level leadership is implemented with more than 4 sites in a district

 

Springboard Learning Accelerator (SLA)

This customizable program is a five to ten week course that is most often used to add a literacy component to established OST programs or as a structured, small-group tutoring solution. Educators are trained by Springboard staff and equipped with digital resources. Springboard resources are designed to be both robust and flexible, making them easy to use right out of the box and as customizable as you want!

 

Families join students in the classroom regularly for family workshops, where they learn a reading tip and connect with educators about their child’s reading, and have access to our at-home reading strategy app, Connect.

 

Over the short program, families and educators work together to help children reach reading goals!

 

Programming includes:

  • Weekly Reading Readiness and Phonics instruction (15 hours/week in summer; 3 hours/week in afterschool)
  • Six hours of national teacher training webinars and turnkey professional development resources
  • Program Leader training and 12 available hours of coaching
  • Access to Springboard Connect, our SMS- and web-based app that helps families build reading habits and achieve goals
  • Add-ons to customize your programming experience

 

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Preview our programming materials

Our materials are plug-and-play with the ability to modify. Explore them here.

Family workshop

Springboard teacher and family using tablet and smartphone in classroom

Reading tip sheet

Lesson plan

Want to try out open-source Springboard in your classroom?

We open-sourced Springboard’s recipe for impact! Underlying our outcomes is a methodology through which teachers and parents team up to support learning at home. We call it a Family-Educator Learning Accelerator (or FELA). FELAs are 5-10-week cycles during which teachers and parents share a game plan to help kids reach growth goals. Want to try out open-source Springboard in your classroom?