What we do

Springboard offers a range of products and services to cost-effectively serve all readers. They build lasting internal capacity in four ways:

We develop children as readers by increasing high-quality instruction at home and school in order to help students reach ambitious reading goals.

We develop parents as teachers by training and equipping family members to be effective reading coaches, delivering one-on-one literacy support at home that would be cost-prohibitive in a classroom setting.

We develop teachers as instructors through training, Professional Learning Communities, and coaching on data-driven instruction and family engagement.

We develop schools’ leadership pipelines by guiding Site Leaders through a management training program.

Springboard Summer is an intensive 5-week summer program that combines daily reading instruction for for Pre-K through 3rd graders; weekly workshops training parents to teach reading at home; a rigorous coaching cycle for teachers; and an incentive structure that awards learning tools to families in proportion to student reading gains.

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Springboard Afterschool trains teachers to differentiate instruction and engage families in order to accelerate struggling readers’ progress during the academic year. It is a 4-month intervention – with a customizable calendar – that combines teacher coaching, small-group instruction, family workshops, and incentives. In combination with Springboard Summer, Afterschool offers students a double dose of support.

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Springboard Engage is a roadmap for improving K-3 literacy outcomes. School leaders support an Engage Fellow who is motivated to lead a team of teachers to embed parent-teacher collaboration into daily school and family life. Springboard equips our Engage Fellows to implement quarterly reading goals, family workshops, and individualized Student Action Plans.

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Coming soon! Springboard is an app that helps families cultivate and maintain home literacy habits by setting goals, making plans, and choosing rewards.

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