What we do
Springboard Collaborative coaches teachers and parents to help kids read on grade level. We help schools to dramatically improve outcomes by harnessing the untapped potential in family engagement.
For nearly a decade, Springboard has coached teachers and parents to set goals together, practice evidence-based reading strategies, measure progress, and celebrate success. We call this framework FELA, or Family-Educator Learning Accelerator. FELAs are 5-10 week cycles during which teachers and parents share a game plan to help children reach learning goals. This methodology drives results and powers all of Springboard’s program offerings.
Springboard’s Summer and Afterschool programs are designed as immersive professional development experiences that build lasting internal capacity. Kids become stronger readers, parents learn to teach reading at home, and teachers improve their practice. Students average a 3-4 month reading gain, closing the gap to grade-level performance by more than half in just 5-10 weeks. Parent attendance at weekly workshops average 91%. Delivered either in-person or virtually, these programs combine:
- Daily reading instruction for Pre-K through fourth-graders,
- Weekly workshops training parents to teach reading at home,
- A rigorous coaching cycle for teachers,
- An incentive structure that awards learning tools to families.
Both Summer and Afterschool can be implemented as a fully-managed solution (flagship) or through a train-the-trainer model (affiliate).
Springboard Learning Accelerators (SLA) provide the structure and support educators and families need to set and achieve reading goals. Over a 5- to 10-week period, SLAs help students boost reading skills while also strengthening family-educator relationships. SLAs serve as a starter pack for schools or districts looking to implement Springboard’s game-changing FELA framework.
Learning Accelerators can be implemented remotely or in-person at any time during the year (including summer!).
Springboard Connect app
Springboard Connect is a text- and web-based app that helps families support their child’s reading progress at home. Through regular reminders and personalized reading tips, Connect supports families in cultivating and sustaining home literacy habits. Personalized tips and reminders are delivered via text message right to families’ fingertips and are available in English and Spanish.
Family workshops equip parents to become effective at-home literacy coaches. They encourage teachers and families to build partnerships through a series of workshops that kick-start ongoing family collaboration. Each series includes: Curriculum for five workshops, Reading Tip Sheets in English and Spanish for families, and a detailed presenter’s guide with differentiation techniques, a range of activities, and more! New: Workshop series with specific strategies for ELL families.
Through a combination of PD, coaching, practice, and feedback, Springboard delivers immersive experiences that districts often describe as “the best in teacher development”. Our PD focuses in three areas: family engagement, differentiated literacy instruction, and continuous improvement through structured PLCs. Looking for something more specific?