Winning Reading Boost is a multi-faceted program, built around carefully sequenced, systematic and explicit phonics instruction that incorporates best teaching practices, current research on brain function and language acquisition. Tailored to meet the skills of individual students, the program uses sing-alongs, games, and stories to produce confident readers in an encouraging environment.
Please see below for specific details regarding the Alachua County Winning Reading Boost Initiative. Help us make a difference in the lives of Alachua County children!
How long does the program last?
Winning Reading Boost is a 36-step, 90-hour program. The program will run Monday through Thursday with the exception of school holidays. The program begins June 7th and will end July 13th.
Approximately how many hours per week would I be expected to work?
The hours of the program are 8 AM-1 PM with group planning occurring between 1-3. Field trips/learning adventures would take place once a week from 1-5:30 PM.
When does Winning Reading Boost begin?
We are launching June 7th with a parent orientation/kick off June 6th.
How many students are there per one-hour session?
What grade level are the students enrolled in the program?
2nd,3rd, and 4th
How many instructors are there per session?
Three—one is the lead instructor and the other two are assistant instructors. All three instruct students enrolled in the program allowing us to provide a ratio of 5 students to 1 instructor. With our volunteers, we are also able to provide even lower ratios often allowing for one on one instruction.
How many instructors are you looking for?
3 Lead Instructors and 6-9 Assistant Instructors.
Will there be training provided to become a certified Winning Reading Boost instructor?
Yes, we provide a comprehensive 3-day training for all instructors. All participants will be paid for this training. The dates of the training are: May 15th, May 16th, and June 6th and will be held from 8-4 each day at Lake Forest Elementary.
Do I need to have a current teaching certificate?
No, a teaching certificate isn't required.