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Impact of Reading Recovery in Canada – 2016-17 National Data

Reading Recovery Changes Lives

2016-17 National Reading Recovery Data Released

Each year in June, the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery, the Canadian Reading Recovery Trainer Team and some keen statistical analysts work together to collect information on the achievement of students who have participated in Reading Recovery through the school year.  The impact of Reading Recovery is felt by thousands of young learners in Canada. Reading Recovery Impacts Children

The results are in for the 2016-17 year.   Nova Scotia had job action during the school year so their data was not included in these results, but the data from 5 provinces and 1 territory show that over 7,200 children were helped by Reading Recovery in Canada.  In Canada there were 5 Reading Recovery Trainers, 45 Teacher Leaders, and 1,091 Teachers supporting the early literacy intervention.  They are champions for children struggling with reading and writing as well as keen observers of the literacy needs of children in Grade 1.  Reading Recovery is implemented in English in 868 schools and in French in 23 schools.

One mom writes, “I am simply amazed at the progress my little guy has had in this program. He only began a few weeks ago as a non reader and now he is reading. What a boost to his self confidence!! Thank you for an excellent program!

Find out more about the achievements of students in Reading Recovery by reading the report.

Download the Reading Recovery National Summary 2015-2016

Seeking Reading Recovery® Trainer for Mountain Pacific Region

The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery®, Mountain Pacific Region, is seeking a qualified candidate to become a Reading Recovery®Trainer for the Region.   The Trainer candidate will be able to travel within BC, to Yukon and Alberta to provide in person support once per year to the Reading Recovery sites.

Working in collaboration with the Canadian Trainer team- the Reading Recovery® Trainer will prepare and deliver training classes on the theory and practice of Reading Recovery® – an early literacy intervention to Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders and Teachers. Reading Recovery® Trainers consult with School Board administration on issues related to the implementation & coordination of Reading Recovery® within the school system and in the province or region.

The position is dependent on securing funding for the position and the location of the Training Institute to be determined based on the location of the successful candidate.  If required, training will begin September 2019 in Ontario until June 2020.

Membership in the North American Trainers Group (NATG) will be required. Reading Recovery® Trainers in Canada are responsible to the Board of Directors of the CIRR.

Qualifed candidates only should send resumes and cover letters to: CIRR@rrcanada.org

See more in the complete job posting.