The Influence of an Innovation
The Fall 2018 Edition of the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents (MASS) Journal produced an article that highlights the impact Reading Recovery has had in Manitoba over the past 25 years. A remarkable journey in Manitoba to help those struggling the most to learn to read and write began in 1994. Since them over 380 schools in Manitoba have implemented Reading Recovery. Read the entire article on page 17 of the MASS Journal.
Currently there are 310 teachers in Manitoba trained to provide Reading Recovery in their schools, but when all of the teachers who are Reading Recovery trained the number jumps to over 2400 teachers with a significant early literacy expertise sprinkled throughout the province. These teachers participate in a year long training and are challenged to consider new perspectives and see the lowest achieving children as full of potential, utilize the child’s strengths and interests while linking theory with practice.
To date, over 51,000 students in Manitoba have made progress and received the benefit of Reading and Writing at a young age!
One school administrator says, “Reading Recovery has certainly impacted targeted student progress but has also built a stronger capacity in our teachers around sound literacy instruction. The Reading Recovery Teacher has take on a leadership role in our building and helped to facilitate rich conversations around literacy. As a result, the impact has helped to support students school wide.”
In recent years, Reading Recovery has expanded to Manitoba’s First Nation Schools – you can read more about the impact Reading Recovery is having in Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre schools in this post.
To celebrate the achievement of this milestone join us at the National Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference in Winnipeg, April 4-5, 2019.
On April 4, 2019 we are hosting a Gala Celebration Dinner where you can hear from former students, Reading Recovery Teachers and those involved in making a difference in the lives of over 51,000 students and their families.