The summer is almost here!! Do you have activities planned for your students? How can you get students to learn more during the summer break? Do you have students who need to improve in Reading? Join our Assistant Principals Webinar Series on the Summer READ-at-Home Program, which will provide students with free books and lessons to sharpen their reading skills. Dr. James Kim will present on the effectiveness of literacy reform, how to help disadvantage students become productive readers, and discuss his work on a 10 year program of research that shows how the Summer READ Program works.
Presenter: Dr. James (Jimmy) Kim, Professor of Education, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA. Dr. Kim studies the effectiveness of literacy reforms and interventions to improve student outcomes. He leads the READS Lab at Harvard (Research Enhances Adaptations Designed for Scale in Literacy), a research-based collaborative initiative to identify and scale adaptive solutions for improving children’s literacy learning opportunities and outcomes. He is an expert in conducting randomized field trials to evaluate, improve, and scale evidence-based literacy reforms. He is also the principal investigator of an Investing in Innovation Fund validation study to evaluate READS for Summer Learning, a low-cost and large-scale summer reading intervention program for improving reading comprehension outcomes in high-poverty elementary schools. Dr. Kim has led experimental studies of several widely used teacher professional development interventions for improving reading and writing outcomes in the elementary and secondary grades, including the Pathway Project, Teacher Study Groups, and the Strategic Adolescent Reading Intervention.