Volunteer Tutors Succeed Using Data for Literacy Interventions In-Person and Virtually
This presentation documents a successful collaboration between a school district, a community-based non-profit organization, and two universities. The collaboration provides hundreds of elementary students across multiple schools and settings with targeted literacy interventions. Participants will learn about the framework the program uses to provide training on data driven literacy instruction to its volunteers. Participants will analyze data on student performance growth and review student engagement data captured before and during the months of distance learning. Additionally, participants will see how volunteers modified interventions and assessment protocols during distance learning to ensure student engagement, progress in reading skills, and uninterrupted connection between tutors and students during distance learning. In addition to documented student growth, the collaboration provides volunteer civic engagement and professional development.
This talk was presented at:
2021 National ESEA Conference
Kristin Burger has over 20 years experience in the field of teaching and literacy. She is also a PhD candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota and a program manager at PRESS.
McKinzie Duesenberg is a third-year school psychology doctoral student at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She is also the Associate Director of a non-profit tutoring organization, A Way With Words and Numbers.