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The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and AT&T To Launch Learning Management System at Duval County Public Schools

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in partnership with AT&T has launched the Learning Management System (LMS), an online learning platform that will be implemented in fourteen Duval County Public Schools. LMS will allow program advisors and teen mentors in the Teen Trendsetters programs to obtain their training through self-study modules in a 3D game lab and learning platform that allows students to earn badges, accrue points and advance through levels.

The advisor and mentor training focuses on helping struggling elementary school readers improve their literacy skills using evidence-based reading strategies and applying them to new and authentic contexts, such as books they bring home to their parents.

“Through our online training, we will not only be able to assure quality training, but issue virtual badges and volunteer hours, which teens can use when they apply to college,” states Liza McFadden, CEO and President of The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

WHO:

Liza McFadden, CEO and President, The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Leon Baxton COO – Communities in Schools, Jacksonville

Megan Pardue, Principal, Terry Parker High School

Joe York, President of AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Minika Jenkins, Executive Director, Office Of Reading/English Language Arts

WHAT:

The Launch of the Learning Management System for the Teen Trendsetters program

WHERE:

Terry Parker High School – International Baccalaureate World School

7301 Parker School Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211

WHEN:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

10:30 am EST

About the Teen Trendsetters Program

Teens are the true champions of the Teen Trendsetters program, spending one-on-one time each week bonding with their young mentees while teaching them to read better and enjoy books. Since the inception of the program in Florida in 2002, more than 40,000 teens and elementary students have benefited. These outstanding teens have logged more than 314,000 volunteer hours and their mentees have received more than 230,000 books for their own “at-home” library.

About the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

The Barbara Bush Foundation is the nation’s leading advocate for family literacy. The goals of the Foundation are simple: we want children to start school ready to excel and help parents improve their literacy skills. To learn more about the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s commitment to promote family literacy in homes across America, please visit www.helpthemread.org or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter (@BarbaraBushFdn).

Contact: Mercy Schlapp; 703-470-4794; Mercy.Schlapp@barbarabush.org

Get in Touch

You may also contact us by phone at 850.562.5300 or by mail at:
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
516 North Adams Street • Tallahassee, Florida 32301