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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
Empower Training Sessions

NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200



September 11,, 2017

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224


Extending the Success of Empower

- reading program influences remarkable improvement -

The intensive work of staff, using specific reading strategies of the Empower reading program generated outstanding results during a research project carried out in some GECDSB schools during the 2016-17 school year.

Ninety-seven (97) percent of the students involved at 10 schools improved their reading skills during the trial.

This year Empower, which focuses on Grade 3 students who have a learning disability profile, will be available to more students at all GECDSB schools. Empower is one facet of the GECDSB's early intervention strategy.

A 2 day training session for teachers will be held on Wednesday, September 13th and Thursday, September 14th at the Ciociaro Club running 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day.

For more information contact Public Relations officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.