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Empower Training Sessions

NEWS RELEASE                                 

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

519-255- 3200

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.