BC school districts have sustained the JOY, passion and promise of CR4YR in many ways. Students and teachers continue to benefit from locally developed extensions and adaptation including more CR4YR (readers) groups, CR4AR (adolescent readers), CR4OR (other readers), CR4YW (writers), CR4YM (mathematicians) — and there are probably ore variations we haven’t heard about!
And now, a new initiative for YOUNG CHILDREN – CR4YC — bringing the joy and power of the CR4YR format and commitment to Early Childhood education: CR4YC!
CR4YC – Changing Results for Young Children is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Education and the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Through CR4YC, Early Childhood Educators and Primary Teachers will work collaboratively to inquire into practices that support the social and emotional well-being of young children.
*BC Ministry of Education. Understanding the Early Learning Framework: from theory to practice.
What’s happening this year?
What information will be available in 2017-18?
What information will be available after Year 1 (June 2018)?
Formal research reports will be available through the Ministry of Education and the United Way of the Lower Mainland in Summer/Fall 2018
The results are in. CR4YR had, and continues to have, a powerful impact on students, teachers and BC districts! This infographic is a summary of the report : The Impact of Changing Results for Young Readers, August 2015 and synthesizes the findings, testimonials and research over the last 3 years.
In recognition of this, we offer up a visual portrait of CR4YR, and invite you to download and post, share on your social streams, and discuss with your fellow educators.
CR4YR : Changing Results for Young Readers Report 2012-2015
by Jennifer Delvecchio and Sharon Jeroski is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonDerivatives 2.5 Canada License
These letters represent the collective, professional voice of BC teachers as they explore, collaborate, inquire, and reflect on their practice. The teachers from CR4YR have generously agreed to share their words with colleagues who are on the same quest: How can we best meet the needs of our young readers? We hope these reflections and suggestions help to continue our conversations and start new ones.
Thank you to all CR4YR teachers, teacher advocates and provincial facilitators for your tireless commitment to investigating best practices for student learning.
The updates are based on case study records from teachers across the province,
and include sample inquiry questions, and direct excerpts from the case study records
(unedited). They provide insight into practices that CR4YR teachers were finding
promising, and include teachers’ observations about their students.