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Read Right from the Start Research and Development Partnership

The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at The Atlanta Speech School developed Read Right from the Start—a comprehensive, effective professional development initiative focused on strengthening and enriching the language and literacy development of young children (birth to age 8).  The Rollins Center partners with early childhood educators, childcare providers, and elementary schools to provide various professional development opportunities, including workshops, seminars, coaching, mentoring, and online learning.  Focused specifically on helping teachers of children who are living in poverty and children who are at the greatest risk for experiencing reading difficulties in school, Read Right from the Start has been delivered to hundreds of teachers and thousands of children in the metro Atlanta area.  The Urban Child Study Center serves as the research & evaluation partner for Read Right from the Start.

For more information about this partnership, please contact: Dr. Nicole Patton Terry (npterry@gsu.edu) and Dr. Gary Bingham (gbingham@gsu.edu)

For more information about the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy, please click here: https://www.atlantaspeechschool.org/default.aspx?RelId=606425

Read Right at the Metro Atlanta YMCA

Beginning in 2011, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta partnered with the Rollins Center to bring Read Right from the Start to its early education centers.  By its completion, this partnership will have served more than 160 lead and assistant classroom teachers and more than 1500 children ages birth to 5 years old.

For more information about this project, please contact: Taneisha Lee (tlee27@student.gsu.edu), Dr. Nicole Patton Terry (npterry@gsu.edu) or Dr. Gary Bingham (gbingham@gsu.edu)

For more information about the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, please click here: http://www.ymcaatlanta.org/preschool/

Read Right at Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers

Beginning in 2012, the Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers partnered with the Rollins Center to bring Read Right from the Start to it’s early education centers.  By it’s completion, this partnership will have served more than 150 lead and assistant classroom teachers and more than 1500 children ages birth to 5 years old.

Kristy Girardeau (kmcghee6@student.gsu.edu),  Dr. Nicole Patton Terry (npterry@gsu.edu) or Dr. Gary Bingham (gbingham@gsu.edu)

For more information about Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers, please click here: http://www.shelteringarmsforkids.com/

Coaching Model Evaluation

Researchers in the Urban Child Study Center are investigating the components of the coaching model used to bring Read Right from the Start into early childhood classrooms.  By examining the implementation models that have been used in classrooms throughout metro Atlanta, researchers will uncover the most effective components of the coaching experience that lead to successful outcomes for teachers and children.

For more information about this project, please contact: Margaret Quinn (mquinn6@student.gsu.edu),  Dr. Nicole Patton Terry (npterry@gsu.edu) or Dr. Gary Bingham (gbingham@gsu.edu)

2012-2014 Coaching Program Evaluation Report

Read Right E-Learning Evaluation Study (RREES)

Researchers in the Urban Child Study Center are examining the impact of teachers’ access to to Read Right from the Start E-Learning Platform by  investigating its impact on teachers’ implementation of the Read Right instructional strategies, and the quality of teachers’ instructional practices.

For more information about this project, please contact: Dr. Nicole Patton Terry (npterry@gsu.edu) or Dr. Gary Bingham (gbingham@gsu.edu)