For the 2014-2015 school year, we supported the funding and implementation of Middle School Curriculum Teacher Instructional Guides (TIGs) in the following areas: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Recent research has defined that literacy doesn't just focus on reading and writing, but includes different categories- digital literacy, math literacy, cultural literacy, etc. The TIGs give the teachers the "what" to teach and the sequence and pacing in which it is to be taught to be in line with the local curriculum. GEF's support of this literacy initiative provided teacher stipends and substitute teacher pay while teachers completed training on the TIGs.
In support of our literacy initiatives, GEF established a Literacy Grant that will be given to schools to expand their school & classroom libraries. For the 2013-2014 academic year, each Elementary school in Granville County Public Schools was awarded a $1000 Literacy Grant. Check out the pictures below of our Prize Patrol delivering the grant to the Prinicpals!
Basic literacy in today's world is absolutely critical. The Granville Education Foundation has always placed a great emphasis on the importance of literacy in our schools.
2015-2016, 2016-2017, & 2017-2018
Feedback received from the schools each year has made it very apparent that the literacy support they receive in the elementary grade level, is helping to increase literacy proficiency. GEF is proud to present $9,000 to Granville County Pubic Schools' Elementary Schools- $1,000 to each school- for their specific literacy needs. The specifics of those needs vary from school to school.
This funding will help support the expansion of school/classroom libraries, phonics & online reading programs, class book sets, take-home books, publication subscriptions, and many other literary resources.
In the coming years, we hope to increase our literacy budget to continue supporting this initiative and we look forward to hearing how this funding impacts our elementary schools.