Literacy Justice Conversation
Poor reading proficiencies have huge societal impacts on school dropout rates, anxiety, depression, unemployment, and incarceration rates, among other issues. With two-thirds of America's students struggling with reading, literacy proficiency is a serious social justice matter that deserves our attention. Watch the Recording Here!
You can re-watch our engaging and insightful conversation with educators Dr. Mechele Newell and Dr. Jamal Cooks. These leaders in education came together, with LearnUp Centers' Executive Director Steve Hagler, to discuss gaps in reading proficiencies and the staggering effects they have on lower-income communities and communities of color.
No, your kids don't need to 'catch up' this summer
In an op-ed for San Francisco Chronicle, Steve Hagler discusses how parents should resist the pressure of feeling like their kids need to spend their summer months trying to "catch up". Instead, Hagler, LearnUp's Executive Director, educated readers on why simply focusing on reading is the better alternative.To Read More
"As a former educator, I’m going to suggest something provocative; especially in the Bay Area culture of overachievement: Your kids don’t need to cram to get ‘caught up,’ over the summer. Instead, they simply need to read."
Hagler's oped was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 29, 2021. Click the link to read more.
One-Week Summer Reading Sprints are Here!
Summer is a great time to learn new reading skills, solidify gains, or deepen reading and comprehension skills. Like our school year sessions, summer programs are designed to meet your child where they are and move their reading forward quickly. Click To Sign Up/Learn More!
We have created a summer tutoring calendar to match the hustle and bustle of summer schedules. In what we are calling One Week Reading Sprints, each week is a self-contained program allowing families to sign-up week by week and at times that fit their child's availability. All the summer reading sessions will be conducted over Zoom, which also means you can continue tutoring regardless of your summer location.
Take LearnUp's Online Structured Phonics Professional Development Course. It's Self-paced!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, LearnUp shifted its in-person classes to an online pilot program last May with 1,000 people signed up to learn our way of teaching. With this change, we set our sights on reaching 5,000 educators around the world with a “pay-what-you-can” model.Click To Sign Up/Learn More!
This 20-hour program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of structured phonics so that they can immediately put their new found knowledge to work with any level of reader.
This is a self-directed course.
LearnUp is tutoring online.
Now we can teach your child to read from anywhere in the world. Get Details About Tutoring