Developing Strong Readers
Children who have a strong belief in their own ability are more likely to engage in activities and persist in facing challenges. This will lead to improved literacy skills and long-term academic success.
About the Project
The Institute for Excellence in Education’s ICAN Literacy Project was developed to specifically address Michigan’s widening literacy and academic achievement gap between urban and rural students. This model was awarded funding under the 2023 US Department of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy Grant.
Oscoda Area Schools
Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District
Hale Area Schools
Vassar Public Schools
Three Focus Areas
The ICAN project consists of three major components that address Family Outreach, Professional Development & Coaching, and Literacy Hubs through a multi-layered environmental approach.
Professional Development & Coaching
ICAN Impact Team
The Impact Team are innovative leaders and early childhood experts that believe building individual efficacy is the key to success.