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Town Hall Recordings and Slides

March 27
Learn about the new RAR COVID web-page  and Spanish language resources. RAR Aspen to Parachute and Parent Services Project shares several resources to help connect with families during this time.


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April 3
Hear about new resources added to the COVID web-page. Khan Academy and Ready4K highlights resources and tips for kids.

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April 10 
Our partner Common Sense Latino joins to discuss their family engagement Tech Balance app and RAR Coordinator Tonia Burton shares curated resources from Monroe County Library.

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April 17
Hear about all the bilingual resource from Springboard Collaborative and Raising A Reader Massachusetts.

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April 24
Learn about Wide Open School from our partner Common Sense Media.

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May 1
Hear from Barefoot World Atlas and Save the Children.

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May 8

Meet the author, Dr. Khalid White, and learn about RAR’s new 2020 Refresher Kits and updated Ordering Site.

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May 15
Learn about RAR’s COVID Response and Recovery Plan and new Summer Literacy Kits.

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May 22
RAR continues the discussion about RAR’s COVID Response and Recovery Plan.

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May 29
Information about CDC Research on Virus Transmission and Transmission through Books and Raising A Reader's Super Summer. 

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June 5 
Resources created for families, educators and communities to discuss race, racism and resistanceThere are book suggestions for children and adults; curriculum guides for teachers; and more. 

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June 19
RAR national office and Veteran Coordinators share the secret to success in creating a cohesive RAR implementation that includes administrators, implementers, parents and kids.

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June 26
The RAR national office shares options for Red Book Bag rotation and reduced priced book collections designed to replace materials that were not returned. 

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July 10
RAR Affiliates share ways to keep book sharing practices going strong throughout the summer. 

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July 17
New resources highlighted to help with your recovery plan. 

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July 24
RAR Program options for School Year 20-21 and Introducing the Fabulous Fall Family Packs.

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July 31
Engaging Families Virtually and Tools for Supporting your Going Back plans.

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August 7 
RAR continues the discussion on Engaging Families Virtually and Tools for Supporting your Going Back plans.

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August 14
RAR invited Martin/Pitt Partnership for Children and The Big Lift to share their experiences connecting with families in safe and effective ways.

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ABC’s of Active Reading Video
The Big Lift Health and Safety Guidelines
The Big Lift Inspiring Summers Video

August 21
RAR shares more information about Fabulous Fall Classroom packs. 

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August 28
Leah Crosby, Charleston County First Steps, shared her fall implementation plans  and Nadia Lowe, Craven Smart Start, shared how they are bringing the RAR Book Collections into the virtual realm. 

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September 11

New information from the REALM Project, a collaboration of organizations conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives and museums. This information will help guide Affiliate’s safety practices when rotating books and bags. 

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September 18

RAR's new partner Guardian Collective presents an app that will connect teachers and parents in “parenting circles” to share content, tips and advice. This valuable resource provides support and connection during this time of transition to virtual or hybrid instructional models. The Guardians Collective app will be a FREE resource available with the purchase of every Fab Fall Implementer Tool Kit.

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September 25

Chalese Miller from the Mono County Office of Ed shared her innovative ways of connecting with rural implementation sites through newsletters, online read-alouds and more. Jennifer Radics-Johnson of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation provided information and access to free resources on burn prevention.

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October 2

Rebecca Armstrong, created a fun and festive fall-themed reading of How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?  Rebecca demonstrated just a few of the ideas that are included in the Fab Fall Implementer Toolkit that can bring story time alive and help children make meaningful connections.

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October 9 

Engaging families through virtual channels can be challenging. The virtual parent engagement workshop series prepared by RAR Massachusetts for RAR National and the Affiliate Network offers a solution. 

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