Striving Readers Eligibility Updated

The Ohio Department of Education has updated eligibility requirements for its anticipated Striving Readers grant competition, casting a wide net for potential awards. If your school, district or early childhood center is interested in funds to support improved literacy, here are a few items that need immediate attention. A letter of intent to apply is required by Jan. 10, 2018.
1.  Confirm eligibility to apply.
Districts (K-12) must meet at least ONE of these criteria using 2016-17 local report card data (official ODE eligibility requirements)
  • LEA has 50 percent or more learners from economically disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • LEA has 5 percent or more learners identified as English learners;
  • LEA has 10 percent or more learners identified as students with disabilities;
  • LEA has fewer than 50 percent learners proficient on grades 3 through 5 Ohio State test in ELA;
  • LEA has fewer than 50 percent learners proficient on grades 6 through 8 Ohio State test in ELA;
  • LEA has fewer than 50 percent learners proficient on the high school Ohio State test ELA I or ELA II; or
  • LEA has fewer than 40 percent learners on track on Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Language & Literacy.

Early childhood education providers have their own requirements, available here.

2.  Save the Date
ODE will have a required Two-Day Literacy Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 and Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Columbus. The goal of the Academy is to provide technical assistance to those intending to apply for the subgrant and to provide professional learning aligned to improving evidence-based language and literacy instruction and interventions. Only those organizations who attend both days of the Literacy Academy are eligible to apply for the Striving Readers subgrant.
3. Complete Reading Achievement Plan

Each participating district will be required to submit a local literacy plan (Reading Achievement Plan) as part of their application, due March 1. EnvisionEdPlus is pleased to point out that this is different than our original recommendation (which, in the absence of written direction otherwise, was to submit RAPs by the Dec. 31 deadline for those schools already required by law to complete the plans). 

Early childhood education providers will be required to complete a different form, called a Reading Readiness Plan.

4. Need help writing your proposal? Contact us!

As of now, EnvisionEdPlus has capacity to assist additional applicants and consortia with Striving Readers proposals. Call or email Tricia Moore ( or 614-357-4439) to reserve your spot.

Our Courses

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Supporting Families (Level 1) Consider the differences between engaging and supporting eight types of parents or family members you might encounter. Reflect on your past experiences with each of those types. Create and implement an action plan to improve your support for families who need it. 0.00 2020/07/17 2022/03/24 6
STEAMing Up Literacy (Level 1) The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of STEAM integration (design thinking) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. Two “office hours” will be available to chat with the instructor and others enrolled in this course. 0.00 2021/01/09 2022/03/24 5
Trauma Brain (Level 1) The brain is constantly changing and molding in response to the environment. These changes impact student learning. This is especially true in terms of trauma. This training is designed to help participants learn what goes on in the brain and how they can set up a learning environment for each of the students in their class. 0.00 2021/01/30 2022/03/24 4
STEAMing Up Literacy (Level 2) The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of Problem Based Learning(PBL) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. 0.00 2021/02/23 2022/03/24 5
High Quality Literacy Instruction (Level 1 & 2) Core content includes an overview of Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, evidence-based literacy practices, and resources and tools for literacy instruction. Participants will create, implement and improve two classroom-based literacy strategies (in-person, blended or remote). 0.00 2021/02/23 2022/03/24 5
Supporting Families (Level 2) In Engaging Families Through Support - Level 1, you learned about eight types of parents/caregivers and reflected on your past experiences with each type, culminating in a plan to better engage specific types as partners in their children's education. During this 8-hour asynchronous course you will delve deeper in your understanding of the eight types of parents/caregivers by speaking with individual family members you work with, discovering what they need from you and your program, and implementing an action plan informed by the actual families you serve. Doing so will give you sustainable skills and strategies to build stronger family engagement year after year. 0.00 2021/03/07 2022/03/30 6
Differentiated & Engaged Instruction (Level 1) Differentiation is effective instruction that is responsive to the learner’s preferences, interests and their readiness. It could be explained as a framework for thinking about your teaching and your student’s learning. This course discusses differentiation as an effective teaching tool. Included are many resources and strategies to help meet the learning needs of each student. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies and resources to adapt lessons to meet the needs of each student in their classrooms. 0.00 2021/03/18 2022/03/24 5
Trauma Brain (Level 2) This course gives an advanced understanding of the brain. including differences between “active” and “relational” based brains, trauma-related behaviors, and strategies to reach and teach trauma-impacted students so that they can re-engage in learning. Participants will learn about the range of thinking that a brain does, explore how students fit into the range of thinking, and discover healthy ways of engaging the full range of thinking. 0.00 2021/05/31 2022/03/24 4
Differentiated & Engaged Instruction (Level 2) This 8-hour, self-paced course is facilitated by Laurie Trotter, an EnvisionEdPlus Instructional Specialist. The course explores advanced differentiation as an effective instructional method that is responsive to the learner’s preferences and interests. Create, implement, and improve a lesson plan to engage all learners. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies, and resources to be able to be proficient in starting to adapt lessons to meet all needs of students in their classroom. Prerequisite: Differentiated and Engaged Instruction (Bronze Badge). 0.00 2021/05/31 2022/03/24 5
Creativity Belongs in the Classroom (Level 1) Encourage lifelong learning, improve focus, reduce anxiety and enhance thinking in your classroom or program. Creativity is a learned and trained process for getting the most out of higher level thinking and problem solving of your students. Learn how to embed creativity easily into your lessons, using strategies that will help unlock your students ability to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers. This course is appropriate for anyone who works with youth and also satisfies the HQPD Gifted competencies of A, B, and D. 0.00 2022/01/14 2022/04/10 5

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