Every kindergarten student in the city has access to free app Footsteps2Brilliance
Did you know that reading on grade level, by Grade 3, is connected to a successful high school graduation?
It’s true, and Fitchburg Public Schools has a mission to provide every student with the tools to become a successful reader and writer by using an app called Footsteps2Brilliance.
Footsteps2Brilliance is a revolutionary Early Learning Mobile Technology Platform that accelerates student achievement by uniting the power of mobile game technology with the latest in cognitive research. Because the program can be accessed with or without an Internet connection on any Apple or Android tablet or phone, as well as on a traditional computer, it provides schools and districts with an unprecedented ability to connect school, home and the community.
This app contains interactive stories and nursery rhymes, read aloud in both English and Spanish. There are even games and activities following each story.
And the best news is that this app is FREE!
If your child is not in kindergarten yet and you would like to receive this app, log on to www.myf2b.com/register/FPS to register.
Facing a large influx of children entering kindergarten with limited or no English language skills, Fitchburg Public Schools worked with its business community to launch Fitchburg Flourishes, a program using digital books and games that these children – and their family members – use on smartphones and tablets to develop critical early literacy skills.
Since the initiative’s start, Fitchburg has seen the district’s youngest students starting school better prepared, and families more engaged with students’ learning.
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