VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL
Would You Like Your Own Library at Home, for FREE?
Every family in Fitchburg has access to a free app called Footsteps2Brilliance. This library of books, songs, nursery rhymes, folktales and games, provides children ages 2-9 with the supports to become a skilled reader, who enjoys reading.
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 Footsteps2Brilliance.
The entire library is dual language, both English and Spanish, with Karaoke Nursery Rhymes and traditional Spanish songbooks. Footsteps2Brilliance is revolutionary and has received many awards, both for technology, content and its support of diverse learners.
Footsteps2Briliance can be accessed with or without an Internet connection on any Apple or Android tablet or phone, as well as on a traditional computer.
If you would like to receive this app,
log on to www.myf2b.com/register/FPS to register.
learning without limits
HOW TO GET STARTED
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.
Read more here.