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What We’ve Learned From Conducting Remote Learning

It has now been more than 17 weeks since Seeds of Literacy shut its classroom doors – without warning – due to COVID-19. Like other districts in Ohio, Seeds continues to reflect on that time, assessing what needs to be improved to make remote learning sustainable long-term.  As K-12 districts struggle to balance
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Graduation During Social Distancing

Unlike previous years, the Seeds of Literacy 2020 graduating class didn’t have a huge party. There was no processional march of smiling grads, cheered on by proud family members as they entered the room. There was no stage with slightly uncomfortable chairs. There were no high fives, handshakes, and hugs.
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The Path to Reopening Our Classroom

In a June email to stakeholders, Seeds President & CEO Bonnie Entler shared a phased vision for reopening both the Seeds East (139th & Kinsman) and Seeds West (W. 25th & Clark) classroom locations. Citing the health and safety of students, tutors, and staff, the organization is taking a slow
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How To Enroll At Seeds During COVID-19

Adult Basic Ed: Free online tutoring for GED®, HiSET® Registration. Orientation. Enrollment. At Seeds, those words essentially mean the same thing – to get you into the FREE tutoring program and on the path to earning your high school equivalency (GED® or HiSET®).  During COVID-19, we’ve had to close our
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Virtual Movie Night Brings Students Together During Social Distancing

In what is being heralded as the best-selling memoir of all time, FLOTUS Michelle Obama wrote that her high school guidance counselor told her she “wasn’t Princeton Material.” Rather than let the opinion of an adult defeat her, the encounter became one of several defining moments in her life. “Obviously, it
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Virtual Learning Continues With “Online Table” Tutoring

STUDENT PACKETS PROVIDE PICK-ME-UP FOR STAFF Students and tutors last set foot in Seeds of Literacy classrooms more than 7 weeks ago, not knowing how long it would be before they’d see one another again. That day recently arrived in the form of a carefully orchestrated Packet Pick-Up Day. Although
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Seeds Issues a Spine Poem Challenge for National Poetry Month

Last April, we issued a challenge – a challenge to create poetry using only the spines of the books on your shelves. This year, we’re doing it again. Why? Because April is National Poetry Month. Because we all need a little distraction from the global epidemic that’s shaken our reality.
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Tele-Tutoring vs. Video Tutoring

The moment social-distancing became critical, Seeds had to adapt — and quickly! In just one week, the staff put together two options that would allow students to maintain the one-to-one connection that is the hallmark of our program. Let’s take a look at the options and compare them. TELE-TUTORING: Short
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A Change of Direction During Social Distancing

Dear Seeds Family, Over the course of the last two weeks, we’ve seen a significant amount of change unfold as the world, our country, and local communities, have battled with an unprecedented pandemic. Unfortunately, Seeds of Literacy is not immune to its effects. This fiscal year, with the full support
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