to the books students want to read and teachers want to teach
through personalized libraries and
with real-time data that fosters a
students, classrooms, and school
districts exceeding literacy goals
One in nine adult Americans struggle with employment outcomes as well as personal and social well-being – all because of low literacy skills. LightSail is dedicated to turning students into readers who will become engaged global citizens in the 21st Century.
So, in 2012 we got a group of the brightest minds in education together to create the world’s best literacy solution. We knew a few key things from our experience in the classroom:
• Students grow faster when engaged and challenged by an abundance of just right texts
• Students are motivated by understanding their own progress data
• Educators can do more with better progress monitoring
So we set to work crafting, testing, and perfecting the reading experience we wish we had in our own schools.
Today we are advancing literacy in schools all across the US, serving hundreds of thousands of students across nearly 500 districts.
For Immediate Release: August 30, 2017 Ready, Set, Read! Students Head Back to School with Personalized Literacy Technology in the Classroom LightSail Education bolsters library with more diverse books on its digital literacy platform (NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 30, 2017) – As the 2017-18 school year begins, more students than ever will be using digital […]
The Zanesville Times Recorder published a story on the collaboration between the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville City Schools, and LightSail, to help accelerate literacy development among elementary students at John McIntire Elementary School. Through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the library was able to purchase iPads, […]
EdTech Digest recently published an article by LightSail’s Managing Director of Academics, Christina Magee, about a day in the life of a professional development coach. The piece walks through a typical day for LightSail coaches as they support schools through customized PD and, along the way, build relationships with students and teachers across the country. Read the […]