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.
2018 has been an exciting year for the LightSail team, having attended three major events in three countries in the last two months. Steven and Samantha attended EduTECH Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa. Steven then jetted off to Frankfurt, Germany immediately after that event to join our international team Saul, Bridget and me at the […]
Hello everyone, my name’s Charles Siboto. I’m going to be sharing my journey working with LightSail on this blog. I invite you to join me as we begin this journey of discovery and sharing a love for reading with the world. It’s only good manners to tell you about myself before we begin, seeing as […]
Education World recently reported on the winner’s of LightSail’s 2017 Launch Reading Challenge. To encourage reading and literacy skills, the article notes, LightSail Education had a K-12 reading competition in October of 2017, that tens of thousands of students in the U.S and Mexico participated in. The students read over 300,000 digital books, and the […]