November 2020 MCAN News
Please register today for our last full group MCAN meeting of 2020 - scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2020:

Our November/December MCAN meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2020, from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. Please log in early at 9:15 am for our informal networking. We will work in our bold idea teams to plan for 2021, and to honor and celebrate the 2020 work of our Moonshot Community!

We look forward to ZOOMING with each of you!

Register here to attend.

Recap of the October 28, 2020 MCAN Meeting:
Click the video link below to view the October 28, 2020 MCAN meeting. Our meeting highlights included:
  • Celebration of the second set of Pacesetter recognition awards for our 2019 work
  • Review progress of our MCAN Case Statement which includes the investment in children's services in our County, the essential keys to reaching 90% literacy, and the future investment needed to scale successful programs
  • Work in breakout rooms to confirm and refine the bold idea team goals identified in May and discuss how to move forward with those priorities

thanksgiving thank you
We know 2020 has been a difficult year, and we are so thankful for the commitment each of you have made to be #BestbyKids. Together, we are creating the conditions for children to be literate, curious, compassionate citizens who will improve our world!

Thank you!
Moonshot in the Community
Moonshot in the 2020 Holiday Parade - December 5, 6:00-8:15 pm

Location: Vero Beach Airport
The Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach 'Reverse' Christmas Parade is a first of its kind giving family and friends the opportunity to drive by decorative floats and displays and wave, hold up signs and cheer on your favorites!

TLA's Moonshot Reading Rocket will be one of the stationary "floats," spaced safely apart from each other.  Spectators, however, will stay in their cars and drive through the marked route. 

We hope you can enjoy this socially distant event to kickoff the holiday season. Be sure to "get your Moonshot on" and wave/honk at the Rocket!

Click here for more details.
Upcoming Learning Opportunities for our Moonshot Community Action Network
Glr learning Tuesday
November 24, 2020, 3-4:30 p.m. ET 
Teaching Early Reading with A Digital Mindset

Presenters: Nell Duke, Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Education. 

Community Commentators: Karla Brockman, Wildflower Accelerated Academy; Margarita Calderon, Johns Hopkins University; Natasha Hall, Pinellas County Schools; Loreta Torres, San Francisco Unified School District. 
Moderator: Tommy Chang, Great Public Schools Now. 

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December 1, 2020, 3-4:30 p.m. ET
Scaling High Dosage Tutoring: A Strategy for Learning Loss Recovery

Moderator: John Gomperts, America’s Promise Alliance
Presenters: Naila Bolos, Jumpstart, Lindsay Dolce, Reading & Math Foundation and ServeMinnesota; Michelle Sioson Hyman, Raising a Reader; Mioshi Moses, Experience Corps at AARP Foundation; and Adeola Whitney, Reading Partners.
Commentator: Michael Lombardo, BookNook

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December 8, 2020 12:30-2:00 p.m. ET 
Change Happens at the Speed of Trust: Building a Regional Movement by Harnessing the Power of Relationships 

Moderator: Beth Duda, Director, Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading 
Presenters: Ashley Coone, Founder and President, Ashley Coone Consulting; Beth Duda, Director, Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; Amanda Horne, Marketing and community Relations, Anna Maria Oyster Bars; Angie Matthiessen, Executive Director, United Way of Charlotte County.

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December 8, 2020, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET 
Lessons from Tulsa SEED: Supporting Learning & Well-Being During COVID
Speaker: Dr. Anna Johnson, Georgetown University. 
Moderator: Dr. Iheoma Iruka, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Commentators: Cindy Decker, Tulsa Educare

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December 15, 2020, 12:30-2:00 p.m. ET 
Policy Approaches to Reduce Child Poverty: William T. Grant Foundation

Presenters: Lawrence Aber, New York University; Adam Gamoran, William T. Grant Foundation; and Jason Grumet, Bipartisan Policy Center.

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December 15, 2020, 3-4:30 p.m. ET 
Scaling Playful Learning 

Presenters: Helen Hadani, Brookings Institution; Anna White, National League of Cities, Bosmat Sfadia-Wolf, City of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel; and Dea Wright, City of Milwaukee - Central Library. 

We hope that this webinar provided you with new insights and that you will continue to join us for more opportunities to learn from and with each other through GLR Learning Tuesdays.