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Our Moonshot Community Action Network (MCAN) is a professional learning community working collaboratively in support of our Moonshot Moment goal - to ensure that children are ready for kindergarten and that 90% of our children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade!

Our framing question is:
"What does it take for IRC's community leaders to operate as a high-performing team such that we lead the way, are stronger together, inspired and unstoppable in taking a stand for children and thereby fueling our community's economic vitality?"
Upcoming MCAN Meetings

February 26, 2020
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: SDIRC TEC Room
March 25, 2020 : MCAN Meeting

April 29, 2020 : MCAN Meeting

May 27, 2020 : MCAN Meeting

June 24, 2020 : MCAN Meeting
Children's Trust Workshop - 2/25/20 at 9:00 am

United Way fights for childhood success across our community. Part of their work includes advocating for policies that ensure all children develop a solid foundation for success in school and in life. The proposed Children’s Trust referendum is critical to supporting children and families in Indian River.

Please join us at the Workshop with the County Commissioners on February 25, at 9:00 am. Contact MCAN Member, Meredith Egan, for more information.
Children's Trust Workshop Flyer
Moonshot Moment Symposium - "What's Good for Babies is Good for Business -- The Workforce of Tomorrow Needs You TODAY!" - April 14, 2020
The featured guest is Mark Wilson, from the Florida Chamber of Commerce. 

There will be a panel discussion on local issues affecting early childhood education and how this discussion can serve as a call to action to the business community.

Please help to promote this event and share the flyer.

Contact MCAN Member, Nivea Torres, for more information.
Ballet Vero Beach - Student Matinee on 2/28 -
Composers Notebook: The Music of Paul Gay
Student Matinee 2/28 at 10:00am (FREE for 3rd grades in IRC; others contact for info)
Public Performances 2/28 at 8:00 and 2/29 at 2:00 and 8:00
Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center
Contact MCAN Member, Adam Schnell, for information.
Recap of the January 22, 2020 Meeting
January 2020 Meeting Highlights:

* We began the meeting with the Huddle, welcoming new members, and sharing and celebrating the work of our MCAN Members. Fifty people participated in our January MCAN meeting.

* Meredith Egan and Michael Kint of United Way shared an update on the Children's Trust initiative.

* Dr. Moore, our new SDIRC Superintendent, shared his vision for IRC to become a literacy capital of the nation.

* We worked together on the MCAN Case Statement (Strategic Plan) to create a list and budget of the initiatives/programs operated by our MCAN members.
MCAN GroupJan22
During the Huddle, we broke out into small groups to share updates on our Moonshot work.
Dr Moore Jan 2020 MCAN
Dr Moore MCAN Jan 2020
Dr. Moore presented to the MCAN room and participated in the meeting.
Meredith Egan and Michael Kint presented information about the Children's Trust Initiative.
MCAN Bold idea Jan 2020
Jan 22_2020 MCAN PPT
Select the image to view the meeting video and presentation.
* We introduced the first cohort of TLA's Moonshot Leadership Council Fellows who will be guiding the MCAN work as we move toward a more self-sustainable MCAN. The Leadership Council members are non-elected organizational leaders who will continue our Moonshot growth by collaboratively holding the vision, aligning followers to the Moonshot goal and ensuring execution of collective impact. (Note: Dr. Fran Adams is missing from the photo of the 2020 MCAN Leadership Council shown below.)
MCAN LC Fellows
* We introduced the new Moonshot Reading Captains grass-roots program coordinated by The Learning Alliance and led by Margaret Ingram. The first group project was to march together in the MLK Parade and hand out books at the picnic. View video here:

* We honored Donna Remsnyder, our "Moonshot Hero" for her incredible dedication to children and the community! View the video here:
T his is our opportunity to share our Moonshot Community stories, to apply for another Pacesetter award!

The What’s Working Community Challenge (WWCC) has been designed to elicit and support the participation of all GLR communities. The CGLR expects that WWCC will uncover lessons and insights that are as useful and enlightening to the communities telling the story as to those with which the stories are shared. While the best documented stories will be referred for Pacesetter Recognition, every story submitted will be cataloged and shared with the GLR Network as a whole via CLIP (Community Learning for Impact and Improvement Platform), at .

This draft document contains the timeline and topics we’ll use for WWCC, along with a template for drafting your stories.  We encourage you to review the guidelines and begin thinking about the “What’s Working?” stories you’d like to share with the Network over the coming weeks. 

Please contact MCAN Member, Marie O'Brien, to suggest or submit a story that we may share with the Campaign.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities
Upcoming CGLR Webinars
The Campaign for Grade Level Reading is offering several webinar learning opportunities which may interest you. Consider hosting a group event with your Bold Idea Team.

Elevating parent success, successful parenting and productive partnerships with parents is an important priority for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. We applaud the many program partners for whom parents always have been at the center of their work. And we embrace a special obligation to assist them in attaining the resources needed to build promising programs into “big bets.”

March 3 : Moving from "Trauma Informed" to "Asset Informed" Care

Feb 25 2020 webinar
CGLR Science Matters

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