Reading In Motion Partners With CauseLabs To Boost Program’s Technology Capabilities So More Students Learn To Read

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Partnership focused on using technology tools to increase sustainability and scalability of successful school-based literacy program

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In CauseLabs, we’ve found a partner in our arts-based literacy mission, not just a technology vendor. - Karl Androes, executive director, Reading In Motion

Reading In Motion and CauseLabs today announced their partnership to pursue new ways of sustainability through technology tools so more teachers and schools can use the music and drama literacy program to inspire students to read at their full potential and start them on the path for a lifetime of successful learning.

CauseLabs, which builds tools to impact people, and Reading In Motion, which partners with schools and school districts to get kindergarten and first-grade students reading at grade level or above through its engaging and innovative literacy model, are working together to transform the program’s visuals into live tools that bolster program efficiency and usability. The new tools build upon the innovative concepts of Greater Good Studio, a Chicago-based social impact design firm.

“Reading in Motion has been wildly successful in their partner schools and technology is one tool to help scale the program so more children have an opportunity to benefit,” said T.J. Cook, CauseLabs CEO. “We build tools to impact people, and in this case, are focused on creating a joyful experience for teachers and program coaches who use the platform.”

“In CauseLabs, we’ve found a partner in our arts-based literacy mission, not just a technology vendor,” said Karl Androes, executive director, Reading In Motion. “The CauseLabs team continues to bring passion and new ideas that demonstrate a commitment to our program’s usability.”

Learn more about Reading In Motion’s success helping more than 50,000 students since 1983 at readinginmotion.org and CauseLabs’ work building tools to impact people at http://www.causelabs.com.

About Reading In Motion
For more than 30 years, Reading In Motion has been partnering with teachers and schools to get kindergarten and first-grade students reading at grade level or above through music and drama. The organization’s highly scalable program model consistently drives impressive gains in student literacy through its unique teacher coaching and specialized curriculum. A recent study showed that the same Chicago teachers who got 63% of their students on grade level in 2010 using traditional methods were able to get 93% of their students on grade level in 2011 after implementing Reading In Motion’s curriculum. Learn more at readinginmotion.org.

About CauseLabs
CauseLabs is a Denver-based expert in rapid problem solving for great causes. Since 2003, the expert team at CauseLabs has helped great causes solve problems and embrace opportunities quickly and affordably through workshops to kickstart solutions, consulting to fund solutions, and breakthrough engagements to launch and measure results for a better world. Learn more at CauseLabs.com.

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