CRIS Radio is collaborating with the Hartford Courant’s News In Education program by making its lessons available in audio for students who struggle to read. Click HERE for more info.
Journal Inquirer, April 10, 2020
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Study: Nonprofits help improve reading scores for Enfield Students
ENFIELD — A unique collaboration between two nonprofits — the local Educational Resources for Children Inc. and the Windsor-based Connecticut Radio Information System — that enabled students … Continue Reading ››
Laura Boogaert, CRIS' Enterprise Engagement Coordinator, traveled to Greenwich to introduce the Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities to all-things-CRIS. It was Laura's first presentation for CRIS, and she nailed it.
CRISKids for Schools was among the resources offered at Fall for Enfield, a fair for Enfield residents hosted by ERFC. CRISKids for Schools is available to all of the students in Enfield schools and is used by ERFC, an after-school program. CRIS is providing training and support throughout the year.
CRISKids for Schools kicked off the 2018 school year by offering a professional development (PD) session to 78 teachers from Enfield. The session was developed and led by long time CRISKids users Lauren Lieberman and Cassandra Hunt, both of Kennelly School in Hartford.
The PD was hosted by Educational Resources for Children (ERfC) and funded through grants from the Fund for Greater Hartford and The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Materials for the Study
- You can call us if you run out of stickers for the sheet and we'll make sure you get a color copy, but if you want to print it:
- More specifically, the books we are lacking
- A Day at the Firehouse
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Frogs and Toads
Gorillas (Living in the wild)
Henry & Mudge
Home of the Brave
The Giving Tree
The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin
The Thief of Always
- A Day at the Firehouse
The initiative is made possible by grants from the Fund for Greater Hartford and the Hartford … Continue Reading ››
In time for your Veterans Day lesson plans, CRIS Radio has produced a 15-minute audio program that includes recordings of selected WWI state archival records. This specially produced Veterans Day program is available at no cost at CRIS Radio, www.crisradio.org.
CRIS Radio produced this audio program and numerous other recordings of primary source historic documents selected in partnership with the Connecticut State Library. These documents include government records, soldiers’ diaries, letters to home, and newspaper articles. Also included are questionnaires completed by returning military personnel that provides insight on the impact of war on young men and women.
In addition to the 15-minute audio program, students and educators are invited to explore the numerous “Voices of WWI” recordings available on the CRIS website for streaming and downloading, also available at no cost.
Images of the original documents are available on the web site adjacent to the link that brings you to the audio recordings. In many cases, a transcript of the document also is available.