Where Education Starts the Moment Students Step on the Bus 1 Books on the Bus Coordinators Ted Chaudoir District Bus Driver and CoPresident of the Southern Door United Educators Missy Bousley ID: 549967 Download PresentationTags :
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Books on the Bus: Where Education Starts the Moment Students Step on the Bus
Books on the Bus: Coordinators
District Bus Driver and
Co-President of the Southern Door United Educators
District Reading Specialist
, Title I Coordinator, and Literacy Coach
The mission of Books on the Bus
is to encourage the joy of reading during the students commute to and from school.
This is our story…
Evolution of an idea…
Here’s What We are Doing
How This Applies to You
How it evolved?
What is it?
Why does it exist?
How is this financed?
How does it get done?
Who is involved?
What is it?It is a program whereby school bus-drivers have age appropriate picture books, chapter books and coloring books available for elementary aged students to look through, read from or to be read to by older students, while being transported to and from school.Books on the Bus is to encourage the joy of reading during the students commute to and from school-mission statement.
Why Does It Exist?The reality of life on a school bus can be: scaryboringstressfulpeer pressurebullying
Undisciplined environmentA driver’s attention is divided between the road and students
Why Books on the Bus?The environmental need for disciplineThe matter of bus safetyThe opportunity for relationship buildingThe ideal: Literacy
The Ideal:Fosters interest in books during an otherwise wasted time=makes good use of that time
Mentoring is a great progression in learning
Books on the Bus: The Evolution of an IdeaRealism
Books on the Bus
is a combination of both realism and idealism. A collaboration between formed between educator and ESP formed to achieve the goals of both views.
How it evolved:
The Idea- Recycle Alisha’s books
Collaborator-Missy and Ted and Drivers
Literacy Award- Ted
Gave the program its integrity.
We had the integrity of the literacy award to get money.
Who is Involved:
Collaboration is Vital
Transportation DirectorCommunity Parents of school wide children
How does it get done logistically? Inventory needs Library system
Program logo stickersSeat coversRevolving inventory of books on the bus
Equipment Needs:A library system of sortsStamps or stickers for identification of booksSeat covers with book pockets for the books Upholstery
Meets the needs for confining/containing books preventing loose/flying objects in case of accidentSystem for changing out titles on the buses (student volunteers)
This might be what we talk about after the pictures fly up on previous slide
Where to start?4 year oldsImmediately reduces scariness of bus rideOccupies time on the rideIntroduces interesting booksStarts and continues the school’s missionStep up to mentoring by middle school and high school students
Creates opportunity for quality dialogue
The number one ingredient?
Passion for children and literacy! Drivers and people in education with a passion to see students succeed in school and on the bus!
Books on the Bus Spreads
NEA Today ArticleSlide20
Books on the Bus Spreads
Other districts have implemented their own BOB program after learning of SD’s success.
Phillips School District
DC Everest Area Schools
“We have the visionary staff of the Southern Door school district to thank for being the catalyst for our program in helping to improve literacy for students in both the Southern Door and DC Everest Area School Districts!!”21Slide22
“Your willingness to try something new is just one example of progress made when we focus on the opportunities inside every challenge.” Southern Door Community Member
“I am a third grade teacher at Skyline School in Scottsboro, Alabama. I had a third grade student bring me a print out of your Books on the Bus program. I thought it was such a great idea, I am going to try to help her implement this in our school. I am sure we will have a large amount of books that aren't used just in our elementary classrooms or storage rooms.”
Spreading the News
- To Do Work Time in Groups -
Who can you collaborate with?
What outlets can you use?
Who would have you back?
- Our Next Steps-
Reading Incentives to read on the bus
New hardcover books for all age levels
Seat covers for all seats
What storage is permissible for the department of transportation?27Slide28
Seat Cover InformationDeb Rhodes 920-559-131829