TheGilder Lehrman Institute’s Teaching Literacy through History(TLTH) is an interdisciplinary professional development program that uses primary documents and historical texts to improve K–12 education. Gilder Lehrman’s Master Teacher Fellows work with teachers and educators to improve content knowledge; align curriculum with their state’s core history, civics, and English language arts standards, including but not limited to Common Core initiatives; and introduce skills that can be brought back to the classroom, library, or any other institution looking to inspire more knowledgeable, focused, and engaged students. Each Teaching Literacy through History program is customized to meet the needs of the participating school, district, or state. A suite of program options is available, ranging from multiyear partnerships to one-day workshops. TLTH trainings and follow-up sessions can be delivered onsite or online.
The award-winning Novel EffectiPadapp brings stories to life, promotes literacy, sparks imagination, and provides enjoyment for children aged 12 and under. The app follows the voice of users as they read aloud from children’s storybooks, and responds at just the right moment with music, sounds, and character voices.
The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation offers grants for bookmobile programs across the nation that serve children from disadvantaged populations. The grants support organizations that operate a lending bookmobile that travels into neighborhoods populated by underserved youth.