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Title: Technology-enhanced Tutoring: Linking School and Home to Help Struggling Readers
Center: NCER Year: 2014
Principal Investigator: Cerf, Christopher Awardee: Sirius Thinking, Ltd.
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 6 months Award Amount: $149,200
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: EDIES14C0046

The project team is developing a prototype of Lightning Squad: Powered-Up Reading with Teams, a multimedia tutoring tool that will be used by paraprofessionals working with up to six 1st to 3rd grade students who need extra support in reading. The tutoring program will build on the Success for All whole school reading program through the incorporation of video segments and gaming content. The product will include teacher resources and curriculum suggestions in order to facilitate classroom integration. In the Phase I pilot research, the team will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, if teachers are able to implement it with small groups of students, and whether students are engaged.