The College of Education at The University of Akron used funds from eTech Ohio to examine the application of digital literacy techniques in teaching children to read in grades K-2. At the end of the Digital Text (DigiTXT) Teacher Planning Grant, the College hired venTAJA to write its backgrounder and year-end report on the composition and results of the program.
As part of its role in Reading First Ohio, the center at University of Akron has created content for professional development (training) of literacy teachers. The courseware takes eLearning to new heights, helping instructors statewide apply scientifically based reading research (SBRR) in assessing, planning, and teaching in accordance with Ohio’s English-Language Arts standards. The Akron center engaged venTAJA for an organization backgrounder and annual reports.