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Engaging Students in Early Literacy: Join the WORD Force!

Thursday, March 3, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Engaging Students in Early Literacy: Join the WORD Force!

Presented by Peter Kelpin, District Implementation Resource Specialist, EVERFI; and Dr. Jaumeiko Coleman, Vice President of Early Literacy Impact, EVERFI

Sponsored by EVERFI

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Developing strong literacy skills at an early age helps students reach their full potential, generating long-term benefits like lower risk of grade retention, increased graduation rates, and improved earning power later in life.

In this edLeader Panel, leaders learn about WORD Force, a game-based digital program for K-2 students, which is available to all schools, districts, and families across North America at NO COST. Grounded in the Science of Reading, this 15-game interactive resource is built to offer opportunities for students to learn and practice skills for beginning reading, including phonological awareness, letter-sound/letter-name correspondence, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, sight words, and reading comprehension.

Viewers receive access to WORD Force for their school or district, and learn about the EVERFI approach, which combines high-quality digital resources and wrap-around services with passionate industry partners to provide leaders with no-cost curricula, ongoing professional development, and learning insights. Join the WORD Force and empower your educators with high-quality, no-cost digital resources.

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to school and district leaders of the K-2 grades. 


Peter KelpinAbout the Presenter

Peter Kelpin currently serves as the director of district and family marketing for EVERFI. In his role, he supports districts and departments of education across the United States and Canada as they work with EVERFI to embed real-world skills into their curricula. Prior to his current role, Peter worked directly with districts and departments of education across the Southeast of the United States as they developed strategic plans for adoption and implementation of EVERFI resources. Outside of EVERFI, Peter sits on the board of the North Carolina Council on Economic Education, where he supports financial literacy efforts in the state. He is a former seventh-grade special education teacher, and is passionate about supporting educators on their digital learning journeys.


Dr. Jaumeiko ColemanDr. Jaumeiko Coleman is the vice president of early literacy impact at EVERFI. In her role, she enjoys collaborating with colleagues across units as well as external stakeholders on early literacy projects as a subject matter expert. Dr. Coleman’s career focus on spoken language and literacy has been infused in her work in public and private schools, public and private universities, and a not-for-profit association. She is a board member of Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia and Learning Disabilities Association of America.


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Join the PreK-3 Digital Learning community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming edWebinars, and view recordings of previous programs to earn CE certificates.


From grade school through retirement, EVERFI’s free digital education curriculums empower learners of all ages to make safe, smart, and informed decisions. We bring together the public and private sectors so K-12 teachers can equip today’s learners with the skills they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.



Thursday, March 3, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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