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Literacy for Civic Engagement

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, October 4, 2018
As teachers and librarians know, literacy is a lot more than reading: it's a whole suite of skills that allow the literate person to reach beyond what they know from personal experience, to discover information and ideas, and to use these to understand more and better about the world and themselves. Whether the literacy skills involve visual reading, listening reading, video observation, or critical evaluation of directions, being literate provides teens and adults with the ability to make social changes through civic engagement.

SYNC audiobooks and civic engagement

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Friday, November 18, 2016
How is it that a program that seems to encourage the experience of building a personal collection and listening to audiobooks as an individual also encourage civic engagement? We've seen how that happens as many of you shared your support work with teens in accessing SYNC in 2016.

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