Watch the PRIME TIME overview.
The goals of PRIME TIME are to:
- Deliver quality humanities education experiences
- Increase public library use
- Increase family bonding and reading time
- Positively affect the attitude and behavior regarding reading
- Improve academic achievement.
- Creates a collective learning environment that encourages participation from children and adults alike.
- Integrates reading, listening, and discussion.
- Teaches participants to give clear and definite answers about discussed issues.
- Poses open-ended questions to help participants think critically, thus improving reading comprehension skills.
- Models storytelling and literary discussion techniques for parents/guardians.
Based on what you've learned from the overview, mark the statements that accurately describe PRIME TIME.
Fill in the blanks to draft a brief review about the PRIME TIME Family Reading Time that you may use to promote the program.
Explore this presentation about the program. You will need this information to promote PRIME TIME.
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PRIME TIME is a reading and discussion program.
There could be up to participating families in the program.
Prime Time Family Reading Time consists of sessions and each session lasts for minutes.
Every session begins with a served for all the participants.
Then families watch a which is created to promote literacy-related services.
The core activity of each session is for the main group of kids ages 6-10 and their parents.
Siblings ages 3-5 attend awhere they are engaged in literary exploration via play.
The nice 5 minute wrap-up and incentive for each session is .
Prime Time has been evaluated and the results point out that participating in this program creates the precondition for future learning. (need impressive numbers)
PRIME TIME team
Regardless of the host site type (school, library, community center etc.) a PRIME TIME team should always consist of four key members: program coordinator, preschool facilitator, scholar and storyteller. The program coordinator is responsible for identifying a qualified preschool facilitator.
Generally, scholars and storytellers are assigned to sites by the PRIME TIME staff. Program coordinators are welcomed to recommend qualified individuals from their school/organization/community to be considered for those roles as well.
There are also 3-4 volunteers who can help with implementation tasks. They are secured by the program coordinator.
Learn about the responsibilities of your team members.
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- Scholar and storyteller work collaboratively to prepare and deliver the core activities of the program- reading and discussion.
- Scholar and storyteller can use a book of their own choice, if one of them does not like the program book.
- By attending to the needs of 3-5 year olds, preschool facilitator supports family participation in the main session.
- A preschool facilitator and I need to agree upon the sum to be allocated for the centers supplies.
Mark each statement True or False.
Below is a summarized list of program coordinator responsibilities and tasks. Completion of all of them contributes to the success of the program. However, we would like to especially emphasize the importance of one of them. Can you guess which one?
Program Coordinator responsibilities
Although storytelling and discussion form the core of the program, it can only happen successfully when all the other program components are in place. By completing tasks like recruiting families, securing meals, arranging the room, and distributing books; you, as a program coordinator, make it all possible.
It is also critical that you take the ownership of your role as a team leader. All team members understand the role of the program coordinator and are ready to work cooperatively with you to make each session successful.
The number of tasks may seem overwhelming at first, but you would need to complete them at different stages of the program. Later in this module, we will explain each task in detail and give you all possible help and advice that you may use in your work.
For now, try to predict what tasks you would need to complete at which stage of the program. When you are done, you will see a program coordinator at work.
- Working with the data packet.
- Recruiting up to 15 families and maintaining participation.
- Securing program components.
Mark the most important task of a program coordinator.