WHAT DIALOG TO LEARN DOES
Dialog to Learn connects low-income elementary school students with local professionals to improve their reading and writing skills.
We host a platform that acts as a controlled environment for these interactions, using individual's own email addresses. Students and professionals send emails to a user specific address on the app. The app scrubs personal information from the emails and blocks inappropriate language, such as profanity. This allows us to give teachers full oversight and protect our students and volunteers. At the end of each cycle, classes have the opportunity to host a career day and invite volunteers. This is when 'Digital Buddies' can meet in person.
HOW IT WORKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Use your professional communication skills to help a low-income elementary school student improve their reading and writing through an email dialogue.
WHY IT'S NEEDED
Dialog to Learn offers schools a way to tap into dialogue journaling, a tested learner-centered method for improving students’ reading, writing, and comprehension skills while engaging students in a fun, authentic learning experience. The program is designed to be compatible with existing classroom curriculum, easy to use, and minimal work for teachers.