Help a student improve their literacy with one email a week - Become a Digital Buddy

Published

09/25/2018

Start Date

10/08/2018

End Date

05/01/2019

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

San Jose
California
United States

Description

Sign up.

Are you a professional in the San Francisco Bay Area? Sign up to volunteer with Dialog to Learn at dialogtolearn.com/join! It only takes a few minutes to register. Cycles are 8-10 weeks, during which volunteers spend an average of 10-20 minutes a week to write 1 or 2 emails.

 

Get matched up.

We match you to a fourth or fifth-grade student in a local low-income elementary school.

 

Get emails and answer them.

Topics are student lead. We encourage volunteers to be engaged and ask questions! In order to keep the program on track and allow the teachers to schedule time in class for students to respond, we ask that you respond within 48 hours.

Use your professional communication skills to help a low-income elementary school student improve their reading and writing through an email dialogue.

Sign up.

Are you a professional in the San Francisco Bay Area? Sign up to volunteer with Dialog to Learn! It only takes a few minutes to register. Cycles are a semester or full academic year, during which volunteers spend an average of 10-20 minutes a week to write 1 or 2 emails.

Get matched up.

We match you to a fifth or sixth-grade student in a Bay Area low-income elementary school.

Get emails and answer them.

That's it: you receive emails from your digital buddy and respond. Topics are student lead. We encourage volunteers to be engaged and ask questions! In order to keep the program on track and allow the teachers to schedule time in class for students to respond, we ask that you respond to emails received by Wednesday before the following Monday.


You can guide students toward better language usage through language modeling during a fun, easy email conversation. For example, if a student writes, "My family goed on vacations this summer." A volunteer could respond with, "I went on vacation this summer too. My vacation was really fun. I went to Disney World for vacation." By using correcting we are able to teach the specific rule of language that the student is missing. This is an effective method for teaching language and does not discourage students from writing.

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Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

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How To Apply

k.vangent@dialogtolearn.org
http://www.dialogtolearn.org

Thank you for your interest in Dialog to Learn! We are excited and grateful to have a new Digital Buddy. Our next cycle begins on October 8, 2018. Please, sign-up now on our website at dialogtolearn.org/join. As soon as we confirm your participation and match you with a student, we will email you additional program details and a couple of easy language modeling training mini-lessons. In the meantime, you can refer to the Resources for Volunteers page for more information.


Please share Dialog to Learn with your colleagues, friends, and family! We are looking for over 100 volunteers for our next cycle launch. Again, thank you for your participation - it is what allows us to carry out our mission!


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