Computer-Assisted Literacy Solution (CALS)

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Various Rotary Clubs and School Specialty Literacy and Intervention Cooperate to Assist with World-wide Literacy Improvement

  • Are you looking for an additional way in which to assist with literacy improvement?
  • Do you have volunteers interested in helping individuals to improve their literacy in reading or math?
  • Do you have access to computers with high speed internet connections?

If yes, you will want to learn more about the Computer-Assisted Literacy Solution (CALS).

About CALS

The Computer-Assisted Literacy Solution (CALS), based on School Specialty Literacy and Intervention’s Academy of READING® and Academy of MATH® programs, was presented at Rotary International's Centennial Convention in June 2005.

Following the convention, discussions were held to determine how CALS could best be utilized by Rotary to help meet the challenge to improve world-wide literacy. It was believed that Rotary clubs, with access to computers and high speed /broadband internet connections, could help individuals using School Specialty Literacy and Intervention programs to improve their reading and math skills.

To make CALS more accessible, School Specialty has arranged special pricing for its clubs. For US$80 any sponsored individual can have access to the Academy of READING and Academy of MATH for up to a year.

If you are interested in becoming involved or would like to learn more about CALS please e-mail Peter.Cleary@schoolspecialty.com or complete this information request form (Word doc).
"These world-leading programs have enabled our club to empower others by rapidly advancing their literacy skills. It has been particularly helpful with adults where English is a second language which enables us to work consistently with our Rotary theme of 'Service Above Self'." —Doug Dempsey, Past District Governor 7070
"This is an outstanding program which I had independently reviewed by a non-Rotary expert in the field here in Cobourg. He was familiar with it and thoroughly endorsed it." —Dr. Robert Scott, Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, Past Vice-President, Rotary International Chairman, Polio Eradication Task Force