Nevada Department of Education Invites Students, Educators, and Families to Celebrate Nevada Reading Week February 27 - March 3
CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Department of Education (NDE or Department) is celebrating Nevada Reading Week February 27 - March 3, 2023. As proclaimed by Governor Joe Lombardo, Nevada Reading Week is focused on inspiring and instilling the joy and importance of reading across the state of Nevada.
"Literacy is the anchor of education and Reading Week is a wonderful way to nurture students' passion for reading," said Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction. "The Department is proud to partner with families and educators to celebrate the power of reading to help students broaden their horizons, deepen their knowledge, and develop critical thinking skills."
The Nevada Department of Education launched Reading Week over 40 years ago as a Statewide initiative to foster a love of reading. The theme for the Nevada Reading Week 2023 is "One World, Many Stories." Congratulations to Karen Tan from the Clark County School District for being the Grand Prize winner of NDE's 2023 Nevada Reading Week Art Contest. Her artwork serves as the Statewide logo. It can be found on t-shirts, hoodies, water bottles and more! Megumi Biggs, from the Nye County School District, wins an honorable mention for the middle/high school category, and Landon Skoff, from Pinecrest Academy of Nevada, was the honorable mention for the elementary school category. The artwork of the honorable mentions and winner are hanging prominently in the Nevada Department of Education offices in both Carson City and Las Vegas.
"Not only is reading fundamental, but reading is instrumental to a lifetime of personal and academic success," said Governor Joe Lombardo. "Fostering a life-long love of reading in each and every one of our students is critically important."
There are many ways educators, school leaders, librarians, students, and families can celebrate and participate in Nevada Reading Week:
Nevada Reading Week Kick-Off Event
Carol Jago, Associate Director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA, and Dr. Darl Kiernan from Northeastern Nevada Regional Professional Development will be kicking off Nevada Reading Week for all librarians, coaches, literacy specialists, and PreK-12th grade educators on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. PST. Please register here to reserve your spot!
Author LIVE Events During Nevada Reading Week
NDE is thrilled to announce a series of Nevada Reading Week Author LIVE Events, available for classrooms PreK through 12th grade. Many notable authors including Kwame Alexander and Matt de la Pena will read their books to students. Educators can register for author events and log in virtually with their classes. Visit the Author LIVE Event website to see details for each event and register.
Celebrating One World, Many Stories through Social Media
Superintendent Ebert and NDE want to elevate how students, families, educators, and the community celebrate Nevada Reading Week by tagging your pictures and posts using #nevadareadingweek. Share your Nevada Reading Week activities surrounding One World, Many Stories. We would love to hear from the community!
Reading Resources for Nevada Educators, Students, and Families
NDE is pleased to share several literary resources for Nevada educators, students, and families for Reading Week and all year long:
- Family Resources - Different resources have been compiled to help your family celebrate Nevada Reading Week including a family engagement flyer and links for book lists and Nevada libraries.
- Librarian and Educator Resources - Book lists and digital books for the theme, One World, Many Stories, can be found for grades PreK-12th grade.
- Teaching Books - The Nevada State Library Association offers access to Teaching Books to any Nevada resident. Teaching Books provides comprehensive literary resources for educators, students, and families Statewide.
- Discovery Education - Discovery Education has a large collection of reading resources that reaches all interests, including Science, Social Studies, STEM, and many others.
Visit the NDE website to find additional literary resources and learn more about Nevada Reading Week 2023.
About the Nevada Department of Education
The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) leads and collaborates with Nevada's 17 school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority to advance educational equity Statewide. With offices in Carson City and Las Vegas, NDE oversees all pre-K-12 education in the State, working to achieve its mission to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence. Under the leadership of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, NDE impacts the achievement of nearly half a million children and 30,000 educators. Learn more at https://doe.nv.gov/ and join us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.