We Appreciate Our Donors!

We Appreciate Our Donors!

Our work to advance equity in schools for children with learning challenges is expanding with recent support from the deLaski Family Foundation, Arlene Schnitzer, CareOregon, the Portland Timbers Community Fund, The Portland Clinic Foundation, and the Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust. Thank you!

For a full list of Shadow donors, go to: www.shadow-project.org/supporters/

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Shadow Sparks Reading at Shaver

Shadow Sparks Reading at Shaver

Last fall, the students in Micah Goran’s room weren’t electing to read. But when the Shaver Elementary School special education teacher initiated a reading challenge, with the help of The Shadow Project, every child participated, and read from 30 to 100 books.

“The reading challenge was amazing,” said Mr. Goran. “It was even better than I thought it would be. We were at the point with one student where he wouldn’t even read to himself. He finished Shiloh in three days, and then read more than 70 other books.”

Said Wallace, who read more than 80 books during the three-month challenge: “I liked the contest. It was worth it. I think it made me work harder.”

Each student’s progress was tracked in a reading log developed by Shadow and students received Shadow Bucks, depending upon how many books they read. Five times during the three months, the students were able to use their Bucks to purchase literacy and school supplies, gifts, and sensory items at the Shadow Store.

“The kids really cared about the challenge, which was good,” said Mr. Goran. “The Shadow Project was a great partner in helping to make the challenge so motivating.

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2015-16 Annual Review

2015-16 Annual Review

The Shadow Project 2015-16 Anuual Review (PDF) is now available. Take a look inside to learn more about our recent initiatives and successes in the classroom.

VOICE features SuperSensory Literacy Space

In the October edition of the Rosa Parks Voice, learn how students are finding a safe, calming space in the SuperSensory Learning Space, installed by The Shadow Project in the counselor’s office. View the PDF here.

September 2016 Newsletter

In the September edition of our newsletter, find out about sensory tools and other classroom news:

  • Rosa Parks Goes Sensory
  • Shadow Expands to Head Start
  • Top Three Sensory Tools
  • Shadow Unveils Online Store for Teachers

View the full newsletter.