About Lesley Beth
Jazzles is the creation of Lesley Beth, an experienced kindergarten teacher, an accomplished musician and a recognized composer.
Lesley Beth is a recipient of an American Songwriter Magazine award for her marine conservation song 'While Watching Whales' and a Semi-Finalist in the prestigious International Songwriting Contest for her cover song 'Swishy Friends'.
Jazzles achieves Lesley's lifetime vision of developing a unique multi-sensory learning approach that builds children's non-cognitive skills
(for example teamwork, persistence, motivation and oral communication) to synergistically develop the cognitive skills essential for literacy. These skills include attention, memory, symbolic thinking, and self-regulated learning.
It's taken Lesley over 20 years to bring these ideas to fruition in a world-wide collaborative project that blends her song writing and creative teaching skills with the inspired animations of award winning Wizimedia, creators of one of the world's most popular children's educational web sites.
The core of the program is the Jazzles alliterative songs. These have been marketed in the US and internationally since 2000 and are used in thousands of schools world-wide.
Jazzles has been sold through book clubs including Scholastic Australia and Scholastic India.
Jazzles represents the biggest screen-based, multi-media, resource available for creatively developing vocabulary, oral language skills and early reading.
Jazzles is a combination of A-Z prolifically alliterative repetunes and visual-auditory-kinesthetic learning.
It is a unique combination that engages virtually every child. From toddlers to teenagers, from advantaged children to those entering school never having held a book or being read to!
Jazzles is an individualized and differentiated learning system. The technology allows the student, whatever their reading ability, to access the program at their own level. The scaffolded learning system allows students to advance at their own pace.
An Independent Assessment
"What Jazzles really does superbly," says James J Harrigan, NYSED Principal and Supervisor of the Year, "is to take the traditional early childhood classroom activities, and through its interactive program of music, movement and creative games, it enhances and reinforces the literary skills expected of kindergarten and grade one students today. It takes the traditional activities of early childhood education and integrates them with 21st century literacy benchmarks.
Most importantly, Jazzles corresponds clearly with any balanced, comprehensive and sequential reading curriculum. Its games and activities are consistent with the essential elements of reading-phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary development. It allows teachers to identify and isolate particular reading deficiencies and utilize Jazzles activities to target, remediate and reinforce the skills necessary to bring students up to grade level.
It is an individualized and differentiated learning system with technology that allows the student, whatever their reading ability, to access the program at their own level. The scaffolded learning system allows students to advance at their own pace.
Lastly, and most importantly in a school or home setting, Jazzles is a near perfect supplement to a K-1 reading program."
Why Jazzles Has Additional Importance
Education is on the cusp of transforming from left-brain centric (routine, right answers and standardization) to encompassing right-brain learning.
Interactive whiteboards emancipated the role of visual creativity in the classroom; now the financial crisis is adding the stimulus as employers recognize their very futures depend on the creativity and innovation of their employees.
In the 2008 poll by The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, US voters overwhelmingly
agree the skills students need to succeed today are notably different from those of 20 years ago.
Additional to the essentials of reading, writing, and math, schools need to incorporate a broader range of skills including oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking social skills most voters think schools do poorly.
As Daniel Pink neatly says in his book 'A Whole New Mind', pure left brain skills can be
commoditized and exported to Asia. In the future Right Brainers will rule the World.'
Jazzles is strongly Right Brain, a creatively complete program for today's children
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educators access to the Gateway's 50,000+ quality teaching resources has been made possible through generous sponsorship by the National Education Association. Because of NEA's support, The Gateway to 21st Century Skills is free to all users. The Gateway (formerly known as GEM) was developed with funds from the U.S. Department of Education to provide teachers with learning resources created by over 750 publicly funded organizations.
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CleverShow Corporation, 112 North Curry Street, Carson City, Nevada 89703-4934, United States. Phone or Fax is USA 1-530-687-6305.
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