Your virtual and in-home learning solution.

Educators and families are facing unique challenges during this time. The Cox Campus is your go-to place for free professional development, teaching resources, and more.

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Science shows us the way.

Research reveals the most effective methods for enabling children to read, yet these practices are absent from adult/child interactions across the country.

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A community devoted to change.

The Cox Campus is a community of professionals dedicated to eradicating illiteracy and giving children a future full of possibilities.

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How We Can Help During This Unprecedented Time

Free Video-Based Courses

Use this time to learn high impact, evidence- based practices you can use immediately. Thanks to generous partners and support from The James M. Cox Foundation, everything on the Cox Campus is available to you at no cost.

Free Resources for Virtual & In-Home Teaching

Our resource library has hundreds of free lesson planning templates, printables, activity ideas, and more to use with your children. We make lesson planning easy.

Never Learn Alone

Have a question or need advice? Reach out to the Cox Campus community. You’ll find others who can help you along the way.

Learn From Experts

Join our virtual book study as we learn with Dr. Maryanne Wolf and others on how to build deep reading brains and eradicate illiteracy in our time.

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Construction of the Reading Brain

Reading is an acquired skill, not an automatic process.

Reading is critical to success in our society, but our brains do not come pre-wired for reading. A child enters the world with 100 billion neurons ready to learn. Our job is to help those neurons form brain circuits that support learning and reading.

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3rd trimester - 5 yrs old

Babies are born ready to communicate. They distinguish sounds and recognize their mother’s voice. They look for faces. They seek connections. Talking with babies, even as early as the last trimester of pregnancy, is critical to building language and literacy.

Learn to Read

Kindergarten - 3rd grade

During the early school years, it is vital to routinely assess children’s preparedness for reading. Each day we must ask: “What does this child need to learn today?”, “What did they learn from this lesson?”, “What can I do differently?”

Read to Learn

3rd grade and beyond

Third grade marks a critical point in a child’s life – when they transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Once a child can read proficiently, they are free to build knowledge and take the steps to be who they want to be.

An Ecosystem to Support Language and Literacy

A child’s relationships, experiences, and surroundings help build their brain’s foundation for future learning, success, and health.