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How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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I’ve spent 16 years serving on and chairing the board of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and 25 years leading companies that serve schools and students of all kinds. Making the Connection to Learning Through Differentiation Connecting this way requires teachers to differentiate instruction—recognizing their students’ individuality and then planning learning experiences with the range of student needs, interests, styles, and preferences in mind.

Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

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Achieve3000 offers innovative new ways to empower blended learning and accelerate student literacy gains through differentiated instruction in the 2016-2017 school year. To support schools and districts across the country and around the world, the company has created state-customized editions of its patented, nonfiction blended learning literacy solutions: · KidBizPro®, TeenBizPro®, and EmpowerPro® for English language arts, science and social studies in grades two through 12.

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Companies Partner to Provide Oral Reading Fluency Tool

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Partnership offers automated assessment of students’ oral reading fluency — for testing at school or at home . Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions provider for K-12 education, announced it is partnering with Analytic Measures Inc.

Rhode Island Department of Ed Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® an Approved Interim Assessment

eSchool News

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic as an approved interim assessment for the 2020–2021 school year. After a rigorous review, i-Ready Diagnostic was named one of the chosen assessments for meeting RIDE’s assessment criteria.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Course: Designing Blended Learning for Student Engagement and Achievement “By the end of the course, you will be able to design and implement meaningful blended learning experiences with objective-aligned assessments and activities that foster core 21st-century skills.”

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping Your Classroom: Redefining Homework and Instruction is an excellent course to help you with this. 2 – Designing Online Assessments As you assess learning online, you’ll want to use the research-based best practices for online assessments.

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Renaissance and Nearpod, Coming Together to Empower Teachers and Accelerate Student Growth

eSchool News

Renaissance , a global leader in student-centered, pre-K–12 personalized practice and assessment, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nearpod , a leader in teacher-facilitated instructional delivery, to unlock an unparalleled level of student insights. “In

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources.

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

The program was flexible enough to enable us to provide continuity of instruction to students remotely, targeting literacy gaps and even accelerating learning. Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, empowers educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction.

Washington OSPI’s Dyslexia Advisory Council Recommends Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic as a Literacy Screening Tool

eSchool News

The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) Dyslexia Advisory Council recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic to its list of Recommended Literacy Screening Tools.

Lexia Learning’s PowerUp Literacy Program is 2.5x More Effective in Helping English Learners Close Critical Reading Gaps

eSchool News

A lack of access to connectivity and devices for distance learning, especially in low-income and under-resourced communities, has resulted in ELs being at a high risk for suffering from “COVID learning slide.”

Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience Wins Approval

eSchool News

Following a comprehensive evaluation, Virginia’s State Board of Education has approved Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience for statewide use as a core instructional resource through its state adoption process. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Curriculum Associates Enhances i-Ready® with Major Upgrades for Back to School 2018

techlearning

The upgrades—including a newly-redesigned teacher experience, the addition of a new differentiated growth model, new and expanded K–5 reading and mathematics lessons, and an iPad-compatible student experience—will improve the teaching and learning process for the program’s 5.6 Rigorously tested with teachers, these enhancements help educators more easily monitor student progress, plan instruction, intervene using differentiated resources, set learning goals, and see student growth.

n2y Wows Judges and Receives 2020 CODiE Awards

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While unifying the entire stakeholder team, it supports teachers with time-saving, standards-aligned, differentiated instruction and assessment; compliance reporting; behavior management; relevant symbol-supported resources; weekly current events; and skill building games—all powered by best-in-class professional development. Differentiated, standards‑based academic content, enhanced by powerful assessment, data, and reporting tools, also supports the IEP process.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

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The district-mandated PD tech instruction I experienced was inconsistent, infrequent and seemed to focus heavily on early-education apps like ClassDojo. The Return When teachers conduct an initial assessment of any technology, they assume there will be some investment involved—usually related to the amount of time it will take to learn the technology and incorporate it into practice. When assessing return, teachers look for the following: Will It Help Meet Learning Objectives?

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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The practice of funding public schools and assessing student engagement based on a student’s physical attendance is rooted in this definition and has only reinforced what is an outmoded idea. Today, I lead a company that creates online models for teaching and learning, yet my mission is much the same as it was when I was in the classroom. Online learning offers educators access to a wealth of learning data to guide their teaching and assessment of student performance.

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

New K to 5 Science Kits Feature Digital Simulations from Science Education Leader Carolina Biological

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BURLINGTON, NC, April 10, 2018 – During the recent NSTA conference, Carolina Biological Supply Company, the leading school science supplier and an NSTA show sponsor, launched the new Building Blocks of Science|3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5. Teachers need a variety of ways to deliver concepts and differentiate instruction in order to reach every student. Digital simulations offer formative assessment that gives instant feedback to students.

MetaMetrics Unveils Resource Centers to Help Educators and Parents Manage Multiple Student Reading and Math Measures

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The company, which is the developer of The Lexile Framework for Reading and The Quantile Framework for Mathematics, created the centers as part of its ongoing commitment to providing tools and resources for making test scores actionable, putting students on the path to school, college and career success. Students take an interim assessment and receive a Lexile measure for reading or a Quantile measure for mathematics.

Mentoring Minds Unveils Total Motivation – North Carolina

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K-12 Supplemental Curriculum Aligns 100 Percent to North Carolina Standard Course of Study, Helps Students Build Critical Thinking Skills Raleigh, North Carolina – October 16, 2018 – North Carolina educators now have a powerful and accessible tool for incorporating standards-based instruction into learning with the launch of Total Motivation Math and ELA – North Carolina.

In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

As educators continue to embrace a transformative shift in classroom instruction and design, the Union City School District in New Jersey pioneers district-wide STEAM curriculum through the integration of 3D printing technology with the Dremel Idea Builder. Differentiated instruction and Response to Intervention (RTI) share a common goal: modifying instruction until it meets the needs of all learners.

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ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

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The conversations in these presentations centered on impactful instruction and the magnitude of digital options. It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom. It includes carefully crafted content and direct instruction to support students’ foundational skills. Learning A-Z offers literacy-focused PreK-6 products that blend traditional teacher-led instruction with technology-enabled resources.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S. The adaptive Apex Learning Tutorials for intervention, remediation, and preparation for high-stakes assessments were proven to improve students’ performance on the Tutorials from pretest to posttest by more than 50% and by an average of 23 to 26 percentile points during the 2016–2017 school year.

Creating a Culture of STEAM Teaching and Learning the Focus of Florida’s Marion County Public Schools’ New Partnership with Discovery Education

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To help achieve this goal, the district is creating modern learning environments by introducing Discovery Education’s dynamic digital content into classroom instruction at selected MCPS elementary and middle schools. A comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build students’ mastery in interpreting, understanding, and evaluating information.

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The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

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Software and Web Memberships : some amazing companies have really been supportive and offered some fantastic resources - you won''t believe how cool they are! Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction.

Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

eSchool News

Achieve3000 is the leading literacy solution in blended learning programs today, specializing in cloud-based, differentiated learning solutions for school-aged youth as well as adult learners. It has helped millions of students worldwide to improve their reading and writing skills, master increasingly rigorous academic standards, and prepare for high-stakes assessments. “We