Differentiate Instruction With Blended Learning Tool


Kiddom LMS offers tangible options to differentiate learning Pros: Partnerships with companies like LearnZillion, CK-12, and Newsela give teachers access to ready-made lessons and resources. App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning


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.


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Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

eSchool News

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.

Companies Partner to Provide Oral Reading Fluency Tool

eSchool News

Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions provider for K-12 education, announced it is partnering with Analytic Measures Inc. “Teachers need efficient, accurate reading assessments that are integrated with high-quality, engaging instructional content.

Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

You can register even if you cannot attend and you’ll be able to access the notes and information from all of the rooms in the summit. The challenges of differentiating instruction. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

While the stress of the pandemic, lack of reliable Internet access, and a thousand understandable reasons could be part of students not showing up, students weren’t motivated to want to attend. You’ll learn how to identify the signs of student engagement and analyze highly engaging lessons so you can replicate effective strategies in your own instruction. With video instruction on the rise, flipped classroom techniques can help any teacher.

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.

30+ new tools and services we saw at ISTE 2019

eSchool News

Achieve3000 , provider of differentiated instruction, released details about its forthcoming collection of original, differentiated fiction. Designed for K-8 students, each fictional story is precision differentiated and contains five to seven engaging “episodes” to inspire and spark a joy of reading in all students. The company also released updates to commenting, analytics, badging and credentialing.

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.”

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

eSchool News

Now, local education agencies (LEAs) across the state will have access to the award-winning online program for students in Grades K–12 as well Curriculum Associates’ accompanying professional development to support educators as they work to improve student achievement in both reading and mathematics.

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

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.

Curriculum Associates Launches i-Ready Standards Mastery for Virginia to Provide Insight into Learning Loss

eSchool News

To provide just-in-time information on students’ mastery of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and instructional recommendations to address specific learning loss, Curriculum Associates has created i-Ready Standards Mastery for Virginia.

Illinois district launches digital math tools

eSchool News

The Math Techbook intends to transform the way students and teachers experience math through engaging instructional strategies and real-world problems that motivate and excite students with diverse learning styles, according to the company. Discovery Education is supporting District 75’s efforts to achieve these goals by providing all educators and students in grades 6-8 access to the Discovery Education Math Techbook.

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Achieve3000 Acquires Literacy Startup Actively Learn


Now, just a few months into his current role as CEO at Achieve3000, Udell is already adding another company to the list. Achieve3000 , a provider of online reading and literacy tools, announced it has acquired Seattle-based Actively Learn , which also provides a suite of online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills. In 2015, the company was acquired by private equity firm Insight Venture Partners.

Missouri’s Kansas City Public Schools Selects Discovery Education to Support a Community-Wide Commitment to Student Learning and Success

eSchool News

Through this new partnership, all educators serving KCPS’s more than 15,000 students in 35 district schools will receive access to Discovery Education Experience. KCPS’s partnership with Discovery Education also provides all district teachers access to the Discovery Education Community.

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.,

Meet Us at FETC 2016 – Booth 844!

Benchmark Education

This week, Benchmark Education Company will be one of hundreds of exhibitors at this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference, or FETC. ’ You can find Benchmark Education Company at booth 844, where we will be demo-ing our latest technology as well as our popular digital platform, Benchmark Universe. Do you want to learn How to Amp-Up Differentiated Instruction Digitally ?

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


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


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. We have worked so hard to make sure our learning solutions are accessible, transformational and impactful for students, teachers, parents and administrators.

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning—the technology enabler of many forms of personalized learning—leverages the flexibility of online learning to break the constraints of the traditional whole-class, single-pace instructional model to differentiate instruction more effectively to students’ needs. When it comes to the role of OER in education, the intent of my earlier post was not to advocate for teachers to build all their lessons and instructional materials from scratch using OER content.

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


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. If students missed class or needed additional help, they could go to my website and access the day’s lesson as well as videos and digital exercises from YouTube and Khan Academy.

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


The district-mandated PD tech instruction I experienced was inconsistent, infrequent and seemed to focus heavily on early-education apps like ClassDojo. Tom told me he has always incorporated a higher than average level of technology into his instruction. A teacher may have created a mind-blowing standards-based lesson with measurable, data-driven outcomes, opportunities to differentiate instruction and all that good stuff. Will It Facilitate Instruction?

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students


Newman Crows Landing Unified School District (Calif.) – for individualizing instruction using real-time data from an engaging adaptive learning tool to boost elementary classroom performance. Orestimba High School (Calif.) – for creating a new way for students to study and explore their interests via access to online courses at a rural school with a 100 percent graduation rate. Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools


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. Immediate data visualization is a powerful tool that enables truly personalized interaction and differentiated instruction. Woody Allen once said, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.”

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning


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.

Who Says I Don't Like to Read? Sparking a Love of Digital Books Across Detroit


The product allows students who need remediation or acceleration opportunities to soar, and teachers can personalize students’ learning to support their established classroom instruction. During the 2015-16 school year, the district won a grant allowing our K-3 students unlimited access to myON’s digital library. These additional laptops, coupled with the original devices, made it possible for most students to have access to myON whenever needed.

Mentoring Minds Unveils Total Motivation – North Carolina


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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Most English lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers and other sites are ‘mediocre’ or ‘not worth using,’ study finds

The Hechinger Report

One of the most popular English lessons in the instructional marketplace Teachers Pay Teachers is a unit on how to teach William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” But otherwise, instruction in this Shakespeare unit rarely goes deeper than a surface understanding of the text. in English literature and was the lead reviewer in a December 2019 study of online instructional materials. “But you have to have the excitement of digging into the text.

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Get Ready for the Classroom of the Future

Leadership Lounge

Currently the chief technology officer for the Dublin Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay area, Bonde believes that differentiating instruction with coding design, problem solving via game play and online collaboration using cloud tools, are all invaluable for bringing kids into the process of learning. Toward that end, she believes information access to knowledge is the way. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Give Students the Tools and Skills They Need for Media Literacy


The National Association for Media Literacy Education defines media literacy as the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. When talking about access to tools, quality matters. In 2001, she joined a staff development company, TechKNOW Associates, where she worked as a mentor and professional developer for schools throughout New York and around the country. Media literacy is more important today than ever.

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


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. To access the Lexile Managing Multiple Measures Resource Center, visit lexile.com/managing-multiple-measures.

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


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.

How to Create a Vision


If you’re counting on principles of personalization to impact all levels of your organization, from IT support to HR decision-making to classroom instruction, you’ll likely want to include a diverse range of representatives early in the process. we seek to differentiate instruction to provide scaffolding for all of our 21st century learners”). Vision-setting can be a painful process. Hours may be spent on one twisting sentence.