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. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool

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Find out how adaptive learning solutions are helping teachers target instruction and use data more effectively—and how they’re helping students learn. EDGENUITY’S UPSMART ( edgenuity.com ) Valerie Wirth’s math students in the Amphitheater School District in Tucson, Arizona, learn using UpSmart. When Wirth heard about Edgenuity during an in-service program, she knew it would give her and her students new learning opportunities.

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Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

eSchool News

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. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and other rigorous state standards, Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm and criteria-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. Woot Math is adaptive, as students use it, it gets “smart” and creates learning pathways based on the specific needs of the student. It is like having a personal tutor sitting beside them as they work through new learning.

Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. A research study from the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University demonstrates a link between an adaptive learning program and improvement in mathematics achievement for students in grades 3-5.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

The 7 Key Elements of eSpark’s Theory of Learning

eSpark

eSpark’s Theory of Learning is grounded in seven research-based elements – teaching practices or design elements – that are directly linked to student learning outcomes. 1: Differentiation Keeps Learning Accessible. 2: Adaptivity Allows For Growth.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Lalaine Perez Just a short drive away, Mónica Ruiz, principal at Chula Vista’s Montgomery Elementary, was facing her own math struggles. She says, “Not only are they learning the language but at the same time they’re learning the content.”

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We Lalaine Perez Just a short drive away, Mónica Ruiz, principal at Chula Vista’s Montgomery Elementary, was facing her own math struggles.

Personalization and Super Learners: An Interview with Istation's Richard Collins

Edsurge

Since his days as an elementary student in Texas, Richard Collins has loved history. Istation , Collins is intent on sparking that same love of learning in new generations of students, while creating opportunities for them to succeed in school and, by extension, life. Today almost 5 million students and educators around the world use Istation for teaching, learning and assessment. Every child is different and they all learn different ways. Make it more adaptive.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. Its parent company, 3P Learning, promises to price-match on districts’ most recent TenMarks contract. Across the district’s elementary and middle schools, Yakima had about 8,400 students on the program for the last three years.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school. The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process. A great deal has changed since 2012 when it comes to blended learning. blended learning edtech pedagogy Wells Elementary School

K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

Marketplace K-12

Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp. Pearson, Knewton Form Partnership: Pearson and Knewton have teamed up in an effort to “personalize” K–12 math education starting with elementary school students.

Lexia Nationwide Report Finds 80% of Students Using Lexia Core5 Reading Did Not Experience Literacy Learning Loss During Remote and Hybrid Learning in the 2020-21 Academic Year

eSchool News

23, 2021) – Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, today released new research titled “Using Lexia Core5 Reading to Address Learning Loss and Accelerate Learning: Insights from a 2020-21 Nationwide Study.” About Lexia Learning. BOSTON ( Sept.

Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

eSchool News

BOSTON (June 8, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. Michael Conley Elementary School, Tallahassee.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand. This was at odds with my experience, because I relied extensively on edtech for assessments.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

Self-directed learning: niche approach or powerful innovation?

The Christensen Institute

Self-directed learning doesn’t always get a positive spin in mainstream education or media. But over the last year, my experiences and observations have convinced me that having students manage their own learning can be a powerful practice with worthwhile benefits—if done right.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. Not only has ongoing formative assessment and quality feedback been honed by teachers for years, it has also become recognized as a core element of personalized learning environments, as highlighted in Rhode Island’s Personalized Learning Whitepaper. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices?

The Use of Technology for Reading Acquisition

Saving Socrates

This is an older post, but I recently updated the bottom to include reflections on gradpoint; the blended learning digital content provider Magen David Yeshivah High School chose this past year. I did not take into account my future role as a parent nor did I take into account the possibility of ever being on the board for an elementary school or becoming so fully enamored with elementary education. She scores much lower on online exams than in person assessments.

16 U.S. Schools Win Coveted Finalist Spots in “March Math Madness” National Contest

Think Through Math

Pittsburgh, PA (March 16, 2016) —— Think Through Learning, authors of Think Through Math (TTM), the award-winning web-based math instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced today the 16 finalist schools in its biggest contest of the year “March Math Madness,” or MX3. The top 16 schools include: • Eastern Region: Fairlawn Elementary School, (St. About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math. Million U.S. Students Compete for School Math Championship.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

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Lexia Learning today announced that its personalized literacy programs Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia PowerUp Literacy™ (PowerUp) were both honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate awards. The Tech Edvocate awards recognize outstanding products in the edtech industry that are focused on advocating for students by catering to identified classroom and learning needs. Core5 provides explicit, systematic instruction through personalized learning paths in six areas of reading.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Learning Ally ? Adaptive keyboards and mice ?

Imagine Learning Acquires Think Through Learning Inc.

Think Through Math

Acquisition of innovative digital math company expands Imagine Learning’s product reach and creates a total language, literacy, and numeracy solution; transaction bolsters Weld North Education’s industry leading profile in K–12 digital education category. PROVO, UT – October 17, 2016 – Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced today its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc.,

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

edWeb.net

Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., Instead of teaching to the middle, they said, educators and students can use data to attack learning. What assessments do they use now? This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by DreamBox Learning.

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Building and Sustaining a Strong Math Culture

edWeb.net

The attitudes of many students toward math are also not positive, and in order to improve those attitudes and actual math performance, David Woods, a senior director at Dreambox Learning, explained during a recent edWebinar how developing a strong math culture can engage students in authentic and effective learning, and result in increased achievement. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by DreamBox Learning.

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Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. Michele Dawson, Senior Director of Instructional Technology in Compton Unified School District, CA, and Kelly Urlacher, Senior Curriculum Designer at DreamBox Learning, had a conversation of essential approaches for supporting these students in “ Key Strategies to Making Access and Equity a Reality for ELL Students.”. For many of the 4.5

Building a Data-Driven School or District

Think Through Math

Assessment data can be a valuable starting point. Formative and summative assessments can be used to create a benchmark metric for where students are in their level of proficiency at the start of the school year and to measure growth throughout the year. Assessment in Education. Formative Assessment • as it happens. • “low stakes”. Summative Assessment • after-action review. Christina Pereira, 4th Grade Teacher Campbell Elementary School.

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Bottom line: A well-planned, -produced, and -curated set of free resources bound to get kids hooked on learning to code. DreamBox Learning Math. Individualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs. Bottom line: This is a pretty nice all-in-one solution for extra math support and practice with solid adaptive tech, but students might need help with the interface. NBC Learn.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

Graphite Blog

Common Sense team members and certified educators presented on a range of practical and engaging ways to use specific technology tools for learning as well as our latest and greatest digital citizenship offerings. . For a quick reference -- and for those of you #NotAtISTE who want to share in the learning -- here's a quick summary of our lightning sessions with links to the tools and resources each session covered. And learn how to use CueThink to make math collaborative and social.

Evaluating Digital Curricula for the 21st Century District

edWeb.net

Assess whether the digital curricula will address students’ learning needs, rather than just being centered around the use of new technology. Plan backwards and have learning goals be the driver to accomplish this. Finally, plan learning experiences and instruction around that. Before adding technology into a curriculum, look at your learning design in general. Be sure to assess what the students already know and start from there when supporting their learning.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

How Measurement Can Have a Positive Impact On Classroom Motivation

Think Through Math

Assess Growth & Make A New Plan. The software’s adaptive learning technology makes sure that every student benefits from the right lesson at the right time. The most important thing I can say is the more time you allow students to spend on Think Through Math, the more math they will learn, and the better your results on the PSSA will be. We see the lights go on every day as students make connections and learn that they can do math.

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Popular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program Bottom line: A well-planned, -produced, and -curated set of free resources bound to get kids hooked on learning to code. DreamBox Learning Math. It's savvy enough to keep kids focused, and teachers will be tapping their toes to the unorthodox learning method. NBC Learn. Seesaw: The Learning Journal.