Digital instructional materials outpace print, study says

eSchool News

Teachers now are using more digital instructional materials than print materials in the classroom, according to a new study from Education Market Research (EMR)/Simba Information. According to data compiled through these surveys, digital resources, and the companies producing them, are growing much faster than the K-12 school market as a whole. Study reveals that the digital resource market is growing faster than the overall K-12 market.

Mentoring Minds - instructional materials to develop critical thinking skills

Educational Technology Guy

Mentoring Minds is an educational publishing company that develops K-12 instructional materials to help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Experienced educators create the materials based on research and cover topics such as critical thinking, differentiated learning, instructional strategies, classroom management and more.

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New Hampshire Department of Education Selects Innovative K-12 Platform to Bring High Quality Instructional Materials to All Students, Families and Teachers

eSchool News

CONCORD, NH (July 14, 2021) —The New Hampshire Department of Education (Department) today announced the selection of Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 learning platform to support all New Hampshire learning environments with high quality instructional material.

Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

MindShift

And while the materials he uses match his students’ level of English proficiency, Brock said he sometimes feels like he’s insulting their intelligence. Research has shown that a majority of the educators who teach English-language learners (ELLs) are creating their own instructional materials — often with little oversight — that don’t necessarily match the student’s grade level or the rigor required by state academic standards.

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. A new report urges care when purchasing digital instructional materials, and notes that factors such as interoperability, accessibility, and device access should be considered during the process. When acquiring digital instructional materials, the cost associated with access to broadband and devices is a pivotal factor.

EdTech Company ChalkTalk Earns Funding to Help Shape The Future of Teaching

eSchool News

Florida Funders Invests In ChalkTalk, Personalized Learning Program for Real-Time Instruction, Designed to Shape The Future of Teaching & Training. ChalkTalk is currently powering ELA & math instruction in districts across the nation.

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself

Edsurge

The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. Today, there are six million current active users on i-Ready, the company’s flagship digital product. based company, to learn more about that reinvention, and the lessons he’s learned in the process. How did you transition from a traditional company focused on providing workbooks to an edtech company? The company] has continued to grow.

The Big Picture on the 2019-20 PreK-12 Market

edWeb.net

According to Kathy Mickey, Senior Analyst of Simba Information, all of these could impact the instructional materials marker. In her recent presentation “ K-12 Instructional Materials: What’s New in 2019,” she previewed results from Simba’s Publishing for the PreK-12 Market, 2019-2020 , and talked about how digital is changing—and not changing—the landscape. Regarding the digital shift, ELA and literacy materials are still mainly print with digital supplements.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

edWeb.net

Refocusing classrooms around up-and-coming digital materials requires more than just adding a new tech-based product or two as many processes for reviewing and purchasing instructional materials are still built around print textbooks. Now, though, some states are going back to the beginning and rethinking how they review instructional materials and allocate funds to ensure that they are focused on the realities of the 21st century classroom.

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Ed. Companies in Limbo as Florida Delays Curriculum Adoption Amid Standards Overhaul

Marketplace K-12

Florida has delayed its adoption of new instructional materials, a process that has huge implications for K-12 publishers. Companies in Limbo as Florida Delays Curriculum Adoption Amid Standards Overhaul appeared first on Market Brief. The post Ed. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Florida State Adoption

6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!

TeacherCast

This year, I had the opportunity to work with so many great educational technology companies on the podcast and I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk the vendor floor and meet everyone to say THANK YOU for being a part of the TeacherCast podcasting family. ThinkWrite is a fantastic company who provides great quality products to school districts. Are you excited about the ISTE Conference?

New Curriculum Associates Website Weaves Customer Narrative into Product and Company Story

techlearning

September 10, 2018—success stories from educators, administrators, and most importantly, students, which bring the company’s tools and service offerings to life. In its design, we put educators and students first in sharing how our company and tools support teaching and impact learning.” The company dedicates more than 40% of its team members to work in service roles to support educators. The i-Ready online Diagnostic and Instruction program is currently used by 5.6

Curriculum Associates Named One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and One of the Largest Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal

techlearning

May 24, 2018—The Boston Business Journal announced that Curriculum Associates has been named to their 2018 “Fast 50” list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, Curriculum Associates was named the 44th Largest Private Company in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal for the third year in a row. Companies that did not show growth from 2016 to 2017 were excluded. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

techlearning

The state is reviewing new science instructional materials for the first time in 12 years to help science teachers succeed in teaching students the latest standards. The California Department of Education (CDE) accepted submissions for science material adoption for grades K-8 this spring and will make recommendations for materials adoptions this month for formal adoption in the fall.

Curriculum Associates Featured on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

techlearning

5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. If your company is on the Inc. Companies on the Inc.

New Website Details State Policies for Acquiring Digital Learning Content

Marketplace K-12

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has launched an online tool to help ed-tech companies, states, and districts learn about digital instructional material procurement. Ed-tech Procurement State Policy acquisition digitalresources edtech procurement

Curriculum Associates? i-Ready? Instruction Aligns to WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners

techlearning

June 13, 2018—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Instruction for Grades K–8 recently met all correlation criteria for the WIDA PRIME V2 Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). i-Ready’s ELL support is built directly into the program’s instructional materials—it is embedded, not an add-on,” said Claudia Salinas, Vice President of English Learning at Curriculum Associates. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Savvas Announces its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 Earns Highest Rating from EdReports

eSchool News

Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions leader for K-12 education, is proud to announce that its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 received the highest rating from EdReports.org. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY.

Texas Education Agency Approves FEV Tutor as a Full-Service Provider in New Statewide High-Impact Tutoring Initiative

eSchool News

The agency also confirmed that the VTTC providers can help districts meet House Bill (HB) 4545’s requirements for supplemental accelerated instruction. The company’s live 1:1 online tutoring program employs instructors with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and two years of teaching experience.

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.

Detroit Public Schools Community District Adopts Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading™ to Help Accelerate Learning and Build Students’ Critical Reading Skills

eSchool News

Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State? SETDA’s New Guide May Help.

Edsurge

A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) aims to clear up the murky waters surrounding the adoption of digital learning materials, a process that varies wildly between states. Some, such as California, state that all digital materials must have a printed counterpart. In states that mix adoption and local control, like Utah, a commission reviews, vets and ultimately recommends instructional materials, although districts have final say.

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Realizing Success in the Adult Basic Education Market

Digital Promise

When combined with other sources, one estimate places this figure as high as $10 billion annually, with $200 million of that spent on digital instructional materials. Highly fragmented, these organizations often serve small numbers of learners and have very limited budgets for instructional materials. Based on my experience, companies who have research that validates, or at least indicates, the efficacy of their products gain wider acceptance.

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.

ThinkCERCA Raises $10.1 Million to Build Critical Thinkers, Readers and Writers

Edsurge

Helping students write and reason clearly, critically and concisely is the central mission at her company, ThinkCERCA. Today the Chicago-based company has raised $10.1 A core skill that Murphy wants to help students build is argumentation, and the company’s approach to teaching this is built into its name—Claim, Evidence, Reasoning, Counterargument, Audience (CERCA). This framework informs how ThinkCERCA designs its literacy instructional materials and lessons.

Curriculum Associates Names 44 Teachers to the 2021 Class of Extraordinary Educators

eSchool News

Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools.

Indiana Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates a School Improvement Preferred Technical Assistance Partner

eSchool News

i-Ready makes the promise of differentiated instruction a practical reality for Grades K–12 teachers and students. It combines powerful assessments and rich insights with effective and engaging instruction in Reading and Mathematics to address students’ individual needs.

COVID-19 Education Innovations Solution Spotlights in California, Pennsylvania and Louisiana

ExcelinEd

To address inequities in student access to computers, technology tools and connectivity, companies, business leaders and philanthropists in California are providing internet access and C hromebooks to hundreds of thousands of households across the state. Pennsylvania Awards Equity Grants to Overcome Gaps in Access to Instructional Materials . N ot all students have access to the equipment or materials that enables them to learn remotely.

Curriculum Associates’ CEO Rob Waldron Appointed to the Association of Test Publishers’ CEO Council

eSchool News

He runs the company with a long-term focus, upholding the founding mission to improve classrooms everywhere. Under his leadership, revenues have increased more than eleven-fold, making Curriculum Associates one of the nation’s fastest-growing K–12 education publishing companies.

In 2021, teachers hold a key to transforming conventional instruction

The Christensen Institute

Here’s why that could make a difference in disrupting, and ultimately transforming, conventional instruction models. Prior to the pandemic, I conducted a study with Bob Moesta and the Re-wired Group to better understand why teachers change their instructional practices.

Oklahoma State Department of Education Names i-Ready® a Reading Sufficiency Act K–3 State Approved Screening Instrument

eSchool News

With this approval, schools across the state can start using the award-winning Diagnostic in the 2022–2023 school year to screen students’ reading skills and receive actionable criterion-referenced and normative data to deliver impactful student instruction. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Curriculum Associates’ New Blog Provides Solution-Focused Content to Support Teachers and Leaders

eSchool News

The blog covers myriad topics related to distance learning, data culture, leadership, and instruction. Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools.

Want to Help Schools Closed by COVID-19? Don’t Pitch Them Right Now.

Edsurge

Among them are companies directly reaching out to teachers and administrators, offering to help ease that transition. Often, these pitches entail free or discounted software for products ranging from instructional materials to virtual conferencing tools.

New Interoperability Standard Aims to Ease Major EdTech Headache

FETC Converge

The education technology sector is eyeing a new remedy for one of its most persistent headaches: the messy flow of class-roster and account sign-on information between schools and companies. The hope is that all parties might coalesce around a single, open “interoperability” standard for streamlining the often-painful process of getting teachers and students set up with accounts so they can access the correct digital instructional materials.

New Interoperability Standard Aims to Ease Major EdTech Headache

FETC Converge

The education technology sector is eyeing a new remedy for one of its most persistent headaches: the messy flow of class-roster and account sign-on information between schools and companies. The hope is that all parties might coalesce around a single, open “interoperability” standard for streamlining the often-painful process of getting teachers and students set up with accounts so they can access the correct digital instructional materials.