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147 ReadsApril 22, 2020 | Natalie Saaris, VP of Product & Marketing, Actively Learn
How to Leverage Actively Learn for Remote Learning
As the Coronavirus continues to spread, schools across the country are in various stages of making the transition to remote learning. Some teachers are being asked to create online versions of their lesson plans. Many administrators are concerned...
2503 ReadsApril 15, 2020 | Natalie Saaris, VP of Product & Marketing, Actively Learn
How to Avoid 5 Common Mistakes When Moving to a Digital Curriculum
In recent years teachers have increasingly moved their curriculum to a digital format. In fact, in a 2019 report by Gallup and NewSchools Venture Fund, 89% of students in grades 3-12 reported they’d been using digital learning in school at least...
131 ReadsApril 1, 2020 | Achieve3000
Remote Learning in a Time of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities
In late 2019, we started seeing stories about a mysterious new virus in the Wuhan region of China. Three months later, that virus has become a global pandemic affecting 868,100 people in at least 171 countries infected and at least 43,000 dead...
145 ReadsMarch 19, 2020 | Ray McNulty, Successful Practices Network
The Push and Pull of Student Learning
Teaching is challenging! There are many times, at the end of the day, when exhausted teachers wonder if they are making any headway in moving a reluctant student toward success. Having to repeat safety procedures, reminding students...
11 ReadsMarch 12, 2020 | Judy Brown, VP of Mathematics
Common Core Multiplication – Is it really different than how we learned to multiply?
We’re so excited to be rolling out our first math solution this year! In preparation, we asked our mathematics expert, Judy Ann Brown, to address a common theme in families with school-age kids—whether the way students learn a math topic...
147 ReadsMarch 11, 2020 | Achieve3000
Tips For Remote Learning In Times Of Crisis
When crises strike, such as the quickly-spreading Coronavirus or the recent tornado in Nashville, Tennessee, educators around the country have an important role in striving to retain or restore children’s access to learning as quickly as they can...
1598 ReadsMarch 10, 2020 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
You Are Not a Super Hero: How to Avoid Teacher Burnout
In the world of fictional heroes, we see patterns of adoration, support, and acceptance. Superman can’t be near Kryptonite. Batman needs Robin to be successful. Does anyone tell Superman how to fly? What if Batman was told to help with a situation...
777 ReadsFeb. 25, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Texas District Boosts STAAR Reading Scores
In the spring of 2017-2018, Achieve3000 analyzed the performance of students in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and how that performance was impacted...
153 ReadsFeb. 25, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Florida District Boosts Student Performance on NWEA Map and FSA ELA
District leaders felt these solutions were a great fit, because they are proven to accelerate reading comprehension, fluency, writing proficiency, and vocabulary development. They used Smarty Ants for students in grades...