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Effective Literacy Instruction
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3182 ReadsSept. 10, 2019 | By Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research, Achieve300 & Jennifer Begonia, Achieve3000
Achieve Equity and College and Career Readiness with Accelerated Literacy Growth
With students of all ages and in almost every classroom in U.S. schools not on-track for literacy at grade-appropriate levels (as per the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2015 and 2017), the need for accelerated literacy growth is abundantly clear...
2977 ReadsNov. 6, 2019 | Adam Bowen, Principal, New Buffalo Elementary School, Michigan
How We Increased Engagement and Improved Outcomes
At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, 53 percent of our third-grade students performed at the “proficient” level on the M-STEP English language arts end-of year administration exam. While this was almost 10 percentage points...
2897 ReadsJan. 10, 2020 | Dr. Matthew Tessier, Assistant Superintendent, Chula Vista Elementary School District
5 Secrets for Rolling Out a Successful 1:1 Initiative
A positive side effect of employing one-to-one is the united community. A benefit of having system-wide digital learning in place is that there is always some kind of celebration or success happening, bringing a sense...
2855 ReadsSept. 9, 2019 | Achieve3000
Teachers everywhere describe how tough it can be to engage every student around the same knowledge and ideas without spending tons of time customizing materials, since the learners they serve possess such varying skills and interests...
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...
1951 ReadsMarch 17, 2021 | Rob Bruno, Chief Technology Officer, Achieve3000
Delivering Seamless Remote Instruction
Before the pandemic, many school districts were slow to adopt online learning, but as the coronavirus continues to disrupt conventional instructional methods, edtech solutions that deliver effective, engaging remote and hybrid learning...
1836 ReadsOct. 15, 2020 | Danielle Murray, Teacher Leader, Gilbert Spruance Elementary School, PA
Differentiated Virtual Literacy Instruction for Students Learning English
In order to meet the needs of our school population, I work with staff to differentiate literacy instruction in the classroom and in virtual learning environments to ensure that our English Language Learners (ELL) are receiving appropriate...
1816 ReadsJune 22, 2020 | Jodi Perrington, Middle School Teacher, Bug-O-Nay-Shig School
Keeping Students Engaged While Learning from Home
Celebrating my students’ success has always been a priority for me; since students have been learning from home, I’ve had to make some adjustments, but thankfully many of the initiatives have carried through. We have been using...
1806 ReadsApril 21, 2021 | Janis Efner, Professional Services Director, Achieve3000
The Greatest Reset
I do not know what changes lie ahead, but I do know I want to evolve and be living with the best version of me possible. Much like my phone, I need updates that fix my flaws on a regular basis. The last 12-months have given me time to reflect. With my normal...