Project Based Learning: What is it and Why do it?
According to the Buck Institute for Education, project based learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for a period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Current models of PBL are not like some past examples of “doing projects” in which student learning outcomes were not clear. More rigorous and effective models of PBL have been refined and tested in recent years in a variety of settings, subjects, and grade levels.
Developing Early Literacy Programs for Struggling Students
Join us to hear Dale Webster, Ph.D. and Melanie Pritchett outline strategies and tactics for improving reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade. Reading and comprehension are the foundations for all academic achievement, and ideally by the end of third grade, students should be able to read independently. Because so many students fall short, 33 states plus the District of Columbia have enacted retention policies and testing requirements to help ensure reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade.
Three Skill Sets to Pay Attention to for College and Career Readiness
College admissions officers, professors, and employers increasingly prioritize aptitudes that go beyond typical academic standards—things such as communication, collaboration, and creativity. Ensuring a secure, sustainable future for the next generation requires that K–12 educators perform a bigger job than they ever have before. It means we must help every child master more rigorous standards and skills.
The Data Advantage: Using Assessment Data to Help Students Succeed
Today’s educators are inundated with assessment data, but how useful is it for making instructional decisions? Watch this on-demand webinar to hear educational assessment and testing expert Nancy Sindelar discuss how to use formative and summative data to make sound instructional decisions.
Inform Instruction Using You Scantron Performance Series® Data
Learn about the success Alabama educators are experiencing in Hoover City Schools and Piedmont City Schools through the use of the Compass Learning/Scantron Performance Series partnership.
Using your STAR® Data to Personalize Data
Wonder how to make the most of your STAR assessment data? Did you know that Compass Learning can use your assessment results to automatically generate personalized learning paths for each student? Our learning acceleration software makes your assessment data truly and easily actionable, empowering you to focus on what matters most—individualizing instruction to accelerate learning for all of your students.
Lighting the Path to On-Time High School Graduation
As of January, approximately 10% of the Class of 2015 still had not passed the STAAR end-of-course exams. In addition, many high school students need to recover credits in order to graduate with their peers AND continue to develop the skills they need to succeed in the future. Learn how two Texas school districts are successfully approaching these complex challenges with this webinar featuring Melanie Pritchett, an Education Consultant at Compass Learning, Brandi Hendrix, the Dean of Academics at Montgomery ISD, and Donna Solley, Curriculum Director at Birdville ISD.
Practical Recommendations for getting started with Blended Learning
Watch this recorded webinar featuring Heather Staker, Senior Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute and co-author of the book, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools, to hear more about successful implementation strategies for blended learning. During the webinar, Ms. Staker shares recommendations on getting started with blended learning as well as best practices being utilized in districts throughout the country.
Broaden and Enrich the Learning Experience: How One School is Applying the Schoolwide Enrichment Model
Watch this recorded webinar, in which school leaders from The Brompton School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, discuss how they are implementing SEM through differentiated instruction based on student’s interests, learning and expression styles, project-based learning, and character education.
Achieve Student Success with Blended Learning
Often regarded as the path to personalized learning, blended learning models allow for more meaningful, small group and one-on-one interactions in the classroom. Join us for this recorded webinar, where industry leaders Tom Vander Ark and Arthur VanderVeen will discuss the merits of blended learning—and uncover some of the details that make blended learning models so effective.
Using Online Resources to Differentiate Instruction; How the Diocese of Brooklyn is Raising Student Achievement
Watch this recorded webinar, featuring Anthony Biscione, Senior Deputy Superintendent with the Diocese of Brooklyn, as he discusses how Catholic schools throughout the Diocese are using online solutions like Renzulli Learning.
The Data Advantage: Using Assessment Data to Help All Students Succeed
Today’s educators are inundated with assessment data, but how useful is it for making instructional decisions? Register for this on-demand webinar to hear educational assessment and testing expert Nancy Sindelar discuss how to use formative and summative data to make sound instructional decisions.
Get Students Back on Track: A Program That Works
Watch this webinar to see examples of how technology allows you to automatically assign lessons for students with varying needs and course requirements, learn how needs assessment data allows students to focus on the concepts they need to master in order to receive credit, and see how credit restoration programs help students achieve success on high-stakes tests.
Authentic Learning Experiences: Connecting the Classroom and the Real World
When students are able to connect their learning to the real world, true learning happens. In this webinar you’ll learn what authentic learning is and why it’s important, discover how to implement authentic learning in your classroom, and find out how these experiences naturally create a context for career and college preparation and reflect the goals of the Common Core State Standards.
Soar Through Summer: Implementing a Virtual Summer School
Watch this webinar to hear best practices on creating a successful, feasible, online summer school. The webinar explores program scope, courseware (characteristics of a good curriculum), benefits of a Learning Object Repository (LOR), enrollment—how to capture student enrollment, location considerations, and professional development.