Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, continues to build on its track record of innovation, and is expanding the Apex Learning Tutorials, first released in October for grades 9–12, to address middle school. Designed with a unique instructional approach to actively engage students, Tutorials provide classroom teachers with the flexibility they need to address each student's individual learning needs.
The interactive app-like design of Tutorials offers an innovative approach to instruction, practice, review and assessment that engages today's tech-savvy students. Students are presented with choices through the unique organization of Tutorials — Learn It, Try It, Review It, and Test It — that motivate them to take charge of their learning.
"Tutorials in math and English language arts for grades 6-8 are an exciting expansion of our digital learning solutions," said Cheryl Vedoe, CEO of Apex Learning. "We constantly hear requests for digital content designed for use in middle school, and the flexibility of Tutorials is ideally suited to meet the range of needs classroom teachers have."
Designed to be a key component of effective blended learning, Tutorials enable teachers to enhance classroom instruction to support each student in achieving to his or potential, deliver targeted remediation and intervention, and prepare students for success on high-stakes assessments.
"I absolutely believe Tutorials are helping me to be a more effective teacher," said Daniel Gerds, math teacher at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock Independent School District in Texas. "The Tutorials provide critical information teachers need to ensure students are getting the right instruction at the right time."
The new Tutorials for middle school include: Math 6, 7, 8 and English language arts 6, 7, 8. Tutorials are tablet-ready for Android and iOS devices as well as netbooks, laptops and desktop computers.
The new Tutorials will be available in the 2014–2015 academic year. For more information about Tutorials, contact 1.800.453.1454 or visit: www.apexlearning.com/curriculum/tutorials
About Apex Learning
Nearly two decades ago Apex Learning emerged as a leader in digital learning for secondary education, developing online Advanced Placement courses to provide students who would otherwise not have access the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses. Recognizing the challenges schools face in meeting the needs of every student — from those struggling to stay on track for graduation to those capable of accelerating their learning — the company continues to develop innovative, digital learning solutions to support teachers and provide every student with the opportunity to excel beyond his or her expectations.
Today Apex Learning offers a comprehensive catalog of rigorous, standards-based online courses that meet high school graduation requirements. Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses are used by schools nationwide for both initial credit and credit recovery. The company's latest digital learning solution —Tutorials — are a key component of effective blended learning, providing classroom teachers with the critical resources they need to meet the needs of all students including preparation for high stakes assessments, targeted intervention and just-in-time remediation and enhanced instruction for all students.
Apex Learning, headquartered in Seattle, is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit www.apexlearning.com or call 1.800.453.1454.