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A successful student-centered learning environment engages students in rigorous activities where they are able to try out their own ideas, make their own mistakes, and then learn from them. ST Math is designed to precisely deliver this type of individualized learning experience. In ST Math, every student receives real-time informative feedback on their unique choices and actions as they try to solve richly interactive puzzles using the virtual manipulative tools that are at the heart of every game.

At Phoenix Academy located in southwest Detroit, children in Ms. Tanner’s Level 3 class are busy learning math. In one corner of the room, a half dozen students are sitting at computers. Over on the right, a small group of students are sitting on the floor with the teacher at the center. In the middle of the room, some students work in pairs, while others work independently.

More and more districts are pairing digital resources with classroom instruction. The variety and number of available curricula is also growing, which may leave administrators confused about how to evaluate their options for tools that help to meet Common Core and other standards, boost achievement, and more. This web seminar, originally broadcast on November 7, 2014, featured interactive, adaptive technology expert, Tim Hudson, and his tips for selecting the appropriate digital curricula for your district’s blended learning program.

To achieve measured success through blended learning, it is essential for educators to create learning experiences that enhance student understanding through technology. The team at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools assists teachers at low-performing schools by providing resources such as engaging instructional software that create these experiences.

As we start the 2013 school year, 6,000 students in four districts in New York, Illinois, Texas and Florida will be learning problem-solving skills using ST Math, thanks to a partnership between Hyundai Motor America and education nonprofit MIND Research Institute. Each district will receive ST Math instructional software, along with teacher training and ongoing educational support from MIND Research.

The TenMarks online, adaptive math program offers a personalized curriculum for every student. TenMarks is aligned to Common Core standards and is available for grade 2 through Algebra 2. Teachers can access assessments that provide insight into each student’s strengths and weaknesses.

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2013

Wowzers Math uses games and collaboration to engage students in grades 3 through 8 in learning. Wowzers Math includes online math assessments, learning activities, interactions, and manipulatives assessments. The curriculum covers all state standards, including the Common Core.

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2013

This web-based math curriculum is designed to establish strong thinking skills for students in grades 3 through Algebra 1. It was developed by teachers and technology specialists to help students prepare for Common Core standards and rigorous new assessments. Think Through Math can be customized to meet the needs of individual students.

Reader Testimony: 

“For two years in a row, I found that more than 80 percent of students using Think Through Math scored proficient or advanced on the Pennsylvania State Assessment. We acknowledge that Think Through Math’s quality instruction—and emphasis on individualized, differentiated math instruction—is key to the success of our students. Unlike many other supplemental programs, Think Through Math provides quality instruction with meaningful practice.”

—Michael Turek, principal, Frazier Middle School, Perryopolis, Pa.

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2013

The rigor of the Common Core requires a depth of thinking that is unfamiliar to many students. To begin teaching to these new standards, teachers must invoke different tools and methods. In this web seminar originally broadcast on June 6, 2013, administrators from Howard County (Md.) Public School System shared their phased Common Core transition plan, as well as their collection of online resources for students, teachers, and administrators.

Providing truly differentiated, individualized instruction has been a goal of educators for decades, but new technologies available today are empowering schools to implement this form of education in a way never before possible. Intelligent adaptive learning software is able to tailor instruction according to each student’s unique needs, understandings, and interests while remaining grounded in sound pedagogy.

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