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How to Address Teacher Shortages

by: Coral Ericson

One of the biggest challenges schools and districts are facing this year is the massive teacher shortages. Finding and keeping quality educators post-pandemic has proved to be very difficult for a number of reasons. While this is a pressing issue, progress is being made. Incentives for teachers are being offered in districts nationwide, and new teachers are being hired rapidly. We must take a hard look at the key areas of need in order to determine lasting solutions.

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Celebrating the Season of Kindness & Giving with Our Community

by: Coral Ericson

The most recent NAEP Report for reading and math scores, otherwise known as “the Nation’s Report Card,” has been making headlines lately. It seems that everywhere we look, there is another article about the dismal state of education in the United States and the negative impacts from the disruptions experienced over the last three years. While the data is certainly concerning, we would like to use this as an opportunity to reflect on where we have come from and brainstorm solutions that support and empower our nation’s educators and students, rather than discourage them. 

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Digesting Recent Test Score Data and Brainstorming Solutions

by: Coral Ericson

The most recent NAEP Report for reading and math scores, otherwise known as “the Nation’s Report Card,” has been making headlines lately. It seems that everywhere we look, there is another article about the dismal state of education in the United States and the negative impacts from the disruptions experienced over the last three years. While the data is certainly concerning, we would like to use this as an opportunity to reflect on where we have come from and brainstorm solutions that support and empower our nation’s educators and students, rather than discourage them. 

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What is Instructional Design and Why is it Important?

by: Coral Ericson

Instructional design and delivery was selected by ISTE as number 2 of the 8 hottest topics in Educational Technology for 2022. The topic of instructional design and delivery encompasses a great deal of information, including creating content that is accessible to all learners in all learning environments and making sure that the content is relevant to today’s students. Instructional design brings in educational strategies that are based on research about how students learn and how adjustments can be made to deliver instruction in online, hybrid, and classroom environments.

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Drowning in Data? Progress Learning Can Help!

by: Ashlee Vice

Teachers use a constant influx of assessment results to drive instruction, but is that data sabotaging teaching? Using data to drive instruction is critical for ensuring that students receive the highest quality learning experiences that meet their needs. There are a few ways that data may be hindering student and teacher performance.

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Progress Learning and Horizon Education Have Teamed up to Make SAT and ACT Prep More Accessible for All

As many colleges across the U.S. opt to not use the SAT and ACT in the admissions process, over 20 states—including Nevada, Indiana, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, and more—are now making the SAT or ACT a mandatory summative assessment for high school graduation. With all of these new changes, many students and teachers are wondering how best to prepare for these all-important exams. Lucky for you, the team at Progress Learning has been working hard behind the scenes these past few months, finding ways to make SAT and ACT test prep even more accessible to every single student across the country.

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Empowering Students through Goal Setting and Building Accountability

by: Coral Ericson

How do we empower students to take an active role in their education? Students need to feel that they are a part of cultivating their own learning experiences. As educators, we must effectively guide our students to understanding their instructional data and work with them to set achievable goals that put them on the right path towards academic success.