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Engaging Students with Progress Learning: A Teacher’s Experience

Engaging your students can be a challenge, but not when you have the right tools. We recently received a story from a dedicated high school science educator in Virginia that sheds light on how Progress Learning can transform teaching methods and student engagement. Here’s how Jennifer Peavey at I.W. Taylor Virtual Academy used Progress Learning to engage her students.

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Case Study: Improving 5th Grade Science Milestones Scores at Northwest Laurens Elementary

As a whole, the school achieved a remarkable 68% pass rate in 5th grade science, marking a significant improvement from the previous year’s 45% pass rate. Northwest Laurens Elementary surpassed the state average by nearly 30 points and was the top performing school in the region out of 12 schools

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Teacher Work Life Balance

Written by Dr. Sandra Markowitz, an experienced educator with 17 years in the field of Instructional Technology. Passionate about assistive technology, Universal Design for Learning, instructional strategies, and workflow solutions, Sandra brings innovative approaches to her teaching. Teaching is a noble profession, often described as both a calling and a passion. However, the demands of modern education […]

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How to Increase Student Engagement: Tips, Activities, and Strategies for Teachers

Written by Dr. Sandra Markowitz, an experienced educator with 17 years in the field of Instructional Technology. Passionate about assistive technology, Universal Design for Learning, instructional strategies, and workflow solutions, Sandra brings innovative approaches to her teaching. In the realm of modern education, teachers face an ongoing challenge: captivating student attention and fostering meaningful learning […]

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Strategies for Teaching Phonics to Older Students

After the COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread learning loss that consequently occurred, many high school students struggle with decoding challenges, general fluency abilities, reading comprehension, and even language acquisition.  Data from McKinsey & Company provides critical, albeit bleak, insight into the academic achievement of students in the U.S. from 2019 to 2021. The average student […]

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Fostering a Growth Mindset for Teachers

To say that campus administrators have much on their plates would be an understatement. Along with instructional leadership, administrators also have to navigate professional learning communities and teacher evaluations, student discipline and behavior management, the safety and operations of a school building, facilitating partnerships with families and community members, and of course, cultivating a strong […]

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How to Maximize Your School’s Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment

Anthony Independent School District (Anthony ISD) is making the most of the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) program. A key player in this success story is Progress Learning, a rigorous, standards-aligned practice and assessments platform for grades K-12. We spoke with Jaime De La Torre, Director of Instructional Support, about how their district leveraged Progress Learning […]

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Get to Know our Educator of the Year, Lizzet Austin!

by: Tess Hansen

Are you a K-12 educator looking for new ways to engage your students? Or new ways to simplify your daily instructional planning? Check out these practical and proven strategies that can enhance student engagement while streamlining daily instruction. From active learning techniques to thoughtful planning tips, these practices are designed to produce highly engaging learning experiences in any classroom setting. 

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It’s a Muscle! 7 Effective Strategies for Test-Taking Skills

Every year, it feels like testing season sneaks up on us. We’re diligent in providing strong educational opportunities for students, using interventions, making data-driven decisions, trying to make learning fun, and then all of a sudden — high-stakes testing is upon us. Many of us find ourselves reiterating test-taking strategies to students, using acronyms to help them remember strategies and formulas, and plying them with candy to get them to sit through drills. Some schools even pause educational content for more intensive test prep.