Each year during October, we host a bulletin board contest where we invite our K-12 educators and school administrators to share their Progress Learning bulletin boards. We love this annual tradition and seeing all the creative ways our educators use their bulletin boards to engage their students. Let’s quickly go over what a Progress Learning […]
Back-to-school season is here and you may be wondering what’s the best way to plan for the new year. As educators, we have many different tools and tactics at our disposal, but one of the most powerful is data-driven decision-making. Especially in this modern educational landscape, knowing how to navigate and make sense of your […]
Students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) each have their own unique needs and challenges. As educators, it is our responsibility to provide them with the right support to help them succeed in the classroom. But how do we know if the interventions we are providing are effective? How do we gauge their progress and tweak our approach accordingly? That is where progress monitoring comes in.
In this blog post, we’ll provide some background on edtech and discuss practical tips that will help you make better decisions about which tools to use for reporting purposes. We’ll also cover the importance of thinking holistically in order to ensure success for all learners — no matter their level or abilities.
In this blog post, we’ll look at how educators can use reporting and assessment data to tailor instruction toward their students’ academic needs. We’ll also share practical tips on collecting useful information and devising strategies to make learning more individualized.
It is our responsibility to ensure that all students receive quality instruction. It is the expectation that students with disabilities will receive the same quality of instruction and participate in the general education classroom as well as district and state level testing to the greatest extent possible in accordance with both the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Students with disabilities contend with barriers to learning and challenges which make it difficult for them to access materials and show what they know.
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.
As educators, it is critical that our students are learning in a safe, effective, and equitable environment. Our classrooms have a wide variety of learner profiles and meeting the needs of each and every student is our top priority. From ESL/ELL students to students with learning disabilities, IEPs and 504s, we must work to ensure accessibility for all students to engage them in appropriate learning experiences that meet their individual and unique needs.