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[Professional Development] Personalized Teacher Training with the Study Island Power User Program

Educators understand the value of ongoing training, but budget constraints, time limitations, and differing goals can get in the way of making it a reality. That's why we've created the Study Island Power User program to offer a flexible, economical option for individualized training for our customers!

[Formative Assessment] How to Take the Pulse of Your Classroom with Study Island Group Sessions

Study Island's Group Session feature is a great tool for quick formative assessment to determine students' understanding and make instructional decisions in real-time.

The 21st Century Version of the Book Club

Book clubs are a great way to encourage students to read and hear others' perspectives. Check out these ideas to give your classroom book club a new digital look for the 21st century!

[Elementary Learning] A Unique Approach for Differentiation

Learn about one elementary school's flexible and effective approach to provide a high degree of differentiation in instruction for all students.

Reading Eggs Feature Focus: The Story Factory

Reading before writing? Writing before reading? It’s a “did the chicken or the egg come first?” type of quandary. As educators, we know that reading and writing go hand in hand. Research shows that regular reading helps students become strong writers, just as practice in writing helps students build strong reading skills.

Engaging Students over the Holidays with Classroom Incentives

A rewards system can help you keep students motivated and engaged amidst the distractions of the holiday season. Here are three tips for developing an effective one in your classroom.

Mullins Alternative School Continues a Legacy of Inspiration

Every alternative learning program is unique, but they all share one key thing: a staff dedicated to their learners' success.

#WhyITeach: One Educator’s Dedication to “His Kids”

We are continually impressed with the hard work and dedication of educators. Nick Polcini, a special education teacher at Henderson High School in Pennsylvania, is one great example of this commitment.

[ISTE 2015 Recap] A Dose of Education Motivation

We saw some amazing things at ISTE 2015! From great responses to our question to educators of "why?", to meaningful conversations with customers, to meeting Estella Pyfrom of Estella's Brilliant Bus, the conference was exactly the dose of motivation we all need from time to time.

Effective Edtech Implementation: Support and Strategies

Complete, organized, and well supported implementation of edtech solutions is key to their effectiveness in the classroom. We have put together several strategies to help you make the most of your new edtech tools.

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