As part of their strategy to improve literacy, many Tennessee educators are turning to online literacy programs to supplement their classroom instruction. Like traditional literacy instruction, online programs are designed to help students learn to read by encouraging them to take an active and engaged role in their learning, and they offer a slew of additional benefits to educators, such as the ability to monitor progress with student data reporting, the ability to assign work automatically, and the ability to offer students more personalized literacy instruction. If you’re a Tennessee educator wondering if an online literacy program could be the right fit for your classroom, take a look at a few common questions we answered to help you out.
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While school may be out for summer, and many students have turned their thoughts to summer reading or vacations, planning for the new school year is top of mind for district and school administrators. To support you in that process, we've curated a list of our best resources aligned to goals outlined by the TDOE and the Tennessee ESSA plan.
The good news is that a little research and planning can go a long way toward ensuring that you’re able to provide the support students need to be successful on their TNReady assessments. We’ve gathered all the most useful, detailed, and relevant resources out there on the TNReady assessments to help you put an outstanding test preparation program into action.
So, what’s the best solution when district and school budgets are tight? Try applying for a grant! We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of grant programs that all Tennessee educators should be aware of, including state-specific programs and national awards offered by corporations, professional societies, and nonprofit organizations—all organized by category and application due date.*
Many U.S. states subscribe to an early-warning intervention model of some kind to help support the unique needs of students. Whether it’s called RTI, RTI2, MTSS, or something else altogether, there are core elements and best practices that run throughout each approach to intervention. Today, we’ll unpack five best practices for your intervention program (no matter which model you subscribe to), using Tennessee’s state-mandated RTI2 as our guide.