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Three Benefits of Using Calvert Learning for In-Person Instruction

Three Benefits of Using Calvert Learning for In-Person Instruction

Most elementary students will be returning back to school in person for the 2021–22 school year; however, there are some strategies and tools utilized in the virtual classroom that can be beneficial in the physical classroom as well—one item being digital curriculum.  

Calvert Learning—Edmentum’s project-based digital curriculum for K–5 ELA, math, science, social studies, Art, Health, and P.E.—is built using a research-based framework. Students complete projects that give them the opportunity to apply what they have learned to real-world situations. The active learning activities encourage students to think and formatively assess their understanding.

During the 2020-21 school year, thousands of students used Calvert Learning for virtual learning, and this coming school year many will continue using Calvert Learning in the brick-and-mortar classroom. Let’s take a look at three ways Calvert Learning elevates in-person instruction for both educators and students:

Saving teachers time

As a digital curriculum, Calvert Learning offers educators a number of features that can save time. A detailed curriculum progression with aligned scope-and-sequence documents for teachers means that teachers don’t have to spend time aggregating instructional resources to plan their lessons. Additionally, built-in mastery assessments contain many items that are system graded, reserving teachers’ time to provide feedback on open-ended items. Using the reporting dashboard, teachers have access to actionable data, and they can drill down for additional details in reports.

Families having their own login to Calvert Learning, means that they can access their child’s progress and performance firsthand and that communication between teachers and families can occur directly within the platform.

Helping facilitate more personalized learning

Calvert Learning provides individualized instruction that can be tailored to meet the different needs of students so that students can work through the variety of activities, projects, and assessments at their own pace. Teachers can implement Calvert Learning within a variety of blended learning models, such as station rotation or a flipped classroom, to further personalize instruction. Calvert Learning’s flexibility in its use for any learning environment allows students to learn when, where, and how they like.

Updating content frequently

A big perk of digital curriculum is gaining access to content that can be updated frequently by its creators to reflect our updated understanding of history and our evolving society. Furthermore, content can also be updated to include the latest pedagogy and instructional research to ensure that the instruction students receive is as effective as possible. Teachers and families can have peace of mind knowing that the information being taught to students will consistently be fresh, timely, and relatable.

These are just a few ways that Calvert Learning can be a useful program to engage younger learners in person and motivate them to progress toward subject mastery.

To learn more about the structure and pedagogy of Calvert Learning curriculum, check out [Feature Focus] Calvert Learning’s Curriculum and Course Structure.

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Jade Choyce

Jade Choyce joined Edmentum in June 2021 and serves as a Marketing Specialist. She holds a B.A. in communications from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a M.A. in communications from Grand Canyon University. As a former high school teacher, she truly believes every child is destined for greatness. Jade is inspired by the work that educators do to go above and beyond in the classroom.