All eyes on math: Choosing learning tools teachers love
Math educators with experience at the classroom, school, and district levels share their selection criteria to help your team evaluate the marketplace and choose high-quality supplementary learning tools.
Products: MAP Accelerator
Classroom ready: Simple, impactful ways to engage your teachers
Like the students they serve, every educator enters the classroom in varying states of readiness. Education leaders must ensure each teacher has the tools, professional learning, and guidance they need to be successful. This detailed guide examines how the components of an NWEA Solution can provide the support teachers demand and deserve.
Topics: Instructional strategy & resources, Assessment, Early learning, Leadership, Literacy, Math, Professional learning
Products: MAP Growth, MAP Accelerator, Professional Learning
The Continuing Educator | Voicemails from our listeners! Teachers share their favorite motivators, props, and student compliments
This was a fun one… because we got to talk to you, our listeners! In this episode: We see how Mr. Potato head can motivate students, one additional limb at a time. We open a big box of costumes in the middle of class. We learn about a teacher who calls students’ parents to share good news, and how one student wanted to return the favor. And finally, we get to hear some incredibly touching stories of students and families letting their teachers know how awesome they are. (Jacob and Kailey get a little misty-eyed.)
Topics: Early learning, Instructional strategy & resources, Literacy, Math, Professional learning
Products: Professional Learning
The Continuing Educator | Does NWEA really help teachers? Misty Hodge with some real talk on innovators listening to educators
As a teacher, Misty Hodge wondered: Who makes these assessments I give my students? Are these companies listening to the teachers who use them, or are they just throwing darts in the dark? So she came to NWEA to make sure that teachers like her had a seat at the table. Misty shares her work leading NWEA’s partner advisory board and building something teachers can actually use. Then, Kailey and Misty nerd out about MAP Accelerator and how much it helps math teachers. Misty also shares stories from her time as an educator, including a creative use of a ropes course and a challenging first day as a substitute teacher. Thanks for listening — don’t forget to share, subscribe, and rate us five stars!
Topics: Assessment, Instructional strategy & resources, Math, Professional learning
Products: MAP Accelerator, Professional Learning
Kentucky district personalizes learning with MAP Accelerator
Schools and systems have had a growing need for evidence-based supplementary learning tools to address unfinished learning. See how Corbin Independent School District used MAP Accelerator to supercharge math growth in the district.
Topics: Assessment, Instructional strategy & resources, Math
Products: MAP Accelerator, MAP Growth
4 ways to help teachers maximize their math instructional time
Math teachers don’t need more stuff; they need more time! Read four quick strategies for maximizing your teacher reach with what you already have. Whether it’s refining homework or streamlining your warm-up, get kids engaged in their math mindsets and harness the power of the math workshop…without adding more minutes or needing additional resources.
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Hamilton Heights Middle School’s MAP Growth scores show promising efficacy of new curricular approach
See how an Indiana middle school leveraged MAP Growth and IXL to pioneer a new “run-first, walk-later” approach to the curriculum.
Topics: Assessment, Insights and reports, Math
Products: MAP Growth
The Continuing Educator | We’re not octopuses! What successful differentiation looks like now, with Chase Nordengren and Tatiana Ciccarelli
We talk to Tatiana Ciccarelli, a math educator and model teacher from New York City, currently supporting educators around the country through professional learning, and Dr. Chase Nordengren, principal research scientist for effective instruction at NWEA.
Topics: Education research, Equity, Instructional strategy & resources, Literacy, Math, Professional learning
Products: MAP Growth, Professional Learning