April 27, 2016
PEACTHREE CORNERS, Georgia
With the addition of new reading and math resources, Classworks®, by Curriculum Advantage, Inc., a leader in online K-8 instruction, is seeing a shift in the way teachers incorporate Classworks into classroom lessons. Integrated Reading and Applied Mathematics, Classworks’ newest classroom instruction for grades K-8, have the depth and rigor teachers need to build standards-based lesson plans that integrate their classroom technology.
“Previously, I used Classworks to close skill gaps so my students were ready to grasp on-grade level concepts. They would work independently and with me in the lab,” says, Jaqueline Metcaff, fifth grade teacher, Rehobeth Elementary School. “Now, I’m using Classworks Applied Math in my classroom weekly. My students love using technology, and I have the confidence that they are engaged with online lessons that support learning at deeper levels. Their excitement and engagement with math is at a whole new level.”
The voice of the teacher was at the forefront when designing Classworks’ most recent classroom instruction. “What we love about this new content from Classworks is how much the teacher’s voice is integrated!” said Nicole LeCave, Coordinator of Academic Innovation, Dawson County Schools. “We need lessons that are differentiated and promote conceptual understanding and higher-order thinking skills. Equally important, we need a solution that works on all of our devices.”
No small order, but Classworks delivered with Integrated Reading and Applied Mathematics. The student-centered activities address the increased complexity of new high stakes tests. Simultaneously, the enhanced technology prepares students for the new test format they will experience.
“I recently observed a teacher conducting a close read with her class. First graders on their iPads, highlighting the main idea, using the dictionary tool to look up vocabulary words, and excitedly shouting out answers to the text-dependent questions – that’s what it’s all about!” Judy Teevan, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Classworks, shared. “We listened when teachers said they were spending too much time searching for credible resources. Classworks puts rigorous, standards-based instruction into teachers’ hands to help them easily combine technology and student learning.”
The results of the new Applied Math Effectiveness Study confirm teachers are responding favorably to Classworks newest classroom instruction – 95% indicating they will recommend it to others. Also impressive, over 95% of teachers surveyed said the new activities meet important needs such as implementing student-centered activities, aligning to goals and standards, and supporting lesson planning. Read the study.