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Online Learning Pods Fill the Gap In Hybrid Learning and Make Education Equitable

November 18th, 2020

We’ve all felt the need to innovate during the coronavirus pandemic. From finding ways to effectively work from home to experimenting with ways to ensure our children get the most out of their virtual learning experience, we’ve all adapted. A prime example of this innovation has been the development of learning pods, where small groups … Continue reading “Online Learning Pods Fill the Gap In Hybrid Learning and Make Education Equitable”

Evaluating Remote Education – Is Your Child On Track?

November 10th, 2020

Remember when you were in high school wondering when you’d ever need to use those confusing algebra equations again? Or wondering why you’d need to learn all those obscure grammar concepts, like a perfect participle or a diphthong? Well, here we are in 2020, where virtual classrooms are the norm and parents are playing a … Continue reading “Evaluating Remote Education – Is Your Child On Track?”

Adaptive Learning Provides Continuity for Students in a Hybrid Environment

October 23rd, 2020

Chances are that you’re already familiar with A-List’s adaptive learning technology and how, on average,  it helps students improve their ACT and SAT scores by +5 and +167 points, respectively. But did you know that adaptive learning technology has proven itself a critical tool beyond test prep? Educators and administrators have found that it helps … Continue reading “Adaptive Learning Provides Continuity for Students in a Hybrid Environment”

How Can I Provide Consistency and Continuity for My Children No Matter What Happens?

September 18th, 2020

The thing about a pandemic is that it can happen in waves. While your school may be planning on opening with a hybrid model, they may need to go fully virtual in the near future again, or vice versa. Every time your child switches, it causes some disruption to their concentration and progress. So how … Continue reading “How Can I Provide Consistency and Continuity for My Children No Matter What Happens?”

How Do I Make Sure My Child Doesn’t Fall Behind?

September 4th, 2020

Learning loss from spring school closures have had a significant affect on students, with scholars at Brown University estimating a 1/3 loss of expected progress in reading and an 1/2 loss expected progress in math from the previous year. While schools scramble to provide education either exclusively online or through a hybrid model, parents have … Continue reading “How Do I Make Sure My Child Doesn’t Fall Behind?”

How do I make remote learning equitable for all students (including those who need extra help like ESL & IEP’s)?

September 4th, 2020

“There’s a level of independence, a level of reflection, and a level of intrinsic motivation that kids need to have before they can be good online learners,” says Dr. Jennifer Economos, Ed.D. If students find learning challenging in general, switching to a virtual-only environment can make them even more frustrated. Special education and ELL students … Continue reading “How do I make remote learning equitable for all students (including those who need extra help like ESL & IEP’s)?”

Test and Admissions Update

July 29th, 2020

This year schools, colleges, and families are weighing their options when it comes to every aspect of the new school year. Here is the latest on tests, admissions, and the ongoing impact to the education community. TESTS The ACT postpones section retesting:https://leadershipblog.act.org/2020/06/update-on-summer-testing.html The ACT has added more testing opportunities: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html The ACT postpones online testinghttps://leadershipblog.act.org/2020/07/act-postpones-online-testing-for-fall.html … Continue reading “Test and Admissions Update”

What Will the Return to School Look Like in the Fall?

July 10th, 2020

Combating the COVID summer slide and determining the best way to return to the classroom are the top issues on the mind of every educator and administrator. Learn how you can help students get back on track for the 2020-2021 school year and what a return to the classroom may look like this fall.

Adaptive Learning Is Key to Better Educational Outcomes

July 10th, 2020

The coming school year will hold many challenges for students and teachers. Learn how AI and adaptive assessment tech – the same kind used in SAT and ACT test prep – can help get students overcome any learning difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inside the University of Chicago

July 2nd, 2020

Emma MaltbyA.B.  English Language and Literature + Theater and Performance Studies The Classes In my experience in the humanities departments, we were lucky to have small class sizes, engaged professors, and communities within the departments, while at the same time having all the resources of a major research institution. In both my majors, I felt … Continue reading “Inside the University of Chicago”