Better Classroom Engagement is the Way of the Future with Active Learning Classrooms: White Paper

| February 15, 2018

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Today’s K-12 students are true digital natives. They are accustomed to technology and engaging through sophisticated, fast, consumer-friendly applications available anytime and anywhere. This makes it more challenging for teachers to catch and hold students’ attention. And with increasing emphasis on the value of teamwork and collaborative learning, educators are looking for better ways to help students engage with each other and with their teachers in the classroom. Download this white paper to learn how active learning environments are addressing these issues.

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Knovation partners with educators, districts, educational technology solution developers and content providers around the country to design and implement personalized learning solutions that reduce barriers to learning.Leveraging the industry leader netTrekker’s digital resource curation and search expertise, which has impacted over 1 million teachers and 27 million students since 2000, Knovation employs a research-based innovation process to create a more personalized, engaging reality for every learner one that responds to the systemic drivers that impact learning, while focusing on the learner as the subject of instruction.

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