Lexia Learning | January 13, 2023
While literacy is essential to success in all disciplines, many upper elementary and middle school kids lack the necessary literacy abilities to learn efficiently. In fact, according to the most recent NAEP findings from 2022, 69 percent of eighth-graders cannot read at a competent level, and 67 percent of fourth-graders cannot read at a proficient level. Lexia, a Cambium Learning Group subsidiary, recently introduced Lexia AspireTM Professional Learning to assist educators in accelerating students' literacy skills throughout the curriculum in grades 4-8.
Lexia Aspire Professional Learning is a digital solution that is flexible, self-paced, and anchored in the science of reading. It is the first professional learning solution built exclusively for educators of adolescents. It emphasizes the shift from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." This new curriculum expands Lexia's award-winning professional learning solutions, including the industry's gold standard, Lexia LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling).
The professional learning suite of LETRS, empowers educators and administrators with in-depth expertise in the science of reading as literacy and language specialists. LETRS teaches the skills required to master the fundamentals of reading, such as phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary, phonics, writing, comprehension, and language.
Liz Brooke, Lexia's Chief Learning Officer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, said, "Lexia Aspire Professional Learning gives educators the agency and flexibility to choose content that's most relevant to improving their students' literacy outcomes. The courses are practical and immediately transferable to the classroom."
(Source – Business Wire)
Lexia Aspire Professional Learning is intended to assist all upper elementary and middle school teachers, including classroom teachers, content area teachers, speech pathologists, interventionists, and English language arts teachers.
About Lexia Learning
Lexia, a Cambium Learning Group subsidiary is the authority on structured literacy. The organization has been entirely focused on literacy for more than 35 years, and it now offers a comprehensive range of solutions for both students and teachers. Lexia empowers more students to confidently read, write, and speak with its broad capabilities for individualized instruction, personalized learning, professional learning, and assessment.
EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY | January 16, 2023
PowerSchool, North America's top supplier of cloud-based software for K–12 education, has announced its plans to open its first Middle East & Africa office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to accelerate the company's international expansion.
The UAE office will service PowerSchool's extensive and increasing customer base in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region and help the company expand customer relationships into surrounding regions. In addition, the new office will serve as a hub for growing its channel partnerships in MEA regions.
Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool, stated, "As our global customer base grows, it's critical we build the capacity to help power our customers' digital transformation needs," He also said, "We are seeing strong demand for primary and secondary education technology solutions across the MEA region and are in a unique position to provide best-in-class solutions tailored for MEA education leaders who are investing in technology that will enable them to deliver high-quality education for generations to come."
(Source – Businesswire)
With over 3,000 employees worldwide, members of the senior leadership team, sales and marketing, and solutions engineering teams will be located out of PowerSchool's UAE office to address existing and future client demand in the area.
Over the last quarter-century, PowerSchool has expanded to assist more than 45 million students worldwide and offers solutions in more than 90 countries, including well-established and prominent educational institutions in the Gulf (GCC). The current clients in the UAE include Al Ittihad National Private Schools, Liwa Education, ESOL, Aldar Education, and The American International School in Abu Dhabi.
PowerSchool is the leading supplier of cloud-based software for K–12 education in North America. It aims to fuel the education ecosystem with unified technology that enables students and educators to reach their greatest potential in unique ways. The organization brings students, teachers, administrators, and parents together to improve student outcomes. It assists schools and districts to efficiently handle state reporting and associated compliance, finance, special education, human resources, talent, registration, attendance, financing, learning, teaching, grading, assessments, and analytics on a single platform, from the office to the classroom to the home.
Linewize US | March 01, 2023
On February 28, 2023, Linewize, an education technology company, launched the Linewize Pulse platform for real-time actionable insights on students' well-being with weekly online check-ins for individual and organizational intervention, enhancing overall school culture.
Its 60-second weekly check-ins include questions related to well-being and school experience. Through these check-ins, it offers an overview of students' mental health and anonymously gathers school-level trending data. It gives students safe and easy suggestions for asking for help, and educators clearly know who is very vulnerable and sensitive. In addition, it inspires students to express gratitude for people who made a difference in their lives. Thus developing school-community relations and fostering a culture of enhanced inclusion. The Educator Impact platform helps schools with their culture and student outcomes, connecting well-being, performance and engagement Linewize's acquisition of the Educator Impact platform resulted in the launch of the Linewize Pulse solution.
Psychologist and Linewize's Director of Community Engagement, Teodora Pavkovic said, "As the nationwide children's mental health crisis continues, it's more important than ever to prioritize student well-being. Not only does Linewize Pulse empower individuals to seek out help, but it also provides administrators with the information they need to design school-wide programs and initiatives that meet students' current needs." She added, "Even further, the platform helps foster deeper and more meaningful relationships between school staff and students by alerting teachers and administrators to those struggling and needing assistance. With this information on hand, school staff can better adjust their daily routines to account for individuals' needs and develop stronger connections with their students."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Linewize, an IT consulting and services provider for the education sector, offers products that filter content, support teacher visibility and give teachers the required control. It creates an educated community that gives priority to children's safety on an online medium. It is a division of ASX-traded company FamilyZone, having a K-12 cyber safety management system, working for cyber safety and EdTech companies worldwide. With a team of education experts and experienced school IT administrators, it designs solutions for e-learning and the online safety of learners. It empowers schools, educators, partners and families to secure every child's digital journey in the classroom and at home.