Imagine Learning | August 24, 2022
Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S. serving 15 million students in more than half the school districts nationwide, today announced the launch of Imagine Learning Classroom, the new digital application powering its core English Language Arts and Mathematics solutions. Imagine Learning Classroom (formerly LearnZillion) enhances the high-quality curricula of Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics, Imagine Learning EL Education, Imagine Learning Odell Education, and Imagine Learning Guidebooks. These comprehensive programs offer the most accessible, teachable, and engaging core curricula for K-12 students available anywhere today.
"Our goal is to deliver compelling, high-quality curricula in a teachable way to support educators and spark learning breakthroughs, Core Curriculum for Imagine Learning. "With Imagine Learning Classroom, we've developed a cohesive, immersive classroom environment to empower teachers and ensure student success."
Terry Gilligan, Senior Vice President & General Manager
As pioneers in digital instruction, Imagine Learning continually refines its core products and services to meet the needs of all students and educators. These solutions give educators continuous, clear insights into their students' learning, and supports them to maximize their potential. In addition, ongoing pedagogical research measures effectiveness in classrooms around the country to advance learning for all students. Imagine Learning Classroom puts the teacher and student at the center of learning for more positive outcomes. The dynamic software creates inspiring instructional experiences, providing students with opportunities to own their own learning, express choice in content, and showcase their voice in assignments, building essential skills to set students up for success.
Imagine Learning Classroom:
Offers a turnkey solution that saves teachers time in planning and instruction
Incorporates features and functionality that support and honor each curricula's instructional design
Empowers teachers with tools to personalize and customize instruction to their unique needs
Engages students with rich media, including videos, digital interactivities, virtual manipulatives, and more
Enables the implementation of quality curricula in all learning environments
Refreshed student and teacher experiences, including a unique experience for primary students
Imagine Learning Classroom offers the following premier ELA and Mathematics programs for grades K-12:
Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics is a complete K-12 IM-Certified mathematics curriculum that delivers a digital-first classroom experience, enabling teachers to create a student-centered, cohesive learning environment, based on research and driven by data that fully leverages the impact of high-quality curricula.
Imagine Learning EL Education is a content-based K-8 literacy curriculum utilizing compelling real-world texts that engage and excite learners in grades K-8. Informed by the Science of Reading, the program allows students to focus on mastery of knowledge and skills and demonstrate high-quality work while building habits of character.
Imagine Learning Odell Education is an innovative knowledge-based literacy program for grades 9-12 dedicated to fostering creativity and critical thinking. The program emphasizes learning through inquiry and empowers teachers to configure the course content by providing a variety of text collections and topics.
Imagine Learning Guidebooks is a comprehensive English Language Arts solution that immerses grade 3-12 students in reading and writing lessons across genres. Students create a web of meaning critical to the development of reading and writing skills, and build understanding through text sets, compelling questions, and integrated reading and writing activities.
About Imagine Learning
Imagine Learning is a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company that ignites learning breakthroughs by designing forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology to drive student growth. Imagine Learning serves more than 15 million students and partners with more than half the school districts nationwide. Imagine Learning's flagship products include Imagine Edgenuity®, online courseware and virtual school services solutions; supplemental and intervention solutions for literacy, language, mathematics, robotics, and coding; and high-quality, digital-first core curriculum, including Illustrative Mathematics®, EL Education®, and Odell Education®—all on the Imagine Learning Classroom—and Twig Science®. Read more about Imagine Learning's digital solutions at imaginelearning.com.
EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY news | September 26, 2022
Language learning edutech company CAKE a subsidiary of SNOW, an affiliate of NAVER Corp. (KRX: 035420) announced today the publication of 'BTS RECIPE BOOK' in Korean, English and Japanese, following 'BTS LYRICS INSIDE', which was published last June. With the new book, readers can learn how to cook dishes that BTS members like to eat and learn Korean at the same time. This is part of CAKE's efforts to further diversify educational content based on K-pop artist's intellectual property'BTS RECIPE BOOK' introduces the story of BTS related to 15 dishes with recipes. CAKE previously published this content as a video, but adapted it into a book due to popular demand from fans. It contains Korean expressions about food and cooking as well as explanations about Korean food culture. The book also includes a food taste survey that BTS participated in so that global fans can learn Korean expressions and recipes in a more fun way. 'BTS RECIPE BOOK' provides details about cooking methods and includes vegan and gluten-free recipe options to meet the dietary needs of diverse readers. Also, QR codes are included for readers to easily access videos showing all cooking processes, allowing beginners to easily follow and enjoy the content. BTS LYRICS INSIDE' sold out in Japan and the United States within a day of its launch in June, showing how CAKE's educational content has received a lot of attention from readers around the world," said a CAKE representative. "Based on various artist IPs, CAKE will continue to grow as an edutech company that can lead education content not only in Korean but also in other languages from around the world.CAKE is actively expanding the field of educational content using artist IPs. CAKE has launched videos, such as 'BTS Fashion in Korean' and 'WORKOUT with BTS', and educational books, such as 'BLACKPINK IN YOUR KOREAN' and 'Learn! KOREAN with BTS'. CAKE also provides original lessons and short clips of everyday English expressions performed by native speakers through its app. CAKE plans to introduce various educational content using K-pop artist IPs as a mobile app this year.
SNOW, an affiliate of NAVER Corporation, is creating a new market as an innovative venture builder, aiming for the global stage. CAKE is a language learning mobile app operated by CAKE Corporation, a subsidiary of SNOW. In March 2022, CAKE Corporation acquired HYBE EDU, a subsidiary of HYBE, and announced its entry into the Korean education content market.
Casey's Clubhouse | September 28, 2022
During the pandemic Laura D Schneider knew there would be a need for online social emotional skills training accessible to parents. So, she took the curriculum she had been teaching in-person for years and created an online version of Casey's Clubhouse; it is the first of its kind in social skills training made readily available to families and is 100% online.Children being out of the classroom for entire grade levels wreaked havoc on more than their academic achievements. By the time in-person instruction was reintroduced, some children had never set foot in a classroom; many were exhibiting signs of social anxiety and stress. In a national survey of educators administered by the EdWeek Research Center in January, 39 percent of respondents said that compared to prior to the pandemic in 2019, the social skills and emotional maturity levels" of their current students are much less advanced. Social Emotional Learning programs teach and practice skills that help children regulate, integrate, and concentrate. These skills and experiences increase resiliency and academic success. Before the pandemic Schneider and her former partner, Leslie Fields, LHMC, created in-person SEL therapeutic groups, known at Casey's Clubs throughout the Seattle area. Although geared towards children ages 6 -12 with ADHD or on the autism spectrum, the courses proved successful in neuro-typical populations as well. During Covid, we had to cancel all of our in-person counseling. I knew there were neuro-diverse kids not getting the services they needed, but also every child was not experiencing social interactions so vital to healthy development. Getting the Casey's Clubhouse curriculum directly to parents became my priority, commented Schneider.
Casey's Clubhouse consists of 30 animated stories, lessons, and home activities. Parent and facilitator training, as well as online support is provided. Several membership levels are available for parents, professionals, and schools.
The mission of Casey's Clubhouse™ is to offer holistic, integrated social emotional curriculum and support materials that make real differences in the lives of children and parents using Best Practices as their guide. We use a combination of research and technology, and pull from psychology, education, and neuroscience as we look to support a whole mind-body system rather than just pieces and parts. Laura Schneider is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in the state of Washington with a Master's Degree in Psychology. She has been working as a mental health counselor in Kirkland, WA, helping children, adolescents, and adults find balance, gain perspective, and learn effective skills to address life's challenges. She ran and developed Casey's Clubs for the past 8 years. In 2019, Laura retired from her private practice to focus full-time on developing her social emotional learning curriculum–Casey's Clubhouse. Ms. Schneider is available for speaking engagements, training workshops, and interviews.
EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY, TALENT DEVELOPMENT
iMocha | September 13, 2022
iMocha, the world's largest skills intelligence and assessment platform, will be participating in the HR Technology Conference & Exposition , Las Vegas, happening from September 13-16, 2022. iMocha will be showcasing its Skills Intelligence and Assessment platform at the show booth number 4934.During the exposition, iMocha will exhibit its new patented technology, AI-LogicBox, an effective coding simulator and a pseudo-coding platform along with host of other unique skill assessment technologies (including Live Coding Interviews, AI-EnglishPro, AI-Enabled Proctoring). More than 300+ global organizations, including 8 of Fortune 500 and other larger enterprises, trust iMocha's platform to hire new employees, identify skill gap, measure the effectiveness of learning programs, and build organizational skill meter to build future-ready tech teams. iMocha continues to make ground-breaking contributions to the HR technology architecture through its future-ready skills assessment platform. We are extremely happy to be present at the HR Technology Conference where the who's who of HR Technology leaders will discuss and share ideas around driving HR success through technology." said Sujit Karpe, Co-founder & CTO of iMocha.
"We see skill taxonomies and job role definitions change almost on a yearly basis, and enterprises are looking for ways to validate the skills of their workforce from hire to retire. Towards that, iMocha has built a scalable, feature-rich platform that accelerates time to hire, provides individual to organizational level skill reports, and enables both HR and hiring managers to make smarter talent decisions. At the event, along with our skill intelligence and assessment platform, we will be showcasing our newly patented pseudo coding platform, AI-LogicBox, which enables coding/tech skills assessment done intelligently, without making candidates code from scratch, providing the best possible candidate experience."
Prabakaran Murugaiah, Country Manager – US, iMocha.
iMocha is a skills intelligence and assessment platform that enables talent leaders to make smarter talent decisions. 300+ organizations use the platform across 70+ countries to acquire job-fit talent faster and to measure the ROI from their talent development and learning initiatives. It empowers talent teams with the largest skill library with 2500+ assessments, an asynchronous interview platform, AI-LogicBox (AI-based pseudo-coding simulator), AI-powered language analyzer, skill benchmarking, upskilling dashboard, talent analytics, proctoring, fraud detection, and custom assessment consulting, etc.