January 2016

When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Keep Students Learning with IXL

How to Plan for a Snow Day

January 26, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Keep Students Learning with IXL

Snowstorms are in full force, and so are snow days! While it’s important for everyone to stay safe and off the roads, the interruptions to the regular school schedule can make keeping on track with learning a little more challenging. Thankfully, IXL Training Specialist Bobbi Bear is here to the rescue with ideas for both teachers and parents on how to make the best of school closures!

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How to Implement IXL with an RTI/MTSS Model

Administrator Blog Series, Part 2

January 21, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
How to Implement IXL with an RTI/MTSS Model

We’re back with another entry in our Administrator Blog Series! If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out last week’s post on word problems and the math fluency gap. This week, we’re talking about RTI/MTSS, and specifically, how easy it is to incorporate IXL into an RTI model. From Tier I to Tier III, IXL supports many of the RTI model recommendations. Read on to find out how to leverage IXL’s features in new ways.

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Black History Month: Free 2nd and 3rd Grade Lessons Available to Download

January 19, 2016

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In the Classroom
Black History Month: Free 2nd and 3rd Grade Lessons Available to Download

February is Black History Month, a perfect time to highlight the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. Bobbi Bear, an IXL Training Specialist, has put together materials and suggested resources for four 45-minute lesson plans for second and third grades, available for download here!

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Two Trains, Traveling in Opposite Directions… Word Problems and the Math Fluency Gap

Administrator Blog Series, Part 1

January 15, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Two Trains, Traveling in Opposite Directions… Word Problems and the Math Fluency Gap

Math fluency is a nagging problem in our schools nationwide, but there are some surprisingly tangible actions we can take to close the gap. Kevin Baird, the Chairman at the Center for College & Career Readiness, shared his insights previously in a webinar in partnership with IXL. We’re highlighting some of his points here, but also keep an eye on our upcoming webinars page to attend future sessions!

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“I Have a Dream”: Lesson Plans for MLK Day

January 12, 2016

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In the Classroom
“I Have a Dream”: Lesson Plans for MLK Day

MLK Day is almost here, and aside from relishing the prospect of a day off, we want to take time to remember the extraordinary man who inspired this holiday. So, we’ve gathered up some ideas for exploring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with students of all grades in the coming week.

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Introducing Language Arts for 1st Grade!

And, new math and language arts skills, and skill code changes

January 5, 2016

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At Home, For Admins, In the Classroom
Introducing Language Arts for 1st Grade!

We’re ringing in the new year with a new grade level – language arts for 1st grade! Plus, more language arts and math skills in other grades – keep reading to learn more.

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