November 2017

Holiday Self-Care for Teachers

November 28, 2017

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In the Classroom
Holiday Self-Care for Teachers

The holiday season is in full swing! But between juggling a busy school schedule and holiday duties at home, it can be hard to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. To help you stay merry and stress-free, we’ve rounded up several ways you can take on the holiday season in stride. 

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A District-Wide Approach to Personalized Learning with IXL

A case study of Distinctive Schools in Chicago, Illinois, and Twin Cities, Minnesota

November 15, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
A District-Wide Approach to Personalized Learning with IXL

Distinctive Schools, a network of charter schools in Chicago and the Twin Cities, faced a challenge when they implemented the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2012. They wanted to find tools that would support their diverse population of students and track progress towards new learning goals. The solution came in the form of IXL, which helped them transition to the CCSS while empowering teachers and meeting individual student needs.

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Calling all science lovers: new science skills available!

Plus, new language arts and Spanish skills

November 14, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Calling all science lovers: new science skills available!

We’ve just expanded our science offerings with a variety of new skills for elementary and middle school! This content places an emphasis on exploring science in the real world. Topics include ecology, genetics, engineering-design, chemical models, and more. Keep reading for a sampling of the new content, then try out these new skills on IXL!

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Top TED Talks for Teachers

November 13, 2017

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In the Classroom
Top TED Talks for Teachers

Need an extra dose of inspiration to get you to the new year, teachers? TED may just be the answer. A preeminent resource for thought-provoking talks on every topic under the sun, TED is also great for educators who need a pep talk, a new perspective, or even bite-size professional development. So hit play and let the world’s experts teach you a thing or two!

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IXL Math Powers over 150 Percent Growth on MAP Benchmark Assessment

A case study of Saint Lucas Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 8, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
IXL Math Powers over 150 Percent Growth on MAP Benchmark Assessment

Saint Lucas Lutheran School is a private K–8 school with a highly diverse student population that includes many families living in poverty as well as more traditional private school families. When Chris Luebke joined the staff in the fall of 2016, his middle school math students were all over the board in their mastery of grade level math skills. He brought in IXL Math to supplement his core curriculum and provide his students with individualized math instruction.

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Thanks for the Memories! IXLers’ Favorite Customer Interactions

November 6, 2017

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Life at IXL
Thanks for the Memories! IXLers’ Favorite Customer Interactions

We couldn’t celebrate our 10th anniversary without sending out a big thank you to those who matter most: our customers! We asked IXL employees to think back on all the meaningful reactions they’ve had with customers and the responses are a great example of how much we enjoy connecting with you every day.

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