professional development

Join us at IXL Live this spring!

Discover how to truly personalize learning with hands-on workshops in 40+ locations

January 25, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Join us at IXL Live this spring!

Haven’t been to IXL Live yet? Never fear, our workshops are headed to a city near you this spring! In these engaging half-day sessions, you’ll learn how to effectively use IXL’s Continuous Diagnostic, curriculum and guidance, and Analytics to truly personalize learning for every student.

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Jumpstart learning with IXL’s back-to-school guides!

Simple strategies to start the year off right.

August 27, 2018

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In the Classroom, IXL Insights, Back to School
Jumpstart learning with IXL’s back-to-school guides!

Are you new to IXL? Looking for a quick refresher after a relaxing summer? If you want to make the most of your IXL experience this year, we’ve got you covered!

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Discover IXL Super Strategies at IXL Live!

This fall, join our interactive workshops in 55+ locations

July 30, 2018

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In the Classroom, For Admins, IXL Insights, Back to School
Discover IXL Super Strategies at IXL Live!

Join us at IXL Live – coming to a city near you this fall! In these engaging half-day sessions, you’ll learn how to effectively use IXL’s Continuous Diagnostic, curriculum and guidance, and Analytics to truly personalize learning for every student.

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Mastering the Multi-Grade Classroom with IXL

A Case Study of Freeman Academy in Freeman, South Dakota

June 18, 2018

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In the Classroom
Mastering the Multi-Grade Classroom with IXL

Karla Rupp, an elementary teacher at Freeman Academy, faced a challenge in effectively teaching her multi-grade classroom. She wanted to meet the needs of her first, second, and third graders, but it was difficult to cover all of their curriculum while still meeting each student’s individual needs. Her solution was IXL, which allowed her to differentiate instruction and navigate a myriad of standards – and, within months, Karla’s students were thriving and showed considerable academic growth.

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Coming to a City Near You: IXL Live

January 10, 2018

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In the Classroom, For Admins, IXL Insights
Coming to a City Near You: IXL Live

IXL Live is a hands-on workshop that covers all of IXL’s key components in an engaging and convenient half-day session.

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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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4 End-of-Year Ideas for Teachers

June 12, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 End-of-Year Ideas for Teachers

You’ve done it, teachers! You’ve made it to the end of the school year and you deserve all the rest and relaxation you can get in the coming months. But before you embrace summer with open arms, take a look at this checklist that will help you reflect on your accomplishments, glean some inspiration, and even prep for the fall.

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How to Foster Self-Directed Learning in Your Classroom

Part 2 of a two-part series on self-directed learning

March 3, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
How to Foster Self-Directed Learning in Your Classroom

Socrates said that “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” It’s an apt metaphor for learning, but how exactly do you go about kindling those flames? Encouraging student agency is a great way to start! Read on for ideas of how to do so, and don’t miss last week’s post on the value of self-directed learning.

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The Ins and Outs of Self-Directed Learning in the Classroom

Part 1 of a two-part series on self-directed learning

February 28, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
The Ins and Outs of Self-Directed Learning in the Classroom

The term “self-directed learning” has been flying around education circles, but what exactly is it and why is it important in the classroom? We tackle these questions and more below.

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Facilitating Teacher-Led Professional Development This Semester

January 11, 2017

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For Admins
Facilitating Teacher-Led Professional Development This Semester

With pressing classroom to-do lists, how can professional development reinvigorate teachers to best meet their students’ needs? Try letting teachers take the lead in facilitating relevant, actionable PD with the following strategies.

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