Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
Learning.com has joined forces with StudyDog to bring educators the most effective reading program available to young students, providing engaging independent learning that can be used as core instruction or for intervention.
Learning.com is an industry leader in the K-12 market, recognized for providing educators with the content and tools they need to help them align instruction to Common Core standards. The addition of StudyDog to Learning.com’s growing catalog of premier providers is a natural fit, with a shared commitment to integrating technology into core instruction, engaging students, and increasing learning outcomes.
Enhanced by and accessible through Learning.com’s user-friendly digital learning environment, StudyDog can be used as core instruction for all students, but is especially effective for readers in pre-K through first grade. It can also be used for intervention for students through 4th grade. Research-based and Web-delivered, StudyDog is aligned to Common Core, Reading First, the National Reading Panel’s 5 essential series, and the Language Arts standards of all 50 states. “The Common Core state standards make higher demands on school districts than ever before”, said Deme Clainos, President and CEO of StudyDog. “Now, with the seamless integration of the StudyDog reading curricula and the Learning.com digital learning environment, educators have more powerful tools at their fingertips than ever before.”
Unlike all other reading programs, StudyDog blends the two fundamental drivers of independent learning – student engagement and effective curriculum. Emergent readers stay engaged with StudyDog through captivating storylines, adaptive instruction, and positive reinforcement. Lessons are high-quality, self-paced, and supportive with built-in scaffolding to minimize student frustration while improving weak areas.
StudyDog provides a complete, research-based, rigorous curriculum. Aligned with Common Core and state standards, it systematically develops skills with explicit instruction. What’s more, it provides targeted instruction with pre-assessments, which test student comprehension and place them in the StudyDog level appropriate for their ability. Individualized reading programs give educators greater opportunity for individualized instruction for diverse groups of students. Because it measures every student and every lesson, StudyDog is also a valuable component of an RtI program.
“StudyDog is the perfect addition to Learning.com’s growing collection of content providers. They have mastered the art of engaging and instructing emergent readers, and we’re excited that our award-winning digital learning environment will make their standards-aligned curricula that much more effective for educators and students,” said Candace Petersen, Ph.D., President and COO of Learning.com.
For more information about StudyDog, visit http://www.learning.com/studydog/
Learning.com provides proven content, powerful tools, and practical services to support 21st century learners, align instruction to Common Core standards, and prepare students for next generation assessments. We offer free and fee-based standards-aligned curriculum and assessments to enhance and differentiate instruction, engage students, and increase test scores. In addition to award-winning content, we provide the implementation, support, and professional development tools and services that educators need to make the most of their resources and improve learning outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.learning.com, and follow us at http://www.facebook.com/learningdotcom and http://www.twitter.com/learningdotcom.
As a proven leader in helping children quickly learn to read, StudyDog has helped more than 2 million kids master the basics. The company creates interactive reading programs specially designed for early readers pre-kindergarten through first grade. Children who struggle with reading especially benefit from StudyDog's learning software. Launched in 2002, schools began using StudyDog in 2006. Computerworld named StudyDog to its Honors Program, recognizing the company as one of the best at helping children learn to read; and AOL has called StudyDog the top reading program of its kind. For more information, visit http://www.studydog.com or call 1-866-643-4449.