Knovation Launches Professional Learning Program Centered on Strategies for Leveraging Digital Resources to Address Common Core Requirements

Online and face-to-face workshops focus on netTrekker’s powerful resources and tools for the Common Core.

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This approach to instruction will ultimately deepen students’ conceptual understanding and strengthen their higher order thinking skills.

Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) November 04, 2013

Knovation, the leader in advanced, personalized learning solutions, today announced that it has launched a new professional learning program for districts using netTrekker, Knovation’s flagship solution that delivers the industry-leading digital resource library. The new professional learning program is available in many formats: online, interactive webinars, onsite sessions or custom packages. Participants will learn how to maximize the use of digital content to better address the new requirements and the depth and rigor of the Common Core State Standards.

“We are very excited about this new offering, as it allows educators to take greater advantage of netTrekker to address the instructional shifts necessary to ensure student success with the new standards,” said Lynn Ochs, Vice President, Learning Architecture Services for Knovation. “Through our professional learning courses, we are also providing educators with a greater understanding of how to effectively use digital resources and tools to create rich learning experiences for students that support multiple pathways to learning. This approach to instruction will ultimately deepen students’ conceptual understanding and strengthen their higher order thinking skills.”

The professional learning workshops leverage netTrekker’s recently updated digital resource library, redesigned interface and new, more friendly user experience. In addition to a netTrekker refresher session, specific sessions focus on English Language Arts and Mathematics. The English Language Arts session covers topics such as balancing informational and literacy texts, the staircase of text complexity and academic vocabulary, while the Mathematics session helps educators learn strategies to increase focus, build coherence and raise the level of rigor in lessons. Professional learning outcomes of the sessions include:

English Language Arts

  •     Quickly locate and share standards-aligned literary and informational texts at a variety of complexity levels
  •     Help students increase comprehension and gain confidence by expanding their vocabulary and making more complex text accessible with literacy support and reference tools
  •     Elevate the rigor and quality of instruction by creating cross-curricular lessons that utilize informational text such as ebooks, primary source documents, interactive media, articles and reference materials
Mathematics
  •     Narrow the scope of content and take students deeper into learning, helping them recognize math as a unified set of related concepts
  •     Support vertical learning progressions by accessing resources across grade levels to build on foundational knowledge
  •     Support student’s conceptual understanding and procedural skills of math, and their application in the real world

The various sessions are available for specific grade levels including Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8) and High school (9-12). From now through December 31, Knovation is offering special pricing packages including two-hour online sessions for up to 10 participants for $995.00. Full-day, on-site sessions for up to 20 people are also available for $2,495.00 (including travel).

To learn more, please contact Knovation at 1-855-KNOVATE (566-8283) or visit http://www.knovationlearning.com.

About Knovation
Founded in 1999, Knovation is transforming K-12 education from a one-way, one-size-fits-all system to new paradigm of personalized and contextualized learning. Knovation’s solutions and services have impacted more than 27 million students and more than 1 million teachers in schools and districts across the nation. Knovation partners with educators, districts, educational technology developers and content providers to design and implement innovative personalized learning solutions that reduce barriers to learning and allow districts to realize more meaningful outcomes from their technology investment. The Knovation product portfolio includes netTrekker, the trusted solution for delivering more than 330,000 educator-curated, active learning resources; and icurio, the digital curriculum content solution that supports the transformation from print to digital, delivers on the intent of Common Core and enables personalized learning. Knovation also provides professional learning and consulting services, a fully curated learning resource library and content contextualization services. For more information, please contact Knovation at 1.855.KNOVATE (566-8283) or visit http://www.knovationlearning.com.


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