Scholastic’s newest generation of educational technology programs are all designed to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. The publisher introduced the six new products at the start of the Education Innovation Summit being held at Arizona State University. The goal of the new products, Scholastic said, is to “help all students reach Common Core proficiency.”
The new programs include five for classroom use and a sixth for teacher professional development. The classroom programs are: MATH 180, an intervention program designed to get middle school students Common Core-ready by rebuilding the foundations of mathematics; iRead – a digital program for grades K-2 that ensures mastery of foundational reading skills for students of all backgrounds and reading levels; System 44® Next Generation – a new version of the foundational reading program for our most challenged readers in grades 3-12; READ 180 on the iPad – tablet access for teachers and students to the most successful personalized learning technology built for the Common Core; and Common Core Code (Code X) – a comprehensive, tablet-ready ELA curriculum that challenges middle school students to read, think, analyze, synthesize, question, cite evidence, debate, and write every day. The new professional learning platform is called nextpert and features tools to help teachers transform their instruction for the Common Core.
All six programs will be available for use for the 2013-14 school year.