Getting Started with DreamBox Learning in Your Classroom

A short, on-demand session for first-time DreamBox users (and teachers who may want a quick refresher)

It’s zero hour for back-to-school preparations. In fact, by now, most of you have already quelled first-day jitters, and have begun laying the foundation for an exciting new year of growth. If you’re a teacher getting started with DreamBox in your classroom for the first time, we’d love to walk you through the basics. This recorded session is less than an hour long (just 45 minutes, plus Q&A) and available for you to view on demand at any time, so you can quickly get up to speed on all that DreamBox has to offer.

Presenter Joe Brzyck provides a nice overview of what DreamBox is and how it works, and details best practices for effectively integrating DreamBox into your classroom. He also steps you through navigating the Teacher Dashboard and explains how to use key reports—column by column—starting with the Classroom Overview and drilling deeper to individual Student reports.

Joe even shows you how to use MyFlexPD™—a new DreamBox feature that enables you to access professional development (PD) content on demand. This self-paced, professional learning solution uses real-time student data to deliver PD that’s directly relevant to what your students are learning in DreamBox. And, you can access this content anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an Internet connection.

Incorporating DreamBox with fidelity to achieve measurable growth

DreamBox is proven to have a significant impact on student learning outcomes. If you observe the usage recommendations, follow best practices, and incorporate DreamBox into your classroom with fidelity, you can expect to see results like those documented in a recent study by the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University. As Joe explains in the webinar, findings from the study suggest a linear correlation between DreamBox usage and improved scores on the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessment.

In a school year without intervention, we would expect a student to grow 13 points from beginning of year to the end of the year. This study found that students who were able to use DreamBox for 20 minutes a week on average saw an additional 2.5 points of growth on top of that initial 13. Furthermore, students who logged 40 minutes a week saw an additional 5.0 points of growth, and those who used DreamBox for 60 minutes a week saw an additional 7.5 points of growth!

The key takeaway? Scheduling anywhere from just 20 to 60 minutes a week of DreamBox time can drive significant growth for your students. Regardless of whether they’re struggling, at grade level, or advanced, the usage recommendations (and the potential for growth) are the same across the board. For more details on how to get started with DreamBox and tips for achieving better outcomes, watch DreamBox Learning in Your Classroom now.

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Jenny Lee is a passionate product marketer at DreamBox Learning. A lifetime learner, Jenny is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. In her free time, she enjoys outdoors adventures with her dog Allie, and chasing creative whims through visual art.
Jennifer Lee