On June 20th, Twitter was buzzing over professional development during the #EdSurgeChat Making Professional Development Personalized—and Meaningful. In case you missed it, we have rounded up the top tweet responses to the six questions here. 1. What does inspiring professional […]
People who’ve never been to Wichita think it’s a rural area—some vestige of the Wild West, replete with tumbleweeds and free-roaming cattle. Not so. Today, Wichita is quite urban—it’s an industrial hub and the largest city in the state of […]
We have to keep moving forward in our classes, but there are just instances when kids have missed something along the way—either through an absence, or just not “getting it.” With DreamBox, I can have fifth grade students that don’t understand place value review and understand at their own pace. DreamBox helps to fill those educational gaps at the exact time and place that each child needs it … certainly something that I cannot provide for every student during our classroom time
Amy Bolting, Fifth Grade Math Teacher Alvin Elementary School
I teach an intervention class of students on the autism spectrum who look forward to playing DreamBox every day. As visual learners, being able to physically move the virtual manipulatives around on the screen has allowed them to see and really understand math concepts in a whole new way. After just 6 months using DreamBox last year, I saw even my most math resistant students' move from below basic on the CMA to basic or proficient.
Angela Snow, 3-5th Grade Inclusion Specialist Faith Ringgold School of Arts & Science