Edmentum Blog

  • Meet Edmentum’s 2019 Educator of the Year: Steve Clark

    Meet Edmentum’s 2019 Educator of the Year: Steve Clark

    This month, Mr. Clark was named 2019 Edmentum Educator of the Year. He was recognized for his unwavering dedication to his students, along with his creative and effective use of technology, which...

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  • 9 Game of Thrones Gifs That Sum Up Your Mood in May

    9 Game of Thrones Gifs That Sum Up Your Mood in May

    Winter (err summer) is coming and with every day, it gets harder for your students to pay attention and for you to get through the day. In honor of the end of the year and the finale of the show,...

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  • [Contest Announcement] Edmentum’s Study Island 2019 Summer Academic Sprints

    [Contest Announcement] Edmentum’s Study Island 2019 Summer Academic Sprints

    Are you looking for a way to prevent summer learning loss for your students? Studies show that students can lose one month of learning while they are on summer break. As an educator, use the tools...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] This Academy Helps Students Turn Their Lives Around

    [Weekly Inspiration] This Academy Helps Students Turn Their Lives Around

    Located in Anchorage, Alaska, the National Guard Alaska Military Youth Academy (AMYA) ChalleNGe Program was founded to help at-risk youth between the ages of 16-18. The program is quasi-military...

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  • Get to Know EdOptions Academy’s Teachers: Experience and Qualifications by the Numbers

    Get to Know EdOptions Academy’s Teachers: Experience and Qualifications by the Numbers

    We’ve put together some of the key numbers to help get to know who EdOptions Academy teachers are and how our team operates.

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  • A Winning Combination! Cayce Elementary + Edmentum Exact Path

    A Winning Combination! Cayce Elementary + Edmentum Exact Path

    This spring, Edmentum organized an Exact Path Skills Challenge Contest for our South Carolina educators, and following month one, we’re excited to announce our champion school and share best...

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  • [Weekly EdNews Round Up] Should the Education Secretary Be a Teacher?

    [Weekly EdNews Round Up] Should the Education Secretary Be a Teacher?

    Since her appointment as Secretary of Education by Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos has received much criticism for many of her decisions in office. Now, Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is saying...

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  • Integration Planning: Benefits and Challenging Questions to Consider

    Integration Planning: Benefits and Challenging Questions to Consider

    In part 1 of this blog series on integration, we discussed how data interoperability, data accessibility, and data portability are becoming required components of a district's digital ecosystem,...

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  • Outdoor End-of-the-Year Learning Activities

    Outdoor End-of-the-Year Learning Activities

    Taking your class outside without a plan can lead to things going awry. Add these activities to your lesson plans and you will breathe fresh air in no time.

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  • Kindergarten vs. 5th Grade: Study Island Implementations at Two Ends of the Elementary Spectrum

    Kindergarten vs. 5th Grade: Study Island Implementations at Two Ends of the Elementary Spectrum

    This past March, I had the pleasure of speaking with kindergarten teacher Courtney Munsell and 5th grade teacher Nikki Privett, both educators at Fortville Elementary School in Indiana. In our...

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  • [Administrator Tips] 4 Steps to Planning for Next School Year

    [Administrator Tips] 4 Steps to Planning for Next School Year

    What can be done now to make next year EVEN better than the last? To tackle this question, I pulled from my own experiences as a principal as well as drew from conversations with other...

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  • Meeting Students Where They Are to Build Authentic Connections: Get to Know EdOptions Academy Teacher Diane McRandal

    Meeting Students Where They Are to Build Authentic Connections: Get to Know EdOptions Academy Teacher Diane McRandal

    Check out what one of our EdOptions Academy health and physical education teachers, Diane McRandal, has to say about what motivates her to work in education, what her job as a virtual teacher...

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  • Exploring 4-Day School Weeks: Why Some Districts Are Making the Switch

    Exploring 4-Day School Weeks: Why Some Districts Are Making the Switch

    Why are some districts transitioning to 4 day weeks? We’ll be discussing some of the pros and cons of having a four-day school week and sharing some feedback from districts that have made the...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] What Adults Can Learn From Kids

    [Weekly Inspiration] What Adults Can Learn From Kids

    One of the most notable talks from more than a decade of TED came from a 12-year-old girl. Back in 2010, Adora Svitak had already published her first book of short stories and had booked speaking...

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  • Study Island Summer and Fall Enhancements Sneak Peek

    Study Island Summer and Fall Enhancements Sneak Peek

    In response to your feedback, we have been releasing a series of enhancements to make sure that Study Island continues to meet and exceed your needs as your go-to practice and formative assessment...

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  • [Weekly EdNews Round Up] What Educators Need to Know About the Latest School Shooting

    [Weekly EdNews Round Up] What Educators Need to Know About the Latest School Shooting

    Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the STEM School Highlands Ranch students, families, and community members. Read more about the story in Highlands Ranch, and other stories in this week’s...

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  • Summer Is Coming: Exact Path Enhancements Are on Their Way

    Summer Is Coming: Exact Path Enhancements Are on Their Way

    I’m pleased to share all of the exciting enhancements designed to support personalized instruction and targeted intervention for K–12 students that are going to be available for the 2019–20 school...

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  • Introducing Edmentum’s 2019 Educators of the Year

    Introducing Edmentum’s 2019 Educators of the Year

    Earlier this spring, we asked our customers to tell their own success stories or nominate fellow educators who are making an impact on the lives of students. Now, it's time to announce the winners...

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  • 9 Ways Educators Are Using Study Island’s New Game-Based Group Sessions

    9 Ways Educators Are Using Study Island’s New Game-Based Group Sessions

    When we launched Group Sessions for Study Island in 2015, the positive response from educators was overwhelming. Teachers loved being able to engage their whole class or a small group of students...

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  • 7 Teachers + Edmentum Team Members Share Stories of Teachers Who Inspire Them

    7 Teachers + Edmentum Team Members Share Stories of Teachers Who Inspire Them

    We’ve all had at least one educator who has impacted our life in a positive way. We couldn’t possible thank educators enough for all that they do for students every day. They work hard to inspire,...

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