Apex Learning Introduces Groundbreaking New Solution for Blended Learning

New Tutorials allow teachers to support all students in rising to the expectations of new standards

Aug 20, 2013, 07:12 ET from Apex Learning

SEATTLE, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions for secondary education nationwide, continues to build on its track record of innovation to support the changing landscape in today's classrooms, arming teachers with critical resources to help each student succeed. The new Tutorials provide classroom teachers with the flexibility they need to address each student's individual learning needs and are designed with a unique instructional approach to actively engage today's digitally savvy teens.

Tutorials for math and English language arts for grades 9-12 are the first in a major line of new digital learning solutions specifically developed for classroom teachers as they implement Common Core State Standards and Texas STAAR. The new Common Core and STAAR Tutorials both feature entirely new instructional content and assessments to meet the high expectations set by the standards.

"While online courses have gained acceptance and are widely used by school districts for credit recovery and acceleration, blended learning is still gaining traction in a majority of classrooms," said Cheryl Vedoe, CEO of Apex Learning. "There is a need for digital content designed for use by classroom teachers, and that was our goal in developing the new Tutorials."

Designed to be a key component of blended learning, Tutorials can be used effectively to meet a range of student needs. Tutorials help teachers individualize instruction to ensure students are well prepared for success on high stakes assessments, provide targeted intervention and just-in-time remediation, and enhance classroom instruction.

Tutorials offer today's tech savvy teens the interactive, multimedia learning experience they seek. The unique organization of Tutorials — into Learn Its, Try Its, Review Its, and Test Its —presents students with choices that motivate them to take charge of their own learning.

Common Core Tutorials include:  Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Mathematics I, II, III, and English 9, 10, 11, 12. Texas STAAR Tutorials include: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and English I, II, and III.  Tutorials are tablet-ready for android or iOS devices as well as netbooks, laptop and desktop computers.

The new Tutorials will be available in October. For more information about the new Tutorials, please contact 1.800.453.1454 or visit: http://www.apexlearning.com/curriculum/tutorials

About Apex Learning
Nearly two decades ago Apex Learning emerged as a leader in digital learning for secondary education, developing online Advanced Placement courses to provide students who would otherwise not have access, the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses. Recognizing the challenges schools face in meeting the needs of every student — from those struggling to stay on track for graduation to those capable of accelerating their learning — the company continues to develop innovative digital learning solutions to support teachers in helping every student to achieve his or her potential.  

Today Apex Learning offers a comprehensive catalog of rigorous, standards-based online courses that meet high school graduation requirements. Apex Learning comprehensive courses are used by schools nationwide for both initial credit and credit recovery. The company's latest digital learning solution —Tutorials — are a key component of effective blended learning, providing classroom teachers with critical resources to ensure all students are prepared for success on high stakes assessments, provide targeted intervention and just-in-time remediation, and enhance instruction for all students.

Apex Learning, headquartered in Seattle, is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit www.apexlearning.com or call 1.800.453.1454.

SOURCE Apex Learning