HITN's history of advocacy for education comes to fruition with HITN Learning, which was designed from the ground up to comply with the new Common Core standards. The cloud-based program offers test practice in Math and English Language Arts and includes a writing component that incorporates healthy living prompts. Metrics for teachers, district administrators, and parents provide real-time insights into student progress. For students in the system whose primary language is Spanish, or whose parents are primarily Spanish-speakers, the program includes the option for both written and spoken Spanish prompts.
"As a former teacher and elementary school principal, I'm acutely aware of the need for a program like this one, which provides a bridge between school and home," said HITN's CEO Jose Luis Rodriguez, who is currently serving on Governor Andrew Cuomo's NY Education Reform Commission and on the board of Connect2Compete. "Parental involvement in the learning process has been shown time and again to be a differentiating factor in student success, and providing parents with access to an easy-to-understand 'snapshot' of their children's progress in HITN Learning is a very important element in the program."
A pilot for the program has been completed, and was met with great enthusiasm by students, teachers, parents and administrators. Students particularly responded to the idea of earning tickets to play games (which re-enforce the math and ELA components of the program) and were excited to access the program outside of school, from home and other locations with internet access.
Additional research is underway in cities across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico.
For more information about HITN Learning, or to request a free trial of the program, please contact [email protected].
About HITN, Inc.
HITN, Inc. was established in 1983 as a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the educational, socio-economic and cultural aspirations of Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico through technology. HITN-TV is the first U.S. Latino-controlled, non-commercial, Spanish-language, media company, delivering educational programming to more than 40 million homes nationwide on Satellite and Cable focusing on Health, Financial Literacy, and Education. In addition to HITN Learning, HITN's educational division is the recipient of a Ready To Learn grant for Project LAMP, a children's educational media initiative to develop and evaluate best-in-breed media-based educational interventions for literacy, math and English Language Learning challenges in an effort to help close the achievement gap for early learners. HITN's CBO Connect provides outreach services in underserved communities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. www.hitn.org.
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