WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, LearnZillion announced new offerings to meet the needs of the growing number of school districts nationwide using digital curriculum. Currently, over 60 percent of U.S. districts have a digital content and curriculum strategy, and a third have one under development. LearnZillion now offers organized curricula, curriculum management, ongoing coaching and formative assessments in a way that gives districts the opportunity to personalize its support of its teachers each day.
"Schools all want to provide students with a rigorous, supportive environment. The day-to-day learning experiences we're giving students to meet that goal, however, are different," said Eric Westendorf, CEO and co-founder of LearnZillion. "LearnZillion is providing both the digital curriculum as well as the tools and guidance a district needs to empower their teachers to orchestrate the learning experiences they want to give kids."
LearnZillion has designed its offerings to be high-quality and easy-to-use but also flexible enough to work with the technology and priorities set by an individual district. This includes:
- High-quality digital curricula with standards-aligned lessons and materials accessible on any device.
- Powerful curriculum management that allows for the curricula to be customized and shared to meet any instructional goals.
- Insightful digital assessments that empower teachers and school leaders to quickly check in on student and class progress throughout the year.
- Purposeful professional development—offered in-person, online and virtually—that strengthens and celebrates teaching as well as instructional leadership.
LearnZillion's online curricula was designed by the Dream Team – an experienced group of over 800 teachers representing district, charter and private schools in 42 states – and is currently being used by one-third of teachers across the country to implement the new, higher standards. Learning List, an independent reviewer of K-12 Math and English Language Arts instructional materials, found LearnZillion's full math curriculum to be 100 percent aligned to the Common Core State Standards. In May, LearnZillion was among the winners of the Middle & High School Math Challenge, awarded by NewSchools Venture Fund to organizations that address critical student needs in mathematics.
LearnZillion combines the expertise of teachers with the power of technology to provide the curriculum and support needed to engage every student. Founded in 2011, LearnZillion initially grew out of the curriculum and practice developed during co-founder Eric Westendorf's tenure as the principal at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. One in three U.S. teachers use LearnZillion's teacher-created, standards-aligned digital math and English language arts material. The resources offered by LearnZillion will evolve based on the needs of public schools. To learn more, visit www.learnzillion.com.
Contact: Heather Vega