Imagine Learning Gives Back–in a Flash

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If you had to raise over $20,000 in just two and a half hours, could you do it?

During a recent flash fundraiser held on July 11, 2016, Imagine Learning employees did just that, benefitting four noteworthy charities in the process.

The four beneficiaries chosen by Imagine Learning employees were:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), Habitat for Humanity – Utah County, and the Imagine Kids Foundation.

All four organizations were chosen for their ability to help children and families throughout the world. Read more »

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Earth Day Is Here–Are Your Students Ready?

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Just when spring fever hits hard in classrooms across the country, Earth Day 2016 appears as a welcome friend on the horizon.

How will you and your students celebrate Earth Day this Friday, April 22nd? Read more about the history of this important event before you decide.

Why Earth Day?

After a Wisconsin senator witnessed firsthand the toxic effects of a Santa Barbara, CA oil spill in 1969, he knew it was time to rally the public, inspiring all to protect the earth’s environment.

On April 22, 1970, the first-annual Earth Day was born.

At the time, over 20 million people across America rallied for a cleaner environment. Year by year, participation increased and Earth Day events became more popular.

When Earth Day went global in 1990, it was celebrated by over 200 million people worldwide.

Each year, many important changes occur because of Earth Day celebrations. For example: Read more »

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Empowering Autistic Students: 7 Strategies for Teachers

Imagine This blog autism spectrum disorder empowering strategies teachersEach year during World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd), advocates–and even corporate buildings–wear blue as they pledge to shine a light on autism. Those with available means also donate monetarily.

To say that autism is an important cause would be an understatement.

Today, more than 3.5 million Americans exhibit some type of autistic disorder. In fact, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that autism impacts one in sixty-eight births.

Based on these statistics, it’s a given that Pre-K and elementary school teachers will encounter students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in their classrooms.

That said, children exhibiting signs of ASD may go undiagnosed, resulting in confusion for both teacher and student.

Even if teachers know a student has ASD, they may not know the best learning and behavioral strategies for that student. In short, teachers need empowerment strategies–both for themselves and for their ASD students. Read more »

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Imagine Learning Wins a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award

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Imagine Learning is pleased to announce we are among the winners of the  eighth annual Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the Best Places to Work in 2016. Our placement is 11 out of 50 companies in the SMB category.

Unlike most other awards, there was no self-nomination process. Instead, this award came exclusively from the feedback our employees have voluntarily and anonymously shared on Glassdoor. Read more »

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Imagine Learning and Scantron form alliance

Combining language and literacy curriculum with adaptive assessment to help educators individualize instruction.

Imagine Learning today announced a new alliance with Scantron, a leading provider of K–12 interim/formative assessment solutions. The combination of Scantron’s leading online assessments with the Imagine Learning platform offers an independent, valid, and reliable growth measure to evaluate student learning during program use and across grade levels. This strategic relationship expands assessment resources available to teachers and administrators to now include a market leading, researched-based diagnostic tool that provides an unbiased data set to measure and track student learning—allowing educators to make better-informed decisions regarding individualized instruction. Read the full press release on our news page.

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