Your students need content that’s as individualized as they are.
Because every child has different learning needs, a one-size-fits-all approach leaves many needs unfulfilled. Fortunately, Imagine Learning personalizes the experience by providing systematic instruction that adapts to each student’s needs. For example, the program helps students build literacy skills in a logical manner: first they learn letters, then they learn words. The activities break down skills into their component parts and organize them into little segments—such as teaching kids about sound before teaching letters. Along with this systematic instruction, the program also provides instructive feedback that directs students to apply a strategy they have been taught, or to re-read a section of a book to look for an answer. With checkpoints that determine how a student receives instruction or if they even need it, Imagine Learning individualizes the student experience. This level of detail means that teachers can spend their time where it matters most: teaching.
- explicit, targeted instruction
- instructive feedback
- ongoing placement
Illuminating literacy so every child’s future is bright.
Acquiring literacy is a step-by-step process. To help students get from point A to Z, Imagine Learning incorporates the five essential components of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In addition, students are directly taught reading strategies and then are guided as they read literature and informational text adapted to their skill level. When answering common comprehension questions, students receive immediate, instructive feedback. This literacy instruction helps students throughout the school day—reading passages on math, science, and history not only engages students, but increases their background knowledge base. And instruction on using text features enables students to use their texts more fully.
- direct reading-strategies instruction
- differentiated reading passages
- e-text support, in-text glossaries
In educational terminology, our language instruction spells success.
To develop critical language skills, Imagine Learning focuses on basic vocabulary, academic language, and grammar. Without comprehension, reading is just saying words. Using meaningful and varied instructional strategies, Imagine Learning helps students not only understand individual words, but also increases the comprehensibility of the entire text. Through sound instruction, Imagine Learning nurtures and bolsters a child's ability to effectively communicate with the world around them. In other words—it makes them better students now and better leaders in the years to come. The program also teaches kids hundreds of words that they will encounter in language arts, science, math, and social studies, helping them bridge the gap between the two most important areas of their lives: the playground and the classroom.
- basic vocabulary
- academic language
- listening comprehension
Assessments & Reports
The curriculum they need? Check.
Through our smart sequencer, students receive exactly the curriculum they need. When students begin the program, they’re guided through a series of questions to assess their current developmental level. The initial placement considers literacy and language abilities and then assigns each student the appropriate content. Along the way, students are constantly evaluated to determine what type of instruction they’ll receive and how much support they need. This continual assessment ensures students are consistently on track and have a personalized experience. Imagine Learning also provides detailed reporting, including student progress and skills students have mastered. Customized reports can be generated for parents, teachers, and district administrators.
The data you need? Check.
The new Action Areas tool enables teachers to help the students who need it most. Teachers are able to quickly identify the students who need the most help, and the skills that are giving them trouble. And by selecting the Skill Groups tab, teachers can quickly group students by skill, giving them instant intervention groups. But it doesn’t stop there—the Action Areas tool immediately supplies teachers with useful information, such as Common Core alignments and resources to use for intervention. Imagine Learning activities can be launched right from the Intervention Tools panel, giving instant access to a wealth of content that can be used for guided practice. Printouts can also be accessed for additional support.
Imagine Learning for iPad
Add the perfect touch to your classroom.
Putting literacy right at your students’ fingertips has never been easier. With Imagine Learning for iPad, teachers and students now have a new classroom tool that provides engaging, interactive content for teacher-guided lessons. Optimized for touchscreen use, this brand-new app delivers a robust selection of content, all designed to help young learners build early literacy skills, and includes a focus on: letters, reading, phonological awareness, and vocabulary. And all of the music, videos, graphics, animation, and gorgeous illustrations from our award-winning artists grab students’ attention and keep them fully engaged. By using blended learning, Imagine Learning for iPad has made it easier for teachers to integrate the best technology with established learning principles, maximizing the classroom experience for everyone.
- optimized for touchscreen use
- early-literacy focused
- teacher-led activities and lessons
Support & Training
A helping hand when you need it the most.
At Imagine Learning, our software is only part of our solution-driven mission. We know that to have a positive impact on students’ lives, the program must run smoothly and those who manage it on a daily basis must be properly trained and have all the support they need. When we enter into a partnership with a school, we hold a training session for all the teachers, coaches, and aides who will be working with Imagine Learning on a daily basis. We’ve even prepared Site Expert kits that explain how to champion the Imagine Learning program at school. These chosen Site Experts ensure that all licenses are assigned, reports are generated, and that student usage is increased. Additionally, a live representative is just a phone call away to answer questions or resolve concerns. Our support staff is happy to fix any issues that may arise, whether by remote access or in person.
As your partner, Imagine Learning provides
training sessions and live customer support.