January 18, 2023 9:00 am

Imagine Learning Foundation Increases Grant Opportunity for 2023 Funding Cycle

Affirms Commitment to Grant $5 Million to Organizations Promoting Learner Well-Being Beyond the Classroom

Scottsdale, Ariz. January 18, 2023 – Imagine Learning Foundation (ILF), the philanthropic initiative founded by Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the United States, announced today it will award $400,000 in grants in 2023 to organizations dedicated to supporting the well-being of students outside the classroom. This represents an increase of 60% over 2022 levels.  ILF remains committed to granting $5 million to deserving organizations in the upcoming years.

ILF was launched in 2022 with the mission of fostering the well-being of learners and the people who support them at home and in their communities. Up2Us Sports (www.up2us.org) and Erika’s Lighthouse (www.erikaslighthouse.org), two leading organizations that support students learning life skills through active community engagement, received inaugural Imagine Learning Foundation Signature Grants. 

“Delivery of social and emotional support inside and outside of the classroom continues to be one of the greatest needs of students and families today,” said Jonathan Grayer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Imagine Learning. “In 2023, we are excited to significantly increase our commitment to identify and fund those organizations that are making a real difference in the communities they serve.  We are very proud of the work of our two initial Imagine Signature Grant award recipients – Up2Us Sports and Erika’s Lighthouse – and look forward to funding the next wave of deserving partners.”

In addition to the Imagine Learning Foundation Signature Grant Program, ILF is also announcing enhancements to its Grassroots Grant Program, which awards a series of smaller grants to organizations nominated by Imagine Learning employees that focus on out-of-classroom programs dedicated to learner well-being, such as student-driven kindness and anti-bullying messaging and after school programs shown to increase self-confidence, attendance rates, emotional well-being, and academic performance. In 2022, ILF awarded four $10,000 Grassroots grants to New Pathways for Youth, Mindful Michigan Initiative, I’ve Got Your Back, and Inspira Dance. In 2023, the Grassroots Grant Program will award recipients on a rolling basis and will also begin to accept nominations from Imagine Learning’s employees in the United Kingdom and Europe, extending ILF’s impact internationally.

“The relationships we’ve built with our grant winners this past year and seeing the positive impact they’re making to learners in their communities has been an incredibly rewarding start to the Imagine Learning Foundation,” said Chris Graham, Chairman and President of the Imagine Learning Foundation. “As we enter our second year of giving, we’re excited about deepening our relationships with our current partners and we look forward to establishing new ones with the innovative and mission-aligned non-profit organizations who apply.”

The 2023 Imagine Signature Grant Program is now open for applications through April 30 and award winners will be announced in July 2023. The 2023 funding cycle is below:

  • Applications Deadline – April 30, 2023 (5:00pm PDT)
  • Award Notifications – June/July 2023
  • Grant Awards – on/after July 1, 2023

To learn more about the Imagine Learning Foundation and access the 2023 Imagine Signature Grant Program guidelines, visit imaginelearningfoundation.org.

About Imagine Learning Foundation

Imagine Learning Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on fostering the well-being of learners and the people who support them at home and in their communities. Established in 2021, the Imagine Learning Foundation funds a variety of grants to mission-aligned national non-profit organizations that support initiatives to foster well-being of youth, families, and educators with an emphasis on accelerating student achievement. Imagine Learning Foundation is the philanthropic initiative of Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S. Additional information is available at imaginelearningfoundation.org.

December 5, 2022 8:00 am

Imagine Learning EL Education Approved by Connecticut State Board of Education

Top-Rated Core Language Arts Program Delivers Unique Integrated Learning Experiences for Connecticut Schools

Scottsdale, Ariz., DECEMBER 5, 2022 – Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S., serving 15 million students in more than half the school districts nationwide, today announced that Imagine Learning EL Education’s core language arts and reading program has been approved by the Connecticut State Board of Education for grades K-3. Rooted in the Science of Reading, Imagine Learning EL Education ensures that students acquire the critical skills needed to navigate grade-level text independently.  

“With EL Education and the Imagine Learning Classroom technology application, we’ve developed an integrated solution that empowers educators to spend more time teaching and less time planning,” said Terry Gilligan, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Core Curriculum for Imagine Learning. “We look forward to helping students across Connecticut achieve their reading goals through our resources and instructional supports.”

The Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CDSE) Center for Literacy Research and Reading Success, in consultation with the Reading Leadership Implementation Council, chose Imagine Learning EL Education as one of only five Connecticut-approved K-3 reading curricula. Imagine Learning EL Education met the State’s high standards of quality necessary to contribute to the overall goal of improving reading outcomes and closing learning gaps. CDSE’s requirements for high-quality curricula also include alignment to the Connecticut Core Standards for English language arts.

Imagine Learning EL Education is a comprehensive content-based K-8 core literacy curriculum utilizing compelling real-world texts that engage and excite learners in grades K-8. Rooted in the Science of Reading, the program allows students to focus on mastery of knowledge and skills and demonstrate high-quality work while building habits of character. Imagine Learning EL Education received near-perfect ratings by EdReports, an independent nonprofit designed to improve education through evidence-based reviews of K-12 instructional materials.

Available in both digital and print platforms, Imagine Learning EL Education helps teachers by fully supporting the implementation of the curriculum with integrity, including professional development sessions that guide teachers as they learn how to use it, taking the unique needs of their students into account. Educators are also supported throughout the year by a dedicated customer success manager, working to plan, monitor, and support curriculum implementation. To learn more about Imagine Learning EL Education and the Imagine Learning Classroom, visit imaginelearning.com/core-curriculum.

About Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning is a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company that ignites learning breakthroughs by designing forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology to drive student growth. Imagine Learning serves more than 15 million students and partners with more than half the school districts nationwide. Imagine Learning’s flagship products include Imagine Edgenuity®, online courseware and virtual school services solutions; supplemental and intervention solutions for literacy, language, mathematics, and computer science; and high-quality, digital-first core curricula, including Illustrative Mathematics® and EL Education®—both on the Imagine Learning Classroom software application—and Twig Science®. Read more about Imagine Learning’s digital solutions at imaginelearning.com.

October 27, 2022 8:00 am

Imagine Galileo Adds Popular Desmos Calculators

World-Renowned Graphing and Scientific Calculators are Now Integrated into Imagine Galileo’s Powerful K-12 Advanced Assessment Solutions

Scottsdale, Ariz., OCTOBER 27, 2022 – Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S., serving 15 million students in more than half the school districts nationwide, today announced the addition of the Desmos online graphing and scientific calculators to Imagine Galileo K-12, the convenient and powerful assessment solution used by educators across the country.

“Many teachers and administrators, who we collaborate with every day, expressed an interest in incorporating the Desmos calculators,” said Sari Factor, Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer for Imagine Learning. “Imagine Galileo now empowers educators to best meet their students’ needs by providing the option of using the same online calculator both in their day-to-day schoolwork as well as on state tests.”

Imagine Galileo is an advanced assessment solution for K-12 that provides clear and actionable data and insights on the learning process to improve student growth. The flexible assessment system for ELA, SLA, math, and science, is backed by Item Response Theory (IRT) to accurately predict student performance and empower educators to help every student achieve their potential. Now available in Imagine Galileo, the wildly popular Desmos calculators offer scientific and graphing functions, along with the standard four-function calculator, and are used on 40 states’ standardized assessments. When scheduling tests, educators can now either use the Desmos calculators with full functionality or use the version that students will encounter on state tests.

From Desmos Studio, PBC CEO and Desmos Founder Eli Luberoff: “Imagine Learning was one of the very first partners to use the Desmos Calculators, nearly a decade ago. It’s been a privilege to work together, learn together, and grow together over the years. We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Imagine Galileo, and to work together with the team at Imagine Learning to bring powerful, equitable, and accessible mathematics to students and teachers across the country.”

About Desmos Studio, PBC

Desmos Studio is a public benefit corporation with a goal of helping everyone learn math, love math, and grow with math. The Desmos Studio team priorities equity and access at every level of the work, and they want to build a world where an individual’s access to the power and beauty of math doesn’t depend on their place of birth, race, ethnicity, gender, or any other aspect of their identity. Desmos Studio’s free suite of calculators are used annually by over 75 million people around the world. For more information, visit desmos.com.

About Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning is a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company that ignites learning breakthroughs by designing forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology to drive student growth. Imagine Learning serves more than 15 million students and partners with more than half the school districts nationwide. Imagine Learning’s flagship products include Imagine Edgenuity®, online courseware and virtual school services solutions; supplemental and intervention solutions for literacy, language, mathematics, and computer science; and high-quality, digital-first core curriculum, including Illustrative Mathematics®, EL Education®, and Odell Education®—all on the Imagine Learning Classroom—and Twig Science®. Read more about Imagine Learning’s digital solutions at imaginelearning.com.

October 14, 2022 8:00 am

Imagine Math Students Donate to Hurricane Ian Relief in Record Time

Within just a few hours, U.S. students who solved more than 228,000 Imagine Math problems, converted earned math points to $5,000 for the American Red Cross Hurricane Ian Fund

Scottsdale, Ariz., OCTOBER 14, 2022 – Students across the U.S. who use Imagine Learning’s Imagine Math program completed math problems and donated earned points from the program to raise $5,000 for the American Red Cross Hurricane Ian Relief Fund in just a few hours. Throughout the school year, students solved more than 228,000 math problems to earn more than 5 million math points, which translates to $5,000 for Hurricane Ian relief. On Monday, Oct. 10, Imagine Learning representatives presented a $5,000 check to the American Red Cross chapter in Tampa, Florida. The funds will be dedicated to supporting relief efforts in Lee County, Florida.

“The Red Cross is grateful for the generosity of community partners like Imagine Learning, which makes a life-changing difference to neighbors facing unimaginable loss from Hurricane Ian,” said Kristin Burke, Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross of Central Florida.

The donation is a part of Imagine Learning’s charitable giving program. Since the incentive program’s inception in 2008, students who have used Imagine Math have donated 1.7 trillion math points, completed more than 2.6 million math lessons, and worked through more than 84 million math problems for a total giving of $172,173 to the American Red Cross. Over the years, students have converted their hard-earned point donations to a variety of American Red Cross causes, including the Haitian Relief Fund, the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, numerous hurricane relief funds, and most recently the Jackson, Mississippi water crisis.

“When Imagine Math students learned they could contribute to the Red Cross to help people affected by Hurricane Ian, they responded in record time,” said Jeff Pendleton, SVP and General Manager of Supplemental and Intervention for Imagine Learning. “Normally, it might take up to a week for student donations to reach the $5,000 level but in this instance, it only took 3 hours, which is both astonishing and inspiring.”

Students from schools all over the country donated their Imagine Math points. Top donations came from schools in Illinois and Texas, in addition to Renaissance Middle Charter School in Doral, Florida.

“We could not be prouder of our students; they are an amazing example of our Charter School USA tenets, Integrity of putting others first, and Passion for providing the best education for every child,” said Renaissance Middle Charter School Principal, Elaine Castellanos. “On behalf of Renaissance Middle Charter School, I commend 6th grade accelerated math teacher Mr. Beck and his students for their dedication and kindness.”

Imagine Math combines a rich curriculum with fun, adaptive digital experiences to help students become confident math learners. Recent studies have shown that students who utilize Imagine Math demonstrate significant academic gains on standardized assessments. Ideal as a supplement to standards-based PreK—Geometry core instruction, Imagine Math’s two age-appropriate learning environments are designed for student engagement. In grades 3 and above, students are invited to a meaningful exploration of mathematical understanding. Rigorous, standards-rich content adapts to the unique needs of each learner to develop essential foundations and conceptual understanding they need to achieve grade-level mastery. In addition, students in grades 3 through 8 can earn points by completing lessons which can be turned into charitable donation dollars.

More information about Imagine Math is available at imaginelearning.com/imagine-math.

About Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning is a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company that ignites learning breakthroughs by designing forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology to drive student growth. Imagine Learning serves more than 15 million students and partners with more than half the school districts nationwide. Imagine Learning’s flagship products include Imagine Edgenuity®, online courseware and virtual school services solutions; supplemental and intervention solutions for literacy, language, mathematics, and computer science; and high-quality, digital-first core curriculum, including Illustrative Mathematics®, EL Education®, and Odell Education®—all on the Imagine Learning Classroom—and Twig Science®. Read more about Imagine Learning’s digital solutions at imaginelearning.com.

September 12, 2022 8:00 am

Imagine Math Students Donate to Flood Relief Fund

U.S. students solved more than 228,000 Imagine Math problems, converting earned math points to $5,000 for the American Red Cross Jackson Mississippi Flood Relief Fund

Scottsdale, Ariz., SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 – Students who use Imagine Learning’s Imagine Math program completed math problems and donated earned points from the program to raise $5,000 for the American Red Cross Jackson Mississippi Flood Relief Fund—all in 3 days after hearing about the funding opportunity. During the donation period, students solved more than 228,000 math problems and donated more than 5 million earned math points, which translates to $5,000 for the Jackson Mississippi Flood Relief Fund.

The donation is a part of Imagine Learning’s charitable giving program. Since the incentive program’s inception in 2008, students who have used Imagine Math have donated 1.6 trillion math points, completed more than 2.5 million math lessons, and worked through more than 82 million math problems for a total giving of $167,173 to the American Red Cross. Over the years, students have converted their point donations to a variety of American Red Cross causes, including the Haitian Relief Fund, the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, numerous hurricane relief funds, and the Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.

Top donating schools from around Mississippi and the U.S. include:

  • Northwest Rankin Middle School, Rankin County School District in Mississippi
  • East Tate Elementary School, Tate County School District in Mississippi
  • I.T. Montgomery Elementary School, North Bolivar Consolidated School District in Mississippi
  • Petal Elementary 3-4, Petal School District in Mississippi
  • Robert Healy Elementary School of Chicago Public Schools in Illinois
  • IDEA Brownsville Middle School of IDEA Public Schools in Texas
  • Davis Intermediate of Wylie Independent School District in Texas
  • Henderson Hammock Charter School in Tampa, Florida

“It’s inspiring to see our students donate their hard-earned Imagine Math points to make a difference for a community,” said Jeff Pendleton, SVP and General Manager of Supplemental and Intervention for Imagine Learning. “We’re proud of the many students across Mississippi and the U.S. who are sharpening their math skills while also helping people in need.”

“Imagine Math has given our students and teachers the perfect opportunity to show kindness during the water crisis in Jackson,” said Shauna Gregg, Math/Science Curriculum Specialist for Tate County School District. “We are so proud of our students that selflessly gave in order to help our southern neighbors.”

“Pearl River County School District is so proud to have been a part of the charitable donation toward the American Red Cross of Jackson Flood Relief,” said Ashley Franatovich, Technology Integration Specialist for Pearl River County School District. “It is a beautiful way for our students to be able to contribute toward local charities. Having the option to donate brings a new and exciting motivation for our students to give their best efforts when completing math lessons. This sort of selfless giving is what we would like to encourage all children within Mississippi to participate in. Our district theme this year is ‘Be the Light’ and we are so extremely proud that our students are embracing this idea and being the light for children around our great state.”

Imagine Math combines a rich curriculum with fun, adaptive digital experiences to help students become confident math learners. Ideal as a supplement to standards-based PreK—Geometry core instruction, its two age-appropriate learning environments are designed for student engagement. Rigorous, standards-rich content adapts to the unique needs of each learner to develop essential foundations and conceptual understanding they need to achieve grade-level mastery. Two recent studies revealed that elementary and middle school students who used Imagine Math demonstrated significant academic gains on standardized assessments. Findings from one study showed that after one year of using Imagine Math, students demonstrated significantly greater gains on the Renaissance Star Math assessment than their nonparticipating peers. A second study that analyzed Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 NWEA MAP Growth Math data showed that students who used Imagine Math demonstrated a significantly greater growth rate than non-users.

More information about Imagine Math is available at imaginelearning.com/imagine-math.

About Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning is a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company that ignites learning breakthroughs by designing forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology to drive student growth. Imagine Learning serves more than 15 million students and partners with more than half the school districts nationwide. Imagine Learning’s flagship products include Imagine Edgenuity®, online courseware and virtual school services solutions; supplemental and intervention solutions for literacy, language, mathematics, and computer science; and high-quality, digital-first core curriculum, including Illustrative Mathematics®, EL Education®, and Odell Education®—all on the Imagine Learning Classroom—and Twig Science®. Read more about Imagine Learning’s digital solutions at imaginelearning.com.

August 26, 2022 8:00 pm

ChallengeU Transforms High School Dropouts into College Students

ChallengeU

Richmond, Va. (Aug. 24, 2022) – ChallengeU, an innovative high school dropout recovery program, changed the life trajectory of Richmond City high school students who were no longer in school. Students were able to graduate against all odds because of ChallengeU’s ability to combine the power of building relationships through boots-on-the-ground coaching with the flexibility of online learning.

On Aug. 24, a special ceremony was held at The Kitchens at Reynolds to honor four graduates who, after overcoming difficult life circumstances, are eager to pursue their chosen careers at local educational institutions such as Reynolds Community College.

“We believe every student should be able to pursue a promising career and have an equal opportunity to be successful, even after dropping out of school,” said Nicolas Arsenault, CEO of ChallengeU. He highlighted that ChallengeU partners with Imagine Learning to provide high-quality online courses aligned with state standards and delivered by state-certified virtual instructors.

One ChallengeU Graduate’s Story

Jahneysha Gibbs was always up for the challenge when it came to her academics.  However, during high school, balancing life and school became overwhelming. Between the loss of her grandmother, constantly moving to different cities, and switching from school to school, she slowly began to lose motivation, and dreams of a future seemed out of reach. 

“A few months after I stopped going to school, someone called my mom and told her about the program. I had enough time to grieve and deal with the loss of my grandma and was willing to come back to school as long as I did not have to go back into the building,” says Jahneysha.

She found the ChallengeU coaches to be consistent, engaging, and very adaptive to her different life situations. “I love ChallengeU and the coach relationships!  They are so motivational and help you out in every way they can,” says Jahneysha, who aims to enter the registered nursing program at Reynolds in the fall.

ChallengeU is assisting her with the application process, connecting her to a job at the Omni hotel, and will be providing an academic scholarship that will be applied to her post-graduation plan. “I have always wanted to help people.  ChallengeU is helping me to learn more about the field of nursing and the different roles,” she concludes. Now that she is across the finish line with high school, she wants to encourage others in similar circumstances. “It gets better, and if someone has the option to work with ChallengeU, they should definitely take it!”

“The opportunity to walk alongside these students as they have overcome various challenges has been a privilege that I am most grateful for,” said Bria Jacobs, Lead Graduation Coach of ChallengeU in Richmond Virginia. “Our program is designed to meet youth right at the intersection of their current circumstances and their greatest desires for a bright future.  We see our participants as future scholars, entrepreneurs, teachers, healthcare practitioners, and anything else that they set their minds to. The ultimate goal is for participants to see the light at the end of the tunnel and walk toward it with confidence and a solid support system committed to assisting them every step of the way.”

“Working in partnership with public school systems in the U.S., ChallengeU is building a better, brighter future for students who have dropped out of school due to a variety of life circumstances,” concluded Arsenault. “Walking across the stage to receive a high school diploma is a moment that every student should experience and celebrate. Our team at ChallengeU is honored to help make that important milestone a reality, as well as creating a pathway to be a productive member of the workforce.”

About ChallengeU

ChallengeU is a dropout recovery program that partners with school systems to identify, re-enroll and graduate students who had previously dropped out of high school. Our intervention model combines the flexibility of online learning with the power of building relationships through in-person coaching. Our coaches provide wrap-around support in collaboration with local community organizations. We engage students in various levels of support, ensuring they will have the confidence and motivation to commit to working with us toward graduation and post-graduation opportunities.  We advanced our mission in the USA based on the success of our operation, which has re-enrolled more than 24,000 dropouts in school systems throughout Canada. In 2022, ChallengeU was recognized as a B Corp Best For The World™.

For more information, visit ChallengeU.com.

Media Contact: Jill Vaughan, jill@jlvcomms.net, (804) 363-7175

August 25, 2022 3:28 pm

Imagine Learning and MetaMetrics Expand Partnership to Provide Educators With New Measures to Help Personalize Instruction

Imagine MyPath will report Lexile and Quantile measures, beginning in the 2022-23 school year

DURHAM, N.C. & SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – August 24, 2022  – As schools face significant unfinished learning resulting from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, MetaMetrics®, developer of the Lexile® and Quantile® Frameworks, and Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the United States, today announced an expansion of their long-term partnership.

Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, Imagine MyPath® assessments will report National Percentile Ranks (NPR) for Lexile and Quantile measures, supporting K-12 students on their pathway to grade-level success. This will allow teachers and parents to see how students performed in comparison to other students in the same grade in reading and math and use Imagine MyPath as a universal screener, providing them with a metric to guide future learning and monitor student progress. For nearly a decade, other Imagine Learning assessments have reported Lexile and Quantile measures.

“Imagine Learning’s digital curriculum solutions include high-quality assessments designed to identify a personalized learning path that meets each student where they are and helps all students reach their potential,” said Jeff Pendleton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Supplemental and Intervention at Imagine Learning. “Our longstanding partnership with MetaMetrics supports educators in using Lexile and Quantile measures to further personalize classroom instruction.”

Imagine MyPath gives every K–12 student a pathway to grade-level success with a personalized and adaptive program in reading and math. As students move from targeted intervention to supplemental grade-level practice and enrichment, Imagine MyPath continues to deliver adaptive lessons propelling them forward. Imagine MyPath empowers teachers with the data and point-of-use resources that allow them to quickly get their students back on track.

The Lexile Framework for Reading and Quantile Framework for Mathematics measure student ability and the difficulty of reading and math content on the same scale.

“Differentiated instruction allows teachers to ensure that all students receive instruction that is tailored to their individual needs, strengths and interests,” said Malbert Smith, CEO and co-founder of MetaMetrics. “By reporting Lexile and Quantile measures, Imagine MyPath will provide educators with even more actionable data to accelerate learning.”

About Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning is a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company that ignites learning breakthroughs by designing forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology to drive student growth. Imagine Learning serves more than 15 million students and partners with more than half the school districts nationwide. Imagine Learning’s flagship products include Imagine Edgenuity®, online courseware and virtual school services solutions; supplemental and intervention solutions for literacy, language, mathematics, robotics, and coding; and high-quality, digital-first core curriculum, including Illustrative Mathematics®, EL Education®, and Odell Education®—all on the Imagine Learning Classroom—and Twig Science®. Read more about Imagine Learning’s digital solutions at imaginelearning.com.

About MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics is an award-winning education technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring silent and oral reading and listening (Lexile®) and math (Quantile®) measures with plans to develop measures for writing. The Lexile and Quantile Frameworks measure student ability and the complexity of the content they encounter. Lexile and Quantile measures and related technologies link assessment to instruction and provide next steps for students of all ages and abilities. The measures also provide valuable insights about students’ potential for growth. MetaMetrics’ measures, products and services are licensed to dozens of education product companies to help achieve that growth. For 35 years, MetaMetrics’ work is increasingly recognized for its research-based approach to improving learning. For more information, visit metametricsinc.com.

August 23, 2022 8:00 pm

Imagine Learning Classroom Launches with Engaging and Effective Core Math and English Language Arts Curricula

Award-Winning Programs Serve More Than 1 Million Students

Scottsdale, Ariz., August 17, 2022 – Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S., serving 15 million students in more than half the school districts nationwide, today announced the launch of Imagine Learning Classroom, the new digital application powering its core English Language Arts and Mathematics solutions. Imagine Learning Classroom (formerly LearnZillion) enhances the high-quality curricula of Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics, Imagine Learning EL Education, Imagine Learning Odell Education, and Imagine Learning Guidebooks. These comprehensive programs offer the most accessible, teachable, and engaging core curricula for K-12 students available anywhere today.

“Our goal is to deliver compelling, high-quality curricula in a teachable way to support educators and spark learning breakthroughs,” said Terry Gilligan, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Core Curriculum for Imagine Learning. “With Imagine Learning Classroom, we’ve developed a cohesive, immersive classroom environment to empower teachers and ensure student success.”

As pioneers in digital instruction, Imagine Learning continually refines its core products and services to meet the needs of all students and educators. These solutions give educators continuous, clear insights into their students’ learning, and supports them to maximize their potential. In addition, ongoing pedagogical research measures effectiveness in classrooms around the country to advance learning for all students.

Imagine Learning Classroom puts the teacher and student at the center of learning for more positive outcomes. The dynamic software creates inspiring instructional experiences, providing students with opportunities to own their own learning, express choice in content, and showcase their voice in assignments, building essential skills to set students up for success.

Imagine Learning Classroom:

  • Offers a turnkey solution that saves teachers time in planning and instruction
  • Incorporates features and functionality that support and honor each curricula’s instructional design
  • Empowers teachers with tools to personalize and customize instruction to their unique needs
  • Engages students with rich media, including videos, digital interactivities, virtual manipulatives, and more
  • Enables the implementation of quality curricula in all learning environments
  • Refreshed student and teacher experiences, including a unique experience for primary students

Imagine Learning Classroom offers the following premier ELA and Mathematics programs for grades K-12:

  • Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics is a complete K-12 IM-Certified mathematics curriculum that delivers a digital-first classroom experience, enabling teachers to create a student-centered, cohesive learning environment, based on research and driven by data that fully leverages the impact of high-quality curricula.
  • Imagine Learning EL Education is a content-based K-8 literacy curriculum utilizing compelling real-world texts that engage and excite learners in grades K-8. Informed by the Science of Reading, the program allows students to focus on mastery of knowledge and skills and demonstrate high-quality work while building habits of character.
  • Imagine Learning Odell Education is an innovative knowledge-based literacy program for grades 9-12 dedicated to fostering creativity and critical thinking. The program emphasizes learning through inquiry and empowers teachers to configure the course content by providing a variety of text collections and topics.
  • Imagine Learning Guidebooks is a comprehensive English Language Arts solution that immerses grade 3-12 students in reading and writing lessons across genres. Students create a web of meaning critical to the development of reading and writing skills, and build understanding through text sets, compelling questions, and integrated reading and writing activities.

About Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning is a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company that ignites learning breakthroughs by designing forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology to drive student growth. Imagine Learning serves more than 15 million students and partners with more than half the school districts nationwide. Imagine Learning’s flagship products include Imagine Edgenuity®, online courseware and virtual school services solutions; supplemental and intervention solutions for literacy, language, mathematics, robotics, and coding; and high-quality, digital-first core curriculum, including Illustrative Mathematics®, EL Education®, and Odell Education®—all on the Imagine Learning Classroom—and Twig Science®. Read more about Imagine Learning’s digital solutions at

imaginelearning.com.

August 11, 2022 8:00 am

Imagine Robotify Rolls Out New Features for Back-to-School

Award-Winning Computer Science Learning Product Teaches the Language of Tomorrow to Students of Today

Scottsdale, Ariz., AUGUST 11, 2022 – Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S., serving 15 million students in more than half the school districts nationwide, today announced new features for its newest product, Imagine Robotify. Designed to align with Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards, Imagine Robotify is a browser-based computer science learning platform that uses virtual, animated robots to teach coding to students in Grades 3-8 and beyond in an engaging, fun, and accessible way.

“At Imagine Learning, we are at the forefront of innovation, helping schools and families provide opportunity and access for learners,” said Jeff Pendleton, SVP and General Manager of Supplemental and Intervention. “Since acquiring Robotify, our inventive team has found more ways to make teaching computer science and coding even more accessible and affordable.”

Imagine Robotify is a browser-based digital solution designed to teach coding using the world’s best computer science simulator. The platform offers learners the freedom and creativity they need to realize their original ideas and, in the process, develop their capacity for communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Imagine Robotify provides students with the ability to master coding and computer science skills and apply their critical thinking to robotics, math, and science through project- and game-based learning. Students have access to more than 1,000 different coding activities and games, including 24/7 access to the latest virtual robots without having to ever purchase physical hardware.

Features and Benefits Include:

  • Best-in-class browser-based 3D robotics simulator, eliminating the need for expensive equipment to allow access and affordability to a much wider population of learners and teachers worldwide
  • All new user interface
  • One-stop shop of teacher resources and tools to instruct students
  • Project-based learning using Blockly and Python that applies knowledge to build, reuse, edit and analyze code to solve problems
  • New virtual robotics games to reinforce learning
  • New customization feature enables teachers to assign specific lessons and challenges to a class
  • Both coding and non-coding content for a full computer science curriculum
  • Available in both English and Spanish, as well as French, Japanese, Korean, and Turkish
  • New assessment and reporting tools to manage and track student performance as well as effectiveness of the program

In June, Imagine Robotify won the 2022 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Coding & Computational Thinking Solution. “Our mission has always been to show more students the power of computer science and coding,” said Adam Dalton, co-founder and CEO of Imagine Robotify. “Receiving a prestigious CODiE Award is further proof that Imagine Robotify is making a difference and helping to empower equitable learning breakthroughs for all students.”

About Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning is a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company that ignites learning breakthroughs by designing forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology to drive student growth. Imagine Learning serves more than 15 million students and partners with more than half the school districts nationwide. Imagine Learning’s flagship products include Imagine Edgenuity®, online courseware and virtual school services solutions; supplemental and intervention solutions for literacy, language, mathematics, robotics, and coding; and high-quality, digital-first core curriculum, including Illustrative Mathematics®, EL Education®, and Odell Education®—all on the Imagine Learning Classroom—and Twig Science®. Read more about Imagine Learning’s digital solutions at imaginelearning.com.

July 12, 2022 8:00 am

Two New Studies Reveal Significant Gains in Student Performance with Imagine Math

Students Using Imagine Math Show Higher Scores and Proficiency Levels

Scottsdale, Ariz., JULY 12, 2022 – Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S., serving 15 million students in more than half the school districts nationwide, today announced the results of two new studies revealing that elementary and middle school students who used Imagine Math demonstrated significant academic gains on standardized assessments. The studies took place in schools across Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina during the 2020-21 school year.

“As we continue to collaborate with districts, the results of these studies reveal what the future of learning can look like when the power of digital learning is harnessed to support educators,” said Jeff Pendleton, SVP and General Manager of Supplemental and Intervention for Imagine Learning. “Students are making great strides through the use of our adaptive, personalized learning solutions and we’re delighted to see Imagine Math accelerating learning and igniting breakthroughs.”

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE STUDIES:

  • During the 2020-21 academic year, a public school district in Texas implemented Imagine Math with students in Grades 1-9. Imagine Learning obtained and analyzed Renaissance Star Math® test scores from more than 16,000 Imagine Math students and from a comparison group of students who were matched on their Fall 2020 Renaissance Star Math scaled score, race/ethnicity, and gender. Findings from the study show that after one year using Imagine Math, students demonstrated significantly greater gains on the Renaissance Star Math assessment than their nonparticipating peers. Additionally, the percentage of Imagine Math students reaching Proficient on the Renaissance Star Math assessment was greater than that of the matched non-user group.
  • During the 2020-21 academic year, a national network of charter schools implemented Imagine Math with 3,048 students in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Imagine Learning analyzed Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 NWEA MAP Growth Math data among those Imagine Math students compared to a statistically matched group of 3,068 program non-users who were demographically and academically similar. Overall, findings from the study showed that the students who used Imagine Math demonstrated a significantly greater growth rate from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 than non-users.

Imagine Math combines a rich curriculum with fun, adaptive digital experiences to help students become confident math learners. Ideal as a supplement to standards-based PreK—Geometry core instruction, its two age-appropriate learning environments are designed for student engagement. In grades PreK-2, Imagine Math is designed to inspire a lifelong love of mathematics and is fully available in both English and Spanish. The program immerses early learners in an engaging storybook context that seamlessly teaches young students to see mathematics in their everyday world. In Grades 3 and above, students are invited to a meaningful exploration of mathematical understanding. Rigorous, standards-rich content adapts to the unique needs of each learner to develop essential foundations and conceptual understanding they need to achieve grade-level mastery. Unique to Imagine Math, point-of-need access to live instruction by certified, bilingual math educators is available to make deep learning beyond the bell a reality. More information is available at imaginelearning.com/imagine-math.

About Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning is a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company that ignites learning breakthroughs by designing forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology to drive student growth. Imagine Learning serves more than 15 million students and partners with more than half the school districts nationwide. Imagine Learning’s flagship products include Imagine Edgenuity®, online courseware and virtual school services solutions; supplemental and intervention solutions for literacy, language, mathematics, robotics, and coding; and high-quality, digital-first core curriculum, including Illustrative Mathematics®, EL Education®, and Odell Education®—all on the Imagine Learning Classroom—and Twig Science®. Read more about Imagine Learning’s digital solutions at imaginelearning.com.