PRWEB | Washington | August 20, 2020
LearnZillion, a leading provider of K–12 high-quality digital-first core curriculum, in continued partnership with Illustrative Mathematics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics, today announced a new set of resources to help educators more successfully navigate the instructional challenges of the back-to-school season amid the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In recognition of the current learning environment, educators are looking to LearnZillion, now a part of Edgenuity®, and Illustrative Mathematics more than ever to continue delivering—and to expand upon—the tools necessary to successfully navigate the unique and challenging educational landscape of 2020.
These new resources, now available integrated at point-of-use through the LearnZillion platform, were developed to meet district needs and support virtual learning. The resources also include a hybrid session for K–5 virtual learning best practices. Guidance is provided to teachers on which activities are best suited for synchronous or asynchronous learning time.
To further support educators, LearnZillion offers strategies and tips on how to effectively use LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics for virtual instruction. This guidance will be provided through in-platform messages, as well as on-demand videos to model these features and functionality. This support will evolve as needed to ensure educators are set up for success.
Illustrative Mathematics also launched the IM Community Hub, through which users can receive additional support for distance learning. This Hub includes a dedicated place for LearnZillion IM educators to connect and collaborate on their virtual instruction experiences. LearnZillion will use the feedback provided here to enhance the supports available for implementation in a distance learning model.
“Through our mutual commitment to thoughtful, evidence-backed lesson design, LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics is excited to incorporate guidance for unfinished learning and distance learning in ways that align with the unique, ever-changing challenges of the time,” said Eric Westendorf, CEO and Cofounder of LearnZillion. “These resources combine best practices in virtual instruction with teacher-friendly platforms and curricula to empower educators and engage students.”
“We understand the uncertainty educators and students face this fall,” said Cofounder and CEO of Illustrative Mathematics, Dr. William McCallum. “As an IM-Certified partner, LearnZillion is incorporating these COVID-19 response resources to help schools and districts plan for distance learning, address unfinished learning, and better support teachers and students, which will go a long way to ensure students are engaged with grade-level content and are set up for success in mathematics next year and beyond.”
For more information on the LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics partnership to support student learning amid school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, educators can explore this page.
LearnZillion, now a part of Edgenuity and a leading provider of K–12 online learning solutions, curates and publishes the highest-quality core instructional materials supported by exceptional professional development. LearnZillion is committed to helping educators plan and deliver powerful, lasting learning experiences. Districts that adopt our curricula empower teachers to spend less time building student-facing materials from scratch and more time meeting their students’ needs. For more information, visit www.learnzillion.com.
Illustrative Mathematics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics. We develop and deliver core mathematics curricula along with deeply integrated professional learning experiences that ensure students receive engaging, high-quality mathematics instruction. Learn more at www.illustrativemathematics.org.