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Education.com Unveils a Guided Curriculum to Better Build Essential Math and Reading Skills
New Lessons and Digital Offerings for Teachers and Parents Build Foundation for Early and Elementary School Success
SAN MATEO, Calif. – August 31, 2016 – Education.com, the leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their kids succeed in school, today announced a groundbreaking new guided curriculum that changes the way they help their preschool and elementary children develop essential skills. The new skills-focused curriculum combines 30,000 expert-created resources from the industry’s most comprehensive learning library with step-by-step guided lessons mapped to specific skills, to more easily and effectively strengthen the math, reading, and writing skills that are essential for school success.
At the heart of education, children need to develop foundational math and reading skills to succeed in school. All kids struggle with these core skills at some level, and their parents and teachers equally face fundamental challenges in trying to help them: identifying the most essential math and reading skills, finding various ways to keep a child engaged in learning, and finding an educational solution that connects foundational skills to the learning needs of the individual child. Education.com’s new math and reading platform uniquely helps parents and teachers address these challenges by combining easy to follow step-by-step lessons with a variety of learning formats for a multi-sensory approach aligned to the essential skills kids need to learn.
“With today’s announcement, Education.com gives parents and teachers an easy and smart way to build a strong foundation for early math and reading success,” said Rich Yang, Co-CEO of Education.com. “We now go beyond simply supplying educational materials to educators – we work hand in hand with expert teachers and curriculum designers to guide parents and teachers. By mapping our resources to specific core skills, providing guided lessons that span multiple learning formats, and providing progress reports, we’ve created a powerful new platform that empowers educators to propel kids forward. This marks a new chapter for Education.com – we’ve answered requests from our 10 million users in a big way, and we’re excited to continue getting feedback that will enable us to keep helping them in important new ways.”
New Expert-led Curriculum Identifies and Maps Essential Skills for Success
Education.com has organized an entire curriculum around essential skills across math and ELA from Pre-K through 5th grade. It was created by national expert teachers and curriculum designers led by an in-house team of experienced graduates and advisors from institutions including Stanford University and UC Berkeley graduate schools of education.
The new curriculum organizes skills in an easy-to-follow sequence. Each skill logically builds on the next, making it easier than ever for parents and teachers to accurately track how their children are progressing and where they might need support. This organization also makes it very easy to target a specific skill or broader subject overall within Education.com’s massive learning library of resources.
Industry’s Most Comprehensive Learning Library: Now with Digital Learning Exercises
Students learn in many different ways, from writing in workbooks and playing digital games, to listening to songs and being “hands-on” with activities. Education.com’s comprehensive platform supports the diversity of its learners by offering multiple learning formats – including new expert-created digital games and exercises as well as printable resources – to help kids learn in whatever way that is best for them. With the 350 new digital exercises, Education.com combines the best of its award-winning digital learning program for kids Pre-K through 2nd grade, with multiple styles of activities designed for students 3rd through 5th grade, such as interactive graphs, visual models, and many other components that can increase conceptual understanding.
Guided Lessons Save Teachers Time; Give Parents Step-By-Step Expert Guidance
New from Education.com, Guided Lessons are a combination of the platform’s most effective learning resources organized into sequenced lessons covering 800 core skills in math and ELA. Guided Lessons put kids Pre-K through 5th grade into a game-like, immersive experience with an engaging awards system that motivates them to keep learning. Since Guided Lessons follow Education.com’s comprehensive curriculum, lessons build on each other and employ multiple learning strategies, saving teachers time from lesson planning. Simple navigation, easy to understand lesson descriptions and informative progress reports give parents the level of guidance they need and confidence that they have the best solution to help their kids excel in school.
“As a new teacher in an international school, Education.com was instrumental in helping me work with students at various levels in english and math. I like the way the site is organized and it's easy to use, giving me quick access to all the resources I need for my students. I’m also really excited about being able track progress and create lessons that will work for all of my students, regardless of level.” – Paul Richardson, teacher, Aichi International School
The new skills-focused guided curriculum and Guided Lessons are available on Education.com today on a subscription basis. Limited individual resources, including the new digital exercises, are free for Basic members. New features and enhancements will become available over the coming months.
With 10 million members and millions of visitors each month, Education.com is the #1 education site for parents and teachers to find the guidance, inspiration, and materials they need to help kids succeed. From printable workbooks to digital learning games to everything in between, Education.com delivers content kids love and resources educators rely on. Education.com is based in San Mateo, California, and was founded in 2007 by a group of parents dedicated to making learning fun inside and outside the classroom. www.education.com.