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Discover professional learning opportunities to help struggling students meet College and Career Readiness Standards.

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Practical Strategies for Your Classroom

Use Instructional Strategy Guides in English Language Arts and Math to personalize evidence-based practices with technology.

Formative Assessments with Technology

Find ideas for using technology-supported assessments.

Design Professional Development

Create professional learning activities using the PowerUp PD Facilitator's Guide. Learn more >

Make Tech Happen in Your School

Explore the Technology Implementation Practice Guide.

Be the teacher students remember - the one who empowers their success!

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  • Enhance learning for students with disabilities
  • Personalize learning with technology and UDL
  • Enrich your professional learning

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View Our Recent Webinar!

Did you miss the "Powerful Ways to Teach Context Clues with Technology" Webinar on June 4th? Be sure to check out the archived webinar on how effective instructional practices enhanced with technology tools can help students develop vocabulary and improve comprehension. 

Tech Matters

As a teacher, literacy specialist, and consultant, I always found semantic maps (also called graphic organizers or webs) to be a hot discussion topic. Teachers found endless uses. Some used graphic organizers for vocabulary—to help students perceive the relationship among words, learn vocabulary, and identify antonyms and synonyms. Others found value in supporting comprehension as students mapped out a story, identified character traits, related ideas, sequenced events, described a process, and connected concepts. Read More...
Many struggling readers are passive rather than active readers. They have difficulty interacting with and making personal meaning of the ideas in the text. One evidence-based strategy that helps students’ reading comprehension is self-questioning. This practice requires students to think about what the text means, make predictions, draw conclusions, and evaluate the information. When students use the self-questioning strategy, they are engaged in close reading, a critical skill emphasized in the ELA Common Core Standards for reading literature and informational texts. Read More...

Featured Resources

Instructional Strategy guide
Mathematics helps us to understand science and to design, conduct, and analyze the results of scientific experiments. Science requires us to collect data, interpret it for significant patterns, and Read More...
Instructional Strategy guide
Classroom presentations encourage purposeful speaking and engaged listening. When students give a presentation, they not only demonstrate content knowledge but also exercise skills in writing with Read More...