Active Learning

Virginia Department of Education Approves Apex Learning Digital Curriculum

Press Release — 2017 — Apex Learning, known for rigorous, standards-based digital curriculum proven to increase student achievement, announces that additional Apex Learning Courses designed specifically for the Virginia Standards of Learning have been approved by the Virginia Department of Education (DOE). Apex Learning provides schools and districts throughout Virginia and across the country with digital curriculum that actively engages students in learning, from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating.

Research Put Into Practice: Summative Assessment and Digital Data Systems

Summative assessment plays an important role in measuring outcomes and accounting for progress.

Research Put into Practice: Apex Learning Curriculum and Pedagogy examines what it means for a student to learn and presents research pointing to the elements of curriculum design that are necessary for supporting learning in middle and high schools.

Research Put Into Practice: Activities and Feedback

Research Put into Practice: Apex Learning Curriculum and Pedagogy examines what it means for a student to learn and presents research pointing to the elements of curriculum design that are necessary for supporting learning in middle and high schools.

The research in this white paper is divided into four sections and each section is followed by a discussion of how the research is applied within the Apex Learning digital curriculum.

Research Put Into Practice: Teaching and Active Learning with Media

Students learn more when information is presented in different ways -- direct instruction, text, audio, video, and interactive simulations are just a few examples.

Research Put into Practice: Apex Learning Curriculum and Pedagogy examines what it means for a student to learn and presents research pointing to the elements of curriculum design that are necessary for supporting learning in middle and high schools.

By harnessing technology, we can provide students with an active learning experience where they learn by doing, not by passively listening.
In active learning, students benefit from engagement and interactivity.
Students develop critical thinking skills and deep understanding.
By observing, students build on what's familiar to clarify the larger meaning.
Inquiry uses active learning so students explore, manipulate, and form their own hypotheses.
Elaboration activities allow students to extend their learning.
Students extend, enhance, and expand their learning by actively creating something.
Confirm allows students to actively apply their understanding.