Jean Sharp, the Chief Academic Officer for Apex Learning, was a recent guest on Remote Possibilities, a new MarketScale edtech podcast hosted by Kevin Hogan. In this episode, Jean shared her belief that in order to stop the significant student learning loss following the crisis, we must be intentional about our path forward and attend to the social-emotional needs of our students. We share a few highlights from the interview below.
In our 17th episode of Opportunity Thrives, a podcast committed to better supporting the needs of today’s secondary students, we explore this very question.
We know that education leaders are doing all they can to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and staff for this fall. For many districts, that has meant starting off the year with fully virtual learning programs.
Online learning was never intended to replicate classroom learning. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as effective. Classroom learning is fundamentally built on the ability to interact with one another – student-to-teacher or student-to-student – in a face-to-face environment. And any effort to replicate the classroom experience online will likely overlook the benefits of using technology.
Tucson Unified School District Selects Apex Learning to Provide Online Learning for Students in Grades 6-12
Personalized learning comes in many different forms but the foundation for success is the same: selecting a high-quality, rigorous curriculum that accelerates and deepens student understanding. But not all digital curriculum is the same and not all will enable teachers to design a variety of rich learning experiences that meet the individual needs of every student.