Blog
July 11
2017
4 Elements Critical to Effective Personalized Learning
With the introduction of more rigorous standards and the reauthorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), schools are transforming to recognize and respond to individual student learning needs.

Blog

07/11/2017

With the introduction of more rigorous standards and the reauthorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), schools are transforming to recognize and respond to individual student learning needs. Districts are focused on college and career readiness, preparing students with the knowledge…

06/26/2017

Integrating digital curriculum into the classroom requires ongoing district and school leadership support before, during, and after initial implementation. Without this, the digital curriculum program is rarely effective. To provide the necessary support, leaders must believe that the digital…

06/12/2017

This time of year, I can’t help but think of the many middle school students who will soon advance to high school. The troubling truth is that many of these students are underprepared for the rigors of high school coursework. Weak foundations and gaps in prerequisite skills and concepts put…

06/01/2017

A recent article in Slate, part of a series covering the rise of online learning, profiles the author’s experience using one vendor’s digital curriculum. He was bored and unmotivated. The author also questioned the rigor of the courses, specifically the structure and how concepts were presented…

05/30/2017

Districts and schools across the country have made it a core focus to equip students with the 21st century skills they’ll need to achieve success after high school. But every student is different, mastering content in different ways and at different paces. To ensure that every student learns…

05/17/2017

The number of ELL (English Language Learner) students in U.S. schools is increasing at a rapid pace. In fact, ELL students represent the fastest-growing segment of the student population. In just 15 years, the number of ELL students in public schools has nearly doubled to approximately 5 million…

05/15/2017

For non-traditional students, outside factors can often interfere with a student’s learning in a traditional brick and mortar setting. Digital curriculum can be an empowering experience for these students. In traditional teacher-centered classrooms, non-traditional students often indicate that…

05/01/2017

One thing that’s critical to the success of personalized learning programs is staff participation in a Professional Learning Community, or PLC. These gatherings make space for strategic discussions that increase student and teacher engagement, improve instruction and classroom management and…

04/17/2017

How do we ensure digital curriculum is supporting the diverse needs of students? Developing curriculum that meets a wide range of learning needs can be a challenge, but at Apex Learning we begin by recognizing that students arrive in the classroom with a variety of experiences and skills. We…

04/11/2017

Virtual learning can provide all students the opportunity to access high-quality curriculum and enable districts to expand learning options. Download this infographic to learn more about the benefits of virtual schools. The following best practices can get your district started with…