Recently, Hapara CEO and co-founder Jan Zawadzki and Hapara's VP of Business Development, Chris Buja joined Jim Connor on Game Changers Silicon Valley to discuss some of the new technologies that are currently making their way into the education system, including Hapara.
Districts around the country are making the transition to digital learning in order to better prepare their learners to be active participants in a digital-first world. When schools make the switch effectively, technology can be a cognitive tool that provides learners with differentiated learning experiences and teachers with the ability to adapt instruction based on feedback, all leading to greater, measurable achievement (Weston & Bain, 2010).
“Summer slide,” “Summer brain drain,” no matter what term you use for it, it’s well-known that learners lose critical academic skills during the weeks that they are out of school. This is true in both reading and math, and especially true for low-income learners.
This week the US National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the results of the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). For the first time in decades, NAEP scores in math declined.
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Also this week, a team of economists from Princeton University shared their findings from a study of US mortality rates in which they discovered for the first time ever that the mortality rate of middle aged White Americans had increased. This latter result is in contrast to a continued decrease in mortality rates of African Americans and Latino Americans. What gives?
What’s in a number like one million? Well, if we are talking about one million Belarusian Rubles, the answer is about fifty US, Canadian, NZ, or AUS dollars.
This Spring, a group of educators from the U.S. and Australia accepted the challenge of joining the inaugural Hapara Certified Educator (HCE) program cohort. These individuals were invited to participate because of their demonstrated expertise with Hapara tools and advanced skill as professional developers and edtech integrators. After spending their summer participating in a rigorous training program, completing assessments, and preparing innovative professional learning resources, we are pleased to announce that Hapara will begin awarding badges this week!