How We Pilot with K-12 School Districts

When we first launched Speak Agent, we offered schools and teachers a self-serve classroom trial. This did not get results. Then we began to offer a pilot program with our full suite of support services. That worked so much better! This article discusses why...

Product Update - August 2019

Speak Agent version 1.9 comes hot on the heels of our major July release. We've been kicking it into overdrive to make the 2019-2020 school year a great experience for your students! (Sleep is overrated...) Here are the details:

Speak Agent Badges... Collect Them All!

Ever since we launched Speak Agent, elementary students have been asking us "When are we going to be able to win some cool Speak Agent badges?" Well, the answer is "NOW!"

Product Update - July 2019

Speak Agent version 1.8 adds one new activity type and two major new features: multi-language support and learning badges. Here are the details:

Welcome to Our Summer STEM Fellow!

A warm welcome to Jaclynn Emig, our new summer STEM Fellow! Jaclynn is First Grade Teacher at Drew Model School in Arlington Public Schools, Virginia. She joins us thanks to the generous support of the 2019 Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) STEM Workforce...

July 23, 2019 | Ben Grimley | Speak Agent News

Speak Agent Adds Support for 20 World Languages

So there we were, knee-deep in our first trilingual implementation, tailoring supplemental math, science, and dual-language immersion programs in English, French, and Spanish... And our poor heads were spinning. Then a couple of audacious Speak Agents...

July 18, 2019 | Ben Grimley | Speak Agent News

Academic Language Webinar #1 on EdWeb Last Week

Last week Digital Promise hosted our first-ever professional learning webinar Achieve Transformative Results by Teaching Academic Language on EdWeb.net. (Follow the link to watch it!) We were so pleased to hear that it was the #1 live webinar on EdWeb last...

Speak Agent to Exhibit at ISTE, EDxED NYC, and Sanibel Leadership Conference in June

Speak Agent will participate in three major events this month. Our technology platform has grown by leaps and bounds this year, and we can't wait to share the latest and greatest with you!

First, we will exhibit at EDxED NYC at Hudson High School in Manhattan...

Montgomery County After-School Program Finds 31% Gains in Reading Vocabulary with Speak Agent

Excel Beyond the Bell Elementary (EBBE), an after-school program in Montgomery County, Maryland, released its report “Leveraging the Power of Play” earlier this month. EBBE saw some exciting results with Speak Agent in reading! Their testing found 31.2%...

Reflections on the NSTA 2019 National Conference

“STEM teachers are not prepared to foster simultaneous content knowledge and language development,” states the National Academies of Sciences in their October 2018 report [1]. The science teachers we met at NSTA 2019 in St. Louis last week largely agreed....

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