Speak Agent to Present at 2018 WIDA Annual Conference

We look forward to showcasing the latest additions to the Speak Agent academic language learning platform at the WIDA 2018 Annual Conference in Detroit from October 23rd to 25th. 

New Partners Implement Speak Agent Across Maryland

Speak Agent is being implemented in three Maryland counties this school year, each of which hosts one of the nation's top-50 largest public school districts. Our team is proud to work with our partners to accelerate academic language learning for English...

October 02, 2018 | Ben Grimley | Speak Agent News

Five Principles of Personalized Teaching

Todd Rose's book "The End of Average" has underscored the connection between learner variability and the opportunities for personalized learning afforded by education technology. To date, however, the conversation has largely omitted the perspective of...

Digital Promise Partners With Speak Agent to Bridge the Academic Language Gap

Digital Promise Global's Learner Variability Project has partnered with Speak Agent to further the mission that all students, regardless of their learner variability, master the academic language and vocabulary they need to succeed. Digital Promise is helping...

Product Update - September 2018

The new Speak Agent version 1.4.1 delivers several major new features and enhancements. Here are the details:

Speak Agent presenting research experiences at Serious Play Conference

As game-based learning has become an important feature in the implementation of edtech in schools, conferences like Serious Play have become important vehicles for promoting integration of research and learning science into the field. Our CEO, Ben Grimley,...

July 06, 2018 | Dan LaFountain | Events

Product Update - June 2018

The new Speak Agent version 1.3.8 includes many long-awaited goodies. Here are the highlights:

Rethinking Personalized Learning: The End of Average

I was recently at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum just outside of Washington, DC with my sons. We were looking at the amazing variety of planes and spacecraft including the Columbia Space Shuttle. As we were looking inside some of the older aircraft, we...

The Story Behind Vocab Lab

"Vocab Lab" is a word analysis game on Speak Agent that began with the problem of learning "tier two" words. Many experts classify vocabulary into three tiers. While these vocabulary tiers may not apply to English language learners (ELLs) in quite the same...

Reading texts are best aligned with content, not skill levels

An excellent article published by The Atlantic (view it here) captured key findings from NAEP reading panelists, who last week examined why reading scores have remained flat for two decades.