ED Games Expo 2020

Speak Agent will participate in the 2020 ED Games Expo at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We look forward to showcasing our latest language games & activities supporting K-8 STEM...

Academic Language Strategies Webinar Series Now Available!

After a chart-topping debut on EdWeb.net, we now bring our highly rated Academic Language Strategies webinar series directly to you! The webinar will identify specific strategies to help reduce the achievement gap by teaching content knowledge...

Transforming the STEM Classroom at WIDA

How can we better support diverse learners in STEM content areas? Our WIDA Annual Conference session tomorrow will explore practical, research-based strategies for explicitly teaching the language of learning math and science. We will examine Speak...

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...

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!"

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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