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 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...

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....

ED Games Expo 2019

Speak Agent will participate in the 2019 ED Games Expo at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on Jan. 7-8, 2019. Find us at table #43!

January 06, 2019 | Ben Grimley | Events, Speak Agent News

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...