Reducing Teacher Burnout Through Curriculum Mapping

Teaching and learning through a pandemic has brought to light several challenges that marginalized learners face, one of the most prominent being the widening language gap. In response, teachers are often scrambling to find and create resources to...

Reflections From ESEA

After weeks of preparation and anticipation, the Speak Agent Team packed our bags and headed to New Orleans for the 2022 ESEA Annual Conference. After only meeting educators virtually for so long, it was refreshing to meet and chat in person. We...

Equity Through Language Acquisition

Equity in K-12 education is a complex issue. It is difficult to know where to start or what strategies to use. Strategies and definitions can vary by district, school, classroom, and even by student. Understanding how equity impacts outcomes will...

Product Update - December 2021

Hello! We took care of a little end-of-year cleanup in the latest release v2.6.0:

Speaking in Crisis

The latest report from WIDA shows a precipitous nationwide decline in language growth for multilingual learners (aka English Learners) in grades K to 8. The chart below compares the gains in WIDA ACCESS scores from the largely pre-pandemic era of...

Product Update - October 2021

Hello! It's another great product update from your pals at Speak Agent. The new release 2.5.5 includes a couple new features and a lot of small tweaks that we feel add up to a major improvement!

Product Update - September 2021

Help! We just can't stop adding cool new features! By popular demand, the new desktop version 2.5 adds a new feature for multilingual learners: instant translations. There are also improvements to narration of special characters in math and science...

Product Update - August 2021

The new desktop version 2.4.2 adds a long-anticipated feature: class-level reports! There are also other helpful changes.

Speak Agent Offers New PD Courses and Certifications for Teachers

Speak Agent is now offering an expanded catalog of professional learning courses that, for the first time, includes a self-paced digital component. These self-paced modules use Speak Agent digital lessons to teach Speak Agent through hands-on...

Learning to Use the WIDA ELD Standards

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the sweeping changes made by WIDA in their latest ELD standards framework? You are not alone! WIDA's 2020 edition is a fundamental rethinking of how we serve multilingual learners. There's also quite a bit of new...

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