The Language of Content

Articles from the Speak Agent team that provide classroom resources, implementation strategies, research-based perspectives, and updates regarding our Content+LanguageSM platform.

Reflections on Juneteenth: A Call to Learn

On January 1, 1863, "...all persons held as slaves within the (States in rebellion) shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free..." President Abraham Lincoln declared. But the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery: Freedom was won through...

CGCS BIRE 2022 Showcases the Work of Amazing Multilingual Educators

I write this article because there is amazing work that educators are doing throughout Texas and across the country, and in particular. I want to highlight the Council for Great City Schools 2022 BIRE Meeting earlier this month in San Antonio,...

Using Speak Agent In Your Classroom

Whether you're thinking about using Speak Agent, just getting started, or you’re a Speak Agent pro, you may be wondering how you can use Speak Agent to engage students in your classroom. Check out these proven strategies to incorporate Academic...

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...

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