Building Classroom Community Through Content and Storytelling

    • "Getting to know your students..." It sounds so easy: ice breakers, getting-to-know-you games, and other similar tools are at your fingertips. But which ones will be the most effective? What will be new and exciting for your students? Which ones...

Implementing Speak Agent In Your District

As you prepare for the new school year and figure out which programs to implement, it’s critical to choose an edtech solution with proven results. Research shows Speak Agent’s Math+LanguageSM and Science+LanguageSM programs have achieved a 210%...

Language Strategies Benefit All Students

In this article, you’ll find an overview of how embedding academic language learning strategies in content area instruction benefits all learners. You will learn about three critical best practices for content and language integration: creating and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Speak Agent Wins Global Competition to Address COVID-19 Learning Recovery

Today Speak Agent, Inc. was named a winner of the Futures Forum on Learning: Tools Competition, a global competition aimed at addressing student learning recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Speak Agent is among 18 winning teams out of roughly...

Speak Agent Awarded Learner Variability Product Certification

Yesterday, Speak Agent earned the Learner Variability product certification. Speak Agent is among the first 15 companies in the world to earn this new third-party certification. We were also among the first to earn the Research-Based Design...

Math+Language = Equity

Imagine there was a way you could more than double the lifetime earning potential of all your students. What would you give to make that happen? Well, there is such a way. And it has massive implications for the national conversation we are now...

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