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.

Platform Update - April 2024

The new version 3.5.3 makes a number of minor enhancements that improve the teaching and learning experiences with Speak Agent. Here are the details:

Math Literacy: Cornerstone of the Standards for Mathematical Practice

All learners need Math Literacy because it is a priority 21st century skillset that includes the ability to comprehend, contextualize, and communicate mathematical information, problems, and thinking. Without this skillset, a learner may have...

6 Summer Books for Educators to Read

Summer vacation is here! As an educator, you’re surely excited for some much-needed rest and relaxation after a busy school year and hectic testing season. Over summer break, you may have big plans, like going on vacation, spending time with family,...

June Holidays: Celebrating Freedom, Equity, and Empathy

June brings a sense of celebration and commemoration: the end of the school year, the summer solstice, and three important holidays: Pride Month, Juneteenth, and World Refugee Day. These holidays honor the struggles, experiences, and triumphs of...

What’s in the New CGCS Framework for English Learners?

In April, the Council of the Great City Schools published A Framework for Foundational Literacy Skills Instruction for English Learners to share best practices for teaching ELs of all grade levels. The framework synthesizes the latest research in...

Celebrating National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month

Did you know that April is National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month? As a multilingual/ELL educator, I wanted to offer helpful resources to celebrate.

Product Update - January 2023

New year, new reports! Over the past several weeks we have added a whole bunch of new ways to get progress data at the student, class, and school level. Here are all the goodies in version 3.2.0:

Speak Agent Launches Formative Assessment Tool

Level Up is a new formative assessment tool attached to each Speak Agent lesson in our middle school and high school math and science courses. This article describes what the new tool does, how it works, and when it will be added to our courses....

Product Update - October 2022

Welcome back! Here are the enhancements we've made in version 3.1.1 (minor release):

Can Edtech Help with the Teacher Time Crunch?

"You want me to do what now?" Imagine this: You are a school or district administrator and the students in your district have fallen behind in math. You've found the perfect edtech solution to help bridge the gap. But when you share this solution...

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