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.

ELL Strategies Webinar Recording Now Available

More than 750 ESL teachers, specialists, and coordinators joined us on September 30th for our webinar English Learners: Strategies for Digital Learning and the Language of Academic Content. Many thanks to our sponsor, DigitalPromise.org. 

Webinar: ELL Strategies for Digital Learning

Last year, Digital Promise hosted our first-ever professional learning webinar, and it made #1 EdWeb.net that week. This year, we are returning with an even more popular session. It focuses on research-based academic language learning strategies...

A New Resource: Guides to Education Technologies

As school districts move to remote and hybrid learning models, it can be difficult to find vetted, research-based digital learning resources and tools that operate seamlessly across physical and virtual classrooms, as well as home-based independent...

New Math+Language Strategies Workspace

Earlier this week we announced the launch of the ELL Digital Strategies Workspace, in partnership with Digital Promise. Now we have launched a similar resource for K-8 Math, the Math+Language Strategies Workspace. This new Workspace explores active...

Announcing the ELL Digital Strategies Workspace

The Speak Agent academic language learning platform applies 32 research-based instructional strategies across its varied activities. The research behind these strategies is compiled by the Learner Variability Project, a service provided by Digital...

Product Update - June 2020

Speak Agent version 1.12.1 added several new beta activities and features that will be fully released during the Back to School timeframe.

The Language Deficit and the COVID-19 Slide

I was recently reading an article about the challenges the NYCDOE is facing in supporting their ELLs and how these students are faring in the "new normal." Here's how one Brooklyn teen described it:

Free Distance Learning During COVID-19

Speak Agent is now available FREE (with no purchase obligation) for use during school closings for a limited number of districts (as many as we can serve on a first-come, first-serve basis). Our goal is to give your teachers resources to engage...

Product Update - April 2020

Speak Agent version 1.11.1 adds improvements requested by our customers,  fixes several bugs and issues, and introduces a new STEM activity!

Product Update - February 2020

Speak Agent version 1.10.0 adds several improvements that you and your students will appreciate!

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