Speak Agent is a Research-Based Design Certified product line that accelerates learning of key academic concepts and develops math and science communication skills. We intentionally designed each activities as vehicles to apply specific research-based strategies curated by the Learner Variability Project. These strategies provide the learning sciences basis for all student work in Speak Agent. These strategies are organized into our unique Academic Language Learning Model. In addition to the research-based ELL learning strategies, Speak Agent also provides a wide variety of learning supports for ELL, low-SES, and exceptional learners.
Workspaces: A Deeper Dive
In partnership with Digital Promise, we co-developed a tool for deeper exploration of each active learning strategy. The workspaces are tools for quickly finding additional resources such as classroom videos from educators like you, articles, examples, research citations, and many, many more strategies than we can possibly fit on this page!
ELL Strategies Workspace
Math Strategies Workspace
The following represent just a small sampling of the 36 research-based ELL and STEM strategies used in Speak Agent:
Strategy Brief (PDF)
A strategy for English Learners that also supports math and science communication and reasoning.
PD Video (3m)
Learn how this strategy supports English Learners — and all STEM learners — along with tools for implementing it in your virtual or physical classroom.
PD Video (3m)
Learn about this highly effective strategy for math modeling and communication, plus digital tools for you to moderate the entire process.