LEARNING LINK SUMMER SUCCESS PROGRAM
Over the summer some students experience significant learning loss. Educators often refer to this as the summer slide. Connected Class wants to help teachers and administrators combat the summer slide by providing families with access to Learning Link games, strategies, and activities in literacy and math. Learn how you can help your students avoid the summer slide!
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE – DEEP DIVE 2022
Join us on a virtual Deep Dive to gain a greater understanding of your current student performance and overall achievement of your campus over time. This year’s Instructional Leadership Institute will be formatted differently than previous years to provide a deeper level of analysis for each norm-reference assessment. Beginning May 16th we will host informational webinars so that you know what to expect and how to prepare. Check out all the details and dates for specific trainings by clicking here. The deadline to register has been moved up to April 20th, 2022! Eligible teachers get paid $25/hour for attendance. (Caps may be placed based on funding sources; therefore register early!)
MARCH MATH MADNESS FACT CHALLENGE!
You asked for more . . . so we delivered another fun challenge for you and your students for the month of March!! Students can continue building on their fact fluency with March Math Madness, a 4-week math challenge. As educators, we know that continued success in higher-level mathematics is dependent upon the student’s ability to master basic math facts. If they know their basic math facts well, they are less likely to get lost as math problems become more complex. This challenge is a fun and engaging way to build students’ accuracy and speed with basic math facts using Learning Link math games.
And the Winners Are . . .
Did you know 23 teachers from 15 schools participated in the February Fact Challenge? During the 4-week challenge, students played a Learning Link math game with their teacher in class while their families received a Learning Link email with the video explaining how to play the game at home with their child. Families were asked to play for ten minutes, three times a week. Students took a pretest and posttest. Approximately 522 students participated, 1,811 Learning Link videos were watched, an average of 22% learning gains, with one class getting 57% gains! The classes that participated were entered into a drawing to win a pizza party and Connected Class playing cards. There were three winning classes. Check out this video to see who won!!! Congratulations to all the students who worked so hard and to the teachers for building a strong classroom to home connection. Get connected, stay connected and learn for a brighter tomorrow!
FEBRUARY FACT CHALLENGE!
Do you have students that need to master their basic math facts? Connected Class invites your class to participate in our February Fact Challenge! This 4-week challenge is a fun and challenging way for your students to build their accuracy and speed with basic math skills. We have put together a simple and fun resource to help you implement this challenge with your class using Learning Link math games, strategies, and activities. Join us for one of our LIVE webinars to learn more about how to participate. Webinar Dates: Friday, January 14 & Tuesday, January 18.
AND THE WINNER IS . . .
Connected Class is excited to announce the winner of the Sheri Lamb Reading Challenge. This year’s winner is Ms. Rema Ismail from Garden of the Sahaba Academy! The reading challenge kicked off on October 4th and wrapped up on December 3rd. There were 20 teachers who signed up to participate in the challenge, and eight teachers successfully completed it. Teachers were required to send weekly Learning Link emails to families, implement reading logs, join the Stop Whining and Just Read with Me Already Facebook group, communicate regularly with families, etc. There were 176 students across seven schools that participated in the program. Over 3,000 Learning Link emails were sent and 2,640 hours (or 158,400 minutes) of reading took place. Thank you to all the teachers, students and families who took part in our reading challenge! Our winner will receive a check for $500, and her class will receive new books for their class library totaling $500. Each of the teachers who successfully completed the challenge will also receive three books for their classroom. Congrats to all of those who participated . . . #ReadersAreWinners!
November is National Family Engagement Month! On November 16th Connected Class hosted a free, virtual family night to provide parents and families with creative and simple ways to support their kindergarten to 5th grade child’s development and strengthen their math and reading skills. If you missed it, you can watch a recording of the event here.
On June 24, 2021, Connected Class was recognized with the STEM Small Business Innovator of the Year Award by the Space Coast chapter of Women in Defense.
Pictures and video of ceremony