Another highlight of the conference was meeting exciting vendors from all over the United States. There were too many to list here, but my favorites were Ponder and Newsela. They are both dedicated to supporting non-fictional literacy (a biggy on Common Core-aligned tests like PARCC) and they are very scholar-friendly. Ms. Fagan at the Middle School is already using Newsela, and scholars are loving it! It’s great to see scholars personalizing their learning and enjoying it in the process thanks to innovative technology. Replicating this sort of high-engagement work at the high school is certainly a high priority. We have 322 days to get it right!
All in for Day 1!