October 11, 2012
Eduplanet21 Releases New Striving Readers Social Learning Institute & UDL Learning Path
Mechanicsburg, PA --Eduplanet21, the premier social learning organization for educators, announces the immediate release of the Striving Readers Social Learning Institute and their first Learning Path "Universal Design for Learning and Digital Technology." This solution will enhance, support, and extend Professional Development activities related to the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program. The Institute and Learning Path are scheduled for release today, October 11, 2012.
Eduplanet21's Social Learning Institutes are intuitive digital platforms that allow educators to share resources, access news, participate in best-practice discussions, attend live web-events, and collaborate with well-known industry experts. Rather than a traditional top-down, passive model, this allows for a blended approach to professional development combining active, constructivist thinking with the engaging and transparent format of social media. The result is improved engagement, expanded and sustainable networks, and a more personal professional development experience.
Created in collaboration with the Berks County, Capital Area, and Colonial Intermediate Units in Pennsylvania, the digital institute will serve as the foundation for nine Learning Paths.
Striving Readers Learning Paths
1. Universal Design for Learning and Digital Technology - Released Today
2. Data Informed Decision Making - Scheduled for release the end of October
3. Foundations of Early Literacy - Scheduled for release the end of October
4. Successful Transitions Along the Literacy Continuum
5. Content Area Literacy
6. Implementing the Common Core State Standards and the Literacy Design Collaborative
7. Navigating Content with English Language Learners (ELLs)
8. Family Literacy and Family Engagement
9. Supporting Learners with Special Needs
Eduplanet21's Social Learning Approach
In addition to existing popular Social Learning Institutes that improve teacher capacity with the Common Core Standards, Habits of Mind, and Teacher Effectiveness, the Striving Readers Social Learning Institute will explore literacy through the lens of the revisedStriving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program, which in 2012 was expanded to support literacy efforts across K-12 education with newfound connections to Common Core, technology, and English Language Learners (ELL).
Social Learning Institutes are powerful tools that combine video, social-media-
As with all Eduplanet21 Social Learning Institutes, membership is free, and upgraded membership and distinct Learning Paths are available to differentiate for specific district, institutional, or individual educator needs.
Eduplanet21 is a software, content, and services company committed to revolutionizing learning through the use of Social Learning. Their solution effectively shortens the time needed to master learning, increases retention and improves engagement. For more information, visit: www.eduplanet21.com or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org