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On June 22, 2021, we will launch updated strategies for the Math PK-2 model, as well as additional updates to the Navigator that highlight equity, SEL, and culturally responsive teaching. To learn more, visit our Site Updates (available in the "About" menu at the top of any page).
Below are the Learner Factors critical to literacy outcomes. Hover to see how these factors connect across the whole child. Then click to find out how each factor impacts learning and explore strategies that support it. Read more about this model.
Learning to compose different kinds of complex texts helps students build their Genre Knowledge and academic language.
Academic language is more sophisticated than the language we use in our everyday conversations. This language used in school and eventually in the workplace encompasses understanding and using discipline-specific Vocabulary and complex Syntax.
Technology is playing a bigger role in students’ lives and learning.
With technology, students’ Literacy Environment expands as they are increasingly exposed to the world outside their home and classroom.
Technology allows students to access and interact with multimodal academic and social resources such as websites, blogs, videos, and social media.
Increased technology use can have negative impacts as well.
Increased screen time, particularly before bedtime, is associated with poor Sleep, which can negatively affect students’ cognitive skills such as Working Memory.
Access to technology can also increase the chance for cyberbullying, affecting students’ sense of Safety and Emotion, which can lead to anxiety and depression. Encouraging mindfulness may support students’ mental health.
Students are learning to compose more complex texts.
On this page, using your heatmap, you will be asked to select factors to further explore, and then select new strategies you might incorporate into upcoming instruction. Once done, click “Show Summary" to view your Design Summary Report.
Finding new strategies
On this page, using your heatmap, you will be asked to select factors to further explore, and then select new strategies you might incorporate into upcoming instruction. Once done, click “Show Report” to view your Design Summary Report.
Generate your report
By selecting "Show Report" you will be taken to the Assessment Summary Page. Once created, you will not be able to edit your report. If you select cancel below, you can continue to edit your factor and strategy selections.
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