The new kids on the block

As you’re going through lesson plans this summer and prepping for the upcoming school year, you might be surprised to know that some of the most advanced educational tools for developing creativity … are right in your kids’ toy bin. Read more »


Free webinar this Tuesday, February 14: Helping long-term English learners

Do you know what long-term English learners need? Listen in as presenter Lily Wong Fillmore addresses key questions related to this growing group of students who rarely receive the support they need to attain true proficiency and succeed in secondary grades.

In this webinar, you’ll learn why so many English learners appear to stall in their efforts to learn English as a second language. You’ll also learn how to use academic English instruction and the right kind of instructional support to help long-term English learners overcome obstacles and reach proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking. Don’t miss your chance to find out what you can do to help your long-term English learners find success–register today.

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. MST

Presenter: Lily Wong Fillmore, Professor of Education Emerita at University of California, Berkeley




About the presenter:

Lily Wong Fillmore, Jerome A. Hutto Professor of Education Emerita at University of California, Berkeley, is a linguist and educator whose scholarship focuses on the education of language minority students. Dr. Fillmore has studied social and cognitive processes in language learning, cultural differences in language learning behavior, and primary language retention and loss. Her present research efforts focus on how academic English instruction can help teachers support students’ literacy development.



Refactoring the world in 2012 and beyond

Today’s post comes from guest contributor Nathan Preator, our marketing intern. Nathan recently experienced firsthand the exciting debut of Imagine Learning’s first recruiting billboard.

At the heart of Imagine Learning is the core belief that a solid foundation in language and literacy will provide every child with a platform for success. To make success a reality for kids around the world, Imagine Learning is constantly searching for the best and brightest employees to build and sustain the company. So in 2012, we’re taking a new approach to finding the right people to help us achieve our mission: we’re recruiting talented programmers who can help us build better, smarter products even faster. Check out this short video to see what we’re doing:

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2 ways to learn how to close the English learner achievement gap

Are you ready to level the playing field for your English learners? Join us for a free webinar on closing the English learner achievement gap this afternoon, hosted by Imagine Learning chief academic officer Marc Liebman and curriculum specialist Mia A. Allen. Take advantage of one of two ways to learn about actionable, technology-based strategies you can start implementing right away to improve achievement for your English learners:

  1. Join us live by clicking here to register and participate in the webinar today. The presentation begins at 2 p.m. MST.
  2. Check in on our webinars page later this week to watch the archived version of the presentation.

As Michael Scott would say, this is pretty much a win-win-win.