Northern California Schools Access Pokemon Learning League
Pokémon Learning League is coming to schools in Northern California thanks to a new partnership with the Northern California Media and Technology Consortia (NCMTC) and the Ed1Stop portal. News of the partnership was announced at the 2007 NECC convention, going on this week in Atlanta, where the company behind Pokémon Learning League, Pokémon USA, also introduced a new online assessment system for the program.
Pokémon Learning League provides animated and interactive lessons in language arts, math, science, and life skills for students in third through sixth grade. The content has been approved by the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN), an organization that helps educators select supplemental learning tools aligned to California standards.
NCMTC, which works to select education materials for California schools, will make the content available to its members in six Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Sonoma.
In addition, the Ed1stop.net portal, from the Contra Costa County (CA) Office of Education, will make Pokémon Learning League available to schools in Contra Costa, Calaveras, Marin, Napa, Santa Cruz, and Solano counties.
The agreement will impact about 50,000 students.
In other Pokémon news, Pokémon USA also announced at NECC that new online assessment tools have been added to Pokémon Learning League. Some of these new tools include:
- Formative assessments, with tracking of students' usage and scores;
- Aggregate classroom and individual student performance reports;
- Lesson assignments based on the need for remediation; and
- Dialog and guided feedback for students.
Educators can sign up for free one-month subscription to Pokémon Learning League at the link below. One-year subscriptions run $995 for a single school. District and classroom subscriptions are also available.
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