STI Offers Free Teacher Version of Learning Earnings Incentive Program
STI, a provider of education data
management solutions for K-12, has launched a free teacher version of its online
student achievement platform, Learning
Learning Earnings is a Web application that uses a virtual points system and
an online school store to provide incentives for students. "According to the Digital Learning Alliance,
an incentives-based reward approach can encourage positive student behaviors and
allow teachers to track them, helping to curb negative behaviors in the
classroom," stated a news release from STI.
Teachers can set goals for individual students or a whole class. When
students achieve goals such as completing and turning in an assignment,
improving test scores or achieving perfect attendance, they earn credits.
Students can save their credits in a virtual bank account or spend them at the
school store, where they can purchase rewards such as hall passes, free time or
lunch with the teacher, or even tangible rewards such as school supplies,
snacks, clothes, music, game and movie passes.
Learning Earnings includes a repository of 800 grade level-specific, no-cost
rewards, and teachers can also create their own rewards. "The Learning Earnings
platform automates many of the manual processes educators face when implementing
incentive and positive reinforcement programs in the classroom," said Derek
Dunaway, chief executive officer of STI, in a prepared statement. "We are
excited to offer this free tool to help educators eliminate classroom disruption
and maximize instruction."
Further information about Learning Earnings and free teacher account
registration can be found on the Learning Earnings site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.