Elementary Learning Platforms
Age of Learning Expands School Solutions with New My Reading Academy
- By Kristal Kuykendall
Age of Learning, creator of the popular ABCmouse online learning program, has launched My Reading Academy, expanding the company’s School Solutions programs.
My Reading Academy was specifically developed to support educators’ efforts to provide equitable instruction; the game-based platform is “an individualized, adaptive learning solution blending interactivity, adaptive challenges, and ongoing feedback to sustain engagement and motivation in young learners,” the company said in a news release.
My Reading Academy is the second Age of Learning School Solutions program; the first, introduced in June 2021, is My Math Academy, an adaptive math learning platform for young students focusing on essential math concepts and skills.
“Our early literacy experts have spent years developing, testing, and refining My Reading Academy to ensure we provide educators with an effective solution that puts students at the center of learning and personalizes instruction to meet the unique needs of every child,” Age of Learning CEO Paul Candland said in the announcement. “My Reading Academy delivers a powerful educational experience that empowers teachers and is designed to accelerate student learning, and we are confident it will drive the same exceptional results that we’ve seen in classrooms, schools, and districts using My Math Academy.”
My Reading Academy incorporates every element of complete reading instruction, including concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and monitoring, the company said. The program also “continuously assesses performance to evaluate what the individual student knows, where there is a knowledge gap, and what the student is most ready to learn, presenting engaging learning activities that provide the right amount of productive struggle to maximize learning rate,” Age of Learning said.
Educator dashboards in My Reading Academy show real-time insights on student progress, accomplishments, and growth opportunities, as well as actionable recommendations for teachers and tips on student groupings. My Reading Academy also includes a Family Portal that displays student progress and recommends supplemental activities to support each student’s learning at home.
Find more information on the My Reading Academy website.
Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can
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