New Mexico Department of Public Education Names Curriculum Associates on List of High-Quality Professional Learning Markets for 2021
NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., July 6, 2021— The New Mexico Department of Public Education (NMPED) recently named Curriculum Associates’ Mathematics in the i-Ready classroom and Read ready programs at its High Quality Professional Learning (HQPL) Market List for 2021. The list serves as a guide for teachers, schools and districts across the state to identify professional learning provider programs that support orientation and the continued implementation of high quality educational material. Today, Curriculum Associates programs are used by more than a dozen districts across the state, including Las Cruces Public Schools, Gadsden Independent School District, and Grants Cibola County Schools.
According to NMPED, the HQPL market listing includes professional training programs from vendors that have been reviewed and verified to ensure they demonstrate evidence-based strategies and results. Local education agencies can use the list to begin the process of selecting professional learning needs at the local level. The two associated with the study program Mathematics in the i-Ready classroom and Read ready received the highest “green” rating, meaning that the programs met the review criteria without reservations.
“We understand that continuing professional development is necessary for educators to be successful in the classroom and when using our programs,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “As such, we strive to provide educators with a solid set of materials and aids to facilitate their teaching and help them create an engaging learning environment for all students. “
In addition to top-notch personal technical support, Curriculum Associates offers a plethora of online advice, training videos, and planning tools available 24/7 to help educators use Mathematics in the i-Ready classroom and Read ready. Live and in-person training on Curriculum Associates programs is also available.
Mathematics in the i-Ready classroom helps teachers deliver speech-based instruction while allowing students to think mathematically and discuss mathematical ideas. Its print and online resources work cohesively to support the teaching and learning process. The program uses multi-day lessons and instructional routines to help students understand important math concepts, make connections between multiple math strategies, and deepen their conceptual understanding by having them lead the majority of the class discussion. There are also frequent opportunities for practice and assessment to ensure students understand concepts and to help teachers make instructional decisions.
The program includes a variety of professional learning resources that are built into the start of each unit and built into each lesson. It also offers professional advice to support English learners, including language differentiation strategies that provide scaffolds for the five WIDA language proficiency levels and ideas for community and cultural responsiveness that can be incorporated during the lesson.
“When I started to evaluate programs for our adoption of mathematics, I was impressed and excited by Mathematics in the i-Ready classroom“said Roberto Salas, a specialist in teaching K-6 math at Gadsden public schools.” Once we embraced the curriculum and started working with it, I was more than excited I believe this math program can and will help our students develop math understanding and problem solving.
Read ready is a rigorous classroom teaching and practice program that fully prepares students for the demands of today’s standards in a highly interactive way, while providing teachers with step-by-step, point-of-use, support for teachers. to teach as effectively as possible.
The program invites students to practice close reading strategies with authentic text and features a scaffolded instructional design that builds students’ confidence in reading over time. The program specifically helps students develop strong reading comprehension skills and strategies through a balance between grade level and differentiated instruction, while providing educators with instant educational support to develop students’ reading habits. . The accompanying Teacher’s Toolkit additionally offers a digital collection of educational resources that help educators differentiate teaching for successful students at grade level, below or above.
To learn more about Mathematics in the i-Ready classroom and Read ready, visit CurriculumAssociates.com.
About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online educational materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and exceptional customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources to teach diverse student populations and foster learning for all students.