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How to be a Renaissance National Honor Roll educator

By Carol Dorn, Customer Advocacy Coordinator

Get your best practices here!

Want to get the best outcomes from your Renaissance practice and assessment solutions? Looking to highlight your students’ incredible reading and math achievements?

Renaissance National Honor Roll recognizes teachers, librarians, and school administrators across the nation utilizing Renaissance solutions in their classrooms to their fullest and, in turn, seeing measurable student growth.

From August to March, four best practice learning modules are published in Renaissance Royals. The modules are designed to help you improve your implementations and get the most out of Accelerated Reader, Freckle for math, myON, and Star Assessments. Each module contains eight activities, which are like bite-sized chunks of professional learning. Completing each activity gives you access to the next as it becomes available the following month.

Participating in Honor Roll also provides a natural environment to engage in conversations with fellow educators via Renaissance Royals, a community designed just for Renaissance educators. Educators using Renaissance solutions can join Renaissance Royals to discuss teaching strategies and experience different activities. It’s free and a great resource.

How do educators participate in Honor Roll?

    1. Log in to your Renaissance Royals account and click on the Honor Roll channel. (Not a member? Click here to join!)

    2. Complete the monthly Honor Roll activities (eight total) throughout the school year and submit your data to demonstrate you’ve reached program data targets.

    3. Be recognized! You’ll receive an achievement kit that includes customizable digital student certificates, a classroom pennant, or a school banner.

More than 300 educators participated in Honor Roll and were recognized during the 2021–2022 school year. While everyone participates in Honor Roll for different reasons, these educators agree that having the strategies to effectively use their Renaissance products benefits everyone, especially their students:

“Because the National Honor Roll involves so many people who all use the same Renaissance products, the strategies, resources, and discussions were vital to a greater understanding of how to improve my implementation of the products in my classroom. The information is always presented in a timely manner, which makes it even more valuable.”
Melissa Eilers, Fourth Grade Teacher, Nebraska

“For anyone who is undecided about participating in National Honor Roll, I can testify that the knowledge you gain by working through the modules is not only essential to implementing the program to the best of its ability, but also connects you with a whole community of fellow educators who are focused on working together to build knowledge and share resources. I wish I had found National Honor Roll sooner!”
Jennifer Taylor, First Grade Teacher, Missouri

“The National Honor Roll experience proved extremely valuable in reimagining my reading implementation. Through collaboration and discussion within the community, I gleaned so many amazing ideas. I am now so excited to tackle student reading head-on, equipped with tools I need to successfully execute both Accelerated Reader and Star Assessments in my classroom. I encourage all educators to participate, as this professional development will be considered one of my most beneficial.”
Stacia Guarisco, High School English Teacher, Indiana

Honor Roll for the 2022–2023 school year starts on August 15, so head over to Renaissance Royals to get started!

Know someone who should join in on the fun? Encourage them to participate, too.

Carol Dorn, Customer Advocacy Coordinator
Carol Dorn, Customer Advocacy Coordinator
As the Customer Advocacy Coordinator at Renaissance and an ardent supporter of educators, Carol enjoys hosting the Renaissance Royals community and managing the Renaissance National Honor Roll. She has been employed at Renaissance for more than 28 years. Her other passions include gardening, reading, and traveling. She’s also an anglophile and is fond of all things British.

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