August 22, 2017

Making plans for SXSWedu® 2018

By Gene Kerns, PhD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer It’s that time of the year again. Schools around the nation are starting back up, summer is dwindling, and SXSWedu PanelPicker® voting is officially open. SXSWedu®, an offshoot of SXSW […]
August 15, 2017

Calling all Renaissance educators!

Are you looking to get more out of your Renaissance practice programs? Want to ensure that each and every one of your students experiences measurable growth in reading and math this upcoming school year? Would you like to be recognized […]
August 10, 2017

6 ways technology has helped me facilitate student growth

By Rita Platt, Library Media Specialist @ritaplatt Many educators remember the days (and sometimes long, long nights) before technology became a trusted tool. In those days, we did everything by hand and often from scratch. We developed curricula, assessed students, […]
August 3, 2017

Reducing the load: 6 tips to promote reading growth

By Lisa Lysne, Senior Product Marketing Manager “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! There seems […]
July 27, 2017

The lowdown on the Renaissance Growth Alliance

By Sally Searby, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships   The perfect combination Eggs and bacon. Bagels and cream cheese. Peanut butter and jelly. Think about these partnerships for a moment. Besides making you hungry, what do they have in common? […]
July 20, 2017

ILA 2017: Literacy magic in Orlando!

By Lisa Lysne, Senior Product Marketing Manager   From July 15–17, thousands of teachers, librarians, authors, and others passionate about the power of reading gathered in Orlando, Florida for the 2017 International Literacy Association conference—better known as ILA. I was […]
July 13, 2017

Personalized learning: Innovation? Or mere invention?

By: Gene Kerns, Ed.D., Vice President and Chief Academic Officer   Time will tell… I believe that one of the most useful definitions of innovation comes from the US Department of Education. It’s a particularly good definition because it considers […]
July 6, 2017

ISTE 2017: Hot topics and cool technology that makes a difference

By: Anu Jokinen, Senior Product Marketing Manager   An introduction The world’s largest edtech conference—hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)—brought more than 20,000 educators to San Antonio, Texas last week. An amazing array of topics included […]
June 29, 2017

More insight, more time, more student growth: introducing Renaissance Flow 360

By: Anu Jokinen, Senior Product Marketing Manager   Research has shown that differentiated instruction and personalized practice leads to two important things in the classroom—increased student engagement and improved student outcomes. It can also reinvigorate the teaching experience—allowing teachers to […]
June 29, 2017

New thinking about RTI within the MTSS framework

By: Jan Bryan, Vice President, National Education Officer; Laurie Borkon, Vice President, Government Affairs; & Eric Stickney, Director, Education Research   Introduction The positive impact of Response to Intervention (RTI) over the past 40 years, plus the recent emphasis in […]
June 27, 2017

Building a culture that lasts

Our team celebrated Red Nose Day this past May. Featured above is the Madison Marketing Department.   By: Kim Mitchell, Chief People Officer   If you ask a Renaissance® employee what the company stands for, chances are he or she […]
June 22, 2017
Woman reading outside

The 2 things educators should read this summer

By: Gene Kerns, Ed.D., Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Introduction As many of us prepare for summer reading, I have been asked once again to make some recommendations. The list we compiled last year remains relevant, but I would […]