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Summer School Success Leads TX District To Use Time To Know
Time To Know — Monday, September 26, 2011
Over 340 Students Will Use the Digital Teaching Platform During the 2011-2012 School Year
NEW YORK (September 26, 2011) – A successful summer school pilot program has led the Wylie Independent School District in Texas to implement Time To Know in 16 fifth grade math classes plus sixth graders who would benefit from additional math practice, giving more than 340 students access to the program this fall.
Wylie initially implemented the program in a 2011 summer school pilot program with 17 students. Comparing scores at the beginning and end of the summer, Wylie teachers saw student math and language arts scores improve by as much as 25 percent when students were using the Time To Know platform.
"The class in which we piloted Time To Know this summer included struggling learners as well as some gifted and talented students, which is possible because the Time To Know program allows the teacher to create a differentiated learning experience with levels appropriate to each student's individual needs,” said Barbra Rudolph, principal of Davis Intermediate School. “The program uses different vocabulary at each level, which allows students to read and comprehend at their ability level."
The school is currently developing plans to expand the Time To Know platform to fifth grade English language arts classes as well.
Time To Know is a teacher-led, online curriculum system that features a Digital Teaching Platform designed for one-to-one computing classrooms. With the teacher at the center, Time To Know engages students with interactive multimedia lessons, individualizes instruction, and promotes the development of critical thinking skills.
Research from schools in New York and Texas already using Time To Know has shown a dramatic increase in students’ math reasoning and critical thinking skills.
About Time To Know
Introduced in Israel in 2007 and launched in the United States in 2009, Time To Know is a complete online teaching and learning solution for one-to-one and high-density computing classrooms. In addition to the Digital Teaching Platform, Time To Know includes comprehensive professional learning to maximize teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Time To Know is implemented in 150 classrooms in Texas and New York and is a part of the New York City’s Innovation Zone (iZone) program. By September 2011, Time To Know will offer digital curriculum for grades 4-5 math and English Language Arts, aligned to the Common Core Standards. In addition, Time To Know pilots are underway in Singapore, with 400 third grade students using its math program. For more information, please visit http://www.timetoknow.com or call 888.559.6560. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.