Newsela recently hit a major milestone: over one billion texts have now been viewed by students and teachers on our platform. That's a lot of data, and we're launching this blog series to share what we've learned with the world.
While teachers use Newsela everyday to differentiate in their classroom with standards-aligned content at 5 different reading levels, differentiated learning on Newsela doesn't end there. Many unique features alongside Newsela’s leveled content empower teachers to make the topics they cover come to life in the classroom, while supporting every learner…
Since founding Newsela six years ago, we’ve been committed to curating the highest quality, most engaging content available, preparing it for classroom instruction, and delivering it to teachers and learners of all abilities every day.
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Elizabeth joined Newsela in 2018 after six years of classroom teaching and experience bringing science products to market. As a Product Manager of Content, she collaborates across teams to create and launch products like Newsela’s Collections, which are bundles of curated content that support instruction of core and special subjects.
Earlier this month, Newsela hit publish on its 10,000th article. Just six years ago, we were birthed into cyberspace with 100 painstakingly curated, leveled articles. Since then, over 1.8 million teachers and 20 million students have turned to Newsela as a trusted source for captivating content across ELA, social studies and science that's accessible, safe, personalized, and lights the fire of learning.
When Jordan started at Newsela as a product designer in 2016, he joined the Newsela’s product team to design prototypes for new features and more recently, support content production for Newsela’s instructional platform.
A 2018 study by the U.S. Department of Education showed that nearly half of teachers felt underprepared to differentiate instruction in their classrooms. Curious about this statistic, we went back to former educators on our own team to revisit their experiences differentiating in disparate classroom environments.
Differentiated instruction, both in planning and in the classroom, is not just a prescribed set of strategies that you can implement. It’s about constantly responding to student needs and helping them get from where they’re at to their goal.
For Liz, empathy and meaningful relationships with students are the keys to creating the kind of welcoming classroom environment where differentiated instruction can succeed.
Differentiation was never straightforward, but Emily improved on her practice by discovering a key insight: It’s about more than just pedagogy. It’s all around you in the classroom, from the split-second interactions you have with students to how you lay out your desks.