edWeb.net Announces Amplify Fractions’ Sponsorship of Adaptive Math Learning Community
edWeb.net is announcing Amplify Fractions as the new sponsor of the Adaptive Math Learning free professional learning community on edWeb. Fractions are the single greatest predictor of high school math achievement; by sixth grade, 100% of math standards assume a knowledge of fractions. Amplify Fractions uses engaging stories to provide students with personalized instruction, feedback and practice so they can learn to make sense of fractions.
The Adaptive Math Learning community provides a place for educators to post questions, share practical tips, and get feedback from experts and peers to better understand how to use adaptive learning and real-time data to inform instruction, improving fraction learning outcomes. The community also offers free edWebinars for educators. edWebinar participants receive a CE certificate for attending a live presentation or for viewing a recording. This is the third year anniversary of this community of over 2,000 math educators.
Amplify Fractions presented their first edWebinar in the community on Wednesday, July 12th. In “Getting Unstuck! Learning Fractions with Real-Time Digital Feedback,” Zachary Wissner-Gross, PhD, Product Manager, Amplify Education; and Drew Corley, PhD, Senior Learning Scientist, Amplify Education, looked at various types and modalities of feedback for students who “get stuck,” as well as richer combinations of audio, visuals, text, and manipulative interaction. They explored specific examples related to fractions, focusing on getting students “unstuck” from common fractions misconceptions, while at the same time keeping them motivated. The recording of the edWebinar is available for on-demand viewing.
“We are very excited to sponsor the Adaptive Math Learning community, especially at this time when adaptive technology is becoming increasingly popular. We look forward to exploring theory and practice, sharing what we’ve learned so far, and learning from the greater community,” said Zachary Wissner-Gross from Amplify.
Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, commented, “Math educators, in particular, love connecting and learning in collaborative communities on edWeb. We are thrilled that Amplify Fractions is going to sponsor a community on Adaptive Math Learning.”
Educators are invited to join the free Adaptive Math Learning professional learning community on edWeb.net for invitations to upcoming edWebinars, online discussions, and access to resources.