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The Adventures of Captain Captivator – Continued

Captain Captivator, our #MonumentalAchiever, has been traveling all around the United States over the past week thanks to you!  Here’s a map of how far Captain Captivator has traveled:

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His adventures include many trips from Birmingham, Alabama, where our home office is located, all the way to California, where he relaxed on the shores in Santa Monica.

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Captain Captivator has a severe case of wanderlust and needs your help!  Help us let Captain Captivator travel across the United States!  Print out the picture below, snap a photo with him in your home town or wherever you’re traveling to, and post it to social media using #MonumentalAchiever.

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For each post, you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card from TeachersPayTeachers.com!

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The Adventures of Captain Captivator


Last week at Model Schools, Captain Captivator made his debut.  The Captain is our ultimate #MonumentalAchiever and serves to represent those who make Monumental Achievements in education and the lives of others.

What does Captain Captivator mean to us?

The Captain is more than just a figurine.  He stands for quality growth.  Captain Captivator strives to always get better and to make a difference in the lives of others.  He’s a hero!

Educators are truly our heroes.  We know the sacrifices you make and the effort you put forth to make a difference in the lives of your students.  Thank you for all that you do!

Now for a contest…

We want to see how far Captain Captivator will travel this summer!  Print out the picture of the Captain (click the picture below), and snap a picture of him wherever you are. Post this picture to social media using #MonumentalAchiever, and be sure to include your location!

Captain Captivator with Logo

We’ll share our favorites, but a special winner will receive a $50 gift card to TeachersPayTeachers.com!  Entries will be accepted between July 8th through July 24th.  The winner will be announced on July 27th!

Here are the links to our social media accounts:

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New Features on the Teacher Dashboard!

Check out the NEW Stride Academy Teacher Dashboard!

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While the work of a teacher is more complex as focus shifts from the class to the individual student, our New Teacher Dashboard has some exciting updates to continuously track student performance and incorporate personalized learning in the classroom.

This real-time dashboard allows you to quickly access needs and prescribe appropriate curriculum for your students. Here are a few highlights of these new features:

Class Performance

Easily view your students’ progress, above or below grade level, by looking at these bar graphs. Click on any section to drill down to student data.

*Don’t miss important notifications for your class posted at the top of your Teacher Dashboard.

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Students At-A-Glance: Adaptive Engine event indicators reveal problem points at a glance. Students are organized into three convenient groups – Students Potentially at Risk, Students on Pace and Students Thriving. Clicking on an individual student name links to individual student results.

Clicking on the View link for any student who is potentially at risk will lead you to a more detailed explanation of the issue.

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Academic Badges: Academic badges are awarded when a student has, (a) answered at least 80% of the available questions in a skill category, and (b) scored at least 70% correct for all of their answers in the skill. This includes a student’s correct answer on the second attempt at a question.

Click View All Student Academic Badges to see a complete list by student.

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Individual Student Performance by Subject

Clicking on any student’s name will lead you to the Individual Student Performance view revealing at-a-glance information for general performance by each subject.

Print this screen (or Save in PDF format). Use this real-time report of the student’s skill performance to plan differentiated instruction, targeted skills practice, and monitor progress on specific standards over time.

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Student performance is organized by curriculum and broken down into standards to identify areas of need. Quickly assign available educational resources aligned to skills.

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Graphs show performance by both grade level difficulty and subject. Mouse over the graph to see percentages.

Red signifies less than 50% correct answers. Yellow signifies 50-70% correct answers. Green signifies 71-100% correct answers.

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Don’t Miss the New Teacher Dashboard Webinar!

Mark your calendars to join us Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 3:30pm CST for our New Teacher Dashboard Webinar hosted by Tamra Barron, LTS Director of Training. To register, click here and complete the form. You don’t want to miss out on learning about these new updates!