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Press Release: USC Hybrid High School and Hapara Grow a Commitment to Empower Students in the Digital World
Palo Alto, Ca – USC Hybrid High School and Hapara Inc., edtech maker of Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps, announced today a renewed commitment to support digital empowerment for Hybrid High teachers and students. Oliver Sicat, CEO of USC Hybrid High’s charter management organization Ednovate, says, “Our school’s personalized learning model has led to tremendous growth in all subject areas. Our ability to give every student what they need when they need it requires our teachers to have a deep understanding of each student’s needs, and Hapara has been key in providing us with that visibility.”
USC Hybrid High School is taking an approach to learning that utilizes the best in education technology to personalize the learning experience for each student, significantly advancing the academic proficiency and depth of learning through a mastery-based curriculum. According to Josh Kinoshita, Ednovate Director of Technology, “Hapara organizes the Google Apps experience for our students and teachers, freeing up valuable time and allowing us to focus on collaboration and personalizing student learning.”
About USC Hybrid High
USC Hybrid High School is a college preparatory public charter high school in Downtown LA currently serving 9th and 10th grades. The school is expanding one grade level per year until it serves 450 students in grades 9-12 in Fall 2015. The school combines a traditional “no excuses” model with a blended learning model that personalizes each student’s learning. USC HHS is operated by the charter management organization Ednovate. Ednovate’s mission is to close the college graduation gap through its Theory of Change, in which a strong sense of purpose, a personalized college prep curriculum, and development of specific mindsets will allow each student to persist through college.
Hapara makes tools for Google Apps using educators that turn ongoing formative assessment into a habit. Teacher Dashboard organizes the Google Apps environment by class, by application, and then by student. Educators see dashboards of activity in Drive, Gmail, Sites, Blogger, even Google Plus. Hapara Interact provides educators real-time views of student browser activity in Chrome on any machine.
Regardless of whether students use iPads, Android tablets, Desktop computers, laptops or even mobile phones to do their Google Apps work, Hapara tools give teachers the management capability and insight into student efforts they need to deliver a 21st century education.
To learn more about Hapara, please visit http://hapara.com. To learn more about USC Hybrid High, please visit http://uschybridhigh.org and follow @uschybridhigh on Twitter.