Technology a key tool in writing instruction


Vantage Learning offers its customers a three-part training experience. Teachers learn how to use the program, then they learn how to develop in-depth action plans based on student performance, and finally they learn how to use the MY Access! online community.

“It cannot and does not replaces a teacher,” said Stephanie Dixon, manager of professional services for Vantage Learning. “It’s impossible to throw a program into a classroom [and expect results] without proper training.”

Kathy Bari, director of educational technology for the Capistrano Unified School District in California, said her district uses MY Access! because it helps students build writing skills while freeing teachers to do more one-on-one work with students.

“It eliminates a lot of the time-consuming elements of teaching,” she said. “And it keeps kids really moving through the curriculum.”

Links:

 

National Writing Project

The College Board

Writing, Learning and Leading in the Digital Age

Criterion Online Writing Evaluation service

MY Access!


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