Amplify, NewsCorps education technology division has announced, what the company is calling “groundbreaking” new digital curriculum for middle school English language arts students. Amplify has continually leveraged their resources and assets as part of Newscorp to offer digital curriculum that far exceeds that of many competing companies.
Their newest curriculum combines a year’s worth of Common Core-aligned lessons, written in collaboration with some of the world’s leading experts and intellectuals, with rich digital media from Academy Award-winning studios and stars of both stage and screen.
The curriculum will be available starting with the next school year for $45 per student. It includes an e-library stocked with more than 300 books and digital games to help boost learning outside of class. The curriculum is built on top of an education-friendly analytics engine that is designed to help students read three times more and write three times more, as well as to help teachers provide students three times more meaningful feedback.
“This is not some old wine in a new bottle, like a digitized textbook with a few animations,” said Amplify CEO Joel Klein. “We’ve brought together world-class instructional materials, rich multimedia and a powerful analytics engine that will transform the way teachers teach and student learn.”
“Our goal was to design the most effective and engaging digital curriculum for the classroom that support the kinds of rigorous learning goals that schools are ready for,” said Amplify Learning President Larry Berger. “I think we’ve done that.”
Last year Amplify used SXSWedu as the stage to unveil an educational tablet for K-12.
Find out more about Amplify here.