Ways to Use Tech in the Classroom

Technology is an accepted part of daily life and is readily becoming available in most schools as a regular component in the classroom day. Used appropriately, technology can serve as an independent and individualized learning tool for students while providing a useful “extra hand” in classroom management to support one group of students while the teacher engages in personalized instruction … Read More

8 Strategies to Help Struggling Middle School Readers Get the Help They Need

Numerous roadblocks are preventing below-grade-level readers in middle school from being properly assessed and remediated as we discussed in our previous article, “6 Reasons Why Struggling Readers in Middle School Don’t Get the Help They Need,”  So what can educators do? From the moment middle school begins, educators must be equipped to triage struggling readers so they can accurately and … Read More

Introducing the integrated Foundations Learning System

There’s a lot to be excited about when a new school year is beginning, and this year is a big one for Foundations in Learning! We’re kicking off 2019-20 by launching the Foundations Learning System, an integrated assessment and intervention solution designed for students who struggle with reading comprehension and fluency due to poor word recognition skills. If you’re already … Read More

The EdTech Startup Show: Dr. Carolyn Brown and Gerard Dawson

via Soundcloud In this episode of The EdTech Startup Show, Dr. Carolyn Brown, co-founder of Foundations in Learning, joins podcast host Gerard Dawson to discuss the science behind reading. They talk about how the most effective reading interventions focus instruction on how students learn the critical skills required for reading comprehension, and Dr. Brown also provides a deep dive into … Read More

MarketScale: Why Two Doctors are Rethinking Reading

By Sarah Acre This MarketScale article features an interview with our founders, Dr. Jerry Zimmermann and Dr. Carolyn Brown, in which they discuss the science and strategy behind the Foundations Learning System*, our integrated screener, diagnostic and intervention to support struggling readers. The U.S. faces a dire problem with early reading instruction in schools. Students’ reading abilities at the end … Read More

Education Week Teacher: Why Educators Need to Make Literacy Accessible, Individualized, and Inclusive

Guest post by Jennifer Abramson Discover how one Texas school district took a blended learning approach to address the needs of a growing student population in need of explicit reading instruction. Using iASK and Access Code*—which are now components of the Foundations Learning System—Jennifer Abramson, the district’s secondary English/language arts coordinator, was able to deliver appropriate reading instruction that is … Read More

EdTech Implementation: Six Strategies for Success

Through my work in educational technology over the past 25 years, I have been very fortunate to work closely with top-notch professional educators and am always amazed by the skills, commitment, and resourcefulness they bring to perhaps the most difficult job imaginable: teaching large numbers of students to become confident and competent learners equipped for the challenges of the future. … Read More

Cedar Rapids Gazette: New ‘tool’ identifies struggling readers

By Molly Duffy After seeing readers fall through the cracks, Cedar Rapids middle school knew they needed a tool to better identify their struggling readers. Learn more about the school’s use of the iASK* screener—which is now part of the comprehensive Foundations Learning System—to quickly identify students’ areas of deficit, replacing otherwise labor-intensive assessments. Cedar Rapids middle school educators are … Read More