|By PR Newswire||
|February 24, 2014 05:00 AM EST||
DALLAS, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Sopris Learning™, a member of Cambium Learning® Group, announced today their receipt of the Tennessee Department of Education's review and approval of the We Can Early Learning Curriculum for use in Tennessee's voluntary prekindergarten programs.
Developed by Vicki Gibson, Ph.D., We Can is a proven preK and early learning solution that prepares all children, ages 3–5, for academic success. The robust, multidisciplinary curriculum provides a clear road map for early childhood success—featuring easy-to-implement lesson plans, a wide range of innovative and technology-enhanced learning tools, embedded differentiation, and a comprehensive classroom management system.
We Can is built to address key literacy and numeracy skills defined in the Common Core and other state standards for kindergarten and delivers instruction and practice to support learning in all early childhood domains.
Connie Casha, Tennessee's Director of Early Childhood Programs, explains: "When our office approves a curriculum for use in the voluntary preK programs, the school systems consider this a stamp of approval for meeting developmentally appropriate best practices as well as aligning with the TN-ELDS. This ensures that our children participate in programs that will give them the best opportunity for success, not only in preK but throughout their educational years."
We Can has a history of success, with proven results in districts like Granite School District in Utah, where a study revealed a dramatic decrease in special education referrals as well as a narrowing of the achievement gaps for both language arts (from 22% to 5%) and math (from 28% to 2%). View complete results from this study at http://www.voyagersopris.com/wecan
Voyager Sopris Learning is proud to be able to provide Tennessee schools with high-quality preK instruction in early literacy, numeracy, prewriting, content areas, oral language development, and American Sign Language. This multidisciplinary curriculum builds the foundation for success in kindergarten and beyond.
For more information on the We Can Early Learning Curriculum visit http://www.voyagersopris.com/wecan or call 800.547.6747.
About Voyager Sopris Learning
Voyager Sopris Learning™ is committed to partnering with school districts to overcome obstacles that students, teachers, and school leaders face every day. The suite of instructional and service solutions we provide is not only research based, but also evidence based—proven to increase student achievement and educator effectiveness. Our solutions have been fully tested in the classroom, ensuring that they are easy to implement and teacher friendly. They are innovative, both in overall instructional approach and in the strategic use of technology in blended and 100% online solutions, and they are supported by an unparalleled commitment to build local capacity for sustained success. With a comprehensive suite of instructional resources, we provide the best-in-class assessments, professional development and school-improvement services, literacy and math instructional tools—both comprehensive intervention and supplemental—and resources to build a positive school climate. Voyager Sopris Learning is a member of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.voyagersopris.com.
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