Monday, December 18, 2017

Organize Your Workflow with Galileo Launchpad Technology

Checkout the latest ATI video on the Galileo K-12 Online Launchpad 

Would you benefit from assistance in handling the daily stream of student data and reporting? Your answer is probably yes. Well, imagine you had a digital assistant to help drive you through the world of education. An assistant with a simple interface. An assistant that neatly packages information, streamlines data, and provides quick access to your most coveted tools and reports. Sound promising? We think so.

The Galileo Launchpad is an easy-to-use interface that acts as a digital assistant for students, parents, and educators. It’s intuitive, colorful navigational tiles provide direct access to popular Galileo tools and reports, and it’s customizable to fit your personal needs and preferences.     

The Design
The interface page layout is both an art and a science. Knowing this, we’ve chosen a design that’s both visually attractive and undeniably simple. Don’t mistake its simplicity for lack-of-power. Underneath the Galileo Launchpad’s sleek interface lies powerful tools and reports that allow you to do everything from monitoring and scoring student tests to running Student Growth and Achievement Reports. Through the Galileo Launchpad, educators can build and schedule tests, set up intervention groups, plan lessons, access their Dashboard page, plus much more.  

Customizable navigation tiles in Launchpad – see it demonstrated

How it Works
Getting started is easy. When a user signs into Galileo, they’ll be taken directly to their own Launchpad where they’ll find several default navigational tiles. The default set of tiles includes the most commonly used Galileo interfaces based on the user’s role as a teacher or administrator. Users can personalize their Launchpad by adding tiles for other Galileo interfaces, creating their own tiles with links to external websites, or deleting tiles. At the stroke of a finger, users can also change the color, icon, and order of the navigational tiles.

Access tools and reports such as Test Monitoring from Launchpad – watch the video

Why the Need
Educators are busy professionals with endless to-do lists. More importantly, they must abide by local and state-level requirements to ensure our future generations receive the best education possible. This means being able to capture the right data at the right time and using it to make decisions that improve student performance. Galileo Launchpad is the digital assistant that brings these capabilities to your fingertips. Check out the our website to learn more about Launchpad and Galileo K-12 Online. 

Topics of Interest
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Monday, December 4, 2017

How to integrate content expertise with innovative technology to promote data-driven learning

The Arizona Educational Research Organization (AERO) 2017 Annual Meeting The Promise and Future of Public Education in Arizona: Interrogating the Opportunities and Risks Ahead is slated for Dec. 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. ATI, as a company founded and headquartered in Arizona, is proud to participate and sponsor the event that unites Arizona educational researchers, assessment and curriculum leads, and directors of technology who are passionate about improving student learning. Additionally, ATI continues to support hundreds of districts across 32 states serving hundreds of thousands of students every day.

Sarah Estrada, ATI Senior Research Scientist, and Susan Jacobs, WestEd Curriculum and Assessment Architect and Professional Development Facilitator, have been invited to share their insights on how researchers, policy makers, and educators can gather, understand, and use formative data to maximize teaching and learning. Sarah and Susan’s interactive presentation will engage educational leaders in examining how districts and schools can integrate content expertise with innovative technology to help ensure that instruction responds to the implications of student performance data in targeted and meaningful ways. During the presentation, the group will explore a sample dataset as Sarah and Susan share guidance related to understanding complex measures of student performance, avoiding common pitfalls in interpretation, and using data to inform effective strategies that improve student learning.

Educational leaders can choose from hundreds of technologies and implementation supports to improve student achievement and often have multiple complex initiatives underway concurrently. The right approach and expertise can make these initiatives and supports more cohesive and manageable for educators. Streamlining supports improves morale and buy in, makes data transparent and actionable, and results in visible impacts on student achievement. ATI and WestEd can help districts and schools meet educators where they are and build capacity over time. 

To find out more about the partnership solutions, contact us. Learn more about the AERO Annual Meeting.