PLATO Learning, Inc. 6th Annual SW/WC Service Cooperative Technology Conference "Collaborate. Innovate. Empower 21st Century Learners." PLATO Account Manger: Wendy Cox (612) 749-0027 [email protected] PLATO Account Manager: Gregory Hayes (612) 719-3172 [email protected] Introducing….. New Expanded Electives Offering New PLATO Electives Offering 24 new elective courses, creating a diverse offering to give students choice. New PLATO Electives Offering Students have the opportunity to experience content outside of the core curriculum. New PLATO Electives Offering Meet the individual needs and interests of your students with PLATO electives. PLATO Curriculum Offering Course Structure Electives Course One Semester (90 – 110 hours) Units 1 - 5 Midterm Units 6 - 10 Final Exam Learner Interface Course Features Exciting and meaningful students learning experience Next generation instructional design with engaging interactive activities Opportunity to customize courses and content within the PLATO Learning Environment Licensing Models Two ways to purchase PLATO Electives powered by eDynamic Fall/Spring Secondary Electives Library Concurrent Model $375 per concurrent license PLATO vCourses Consumable Model $89 per course High Stakes Exam Intervention & Preparation High School & Beyond The PLATO Learning Beyond HS Library Course Package includes: Compass Test-college placement test Accuplacer Test-college placement test ASVAB Test-qualifying test for Armed Services GED State Specific Exam Intervention / Preparation ACT SAT Work Keys Course Career Readiness Certificates Course All within the context of COURSE Architecture! Exemptive Pre-Tests Ability to assign only subjective specific strands/content if desired National College & Career Ready Focus Why Beyond High School? •National focus •Students are underprepared for test/exams and the rigors of college/career •Educators are being asked to better prepare students •Support ongoing commitment to preparing students for college and career College Entrance Test Preparation ACT The ACT assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. Courses include: •English •Math •Reading •Science Reasoning College Entrance Test Preparation SAT The SAT assesses academic readiness for college. It keeps pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. Courses include: •Language Arts •Math College Placement Test Preparation ACCUPLACER ACCUPLACER tests provide information about academic skills and, in conjunction with a student’s academic background, are used by advisors to provide guidance on course selection. Courses include: •Math •Reading •Sentence Skills College Placement Test Preparation COMPASS The COMPASS placement test helps college educators quickly evaluate incoming students' skill levels and place them into appropriate courses. Courses include: •Math •Reading •Writing Work Skills Evaluation WorkKeys WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, and retain a highperformance workforce. WorkKeys scores help compare a learner’s skills to the skills real jobs require. Courses include: •ACT WorkKeys Work Skills Evaluation National Career Readiness Certificate Based on WorkKeys, the National Career Readiness Certificate is the recognized national standard for measuring fundamental employability skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success. Courses include: •Bronze •Gold •Silver Military Qualifying ASVAB The ASVAB is a test developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. ASVAB scores count towards the Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. Courses include: Mechanical and Electronics Comprehension and General Science •Numerical Operations and Mathematics Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning, •Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension High School Completion GED The General Educational Development tests measure the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study. GED graduates earn a GED credential. Courses include: •Math •Reading •Writing •Social Studies •Science State Exam Intervention - Highlights Mapped to State assessment blueprints Specific Learning Paths for each subject area that mirror the test NOT Test Prep, but rather Test ‘Learning’ Additional Data & Reporting allows teachers to add or subtract special emphasis in preparing individual students. Fill skill gaps Increases student time-on-task Allow self-paced learning Confirm knowledge acquired Guide students through content Consultants maximize program impact Utilize with a wide array of student Populations FOCUS ON TEACHING – NOT TESTING! Conclusion Questions? Next Steps? • Guided Product Demonstration? • Additional Discussions – Times & Dates?