Ignite! is your complete, localized middle school digital content solution.
Unlike multimedia resources, education websites, and lab-based programs, we target lasting middle school progress with interactive materials, instructional support and integrated assessment designed to current common, state, local, subject, and grade-level priorities integrating existing technology, supporting classroom instruction, building teacher capacity and promoting critical thinking.
Ignite! Learning has over 3,000 pieces of engaging educational multimedia, including music video, animation, and interactive pieces, teaching comprehensive math, science, and social studies through a number of easy-to-use delivery platforms for middle school.
Our unique method of frequent and varied assessment includes over 18,000 formative assessment questions directly tied to teachable moments in the media, summative Unit Tests, print material, and authentic assessment in our critical thinking and problem solving skills activities. While our target audience is middle school, we have also had proven effectiveness in elementary school and high school.
New to Ignite! Introducing "Integrated Print Materials" Student activities, academic vocabulary, formative and summative assessment including unit tests, teacher guides, and answer keys at your fingertips! Use in conjunction with the Ignite! Multi-media whole-class instruction system to extend lessons to individual students and small group.
As content spirals through the elementary grades into middle school, the content applicability of Ignite! Learning for younger grades is evident.
Teaching the same content in new contexts lends new meaning. The Ignite! Learning applications are there as models and introductions at younger levels leading to greater depth at older levels, helping prepare elementary school students for middle school by transitioning them from playful learning to full content mastery while still proving to be stimulating and engaging to capture their attention.
Using the Ignite! Learning curriculum to its fullest extent in elementary school is ideal for accelerating gifted students through their courses and allowing them to reach the next level of success. The comprehensive Ignite! Learning curriculum also addresses the challenge of teachers teaching across the content areas by providing a full 180 days of instruction in Math, Science, and Social Studies.We are proud to showcase our proven success in elementary school. For example, the principal at Stanton Elementary School in El Paso, Texas found:
"It was amazing to see! The 2nd and 3rd graders were answering the 5th graders' questions. Even in 2nd and 3rd grade they are able to capture and focus when they see it put together with Ignite!. The peer teaching was reinforced with the videos."
Principal Luis Carlos Loya
Stanton Elementary School
El Paso Independent School District
Ignite! Learning is the leading middle school digital content solution.
With its curriculum specifically designed to appeal to middle school and its instructional support staff deeply ingrained in the academic and cultural fabric of middle school, Ignite! Learning is dedicated to solving middle school challenges. Our efficacy studies document a proven track record of success for middle school and run in synch with recent research into adolescents.
We are for middle school administrators, teachers, and parents who are dissatisfied with the impact of existing grade level materials. We are the leading middle school digital content solution focusing on motivating hard to reach learners and enhancing local standards-based instruction. Ignite! Learning is middle school.
"...the level of academic achievement that students attain by eighth grade has a larger impact on their college and career readiness by the time they graduate from high school than anything that happens academically in high school."
THE FORGOTTEN MIDDLE: Ensuring that All Students Are on Target for College and Career Readiness before High School (ACT)
The Forgotten Middle study explains that the seed for drop-out is planted in the oft-times confusing mire of middle school. This, of course, creates a challenge for all involved: parents, students, administrators, and teachers.
"Nearly half (47 percent) of former students surveyed said a major factor in their decision to drop out was that classes were not interesting."
THE SILENT EPIDEMIC: Perspectives of High School Dropouts (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
The Silent Epidemic teaches us the prime reason students drop out of school is disengagement. For students who drop out, there is a profound lack of interest, despite a full understanding of the consequences of leaving school. Then the question is: what engages students?
"The way students use technology outside school, from instant messaging, mobile phones, and handheld games to digital music players and video game consoles is similar to how today's workers use technology in their professional careers—multitasking, on-the-go and fast paced."
HAVING OUR SAY: Middle Grade Student Perspectives on School, Technologies, and Academic Engagement (JRTE, Summer 2008)
Having Our Say, a recent study of 4,000 middle school students, confirms what we intuitively know: students like digital interactive media, especially when it fosters project-based learning and social interactions. Students see a clear link between the use of technologies in school and their academic engagement. As the study's authors point out, that is not just about hardware—it is about content, media, curriculum, and professional development. To engage students, instruction has to be of high interest, fast, and involve technology.
Understanding that the seed for drop-out begin in middle school, students drop-out due to a lack of engagement, and students are engaged by interactive technology and social project-based learning, Ignite! Learning is a highly engaging, interactive, technology-based middle school solution with numerous individual, collaborative, and whole-class projects designed to motivate and excel students. Ignite! Learning is comprehensive, engaging, easy to use middle school curriculum.
Ignite! Learning is for teachers, administrators and parents who are dissatisfied with the impact of existing grade level materials. We are the leading middle school digital content solution motivating hard to reach learners and enhancing local standards-based instruction. Ignite! Learning's solution targets lasting middle school progress with interactive materials, instructional support and integrated assessment designed to common, state, local, subject, and grade-level priorities integrating existing technology, supporting classroom instruction, building teacher capacity, and promoting critical thinking.
Ignite! Learning's digital content solution supports our school partners' programs targeting older students acceleration and remediation.
Perfect for special education, remediation, Response to Intervention (RTI), and preparation for high-stakes exams, Ignite! Learning helps struggling high school students reach academic standards and accelerate their learning. The built-in mnemonics, catchy songs, engaging videos, and frequent and varied assessment provide students with the tools they need in order to succeed.
High school students are still retaught, held responsible for, and tested on middle school foundational content. Our motivational multimedia provides students with the essential knowledge they need, as well as the skills to succeed and develop as academic minds, because Ignite! Learning's instructional design is written to exercise key critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our content challenges and develops these high-order intellectual skills students of all ages need delivered in an engaging format that appeals to young people.