IXL Learning Honors Top Teachers in Fifth Annual Elite 100
SAN MATEO, Calif. — November 12, 2018 — Today, IXL Learning announced its fifth annual list of Elite 100 teachers. The Elite 100 recognizes the educators from around the world who have demonstrated the highest commitment to using IXL during the 2017-2018 academic year. For the second consecutive year, nearly one-third of the Elite 100 teachers are repeat winners. To view the full list of this year’s Elite 100 winners, please visit www.ixl.com/inspiration/elite-100-2018.
"Our Elite 100 teachers stand out for their dedication to personalizing learning and helping every student experience the joy of discovering new things,” said Paul Mishkin, CEO of IXL Learning. “We’re inspired by the diverse ways these leaders are using IXL to help students grow, and we congratulate them for all of their achievements!”
IXL selected the list of 100 from among the 350,000 teachers worldwide who use the program in their classrooms, based on usage. The Elite 100 hail from 30 U.S. states and countries including Australia, Canada, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic.
“With IXL, I’ve seen my students take responsibility for their learning and excel at a pace that is right for them,” said Jessica Weber, a three-time Elite 100 teacher at Two Springs Elementary School in Bellevue, Nebraska. “IXL helps close learning gaps and I see improvements from all of my students on a daily basis. Some of my students have even made multiple grade level gains in a year’s time, and they wouldn’t be able to do this without the support and enrichment from IXL.”
Guiding students to success with IXL
This year’s Elite 100 teachers have implemented IXL in a variety of ways to personalize learning. To successfully meet student needs, teachers turn to IXL’s comprehensive curriculum and guidance to differentiate instruction for each individual learner. Additionally, teachers use the IXL Continuous Diagnostic to uncover exactly where their students are at and how they can accelerate growth. To monitor classroom progress and provide support the moment it’s needed, educators rely on the Real-Time Center, while they can address student needs efficiently with insights from the Trouble Spots report.
“I love that I can challenge my high-achieving students by having them work at a higher grade level. On the other hand, I can also provide guidance to students who need more help working on the fundamentals of a subject in a lower grade,” said Elite 100 winner Kimberly Young, a third-grade teacher at Legacy Academy in Elizabeth, Colorado. “I have several students who enjoy doing IXL so much that they do it at home. They will complete everything I assign!”
Elite 100 teachers have also used IXL in creative ways to engage their students and empower them to take an active role in their learning. From holding IXL competitions between classes, rewarding students who master all the skills in their grade level and more, teachers are seeing students make improvements on standardized tests and become confident learners in the process.
IXL covers math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish, and is aligned to the Common Core and all state standards. Currently, more than 7 million students around the world are using IXL and have answered more than 40 billion questions.
About IXL Learning
IXL Learning is dedicated to creating the best educational technology possible. Currently used by 1 in 9 students in the U.S. and by schools in 95 of the 100 top districts, IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. Built on comprehensive K-12 curriculum and guidance, actionable real-time Analytics and the IXL Continuous Diagnostic, IXL gives teachers the tools they need to differentiate instruction and help students achieve mastery. To learn more about IXL, visit www.ixl.com, facebook.com/IXL and twitter.com/IXLLearning.