ASSIST https://assisteducation.com An Integrated Education Management System Tue, 23 Oct 2018 03:55:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 ASSIST Education Announces One of First International Schools to Prosper Through Flex Model and Blended Learning https://assisteducation.com/assist-education-announces-one-of-first-international-schools-to-prosper-through-flex-model-and-blended-learning/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:48:53 +0000 https://assisteducation.com/?p=583

Mexican school uses integrated online American system and business model to successfully streamline the educational ecosystem

RENO, NV, Oct. 16, 2018— ASSIST Education announced that a private Mexican flex school using its ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools, DiME near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is leading the way internationally for other flex model schools. By implementing the ASSISTEcosystem in a blended learning environment, the DiME Desarrollo en Métodos de Enseñanza flex academy is a first internationally in the way it has successfully streamlined its procedures, allowing the company to pursue aggressive growth goals, including the expansion of four additional flex academies throughout the region. Once the flex academy had the ASSISTecosystem up and running, they were able to save enough time and money to expand their student population by 35 percent almost immediately. Serving students in middle and high school, thisflexschool leverages technology and the internet in a traditional learning environment. It uses a form of blended learning with a model similar to a flipped classroom. The fully integrated ASSISTecosystem, was designed by educators as a new approach in meeting the needs of education institutions with a single platform.

Some schools, including DiME, have found that the best way to build an efficient infrastructure is to take a page straight from the business world playbook. Like businesses, these schools are looking for integrated technology systems to restructure their systems.
One example of this strategy in action can be found at DiME, a charter/flex academy in the city of Zapato in Jalisco, Mexico. The academy used several disparate systems for school management, grading, curriculum management, studentand teacher information and more. This mix of systems required educators and administrators to spend extra time collecting and organizing information for all day-to-day tasks as well as end of term reporting, student promotion, and school master scheduling.

“The ASSISTEcosystem blended/flex model of delivery supports our expansion in student enrollments without increased expenses,” said Roberto Mostajo, Academic Coordinator at DiME. “The flexible model for scheduling students while using ASSIST’sEcosystem permits the use of classroom space to its fullest. For example, more students can be scheduled throughout the day, utilizing the facility to its fullest. The increased teacher-to-student ratio makes this flex school model very cost effective, while providing more one-on-one time with each student than in the traditional classroom.”

The flex academy faced many challenges. First, its content providers and the delivery systems for that content (LMS / CMS / SIS) did not communicate well with each other or any of their other management tools. Second, there was no efficient way to manage student information. Third, the school’s previous technology had a complicated enrollment process.

In addition, DiME was unable to manage parent and student communication via its own portal. The flex academy also needed to use various systems to support its academic program, such as pen-to-paper management of grade book, and a separate system to manage and deliver important notifications.Another big problem was expensive and time-consuming professional development across various departments that was needed to navigate the separate systems.

Taking Action and Streamlining with ASSIST

To alleviate these inefficiencies, the flex academy implemented the ASSISTEducational Ecosystem to integrate all administrative and curricular processes. Through ASSIST, the flex academy was able to create a single system with hierarchical credentialing that allows relevant data to be viewed only by the appropriate people.
Furthermore, with the ASSISTintegrated system, the academy was able to provide an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) for each student. This ILP allowed students and parents to see the complete roadmap to graduation and gave them the ability to immediately address any problems that might hinder their success.

Finally, the flex academy took advantage of ASSIST’s embedded K-12 school, which is fully accredited for grades K-12. The online content allowed the academy to add multiple new educational opportunities to their curriculum including Business Certificates, US High School Dual Diplomas, and US College Preparatory Diplomas.

“The ASSISTplatform has been configured in an extraordinarily efficient manner at this school,” said Michael Spencer, CEO of ASSIST Education. “The teachers and administrators are using it to drive a “block study” program that utilizes multiple tracks with multiple sessions of instruction supporting student needs down to the individual level.

This optimized use of theASSISTenvironment has also allowed for additional educational tracks to support deeper learning with the incorporation of local, offline content that supports project-based learning in areas of student interest.”

“Since adopting the assist platform, I have more time to develop pedagogical related activities that supplement my students’ learning,” said Mariana Rodriquez, a teacher at DiME. “Managing the data loads from our previous provider required so much time, that I was taken away from doing my actual job as a teacher.”

Benefits of Streamlining Systems


            The fluid communication of administrative, communication and curriculum systems had many benefits for DiME in Mexico. The connection created a one-stop-shop that allowed for interoperability and flexibility. The school experienced improved information accessibility and consistency, and empowered faculty, staff and students with new tools and capabilities to achieve success.

Leveraging technology by integrating the curriculum, platform, instruction and professional development online provided efficient operations in multiple forms of blended learning at the school. This resulted in building healthy profit margins allowing the academy to continue managing, operating and building their educational offerings. The cost savings achieved by improving efficiencies, combined with a more robust net income, allowed the academy to develop and implement more aggressive building expansion plans.

Typical front-office work and management that took additional personnel and time to manage, is completed automatically and efficiently with the ASSISTtechnology allowing staff to concentrate on improving student and school performance.

The ASSISTEcosystem provided an opportunity for the flex academy to implement efficiently and economically several blended-learning models that accommodated their infrastructures and deliver education programs catered specifically to the local market needs.

Providing easy access to a content and learning management system provided academy teachers with all the necessary online tools for success and empowered them to develop a flexible and engaging teaching environment.
The experience at DiME in Mexico is just one example of the way schools can streamline their processes to achieve student and educational success with the ASSIST Ecosystem. This particular flex academy, while for-profit, uses the ASSIST Ecosystem to develop efficiencies that save money – allowing them to serve the needs of underprivileged students around the region.

Every school, whether public or private, could benefit from using business franchise best-practices and integrating all of their systems. By streamlining administrative and educational processes, schools can reduce costs, improve workflow, and allocate more time and effort to increasing student success.
            By implementing key technologies, businesses save money, save time, improve communications, and identify ways to improve efficiency. The education industry is not so different from the business world. All educational institutions – including private, public, and for-profit institutions, face an array of administrative challenges including:  Capturing and keeping student information up to date; Creating a process for capturing, sharing and archiving grades; Developing and managing content and curriculum that meets standards; Implementing learning management systems that effectively deliver and store importantand sensitive school data; and Designing a communication system appropriate for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Availability

To learn how to useASSISTto improve efficiencies and increase student achievement, educators can email sales@ASSISTeducation.comor call (866) 984-3384.

ASSIST Education

ASSIST Education has developed a cloud-based, fully-integrated education management system. Founded by a team of experienced education professionals, ASSIST combines all aspects of a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system, simplifying school-wide management and allowing for schools to focus on student learning and outcomes.

 

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Using business models to streamline the educational ecosystem https://assisteducation.com/using-business-models-to-streamline-the-educational-ecosystem/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 21:19:03 +0000 https://assisteducation.com/?p=566  

Using business models to streamline the educational ecosystem

Businesses around the world use technology to streamline processes in every department. From human resources to project management, they understand that when employees aren’t required to spend time on administrative tasks, they can focus and become more effective in their jobs. In addition, by implementing key technologies, businesses save money, save time, improve communications, and identify ways to improve overall efficiencies.

The education industry is not inherently different from the business world. All educational institutions – including private, public, and for-profit institutions, face an array of administrative challenges including:

  • Capturing and keeping student information up to date
  • Creating a process for capturing, sharing and archiving grades
  • Developing and managing content and curriculum that meets standards
  • Implementing learning management systems that effectively deliver and store important and sensitive school data
  • Designing a communication system appropriate for all constituents including students, parents, teachers, and school administrators

Schools need to be able to track student information, grades, and progress. They need to be able to communicate with parents and each other – a vital component of student success. In addition, schools need curriculum that meets standards, and they need teachers capable of distributing that curriculum efficiently. To operate effectively, schools must be able to report on each individual student, manage HR, and most importantly, ensure teaching and learning is always happening.

Unfortunately, the sheer man hours and resources allocated to managing all these moving parts can be time consuming and costly. While most educational institutions have systems in place to take care of their administrative needs, these systems tend to be pieced together and require large amounts of time and effort to organize and collate all the necessary information.

Using business strategies in education

Some schools have found that the best way to build an efficient infrastructure is to take a page straight from the business world playbook. Like businesses, these schools are looking for integrated technology systems to restructure their systems.

One example of this strategy in action can be found in DiME, Desarrollo en Métodos de Enseñanza S.C., a Flex Academy in Jalisco Mexico. DiME used several disparate systems for school management, grading, curriculum management, student and teacher information and more. This mix of systems required educators and administrators to spend extra time collecting and organizing information for all day-to-day tasks as well as end of term reporting, student promotion, and school master scheduling.

Some challenges DiME faced included:

  • Their content providers and the delivery systems for that content (LMS / CMS / SIS) did not communicate well with each other or any of their other management tools
  • They did not have an efficient way to manage student information
  • Their current technology had a complicated enrollment process
  • They were unable to manage parent and student communication via their own portal
  • The academy needed to use various systems to support their academic program such as pen to paper management of grade book, and a separate system to manage and deliver important notifications
  • Expensive and time-consuming professional development across various departments was needed to navigate the separate systems

The solution – streamlining the educational ecosystem

To alleviate these inefficiencies, DiME implemented the ASSIST Educational Ecosystem to integrate all administrative and curricular processes. Through ASSIST, the academy was able to create a single system with hierarchical credentialing that allows relevant data to be viewed by the appropriate people.

Furthermore, with the ASSIST integrated system, the DiME was able to provide an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) for each student. This ILP allowed students and parents to see the complete roadmap to graduation and gave them the ability to immediately address any problems that might hinder their success.

Finally, DiME took advantage of ASSIST’s embedded K-12 school which is fully accredited for grades K-12. The online content allowed the academy to add multiple new educational opportunities to their curriculum including Business Certificates, US High School Dual Diplomas, and US College Preparatory Diplomas.

By implementing the ASSIST Ecosystem, DiME has streamlined their procedures, allowing them to pursue their aggressive growth goals, including the expansion of four additional academies throughout the region. In fact, once the academy had the ASSIST ecosystem up and running, they were able to save enough time and money to expand their student population by 35% almost immediately.

Michael Spencer, CEO says “The ASSIST platform has been configured in an extraordinarily efficient manner at this school.  They are using it to drive a “block study” program that, utilizes multiple tracks with multiple sessions of instruction that support student needs down to the individual level.

This optimized use of the ASSIST environment has also allowed for additional educational tracks to support deeper learning with the incorporation of local, offline content that supports project-based learning in areas of student interest.”

Additional benefits of streamlining educational systems

The connection of administrative, communication and curriculum systems had many benefits for the DiME. The connection created a one-stop-shop that allowed for interoperability and flexibility. The academy experienced improved information accessibility and consistency, and empowered faculty, staff and students with new tools and capabilities to achieve success.

  1. Leveraging technology by integrating the curriculum, platform, instruction and professional development online provided efficient operations in multiple forms of blended learning at the school. This resulted in building healthy profit margins allowing DiME to continue managing, operating and building their educational offerings.
  2. The cost savings achieved by improving efficiencies, combined with a more robust net income, allowed the academy to develop and implement more aggressive building expansion plans.
  3. Typical front office work and management that took additional personnel and time to manage, is completed automatically and efficiently with the ASSIST technology allowing staff to concentrate on improving student and school performance.
  4. The ASSIST Ecosystem provided an opportunity for DiME to implement efficiently and economically several blended learning models that accommodated their infrastructures and deliver education programs catered specifically to the local market needs.
  5. Providing easy access to a content and learning management system provided DiME teachers with all the necessary online tools for success and empowered them develop a flexible and engaging teaching environment.

The success DiME experienced is just one example of the way schools can streamline their processes to achieve student and educational success. This particular academy, while for-profit, uses the ASSIST Ecosystem to develop efficiencies that save money – allowing them to serve the needs of underprivileged students around the region.

According to Roberto Mostajo, Academic Coordinator of Dime “The ASSIST Ecosystem blended/flex model of delivery supports our expansion in student enrollments without increased expenses.  The flexible model for scheduling students while using ASSISTS Ecosystem permits the use of classroom space to its fullest, i.e. more students can be scheduled throughout the day, utilizing the facility to its fullest.  The increased teacher to student ratio makes this flex school model very cost effective, while still providing more one on one time with each student than in the traditional classroom setting.”

Every school, whether public or private, should consider utilizing business franchise best-practices, starting with integrating their systems. By streamlining administrative and educational processes, schools can reduce costs, improve workflow, and allocate more time and effort to increasing student success.

For more information about how you can take advantage of the ASSIST Ecosystem to improve efficiencies and increase student achievement, contact: sales@ASSISTeducation.com or call +1 866-984-3384

 

About ASSIST Education

ASSIST Education, has developed a cloud-based, educational ecosystem. Founded by a team of experienced education professionals, this fully integrated education management system combines all aspects of a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system, simplifying school-wide management and allowing for schools to focus on student learning and outcomes.

Since 2013, ASSIST has streamlined education management for schools around the globe. The company’s mission is to share this cost-effective, comprehensive solution making a significant difference for education worldwide.# # # #

About DiME

DiME, Desarrollo en Métodos de Enseñanza S.C., established in 2006, is a Flex Academy in Jalisco Mexico. DiME is dedicated to creating, developing and implementing blended learning middle and high school programs with the purpose of enhancing the academic and personal performance of its students and providing pathways to local and US universities.

 

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ASSIST Education names David Benoit as Chief Operating Officer https://assisteducation.com/assist-education-names-david-benoit-as-chief-operating-officer/ Wed, 01 Aug 2018 20:35:06 +0000 https://assisteducation.com/?p=543 For more information contact:                                                            For Immediate Release

Pam Dion at ASSIST Education, LLC

702-808-8290

pdion@ASSISTeducation.com

 

 

ASSIST Education names David Benoit as Chief Operating Officer.

RENO, NV – August 1, 2018 – Assist Education LLC announced today that EdTech veteran, David Benoit, has joined the executive management team as Chief Operating Officer.  David brings over 25 years of education management experience to ASSIST Education, which is used in schools worldwide.

ASSIST Education’s CEO, Michael E. Spencer says “We are pleased to welcome David to the team. He is stepping into this key position that will further our efforts both domestically and internationally ensuring our continued operational excellence in delivering our comprehensive educational platform.”

David has had numerous successful ventures which include Lightspan (IPO-2000), Co-nect (sold to Pearson in ‘05), Connections Academy (sold to Pearson in ‘11), Middlebury Interactive Languages (sold to K12.com in 2016), and ScholarCentric (sold to Advance Path in 2015).

ASSIST Education, has developed a cloud-based, educational ecosystem. Founded by a team of experienced education professionals, this fully integrated education management system combines all aspects of a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system, simplifying school-wide management and allowing for schools to focus on student learning and outcomes.

Since 2013, ASSIST has streamlined education management for schools around the globe. The company’s mission is to share this cost-effective, comprehensive solution making a significant difference for education worldwide.

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ASSIST Education Secures funding with Private Investor to Expand Throughout Mexico. https://assisteducation.com/assist-education-secures-funding-with-private-investor-to-expand-throughout-mexico/ Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:11:34 +0000 https://assisteducation.com/?p=529 For more information contact:                                                            For Immediate Release

Pam Dion at ASSIST LLC

702-808-8290

pdion@ASSISTeducation.com

 

ASSIST Education Secures funding with Private Investor to Expand Throughout Mexico.

Reno, NV, July 3, 2018 – ASSIST Education today announced that it has secured funding with a private investor to expand the ASSIST Ecosystem and its various deliverable models and programs throughout Mexico in 2018 and forward.

This agreement will allow ASSIST Education to expand its global reach and will provide an integrated, blended learning experience to students across Mexico.  Our turn key platform provides extensive management tools and features with the flexibility required to meet the unique needs of each individual client.

Students will have the opportunity to engage in a number of educational programs including certificate programs, English Language learning, US High School Diplomas and more. The funding will allow Mexican educational institutions to deliver these programs through flex schools, blended learning environments, self-paced courses, and many other blended learning models.

The ASSIST Ecosystem gives students in Mexico the benefit of both online learning and in-person instruction. This will allow students to work at their own pace, while still having access to the personal attention, and resources that an in-person teacher provides. In addition, through the ASSIST ecosystem, teachers can develop and deliver instruction in a more flexible and creative manner than they would in a traditional classroom setting.

“ASSIST Education is excited to launch the ASSIST Ecosystem and its models / programs throughout Mexico. Together, with our investors and local partner, we will provide an exceptional learning experience for students throughout Mexico.  Education institutions leveraging the power of the ASSIST Ecosystem can quickly expand their existing program offerings and generate new revenue streams, by implementing a variety of accredited US schooling programs,” said Michael Spencer, ASSIST Education CEO.

About ASSIST Education

ASSIST Education, has developed a cloud-based, educational ecosystem. Founded by a team of experienced education professionals, this fully integrated education management system combines all aspects of a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system, simplifying school-wide management and allowing for schools to focus on student learning and outcomes.

Since 2013, ASSIST has streamlined education management for schools around the globe. The company’s mission is to share this cost-effective, comprehensive solution making a significant difference for education worldwide.
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Advantages School International Welcomes Students from Vietnam to the University of Nevada ACE Program https://assisteducation.com/advantages-school-international-welcomes-our-students-from-vietnam-to-the-university-of-nevada-ace-program/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:42:11 +0000 https://assisteducation.com/?p=516 Chúng tôi muốn chào đón các vị khách danh dự!

ASSIST Education and Advantages School International, LLC are thrilled to welcome our students from Vietnam to the US. They are joining the 5 week, American College Experience (ACE) summer program at University of Nevada, Reno.  

Students will study an intensive English Language Immersion program at the university and participate in activities exploring American culture and the vibrant Reno/Tahoe area in the beautiful Sierras.

For many of these students it is their first time in the United States.  They are exploring the University of Nevada, Reno as a viable option for post secondary education after earning the ASI College Preparatory High School Diploma.  This is the third year that ASI has invited its students to attend the program at the university.

For more information and participation information, please contact Advantages School International  

 

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ASSIST Education LLC launches Advantages School International Middle East https://assisteducation.com/assist-education-llc-launches-advantages-school-international-middle-east/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 23:29:47 +0000 https://assisteducation.com/?p=508 For more information contact:                                                              For Immediate Release

Pam Dion at ASSIST Education, LLC

+1 702-808-8290

pdion@ASSISTeducation.com

 

 

ASSIST Education LLC launches Advantages School International Middle East.

 

Reno, NV, June 4th, 2018 – ASSIST Education today announced the launch of Advantages School International  Middle East.  Launching Advantages School International Middle East will bring a multitude of programs to the Middle East including a US high school diploma, Career and Technical Education Certificate programs, English Language Learning acquisition (ELL),  and other programs.

 

As part of the ASSIST Education ecosystem, our school partners and clients can utilize the many school management tools, as well as deliver accredited school options and supplemental programs with integrated content.  All content can be combined with in-country curriculum, digital content from other providers, or used as a stand-alone product in meeting student academic goals.

 

Launching Advantages School International Middle East will allow ASSIST Education to expand its global reach with their integrated academic ecosystem their fully accredited school. ASSIST Education’s turn key platform will quickly provide school partners and clients with the tools and flexibility needed to quickly provide needed options to the student populations that cannot participate in the existing programs for a variety of reasons.  This expanded programming offered by Advantages School International will not only meet the needs of children everywhere, but will also allow for adult learners, home bound learners and students in war torn communities with limited access to school programs or enable access to programing not currently available for their demographic.

 

 

About ASSIST Education, LLC

ASSIST Education, LLC has developed a cloud-based, fully-integrated education management system. Founded by a team of experienced education professionals. The ASSIST platform combines all aspects of a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system, simplifying school-wide management and allowing for schools to focus on student learning and outcomes. Since 2013, The ASSIST platform has streamlined education management for schools around the globe. The company’s mission is to share this cost-effective, comprehensive solution making a significant difference for education worldwide.

 

For more information, visit https://assisteducation.com/ or call 866-984-3384

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ASSIST Education Expands Content with Apex Learning® Tutorials https://assisteducation.com/assist-education-expands-content-with-apex-learning-tutorials/ Wed, 16 May 2018 03:55:48 +0000 https://assisteducation.com/?p=489 For more information contact:                                             For Immediate Release

Pam Dion at ASSIST Education, LLC

702-808-8290

pdion@ASSISTeducation.com

 

Integrated Education Management System ASSIST Expands Content with Apex Learning® Tutorials Research Proven to Improve Students’ Scores

 

Students in grades 6-12 perform up to 26 percentage points higher when using

award-winning Apex Learning’s digital tutorials

 

RENO, NV, May 16, 2018 — ASSIST Education and Apex Learning® enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. The adaptive Apex Learning Tutorials for intervention, remediation, and preparation for high-stakes assessments were proven to improve students’ performance on the Tutorials from pretest to posttest by more than 50% and by an average of 23 to 26 percentile points during the 2016–2017 school year. Students from across the nation used over a half-million middle and high school Tutorials modules. Scores of students who completed unit pretests, 100% unit modules, and unit posttest were analyzed in the study. Tutorials are available now in the fully integrated ASSIST ecosystem, designed by educators as a new approach in meeting the needs of education institutions with a single platform.

This adaptive content has proven to raise exam scores, promotion rates, course pass rates, and post-secondary readiness for students in grades 6–12. This standards-aligned solution helps educators increase achievement by quickly identifying each student’s learning needs and delivering personalized instruction, practice, and review.

Apex Learning Tutorials, a solution newly available through ASSIST Education, supports students worldwide. It provides adaptive remediation, down to elementary level concepts. Students take a pre-test, so the tutorials focus students where they need support. It adapts to the need of the student. This is an effective solution for English Language Learners and other special populations. Tutorials are student driven, with limited teacher involvement.

“The addition of these highly-effective tutorials to ASSIST can significantly help our middle and high school students improve their performance on digital test preparation and core-class subjects,” said Allison Dampier, ASSIST Education’s  Chief Operating Officer. “We are often asked for online tutors. This solution is even better, as it is responsive and instantly adaptive to each student’s needs, as demonstrated by a 50% improvement in students using Apex Learning Tutorials in 2016-17, from pre-test to post-test scores on the tutorials.”

“By having an accredited school as part of our educational ecosystem, we can offer full credit recovery options with official transcripts that students can walk away with or roll onto their originating school records,” said Michael Spencer, CEO of ASSIST Education.

In addition to remediation, these new Tutorials prepare students for high-stake exams. ASSIST now features SAT and ACT test preparation that is personalized to the student. Personalized learning plans target skills and concepts where students need the most attention and focused support the need to excel. Studies have shown student achievement to grow over 20 percentile points by using the adaptive tutorials now being offered by ASSIST Education.

Proven to improve student pre/posttest performance, districts around the country implement Apex Learning Tutorials to improve outcomes on state exams and increase course pass rates. With reporting and instruction designed for today’s standards, individual learning plans focus students on what they need to learn to keep on track. Real-time student performance data inform teachers on what each student needs to progress. Learn-by-doing instruction deepens understanding of concepts and provides supports for struggling learners.

 

Tutorials are available for 6th to 12th grade English and math, and high school U.S. history, and biology. Students can access Tutorials with tablets, computers, Chromebooks, or netbooks.
Apex Learning is an education-industry leader that offers high-quality interactive, dynamic and engaging content. ASSIST Education first collaborated with Apex Learning last fall offering Apex coursework as a primary resource for schools world-wide using the ASSIST Education ecosystem.

Overcoming the many challenges associated with using a number of different, but necessary school systems, ASSIST Education provides every feature schools need in a fully-integrated system. Teachers and administrators only have to learn one system, in which everything works together perfectly. ASSIST is a single integrated system with a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system.

Schools that use the ASSIST ecosystem save time and thousands of dollars annually. They save money in user licensing fees, hosting costs, training and professional development charges, systems integration and support fees.

 

Availability

ASSIST is available now from ASSIST Education in the USA and internationally through education resellers. ASSIST works on any computer or device with Internet access. ASSIST Education welcomes strategic partnerships with domestic and international resellers. Interested resellers can email ASSIST at sales@ASSISTeducation.com. For information about ASSIST, educators can visit www.ASSISTeducation.com or call ASSIST at 866-984-3384.

About Apex Learning

Schools and districts nationwide implement Apex Learning digital curriculum to personalize the learning experience and support success for all students—from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating. Proven to increase outcomes, Apex Learning digital curriculum actively engages students in learning, with embedded supports and scaffolds to meet the needs of diverse learners. During the most recent school year, there have been more than 3.6 million enrollments in Apex Learning digital curriculum. Headquartered in Seattle, Apex Learning is accredited by AdvancEd and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit www.apexlearning.com or call 1-800-453-1454.
ASSIST Education

ASSIST Education has developed a cloud-based, fully-integrated education management system. Founded by a team of experienced education professionals, ASSIST combines all aspects of a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system, simplifying school-wide management and allowing for schools to focus on student learning and outcomes.

Since 2013, ASSIST has streamlined education management for schools around the globe.  The company’s mission is to share this cost-effective, comprehensive solution making a significant difference for education worldwide.

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ASSIST Education: EDTECH “Cool Tool” Finalist 2018, Student Information System https://assisteducation.com/assist-education-edtech-cool-tool-finalist-2018-student-information-system/ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:07:00 +0000 https://assisteducation.com/?p=258

ASSIST Education is honored to be a 2018 EDTECH finalist for Student Information System in the “Cool Tools” Category.

ASSIST is an integrated student management system. Our Student Information System is a main component in which we create a seamless educational solution for our users. The ability to hold student information, Graduation Tracks, online and off -line course information, communication features, transcript evaluation tools, and much more is one of the reasons ASSIST’s SIS stands out amongst the others. We are honored to be an SIS “Cool Tool” Finalist.

 

https://edtechdigest.com/2018-finalists-winners/

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ASSIST Education, LLC launches ASSIST TALK Think, Ask , Learn, Know………. a new artificial intelligence inquiry based application at GSV Summit. https://assisteducation.com/assist-education-llc-launches-assist-talk-a-new-artificial-intelligence-inquiry-based-application-at-gsv-summit/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:17:39 +0000 https://assisteducation.com/?p=277 For more information contact:                                             For Immediate Release

Pam Dion at ASSIST Education, LLC

702-808-8290

pdion@ASSISTeducation.com

 

ASSIST Education, LLC launches ASSIST TALK, a new artificial intelligence inquiry based application at GSV Summit

 

RENO, NV, April 09, 2018 — ASSIST Education, LLC would like to announce the release of ASSIST TALK.  ASSIST TALK is an artificial intelligence based engine that automatically evaluates inquiries submitted by students in a deep learning environment.  The acronym represents the critical thinking and higher-level learning processes of

Think, Ask, Learn, Know.

The deep learning algorithm (i.e., question evaluation model) was invented and developed by Dr. Paul Kim and is being demonstrated using the ASSIST Education learning management platform at the upcoming GSV Summit on April 16th in San Diego, CA.

ASSIST Education has utilized Dr. Paul Kim’s invention to develop TALK which integrates automatic grading and gamification.  This is a framework for student activities in our in-class/online classrooms.

Dr. Paul Kim is the CTO at Stanford Graduate School of Education and is an academic advisor to ASSIST Education.  At the Summit, he will present how student learning is evaluated based on the quality of questions formulated by individual students. Evaluated results for each student are shown in the dynamic activity stream with scores based on teacher-defined grading rubrics.  This form of active learning promotes development of critical thinking skills in students by prompting them to pose higher level thinking Q&A in a gamification environment.

This student centric learning approach is drastically different from traditional assessments of student learning based on the test scores of standardized exams, typically designed to test more memory recall than critical thinking or creativity.

Dr. Kim believes that having students exchange their own questions that trigger higher-order thinking can help enable reciprocal learning among students and much more transparent real-time assessment. Additionally, he found that student-generated questions in series convey a lot more information about the learner’s capability than any other indicators such as test scores or a simple letter grade from a class. In order to evaluate and provide feedback on student generated questions, Dr. Kim is using a deep learning model built based on a large question dataset.

Education technology leveraging deep learning models will be one of the most profound disrupting technologies in education in the next 10 years,” says Dr. Kim.

Currently accessible through the ASSIST Education platform, ASSIST TALK is integrated into the platform with relevant content by the teacher.   Each students’ participation is shown on the dynamic activity stream with evaluated results and scores.   Automated grading is supported based on teacher-defined rubrics.   ASSIST TALK activities can be automatically incorporated into the digital content gradebooks in the ASSIST platform for online and blended learning classrooms.

ASSIST Education’s CEO, Michael E. Spencer, says “ASSIST Education is delighted to be working with Dr. Kim in bringing this disruptive innovation to life. We continuously strive to learn, develop and integrate the latest emerging technologies to improve the quality of online education for learners around the globe.”

If attending the ASU+GSV Summit, please be sure to attend Dr. Paul Kim’s presentation and see firsthand the ASSIST Talk feature debut.

Monday April 16th, 2018

Manchester Grand Hyatt, Coronado B

3:00 pm (limited seating)

 

Availability

The ASSIST Education platform is available now from ASSIST  Education, LLC in the USA and through education resellers in the USA and internationally. ASSIST works on any computer or device with Internet access. As ASSIST Education, LLC grows and expands its presence, the company welcomes establishing strategic partnerships with domestic and international resellers. Interested resellers can email ASSIST at sales@ASSISTeducation.com.

For information about ASSIST, educators can visit www.ASSISTeducation.com or call ASSIST Education at 866-984-3384.


ASSIST LLC

ASSIST Education, LLC has developed a cloud-based, fully-integrated education management system. Founded by a team of experienced education professionals, ASSIST combines all aspects of a student data (SIS), student learning management (LMS) and curriculum management (CMS) system, simplifying school-wide management and allowing for schools to focus on student learning and outcomes.

Since 2013, ASSIST has streamlined education management for schools around the globe.  The company’s mission is to share this cost-effective, comprehensive solution making a significant difference for education worldwide.

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ASSIST Education: Michael Spencer CEO/ Co-Founder, EDTECH “Leadership” Finalist 2018 https://assisteducation.com/assist-education-michael-spencer-ceo-co-founder-edtech-leadership-finalist-2018/ Sat, 07 Apr 2018 16:52:46 +0000 https://assisteducation.com/?p=255

ASSIST Education CEO/Co-Founder, Michael Spencer, is a 2018 EDTECH Leadership Finalist for 2018.

Michael is CEO/Co-Founder of ASSIST Education, L.L.C. and Managing Partner at Global Expansion Strategies. He is the former Senior Director of International Business at K12 and prior Senior Vice President of The American Education Corporation.

An education and technology industry veteran, he is the former president and founder of One2OneMate, Vice President/Co-Founder of QuickPAD Technology Corporation, Vice President/Co-Founder of H45 Technology, and several other Silicon Valley startups, all of which have received multiple awards for innovation and product development.

His expertise spans from advocating for one-to-one, mobile and blended learning environments where tailored tools providing individualized education are key to student performance and achievement, to the international front where he has worked with European, Latin American, African and Asian governments and school systems to bring about 21st-century educational reforms.

Michael is fluent in Spanish, he has traveled extensively and enjoys the entrepreneurial side of business. He is a regular columnist for EdTech Digest where he writes the Smarter Schools column.

2018 – Finalists & Winners

 

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