|[June 26, 2014]
DreamBox Learning Introduces Spanish Language into Math Program
BELLEVUE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
DreamBox Learning (www.dreambox.com)
today announced the integration of native Spanish language into its K-8
math curriculum coming Fall 2014, combining both English and Spanish
content in a single program. This new expansion makes DreamBox
Learning's award-winning curriculum and Intelligent Adaptive Learning™
technology accessible to a greater number of students with more
personalized experiences than ever before - allowing more students to
learn in the language environment they feel most comfortable.
Addressing the Growing Need for English Language Learner Support
According to the National
Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are currently 4.7
million students in the United States classified as English Language
Learners (ELL), with approximately 76 percent of these students speaking
Spanish. In many schools, teachers struggle to keep up with ever-growing
class sizes, and often do not have the resources to adequately help
students who might be experiencing language-related challenges. Many of
these students are learning both the English language and mathematical
concepts simultaneously, struggling with vocabulary or syntax.
With lessons offered in Spanish, DreamBox Learning has further removed
language roadblocks to learning math for ELLs, adding Spanish voiceover
within lessons, with each element carefully evaluated by student focus
groups and lengthy consultation with Spanish-speaking teachers. For
students, all content and user experience will be fully available in
"It's critical tht all students have the support and opportunities to
acquire the skills needed to succeed not only in math, but also in
life," said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, president and CEO of DreamBox
Learning. "DreamBox Learning delivers personalized learning paths that
motivate and guide all levels of learners, regardless of where they live
or whether English is their first language, to achieve math proficiency.
The addition of the Spanish language option supports our commitment to
help every student realize a deeper understanding and life-long
confidence in math."
Building upon Current Success and Committing to the Future
Along with DreamBox Learning's current support for Spanish language with
native speaking customer support team members, the integration of
Spanish math lessons is a natural extension for a program that is
already driving successful results for ELL students to date.
"We are committed to providing appropriate instructional programs that
ensure academic progress and success for all students across our diverse
and multilingual population," said Brian Kilduff, math intervention
teacher specialist of Fredrick County Public Schools. "With its highly
motivating and visual environment, DreamBox Learning aligns with our
commitment to help eliminate achievement gaps due to factors such as
language barriers. We're excited to see the addition of Spanish language
as one more way to do this."
As part of the company's long-term commitment to the support of all
learners and educators, DreamBox Learning is working with the
Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (ALAS) to build
connections with the organization that will support academic achievement
and increase awareness within its constituency. In addition, DreamBox
Learning is a sponsor of ALAS' annual conference in Atlanta and will be
in attendance at the October event. DreamBox Learning is also a proud
sponsor of the California Association of Latino Superintendents and
Administrators (CALSA) and will be involved in its 13th
Annual Summer Institute in July.
"CALSA is proud to welcome DreamBox Learning into the organization as a
company that is striving to meet the needs of all learners," said Dr.
David Gomez, executive director of CALSA. "Their latest work to provide
math instruction in Spanish provides increased access to learners to
develop the math skills that they will need to be successful in school
For more information, please visit http://www.dreambox.com/
or Booth #2866 at the ISTE Conference from June 28 through July 1.
About DreamBox Learning
Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Wash. and launched its
first online learning software in January 2009. The platform has won
more than 35 top education and technology industry awards and is in use
in all 50 states and throughout Canada. DreamBox Learning Math™ offers a
groundbreaking combination of Intelligent Adaptive Learning, a rigorous
K-8 mathematics curriculum and a motivating learning environment. The
innovative DreamBox platform captures every decision a student makes
while working in the program and adjusts the student's learning path
appropriately, providing millions of individualized learning paths, each
one tailored to a student's unique needs. DreamBox Learning Math is
available for PC and iPad. For more information, visit www.DreamBox.com.
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