Kristin Donley

Louisville, CO

Kristin Donley
Monarch High School
Louisville, CO
How do you use Actively Learn in your classroom?

Assigned reading for homework, research, and webquests.

What problems were you experiencing in your classroom or school prior to adopting Actively Learn? 

Textbooks too dense, hard for dyslexic readers, SPED and ELLs; most students didn't read the textbook even when assigned

What solutions did you try to address problems in your school/classroom prior to adopting Actively Learn? 

Chunking the textbook and using reading guides.

How has Actively Learn helped improve your students’ learning and/or your teaching? 

Over 90% of the students read the assigned text on a regular basis and they find it easier to understand. My test scores have gone up 10%. I had an 83% average this year on the cumulative class final in advanced biology!

How do you use Actively Learn with your students? What type of content do you assign? 

Science content....short chunked readings, videos, links to websites and questions

What advice would you have for teachers who are new to Actively Learn? 

Try it as it works! My dyslexic students love the dyslexic font!