Sprig Learning Expands Oral Language Learning Program

Sprig Learning Expands Oral Language Learning Program

Sprig Learning, a leader in holistic early years programming, is excited to launch our new innovative platform ​Sprig 2.0​ for the 2019-20 school year. With improved data visualization for educators, iOS assessment application features and learning resources for parents, Sprig 2.0 builds off our core mandate to provide EdTech tools that are used everyday by teachers and parents to support student learning and improve literacy and numeracy outcomes in the early years.

 

The release of Sprig 2.0 includes an expansion of our Oral Language Learning Program, Sprig Language​, to more than​ 100 classrooms​ and ​1,500 homes​ across Canada. Sprig Learning first launched its Sprig Language Program back in 2015; changing the way principals, teachers and parents are able to support early learning. Sprig uses universal language learning principles and sound pedagogical research to personalize the early learning pathway for every student.

 

“Sprig 2.0 introduces brand new mobile assessment tools and data visualization methods for all of our early years programs, allowing everyone to focus on what matters most,” said Jarrett Laughlin, CEO and Founder of Sprig Learning. “Our EdTech is designed to give t​ eachers, parents, caregivers and the community the support they need to give children truly meaningful and personal learning experiences. We aim to provide everyone with the specific tools they need, when they need them.”

 

The Sprig 2.0 release includes the following updates:

  • New iOS assessment tools​ for all early years programs;
  • New data visualization methods​ for education administrators, teachers and parents;
  • New learning activities and resources​ for parents and teachers now aligned to curriculum in five Canadian provinces;
  • Classroom resources in 11 languages​, including Indigenous languages such as Mi’kmaw, Cree, Dene, Ojibway and Tsuut’ina.

 

MORE EXCITING NEWS:​ For the first time, Sprig now offers ​parent memberships​ to those who wish to access our oral language learning programs and innovative EdTech tools​—​even though it’s not provided by their school. The membership provides parents with access to Sprig’s personalized oral language learning activities and resources that can be used at home to improve early literacy outcomes​—​when it matters most! Learn more about our membership packages and pricing:

https://s​priglearning.com/product/sprig-language-parent-subscription

 

Early Years Math Program Pilot Launches – Coming to Select Schools in 2019!

The Sprig team has been working in partnership with some amazing elementary math teachers and experts to develop a new, holistic math learning and assessment program that is launching this fall. Sprig Math will pilot in seven schools across Nova Scotia to build a deeper understanding of early math skills for teachers, parents and students.

Pilot schools will also be receiving newly developed sets of classroom materials that support math learning and work in tandem with the new edtech program. Math is a critical learning milestone in the early years and this program aims to make math learning more accessible for all learners.

 

Bring Sprig to your Home or School!

Contact us to talk 1-on-1 with a Sprig Specialist—​ ​we would be happy to answer any questions you may have or set up a free demo to see if our early learning programs are right for you!

You can also follow us on​ Facebook​,​ Instagram​ and/or Twitter ​for the latest news from Team Sprig and for contests, giveaways, special promotions, early learning tips, and so much more! Get in touch today: ​spriglearning.com/contact-us/.​

 

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About Sprig Learning

Sprig Learning is an award-winning personalized learning platform built with holistic education in mind (named Tech Edvocate’s Best Language Learning App of 2018). Sprig’s mission is to provide every student, educator, and parent with access to the tools they need to build a foundation for lifelong learning.To learn more, visit w​ww.spriglearning.com.​

For more information about Sprig Learning, interview requests, hi-res visuals or media inquiries, please contact Andrew Fraser, PR & Communications Specialist at 514.424.6500 or email media@spriglearning.com.​

 

Sprig Learning Wins Best Language Learning App of 2018

Sprig Learning Wins Best Language Learning App of 2018

We are thrilled to announce that the Sprig Learning Bookshelf has been named the Tech Edvocate’s Best Language Learning App of 2018!

The Sprig Learning Bookshelf was built in partnership with Mi’kmaw Kina’matenwey of Nova Scotia, and provides Indigenous and non-indigenous students with access to guided reading in both the English and Mi’kmaw language. It provides early literacy support through levelled readers, and a variety of interactive features.

As an extension of the Sprig Learning Oral Language Program, the Sprig Bookshelf brings the stories of the Mi’kmaw people in Nova Scotia to life and provides access to parents, caregivers, and educators looking to extend learning beyond the classroom. Readers can choose to either read alone, or have the story read to them in either English or Mi’kmaw.

Beyond early literacy, the Sprig Learning Bookshelf acts as a tool for language revitalization among the Mi’kmaw community in Nova Scotia. Each of the four titles currently featured in the bookshelf was created in partnership with a working group of educators, community members, and Elders to represent the localized experience and culture of Mi’kmaw students. Speakers and non-speakers alike can see the Mi’kmaw language come to life, and promote language adoption and retention among some of their youngest speakers.

Download The Sprig Learning Bookshelf for free on the iOS app store for iPad Air today.

For more information about a holistic approach to assessment or holistic education, send us an email at letstalk@spriglearning.com.

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