CKLA on the Go: Wapato School District Q&A

Wapato School District first implemented CKLA in 2015. Since the district started using CKLA, many of its students have tested as proficient for the first time. We spoke with

Students' Favorite Parts of CKLA

Last year, Amplify's CKLA team visited Alvina Elementary School in California, now in its second year of implementing CKLA.

Setting the Record Straight: The Difference Between Digital Game-Based Learning, Gamification, and Other Related Buzzwords

As more and more educators consider using games in their learning programs, they must understand all of the nuances involved. Today, the buzzwords in education are gamification,

Knowledge For Literacy

This post is published with permission from the Core Knowledge Foundation, Amplify’s thought leadership partner for the Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) program.

The Power of Gaming: A Global Phenomenon

During sporadic times in my life, I would have labeled myself a gamer. I started with the classic Atari 2600 in the early 1980’s (no old jokes, please). As I developed through my

From Dull to Vibrant: How Core Knowledge Provided an Excellent Platform for Student Writing

This post is published with permission from the Core Knowledge Foundation, Amplify’s thought leadership partner for the Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) program.

Digital Games: Learning through Gameplay – A Prequel

Have you ever observed a person playing a video game? Have you ever witnessed the intense range of emotions, extreme task commitment, engagement, and focus players experience as

Reading Comprehension: There’s No Workaround for Knowledge

This post is published with permission from the Core Knowledge Foundation, Amplify’s thought leadership partner for the Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) program.

Tracks in the mud

What’s your brain doing as you read these words? How did it learn to read in the first place? The remarkable journey of just one letter reveals the surprising answers.

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Your Brain on Words

Discover the remarkable neurological changes that take place in the brain as students learn to read.