Middle School Resources

Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) is a three-tiered prevention strategy to enable early identification and support for students at academic or behavioral risk. Careful monitoring, communication with families, and the use of various programs can help students achieve success. Parent educators are to insure to insure that grade-level specific diagnostic or benchmark assessments and instruction are administered, as scheduled. The following programs and services are available to each student based on their academic needs.

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BrainPOP

Animated educational site for kids in the areas of science, social studies, English, math, arts, music, health, and technology.



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Coach Digital Compassk

Selected students working with a Title I Coach will utilize this teacher-directed content for instruction, reinforcement, and practice on skills two or more years below their grade level.



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Edmentum | ELL Foundations Library

Designed to accelerate English language development (ELD) for English language learners. Each lesson contains activities and reading selections for students, as well as online lesson plans, worksheets, and printable handouts for teachers.



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Edmentum | Exact Path

Students in grades K-8 will participate in Exact Path’s math and reading Diagnostic Assessments twice a year to identify student needs for remediation or growth. All students will be asked to engage in Exact Path Instruction to move them from one instructional level to the next. For optimal results Exact Path’s Instruction should be completed 30 minutes weekly. Math and reading teachers along with the support of an Academic Intervention Specialist will monitor progress to determine if students are on track to achieve year-end targets.



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Edmentum | Study Island

PA Cyber students in 4th & 8th grade Science, English 10, Biology and Algebra I will be administered the Study Island Benchmark to assess student proficiency of Pennsylvania Core Standards. Students preparing for the PSSA or Keystone Exams will be routinely engaged in online interactive games, flash cards, and videos. Prior to state testing students are highly encouraged to complete all topics in each subject area for their grade level.



EduMedia

Students explore science concepts through inquiry-based digital content.



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FEV Tutor

PA Cyber students in grades 3-12 are encouraged to attend daily FEV Tutor’s dynamic private tutoring for a weekly remediation session or on-demand homework help. These sessions are grade-specific in the subjects of math, science, language arts, and social studies.

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Flocabulary Plus

Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum.



IMPACT

A peer tutoring program in which a high achieving 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student tutors 3rd-8th grade students. Each tutor works independently with a student online to prepare him or her for the Math (3rd-6th grade sessions), ELA (3rd & 7th grade sessions) and/or Science (4th & 8th grade sessions) PSSA exam. Each tutoring session is supervised by a PA Cyber teacher. Students’ progress is monitored throughout the program and any significant concerns are reported to parents. Each IMPACT session meets once a week online for ten weeks beginning in January and ending in March. Peer tutoring not only increases test scores and academic performance but helps increase self-esteem and social interaction.



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IXL

IXL is a personalized learning platform that is proven to improve learning outcomes for all students. IXL uses insights from student work in the curriculum and the real-time diagnostic to power personalized guidance for every learner.



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Legends of Learning

Legends of Learning helps teachers make classrooms fun and productive learning environments through research driven curriculum-based games. We use ongoing original research to create a marketplace filled with an epic range of curriculum-based games for stronger subject mastery and classroom engagement.



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Nearpod

Nearpod is an online student engagement platform that is a great resource that teachers can use in class to help students learn. It allows the teacher to give students open-ended questions, travel on a virtual tour, poll or reply through a creative drawing. Nearpod Math is an additional resource connected via Nearpod.



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Newsela

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to supercharge reading engagement and learning in every subject. Content on Newsela covers topics students care about, that connect to core curriculum, and are aligned to standards.



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PA Cyber Library

Created for students, parents, and staff for use in and out of the classroom. Available materials include training materials, eBooks, videos, guides, and physical resources. The PA Cyber Library also provides access to the materials available through PA Power Library.

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PA Power Library

Ever since Benjamin Franklin founded the nation’s first public library, Pennsylvanians have been emPOWERed by their libraries—to research, study, learn, communicate, discover new interests, develop new skills, retool their careers, and find their pathway through life. In support of these endeavors, the State Library of Pennsylvania fostered the development and expansion of a statewide database of library catalogs, accessible from a single website on the Internet for all residents of Pennsylvania. POWER Library is a service of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and is hosted by HSLC.

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Padlet

Padlet is an online tool that is best described as an online notice board. Padlet can be used by students and teachers to post notes on a common page. The notes posted by teachers and students can contain links, videos, images, and document files.



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Phet

Free science and math simulations for teaching STEM topics, including physics, chemistry, biology, and math, from University of Colorado Boulder.



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Read Live

Students in select special education classes will utilize this web-based intervention. Read Live efficiently applies the research-based Read Naturally Strategy to accelerate reading achievement. Visual and auditory prompts guide students through the motivating steps to develop fluency and phonics skills, support comprehension, and improve vocabulary.



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Reading Rewards Program

PA Cyber students in grades K-6 participate in the Pizza Hut™ Book-It! program from October through March. This program encourages students to read each day and keep track of minutes, pages or books read each month; in return they earn a coupon to be redeemed for a free personal pan pizza at Pizza Hut™. Email readingrewards@pacyber.orgfor more information.

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School Counseling

The School Counseling Department works with all students to ensure their potential is fully realized about academic, personal, social, and career development to achieve success in and out of the classroom. Counselors offer support in a variety of ways including individual, group, and classroom guidance. School counselors collaborate with community agencies, staff members, parents, teachers, and administrators to ensure that all students are empowered to create a quality life as they acquire knowledge, learn responsible behaviors, and are prepared to be lifelong learners.



Smore

Smore is an online newsletter service that offers advanced features as domain hosting and custom backgrounds for staff use only.



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Sora

Sora has new content! Method Learning ACT/SAT content, All Access Comics, Magazines and other digital contents like eBooks, audiobooks, and read-a-loud books anytime, anywhere. PA Cyber has two collections that are slightly different than one another. Staff and Students use their school credentials to explore all resources. Email thelibrary@pacyber.org for support.

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Student Assistance Program

Designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues that could pose a barrier to a student’s success. Some of these issues include, but are not limited to, social and family problems, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, mental health concerns, and homelessness. Professionally trained SAP team members use school resources to remove barriers to learning. Email sap@pacyber.org for assistance.



Students Helping Students

Students in grades 7-9 are paired with students in grades 5-8 to improve interpersonal communication skills while increasing peer to peer interaction.



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Suite360

A digital character development and behavior intervention program for your school or district. Suite360 offers programs for students and parents as well as professional development for teachers, administrators, and school staff.



Teacher Office Hours

PA Cyber teachers are available to their students each week at a designated day and time to provide course support. Additional information is posted in each BUZZ course.



Title I Coach

A Title I coach provides a bridge for K-12 students who experience gaps in their reading and math development. Students in the program will be assessed by the Title I team which includes certified specialists in the fields of reading and math. The coach and Title I team will develop an individualized plan using ExactPath, Study Island, RazPlus, Vocabulary A_Z, IXL & Coach Digital Compass™ content for instruction, reinforcement and practice that will meet the needs of each student, while helping them obtain on-grade level skills. Student progress is measured regularly to ensure the effectiveness of the instruction they receive.



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TutaPoint Tutoring

As a parent, you do your best to ensure your K-12 child is keeping up with his or her homework. But let’s face it, not every parent is a math 7, AP English or social studies expert. TutaPoint offers online homework help for students of all grade levels and ages in math, science, language arts, social studies, and world languages. TutaPoint provides the expertise of a professional educator to help your child succeed. Email interventions@pacyber.org to recommend a student for tutoring.



Wizer.me

Wizer.Me is an education platform that allows teachers to create quick, easy, and fun digital worksheets to share with fellow teachers and to keep track of student performance.



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Xello

Xello is an engaging, online program that helps K-12 students define their future goals and transform their aspirations into actionable plans for success. The program puts students at the center of their college and career planning experience.