Social instructure – Kenaf Society http://kenafsociety.org/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://kenafsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Social instructure – Kenaf Society http://kenafsociety.org/ 32 32 Instructure Appoints Two New SVPs to Accelerate Growth http://kenafsociety.org/instructure-appoints-two-new-svps-to-accelerate-growth/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 http://kenafsociety.org/instructure-appoints-two-new-svps-to-accelerate-growth/

Brian Cully lead the development of the company and Justin Beck carry out North America Sales

SALT LAKE CITY, August 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Structurethe maker of Canvas, today announced the addition of two key executives who will have a broad influence on the growth of the Instructure learning platform. Brian Cully, a former investment banker at KeyBanc Capital Markets, has been named senior vice president of corporate development. In addition, Justin Beckformer head of sales at Salesforce.org, was named senior vice president of North America Sales. Both leaders have already started at Instructure and bring significant leadership experience and industry expertise to help the company fulfill its core mission of improving student success, amplifying the power of education, and to inspire everyone to learn together.

As Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Instructure, Cully will play a central role in driving mergers, acquisitions and integration strategy. Working closely with Instructure’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Cully will analyze, recommend and execute merger and acquisition opportunities while prioritizing the needs of our clients. Cully will report to Mitch Benson, Chief Strategy Officer of Instructure. He replaces Steve Workerwho is retiring after a successful career that includes overseeing four acquisitions for Instructure and establishing the foundational framework for deal lifecycle management.

With over a decade of experience as an investment banker, Cully was most recently responsible for sourcing and executing growth-driving M&A transactions. With extensive experience leading technology M&A activities, he has led various advisory and capital raising transactions with companies in the software, internet, human capital management and fintech. Cully holds a master’s degree in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University Ohio State University and holds the CFA charter.

As Senior Vice President of North America Sales, Justin Beck will lead K-12 sales, supporting over 150 teammates in sales, solutions engineering, sales development, and account management. He will report to Frank Maylett, Chief Revenue Officer of Instructure. Beck replaces Chris Benwellwho recently rose to the position of senior vice president of global sales.

With the addition of Beck, Instructure gains nearly 15 years of experience leading sales at various educational technology companies and a nuanced understanding of the unique needs of higher education and K-12 institutions. Beck joins Instructure after four years at Salesforce.org where he was a key part of the higher education leadership team, significantly exceeding revenue forecasts and growing market share. His team has achieved over 50% year-over-year growth for all Salesforce cloud applications in the student and administration lifecycle. A frequent contributor to edtech publications and a presenter at industry conferences, Beck is an influential thought leader and respected business partner to some of the most innovative thinkers in education today. He graduated with honors from University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

“The addition of these seasoned and accomplished leaders will add to the culture of success that we are intentionally building,” said Instructure CEO Steve Daly. “Under Brian’s leadership, we expect a sophisticated and thoughtful process for analyzing M&A opportunities, with an emphasis on maximizing value for our current customers. Beyond simply determining the financial viability of potential transactions, he will prioritize the needs expressed by clients and seek ways to solve their most pressing challenges. Justin brings a proven track record of leading sales teams that consistently outperform. We are confident in his ability to accelerate our growth and add significant value to our current customer base. As we continue to expand the market share presence of Clothwe anticipate a positive impact across the entire suite of products that make up the Instructure learning platform.”

ABOUT INSTRUCTION
Infrastructure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today, the Instructure learning platform supports tens of millions of teachers and learners worldwide. Learn more about www.instructure.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the potential, timing and examples of any strategic alternatives. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based on management’s expectations as of the date of this press release and on assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. . Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include the risk factors described in the Company’s initial public offering prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on July 23, 2021 and other documents filed with the SEC and could cause actual results to differ from expectations. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof and Instructure assumes no obligation to update such information except as required by law.

CONTACT:
Brian Watkins
Business communication
Structure
801-610-9722
[email protected]

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]]> Instructure Study Suggests Louisiana Higher Education Students Prioritize Career Readiness and Holistic Development http://kenafsociety.org/instructure-study-suggests-louisiana-higher-education-students-prioritize-career-readiness-and-holistic-development/ Tue, 23 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 http://kenafsociety.org/instructure-study-suggests-louisiana-higher-education-students-prioritize-career-readiness-and-holistic-development/

State of Student Achievement and Engagement in Louisiana Higher Education Indicates Changing Student Perceptions of Educational Needs

SALT LAKE CITY, August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Structurethe creator of Canvas, today released a new study highlighting key trends in higher education in Louisiana. The study, developed in coordination with Hanover Research, provides timely and insightful insight into how 114 college students in Louisiana defining student success and engagement. Responding students focus on career readiness, skills, educational goals, and relevant work placement. To view the report, go to this page.

In an era marked by rapid change and an increased reliance on new technologies and evolving teaching strategies, Louisiana educators strive to meet the unique educational needs of their students. The study found that while in-person classes are still popular, the number of hybrid and online distance learning courses offered is becoming an important factor for students when choosing a college or university. Students also want their institutions to focus on their holistic development. This includes personal instruction and the effective delivery of online learning by faculty. The study findings underscore the importance of a holistic approach to education that meets the needs of today’s students.

“While grades remain an important measure of student achievement, administrators and faculty at Louisiana are increasingly focused on student well-being and preparing students to enter the workforce,” said Ryan Lufkin, vice president of product marketing at Instructure. “Institutions are actively working to provide a more comprehensive education that is relevant to each student’s academic and professional goals. Whether through in-person, online or hybrid learning opportunities, institutions that adapt and seek to support the whole student will help prepare students ready to make a positive impact in the job market.”

The research revealed six key trends that parents and educators in the state of Louisiana feel important to teaching and learning in higher education:

1. Career preparation is the #1 priority for students.
These Louisiana students focus on career readiness and have the skills needed to obtain employment upon graduation. Some 79% of respondents consider career preparation to be the main determinant of success. More than 75% of students surveyed also rated skills, educational goals, recent graduate employment rates, and relevant placement as key determinants of success.

2. Student preference for in-class, online, or blended learning continues to evolve.
The ability to take courses online in a distance or hybrid learning environment is becoming a deciding factor in which institutions students choose to attend. But their preferences for blended (43%) and in-person (37%) courses and fully online distance learning (20%) don’t always align with the learning environments offered at their institution.

dr. James H. Ammons, Jr.Executive Vice President and Chancellor of University of the South in New Orleanscommented on this key finding: “The Southern University The system just migrated to Canvas because we were looking for a robust and user-friendly cloud-based LMS. We are confident that our students will appreciate the web-based interfaces and capabilities and its natural adaptability for mobile computing. In addition, teachers and students will benefit from 24/7 technical support. Canvas is taking advantage of the tremendous advances in distance learning modalities and putting those improvements in the hands of users.”

3. Students want their institutions to focus on their holistic development.
Students want an enhanced learning experience that includes personalized instruction and the effective delivery of online learning by faculty. In fact, 94% of 100 Voices respondents say holistic development like self-discipline, communication, knowledge, and self-reflection are important for student success and 53% say it will become more important over the next 12 years. month.

University of Louisiana President of the system Dr. Jim Henderson said: “The university has long been dedicated to the holistic development of individuals. Rapid advances in technology have made the necessary development even more complex, but our institutions are committed to ensuring that our graduates have the skills necessary for success. in life and in career.”

4. Students are still feeling the impact of COVID, but there are reasons for optimism.
Unsurprisingly, 73% of students surveyed believe COVID-19 has had a negative impact on student engagement. Some 66% believe it has had a negative impact on academic progress and 63% said it has had a negative impact on career readiness. The good news is that these impacts appear to be fading compared to the global Instructure market. State of Higher Education Report 2021 which covered 18 countries and included input from 7,687 students, administrators and faculty. Respondents to the Louisiana also believe that the impact will decrease further over the next 12 months.

5. Access is the key to engagement and success.
Access to the internet and technological devices are two key socioeconomic factors that fuel student engagement and success, according to more than 80% of 100 Voices respondents. Students express a clear interest in mobile learning capabilities, although some struggle to maintain constant access to Wi-Fi and technology that would support learning. While 69% of students feel engaged in class, only 29% of economically disadvantaged students said it was very easy to stay engaged. As always, making education accessible is an important part of efforts to close the equity gap among students.

6. Students want a connection.
It is clear that the students of Louisiana crave connection and flexibility around learning modalities, but connection means different things to different students. Top relevant factors that students believe will increase engagement include hands-on instruction (46%), small class sizes (44%), sense of community (37%), in-person instruction ( 34%), teamwork (32%). ), strong friendships (30%) and personalized teaching (30%).

“Institutions of higher education, such as Tulane SoPAcan help build connections and a sense of community for students while building interpersonal relationships through small class sizes that allow for rich teacher-student and student-student interactions, or by providing an organized student experience such as a three-day in-person residency to complete an online graduate program,” said Ilianna H. KwaskeAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs at tulane university School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) in relation to this finding. “Offering strong services, such as academic and career counseling, also fosters connection while supporting student success.”

Ronni TygerDirector of Tulane SoPA learning design and development, emphasizes the need for universities to understand students’ needs for connection and flexibility: “By collaborating with faculty subject matter experts to design learning experiences that intentionally put the student experience first, we are developing opportunities to increase inclusivity and a sense of connection for students across all modalities The addition of synchronous course meetings throughout the semester to all of our online courses brought students and instructors together and created a sense of community while enhancing learning.

SURVEY METHODOLOGY
The survey was conducted in April 2022 and was cleaned and analyzed by Hanover Research. After fielding and data cleaning, the study consisted of 114 qualified and complete responses, with 35 respondents participating in a two-year program and 74 respondents. We performed statistical significance tests on all segments with a 95% confidence level. For questions regarding the methodology or the underlying data, please contact student success@structure.com.

ABOUT INSTRUCTION
Infrastructure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today, the Instructure learning platform supports tens of millions of teachers and learners worldwide. Learn more about www.instructure.com.

ON HANNOVER TO RESEARCH
Founded in 2003, Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that provides market intelligence to more than 1,000 clients through a unique fixed-fee model. Based at Arlington, Virginia, Hanover has been named one of the Top 50 Market Research Companies by the American Marketing Association each year since 2015. To learn more about Hanover Research, visit www.Hannover search.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the potential, timing and examples of any strategic alternatives. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based on management’s expectations as of the date of this press release and on assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. . Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements include the risk factors described in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange. Commission (the “SEC”) on February 22, 2022 and other documents filed with the SEC and could cause actual results to differ from expectations. All information provided in this press release speaks as of the date hereof and Structure assumes no obligation to update this information, except as required by law.

CONTACT:
Brian Watkins
Business communication
Structure
801-610-9722
[email protected]

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Lion Choi Taekwondo Studio Instructor Arrested, Charged With Sexual Offense Involving A Minor http://kenafsociety.org/lion-choi-taekwondo-studio-instructor-arrested-charged-with-sexual-offense-involving-a-minor/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 16:52:57 +0000 http://kenafsociety.org/lion-choi-taekwondo-studio-instructor-arrested-charged-with-sexual-offense-involving-a-minor/

On September 8, 2021, Anne Arundel County Police were notified by the Department of Social Services in reference to a sex offense involving a minor and an instructor at the Lion Choi Taekwondo Studio, which is located in the 2000 block of ‘Annapolis Road in Hanover Maryland. .

The victim, who was 17 when the report was initiated, was later interviewed at the Anne Arundel County Child Advocacy Center on September 17, 2021.

During the interview, the victim revealed that she was sexually assaulted by the suspect, identified as Steve Choi, a 42-year-old man from West Friendship, Maryland. The victim said the sexual abuse began when she was 14 years old.

The Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit, along with members of the Department of Social Services, coordinated a further investigation to include obtaining potential evidence and conducting additional interviews with witnesses.

At the end of this investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Choi with multiple crimes associated with the sexual abuse of a minor. On August 16, 2022, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

As this is still an active and ongoing investigation, Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information about this or other incidents involving suspect Steve Choi to contact the police unit. Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Fight at 410-222-4733. One can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Hotline at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

Suspect identified as Steve Choi, 42, of West Friendship, Maryland

Steve Choi, 42, of West Friendship, Maryland








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Instructure’s Elevate Obtains Ed-Fi Badge Change, Validating Commitment to Secure Connected Data for Schools http://kenafsociety.org/instructures-elevate-obtains-ed-fi-badge-change-validating-commitment-to-secure-connected-data-for-schools/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 http://kenafsociety.org/instructures-elevate-obtains-ed-fi-badge-change-validating-commitment-to-secure-connected-data-for-schools/

Elevate securely provides K-12 institutions with real-time data

SALT LAKE CITY, August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Structure, the maker of Canvas, today announced that it has earned a new Ed-Fi Managed Operational Data Store and API Platform badge for Elevate K-12 Analytics and the Ed-Fi API Provider badge for Elevate Standards Alignment (formerly Academic Benchmarks), both for another two years. This distinction validates Instructure as a trusted Ed-Fi operational data store, analytics provider and API partner.

Instructure’s renewed badges reaffirm the SaaS platform’s continued contributions as part of the Ed-Fi collaborative community, which advocates for the effective use of data at scale in education agencies of all sizes through a data standard. Because Instructure’s Elevate products leverage the Ed-Fi standard and technology suite, any state or local education agency can more effectively leverage its own data to support administrators, educators, students, and parents. Districts have hundreds of apps in use and typically that data sits siled and unused. By seamlessly and securely bringing these data sources together through a data standard; administrators, educators, and parents can more clearly see important real-time data to support student success.

Ed-Fi Alliance, the nonprofit that helps shape the tools, data practices, and security standards for educational data interoperability in the country, has renewed the ODS/ API Platform for Elevate K-12 Analytics, Instructure’s analytics app for teachers, administrators, and districts that turns data into insights to improve school results. Additionally, Instructure continues to hold Ed-Fi Starter Kit Implementation Partner badges for Elevate-K12 Analytics; and for the API Provider Badge for Elevate Standards Alignment (formerly Academic Benchmarks), the content alignment and markup solution for learning enterprises. These badges demonstrate Instructure’s ongoing commitment to openness and interoperability with the products that make up the Instructure learning platform.

“With an overload of data from a variety of sources, schools and districts need to understand how technologies work together,” said Roshan Popale, Chief Information Officer at Instructure. “Our partnership with the Ed-Fi Alliance allows us to ensure that educators have access to the right data in a secure and flexible way, enabling them to make decisions that help educators improve outcomes for all students, without the investment needed to create and maintain a custom data warehouse.”

Elevate K-12 Analytics combines key data from disparate sources and systems, including student information systems, multiple assessment platforms, and Canvas LMS to help educators understand what affects student success , from attendance to engagement to socio-economic indicators, and offers dashboards, charts, and other visual indicators that are easy to explore, filter, and drill down on, so teachers at all levels can view, analyze and understand data.

“School districts across the country are struggling to fully understand and address their most pressing challenges without secure, reliable, real-time data. Solving big challenges like student equity, chronic absenteeism, and College and career readiness are core to the mission of the Ed-Fi Alliance community, said Sean Casey, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Ed-Fi Alliance. “It’s important to note that no one in education can solve these huge, complicated problems alone. Strong partnerships with companies like Instructure are essential: they have worked hard to demonstrate their commitment to data standards, interoperability and delivering solutions that help their customers achieve the We are proud to partner with Instructure and congratulate them on their renewed offerings of badged solutions that can bring great value to members of the Ed-Fi community.

Instructure is a longtime member of the Ed-Fi community and supports the movement towards interoperability and data standards. Elevate Standards Alignment (formerly Academic Benchmarks) has been Ed-Fi certified since 2018, and Mastery Connect was the first-ever assessment management system to become Ed-Fi certified in 2019. Elevate K-12 Analytics, powered by technologies Ed-Fi was awarded the Managed ODS/API Platform badge and was the first product to earn Ed-Fi’s badge – the 2021 Starter Kit Implementation Partner badge – which applies to three distinct use cases: “Tackling chronic absenteeism”, “Harnessing the power of assessment data” and “Ensuring equitable access for students”.

ABOUT INSTRUCTION

Infrastructure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today, the Instructure learning platform supports tens of millions of teachers and learners worldwide. Learn more about www.instructure.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the potential, timing and examples of any strategic alternatives. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based on management’s expectations as of the date of this press release and on assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. . Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements include the risk factors described in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange. Commission (the “SEC”) on February 22, 2022, and other documents filed with the SEC and could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof and Instructure assumes no obligation to update such information except as required by law.

CONTACT:
Brian Watkins
Business communication
Structure
801-610-9722
[email protected]

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Instructure Names UVU’s Dr. Ronald Miller as One of Six 2022 Educators of the Year | News @ UVU | News @ UVU http://kenafsociety.org/instructure-names-uvus-dr-ronald-miller-as-one-of-six-2022-educators-of-the-year-news-uvu-news-uvu/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 http://kenafsociety.org/instructure-names-uvus-dr-ronald-miller-as-one-of-six-2022-educators-of-the-year-news-uvu-news-uvu/

Dr. Ronald Miller of Utah Valley University (UVU) was named one of six
infrastructure Educators of the Year 2022, a prestigious annual award. Among several impressive nominations this year, Instructure chose six educators who best demonstrate their dedication and love for their students, as well as their passion for quality education.

“To be honest, I’m grateful, but I also feel very indebted to the people I learned from,” Miller said. “Teachers giving examples of what they’ve done well, as well as students giving comments like, ‘Hey, it works,’ ‘It doesn’t,’ or, you know, ‘It works, but exists there a way to make it work better?’ Grateful, but again, very indebted to the people and groups who are willing to share.

Instructure’s Educator of the Year awards are judged on the following criteria: How does this teacher reshape classroom activities based on evidence to help students achieve their academic goals? (50%); How does this educator’s classroom experience promote inclusion and improve achievement for at-risk populations? (25%); How does this educator inspire students, spark curiosity, and support student growth and achievement? (25%)

Sean Nufer, a former Miller student and current professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and senior director of teaching and learning at the TCS Education System, felt that Miller fit the bill and nominated Miller for the award.

“All of his lessons focus on students excelling in all aspects of their lives,” Nufer said. “And everything he does professionally in the classroom, on committees and in meetings is focused on ‘How can I help these students? What more can I do? »

Miller is a professor in the Department of Strategic Management and Operations at UVU’s Woodbury School of Business (WSB). His favorite subject to teach is statistics, which he believes is applicable and valuable in a wide range of fields. As a visiting scholar at Harris Manchester College and the University of Oxford, Miller has an impressive resume of international work in countries including Ghana, Mexico, India, Philippines, Fiji, China, Tonga, etc. His publications and presentations explore several areas of scientific research, including business, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and game theory.

During the pursuit of his doctorate, Miller never imagined himself as an educator – he expected to end up using statistics in a business context. But he was compelled by a teaching job offer from Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYUH) and discovered his passion for education.

Because of Miller’s reputation as an accommodating instructor, potentially at-risk students seek him out and he helps them excel. He finds it very rewarding when a student is curious – not only understanding the subject they are teaching, but wanting to learn more and figuring out how to apply their knowledge of the subject to achieve their goals and her dreams.

Bonnie Mortensen, assistant dean of the Woodbury School of Business, said that although Miller is too modest to say it himself, Miller “has single-handedly updated our business statistics courses. He’s the member of the faculty who presented analyze, an industry standard tool, in its class. In the WSB, he’s a rock star – students really seek him out by word of mouth. He was the reason several students graduated.

Miller said he was inspired by his own instructors who were enthusiastic about the subject they were teaching and didn’t make him feel like a fool asking questions. He was greatly influenced by a professor at the graduate school who allowed him to spend hours in his office asking questions. “I think it’s the enthusiasm of the teachers, but also the patience while someone is learning that marks a good teacher,” Miller said.

“Dr. Miller is hands-on, which inspires me to do my own research and focus my attention on what I can use beyond being a student,” said Garth Talbot, one of Miller students at WSB.” Academically, Dr. Miller was the first person to share with me the purpose of UVU – that the university be focused on students and student success, and not on teachers and teachers’ publications.”

Miller said UVU is his favorite place where he has taught because of the university’s laser focus on student success. “In Senate meetings, meetings with the President,
[and] meetings in my department and at the Woodbury School of Business, if something helps a student, there’s not really a debate. It’s, ‘Okay, if this helps students, how can we help you?’ “, did he declare.

He loves how the administration and faculty at UVU constantly ask questions about how to empower students, fund programs and initiatives, and ensure students have software, opportunities and small classes.

“Sometimes at other universities the focus is on the faculty,” Miller said, “or the administration has its own focus, but at UVU it’s always the student… If more people realized how much UVU could empower them as students, I think many, many more would come to UVU.

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Instructure recognizes six outstanding North American educators http://kenafsociety.org/instructure-recognizes-six-outstanding-north-american-educators/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 19:20:00 +0000 http://kenafsociety.org/instructure-recognizes-six-outstanding-north-american-educators/

Annual Educator of the Year Awards are nominated by fellow educators, administrators and students

SALT LAKE CITY, July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Structurethe creator of Canvas, today announced the winners of its 2022 Educator of the Year awards as part of the InstructureCon 2022 edtech conference. The program recognizes outstanding educators in North America working to embrace remote learning, prepare students for the job market, and support student achievement and success in a changing educational landscape.

“Over the past few years, educators around the world have met unprecedented challenges with patience, grace and skill,” said Melissa Loble, Director of Customer Experience at Instructure. “We have been overwhelmed by the sheer number of nominations this year, but we have selected six inspiring educators who demonstrate an uncommon level of dedication, love for their students and passion for education. Congratulations to all our 2022 winners!”

The 2022 Educator of the Year Award winners for North America are:

Elementary
Nicole Morton – Third-grade teacher, Lake Ridge Elementary School (Woodbridge, Virginia)
Having worked as an elementary educator for the past 16 years, Nicole truly knows how to spark intrinsic curiosity and create a culture of continuous learning in all of her students. Each year, she inspires her students in a special way by setting high goals and expectations, clarifying those expectations, and holding students accountable for achieving those goals. Its main goal is to spark the intrinsic curiosity of all students and create a culture of lifelong learning. Nicole takes learning beyond the classroom and makes connections so the content she teaches is relevant in everyday situations.

Nicole has cleverly incorporated The class pet store to manage positive student behavior, build classroom community, and reward positive behavior, creating an inviting classroom experience.

middle school
Isidoro Legara, Jr. – Eighth grade teacher, Westridge Middle School (Orange County, Florida)
Isidro teaches in a Title-1 school made up of students from diverse cultural backgrounds. To be born and raised in The Philippines, Isidro understands how difficult it is to be in a new academic atmosphere. An advocate of social-emotional learning and standards-based, culturally appropriate teaching, Isidro wants all of his students to feel safe, welcomed, loved, and accepted in his classroom.

Isidro has used technology to more effectively reach students at all levels of learning during and after the pandemic. Her classes on Canvas help students learn both in the classroom and at their own pace. Three days before the start of the ’21-’22 school year, Isidro deftly pivoted from teaching 7th grade to fill an unexpected vacancy as a 8th grade teacher.

High school
Ashley Jackson – Ninth grade teacher, Garland ISD (Garland, TX)
As an instructional technology coach, Ashley works with teachers across all departments on her campus, helping them use MasterPaths to personalize learning and use New Quiz data to inform remediation and extension.

A champion of accessibility, Ashley’s strength lies in the relationships she builds with educators and students. She helps teachers try new things and innovate in their classrooms. This willingness to experiment and walk with teachers as a servant leader extends beyond her initial campus and extends further into the district. She has been working for a few years to make sure teachers understand how to leverage Canvas to meet the needs of all their students.

Assistant instructor
Christine TrapaniFormer Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia)
As an instructional technologist in the Center for Learning and Teaching, an assistant instructor in the English Department of Former Dominion University and PhD student, Chrystal works with students from all backgrounds, including first-generation students, veterans, and students with disabilities. She works tirelessly to ensure that all of her course content exceeds accessibility standards, carefully scaffolding each major task into small goals that she knows will work best for her students’ needs.

For example, she spent weeks creating a Pac Man-like interactive activity in her Visual Argument module, where students work through the module to learn course material while escaping ghosts. Additionally, she knows that students do their best when they examine their passions, so she asks them to work on projects that will advance their area of ​​specialization or career in their overall work.

Assistant/Associate Professor
dr. Yunlong ShaoNew York Institute of Technology (New York, NY)
As an assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada, yunlong long ago moved away from the “stage-wise” teaching approach and provides students with real-world, hands-on learning experiences that draw on first-rate teaching instincts. He has built many courses with a blend of genuine student collaboration, genuine assessments, tireless availability and presence, and a sincere and admirable dedication to their continued success.

Yunlong provides students with assignments in written form and uses Canvas tools to record short explainer videos, creates demonstrations of successful work, and strives to make its materials as accessible as possible using the Accessibility Checker and Canvas captioning tools. Demonstrating vulnerability and a growth mindset is key to engaging at-risk populations and her students do better because of her willingness to do so. His tireless work ethic, composure and consistency make him a teacher students can rely on long after class is over.

Teacher
dr. Ronald Miller – Utah Valley University (Orem, UT)
As a professor in the Department of Strategic Management and Operations at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business, Ronald is a visiting scholar with Manchester Harris College, Oxford Universitybringing with him an extensive resume of international work in countries such as Ghana, Mexico, India, The Philippines, Fiji, China, Tonga and more.

Ronald is known for personalizing and modifying his teaching so that each student can not only grasp the concept, but also apply the principles in a real-life setting. Potentially at-risk students regularly seek out Ronald because of his reputation as an instructor who welcomes all students as they work toward academic excellence. Hoping to guide his students towards fulfilling careers or even higher education, Ronald always wants to know each student’s trajectory and then works to give them the boost they need for long-term success.

Selection of winners 2022
The Educator of the Year awards were judged on the following criteria, with particular emphasis on adaptability to blended and distance learning and accessibility of learning for at-risk students :

  • How does this teacher redesign classroom activities based on evidence to help students achieve their academic goals? Share examples of how they’ve gone above and beyond by adapting to reach students and/or embracing technology in the classroom in new and exciting ways. (50%)
  • How does this educator’s classroom experience promote inclusion and improve achievement for at-risk populations? (25%)
  • How does this educator inspire students, spark curiosity, and support student growth and achievement? Give specific examples of results. (25%)

InstructureCon 2022 takes place on Thursday July 14 in North America. This is the first year that Instructure has organized regional events in Latin America, Europe/Middle East/Africa and the Asia Pacific Regions. This year’s free virtual events can be viewed online for up to a year. To register visit https://www.instructure.com/events/instructurecon.

ABOUT INSTRUCTION
Instructure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of education, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today, the Instructure learning platform supports tens of millions of teachers and learners worldwide. Learn more about www.instructure.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the potential, timing and examples of any strategic alternatives. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based on management’s expectations as of the date of this press release and on assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. . Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements include the risk factors described in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange. Commission (the “SEC”) on February 22, 2022, and other documents filed with the SEC and could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof and Instructure assumes no obligation to update such information except as required by law.

CONTACT:
Brian Watkins
Business communication
Structure
801-610-9722
[email protected]

SOURCE Structure

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New features and enhancements extend functionality and empower lifelong learners and non-traditional students

SALT LAKE CITY, July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Structure, the maker of Canvas, today announced enhancements to many of the solutions that make up the industry-leading Instructure learning platform, coinciding with its annual InstructureCon educational event. Canvas LMS now serves as a learning platform for tens of millions of teachers and students in 70 countries. By adding innovative solutions in additional edtech areas such as assessment, content, and analytics, the Instructure learning platform demonstrates a commitment to meeting the needs of K-12 learners, teaching higher education and lifelong learners worldwide. To register for InstructureCon 2022, go to https://www.instructure.com/events/instructurecon.

“Our desire to understand the unique needs of educators and learners around the world informs our strategy for developing, improving and integrating new products into the Instructure learning platform, said Shiren Vijiasingam, Product Manager at Structure. “One of Instructure’s key differentiators is a product team that prioritizes collecting constructive feedback and leveraging it to effectively create better products. This focus on innovation empowers educators to do what they do the best.”

Here are some of the recent updates that make the Instructure learning platform even more powerful in 2022:

Updated brand architecture

Instructure has added many strategic tools through acquisitions over the past few years. To make it easier to navigate this growing family of products, Instructure launched a new brand architecture this year:

  • Canvas by Instructure: Learning management solutions designed to make teaching and learning easier and more engaging for everyone throughout their lifelong learning journey.
  • Mastery by Instructure: Gathering the assessment tools and content educators need to implement a successful assessment program that advances learning.
  • Elevate by Instructure: Improve the use of data and analytics to help solve student and institution problems and give educators the insights they need to make impactful decisions.
  • Impact by Instructure: Drive edtech adoption and engagement to ensure students get the best results for each solution.

Canvas Product Updates

Over the past year, our Canvas LMS teams have streamlined educator and student activities to improve the learning process. Among the specific enhancements this year, Canvas has launched the following:

  • Overhaul of discussions: an enhanced UI now allows for quoting replies, tagging respondents with @mentions, and flagging or flagging replies.
  • Improvements to assignments for students: Improved submission workflow includes progress tracking for each assignment, clear submission options, improved access to rubrics and comments, and access to each attempt if more than one is given.
  • Course pace: a feature that enables the automatic distribution of due dates with different start dates based on an instructor’s set pace, all to better support outcome-based or competency-based education (CBE).
  • SpeedGrader and Gradebook improvements: updates that streamline grading workflows.

Updates to Canvas Studio and Canvas IDs

  • Canvas Studio Updates: Canvas Studio now supports media downloads from Vimeo and automates downloading from Zoom. With enhanced analytics, instructors can understand how students interact with lesson videos.
  • Canvas Catalog Updates: Time-saving updates streamline course purchases and enrollment, including multiple rosters at once.
  • Canvas IDs: In April, Instructure completed the acquisition of its partner Concentric Sky, the creators of Badgr. The micro-credential tool has been rebranded as “Canvas Badges” and “Canvas IDs”, a suite of advanced tools with unlimited badges, analytics, and custom journeys.

Mastery Product Updates

Mastery, Instructure’s competency-based solution for K-12 assessment, enables teachers to identify what students know and don’t know, standard by standard, in real time as they learn. can most influence learning. Recent enhancements include the following:

  • Improved Integration with Canvas: in addition to integration points already launched, such as linking Mastery Connect trackings to Canvas courses, automatically creating Mastery Connect assessments as Canvas assignments, and displaying data in the Canvas gradebook and Mastery Tracker , rolling updates have been released that allow existing trackers to be migrated to a new Canvas course, helping instructors retain data from one semester or quarter to the next.
  • Additions to assessment content: expanded offerings of high-quality district assessments in several states.
  • Extensive tools, workflows and hosting: new text-to-speech options and improved reporting features.

Elevate Product Updates

Educators need more tools to dig deeper into student performance data to better meet the needs of all learners. Recent updates to Elevate help give educators a more complete picture of their students, curriculum, and programs. For instance:

  • New edition of evaluation analysis from Elevate K-12 Analytics: gives school districts the ability to compare student results in the AMS Mastery Connect with state assessment results and disaggregate them by demographics and enrollment.
  • “Group Looks” Like the recently released Student Perspectives, Group Perspectives will soon enable highly visual and interactive views of results for groups of students, such as classrooms, schools, English language learners and more.
  • Improve data quality: Planned enhancements include a new user interface and additional features such as writing custom rules, managing users, and integration with Elevate K-12 Analytics will provide additional downstream data quality assurances in the platform. form of analysis.

Impact of product updates

Last year, Instructure acquired Impact (formerly Eesysoft.) This year, the product team continues to expand integration with the Instructure learning platform to provide better insight into adoption and drive deeper engagement and more meaningful. For instance:

  • The integration: Impact extends to even more products in the Instructure learning platform.
  • Impact Virtual Assistant for Tier 1 Institutions (currently in beta): this will allow educators to intervene with users earlier and anticipate and resolve questions or issues.

ABOUT INSTRUCTION

Infrastructure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today, the Instructure learning platform supports tens of millions of teachers and learners worldwide. Learn more about www.instructure.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the potential, timing and examples of any strategic alternatives. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based on management’s expectations as of the date of this press release and on assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. . Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include the risk factors described in the Company’s initial public offering prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on July 23, 2021, and other documents filed with the SEC and could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof and Instructure assumes no obligation to update such information except as required by law.

CONTACT:
Brian Watkins
Business communication
Structure
801-610-9722
[email protected]

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2022-07-05 | NYSE:INST | Press release http://kenafsociety.org/2022-07-05-nyseinst-press-release/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 20:28:22 +0000 http://kenafsociety.org/2022-07-05-nyseinst-press-release/

SALT LAKE CITY, July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Instructure Holdings, Inc. (Instructure) (NYSE:INST), makers of the Canvas learning management system, today announced that they will report financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 on Monday, August 1, 2022 after market close.

Instructure will host a conference call and webcast at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time (Where 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on Monday, August 1, 2022 to discuss its financial results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) 330-2384 from United States and Canada or (240) 789-2701 internationally with conference ID 1348899. A live webcast and replay of the conference call can be accessed from the Investor Relations page of Instructure’s website at ‘address ir.instructure.com.

Following the end of the call via 9:59 p.m. MT (Where 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time) on August 8, 2022a telephone replay will be available by dialing (800) 770-2030 from United States and Canada or (647) 362-9199 internationally with conference ID 1348899.

About Instructure

Instructure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of education, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today, the Instructure learning platform supports tens of millions of educators and learners around the world. Learn more about www.instructure.com.

Contact

Brian Watkins

Business communication

Structure

(801) 610-9722

brian.watkins@instructure.com

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2022-06-27 | NYSE:INST | Press release http://kenafsociety.org/2022-06-27-nyseinst-press-release/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:20:29 +0000 http://kenafsociety.org/2022-06-27-nyseinst-press-release/

Study highlight reveals many parents might not understand how academically behind students are

SALT LAKE CITY, June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Structurethe creators of Canvas, today released their 2022 State of K-12 Teaching and Learning research report, which provides an overview of the latest trends in K-12 education. As educators enter a post-pandemic era, new educational technologies and instructional strategies have changed teaching and learning at an unprecedented rate. However, the impact of COVID-19 is still affecting student engagement, motivation, and achievement, and the lasting impact on teachers is perhaps greater than ever.

The study found that parents might not understand how academically behind students are. A small proportion of parents (27%) believe their children are significantly or significantly behind, while administrators and teachers are much more likely to believe this (51% and 62%, respectively). Likewise, parents don’t seem to realize how much engagement has been impacted. Only half of parents (45%) say it has been difficult to maintain engagement compared to a large majority of administrators and teachers (77% and 81%, respectively).

“The K-12 community has faced immense challenges over several school years,” said Goble of Trenton, vice president of K-12 strategy at Instructure. “However, educators and students have continued to move forward, adapting to change and evolving their practices. As school districts plan for the next school year and beyond, we hope that District leaders, school administrators, and teachers will find the information helpful as they consider how best to engage students, support their schools, and enhance every student’s learning journey.”

The research revealed six key trends that parents and educators across the country believe are important to K-12 teaching and learning:

1. High quality teaching is the key ingredient to high quality learning.

Parents want to know that when their children are in school, they are with teachers who care about their overall well-being and who have the knowledge and resources to support their learning.

  • An overwhelming 95% of parents and educators agree that student-teacher relationships are one of the most influential social/emotional factors in student achievement. There is an almost universal consensus among administrators (97%) and teachers (98%).
  • Almost all administrators and teachers agree that quality staff (97% and 98%, respectively) and engaging teaching (96% and 97%, respectively) have the most impact on student success.

2. Student engagement is (still) the #1 measure of success.

Educators continue to find that student engagement (94%) and attendance (91%) are the most important metrics for measuring student success and are expected to be the most important over the next year (73% and 66%, respectively) – results consistent with 2021 respondents. At the same time, the emphasis is once again placed on the academic success of the students. Technology that supports engagement continues to play an important role in teaching and learning.

3. Changes need to be made to our approach to evaluation.

As teachers and students continue to feel pressure around high-stakes standardized tests, their perceived value continues to decline. Although standardized test scores remain the least important measure of student achievement among educators and parents, their relative importance has increased since 2021. School districts are increasingly taking a balanced approach to assessment.

  • In terms of measuring student achievement, respondents view standardized test scores as the least important of 14 factors, at just 37% (down from 29% in 2021).
  • For parents, standardized test results are the least important factor when it comes to evaluating their child’s success at 41%, a 22% decrease from our 2021 study (63%).

4. Hybrid and digital teaching and learning are here to stay.

With the return to in-person learning, the continued use of technology in the classroom supports innovative instructional strategies that prepare students for 21st century skills. We anticipate hybrid teaching and learning to be the new normal for schools and districts in the future.

  • Some 90% of parents, 91% of administrators and 94% of teachers agree that personalized instruction has an impact on student success. And 68% of parents think technology is beneficial for providing access to individualized programs.
  • Self-paced learning is also a priority for many, with 84% of parents, 71% of administrators and 77% of teachers agreeing that it has at least a moderate impact on achievement.

5. Progress is being made to achieve equity in education, but there is still work to be done.

While the pandemic has exposed many inequities in K-12 education, it has also forced educators to address those inequities. CARES funding and CRRSA COVID relief programs have provided the funds needed to adopt technology that promotes equitable learning experiences for all students.

  • Funding to facilitate digital learning (2021: 52% 2022 63%; 11% increase) should remain a top priority for future funding.
  • Despite this funding, 20% of administrators and 31% of teachers still report that insufficient equipment or lack of access to devices is a top challenge or concern when it comes to technology solutions. Notably, the percentage of respondents reporting this concern has decreased from 39% in 2021.
  • While the majority of parents in 2021 said their children received support from their neighborhood in the form of tools/devices (56%), the number dropped in 2022 to 44%.

6. Technology is no longer a “nice-to-have”. It’s essential to innovative K-12 pedagogy.

Technology’s most important role and primary benefits continue to be rooted in its ability to help recreate basic classroom experiences like communication and high-quality instruction.

  • Eighty-eight percent of respondents agree that the availability of technology has an impact on student achievement, while 86% believe that the use of educational technology resources has an impact on student achievement.
  • Use has increased for assessment management systems. Some 69% of administrators and 53% of teachers report using such a system in 2022, compared to only 41% of educators reporting the same in 2021.
  • Parents rate technology as equally important to all aspects of the learning experience (67% to 80%), but communication between students and parents is most important (80% and 79%, respectively ).

Research Methodology

Structure developed the State of Teaching and Learning in K-12 Education Survey in coordination with Hanover Research. The survey was carried out in March 2022 and has been cleaned and analyzed by Hanover Research. After fielding and data cleaning, the study consisted of 1,379 qualified and completed responses from 498 parents, 533 teachers, and 378 school or district administrators. The data cut into cross tables by role, region and district urbanity. We performed statistical significance tests on all segments with a 95% confidence level using a Z-test with p = less than 0.05 and a margin of error of +/- 1% for the overall sample size. If you have any questions regarding the methodology or the underlying data, please contact us at student success@structure.com.

ABOUT INSTRUCTION

Structure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today the Structure The learning platform supports tens of millions of teachers and learners around the world. Learn more about www.instructure.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the potential, timing and examples of any strategic alternatives. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based on management’s expectations as of the date of this press release and on assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. . Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include the risk factors described in the company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly report on Form 10-Q and other documents. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. All information provided in this press release speaks as of the date hereof and Structure assumes no obligation to update this information, except as required by law.

CONTACT:

brian Watkins

Company Communication

Structure

801-610-9722

brian.watkins@structure.com

SOURCES: Instructure, Web

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Study highlight reveals many parents might not understand how academically behind students are

SALT LAKE CITY, June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Structurethe creators of Canvas, today released their 2022 State of K-12 Teaching and Learning research report, which provides an overview of the latest trends in K-12 education. As educators enter a post-pandemic era, new educational technologies and instructional strategies have changed teaching and learning at an unprecedented rate. However, the impact of COVID-19 is still affecting student engagement, motivation, and achievement, and the lasting impact on teachers is perhaps greater than ever.

The study found that parents might not understand how academically behind students are. A small proportion of parents (27%) believe their children are significantly or significantly behind, while administrators and teachers are much more likely to believe this (51% and 62%, respectively). Likewise, parents don’t seem to realize how much engagement has been impacted. Only half of parents (45%) say it has been difficult to maintain engagement compared to a large majority of administrators and teachers (77% and 81%, respectively).

“The K-12 community has faced immense challenges over several school years,” said Goble of Trenton, vice president of K-12 strategy at Instructure. “However, educators and students have continued to move forward, adapting to change and evolving their practices. As school districts plan for the next school year and beyond, we hope that District leaders, school administrators, and teachers will find the information helpful as they consider how best to engage students, support their schools, and improve every student’s learning journey.”

The research revealed six key trends that parents and educators across the country believe are important to K-12 teaching and learning:

1. High quality teaching is the key ingredient to high quality learning.
Parents want to know that when their children are in school, they are with teachers who care about their overall well-being and who have the knowledge and resources to support their learning.

  • An overwhelming 95% of parents and educators agree that student-teacher relationships are one of the most influential social/emotional factors in student achievement. There is an almost universal consensus among administrators (97%) and teachers (98%).
  • Almost all administrators and teachers agree that quality staff (97% and 98%, respectively) and engaging teaching (96% and 97%, respectively) have the most impact on student success.

2. Student engagement is (still) the #1 measure of success.
Educators continue to find that student engagement (94%) and attendance (91%) are the most important metrics for measuring student success and are expected to be the most important over the next year (73% and 66%, respectively) – results consistent with 2021 respondents. At the same time, the emphasis is once again placed on the academic success of the students. Technology that supports engagement continues to play an important role in teaching and learning.

3. Changes need to be made to our approach to evaluation.
As teachers and students continue to feel pressure around high-stakes standardized tests, their perceived value continues to decline. Although standardized test scores remain the least important measure of student achievement among educators and parents, their relative importance has increased since 2021. School districts are increasingly taking a balanced approach to assessment.

  • In terms of measuring student achievement, respondents view standardized test scores as the least important of 14 factors, at just 37% (down from 29% in 2021).
  • For parents, standardized test results are the least important factor when it comes to evaluating their child’s success at 41%, a 22% decrease from our 2021 study (63%).

4. Hybrid and digital teaching and learning are here to stay.
With the return to in-person learning, the continued use of technology in the classroom supports innovative instructional strategies that prepare students for 21st century skills. We anticipate hybrid teaching and learning to be the new normal for schools and districts in the future.

  • Some 90% of parents, 91% of administrators and 94% of teachers agree that personalized instruction has an impact on student success. And 68% of parents think technology is beneficial for providing access to individualized programs.
  • Self-paced learning is also a priority for many, with 84% of parents, 71% of administrators and 77% of teachers agreeing that it has at least a moderate impact on achievement.

5. Progress is being made to achieve equity in education, but there is still work to be done.
While the pandemic has exposed many inequities in K-12 education, it has also forced educators to address those inequities. CARES funding and CRRSA COVID relief programs have provided the funds needed to adopt technology that promotes equitable learning experiences for all students.

  • Funding to facilitate digital learning (2021: 52% 2022 63%; 11% increase) should remain a top priority for future funding.
  • Despite this funding, 20% of administrators and 31% of teachers still report that insufficient equipment or lack of access to devices is a top challenge or concern when it comes to technology solutions. Notably, the percentage of respondents reporting this concern has decreased from 39% in 2021.
  • While the majority of parents in 2021 said their children received support from their neighborhood in the form of tools/devices (56%), the number dropped in 2022 to 44%.

6. Technology is no longer a “nice-to-have”. It’s essential to innovative K-12 pedagogy.
Technology’s most important role and primary benefits continue to be rooted in its ability to help recreate basic classroom experiences like communication and high-quality instruction.

  • Eighty-eight percent of respondents agree that the availability of technology has an impact on student achievement, while 86% believe that the use of educational technology resources has an impact on student achievement.
  • Use has increased for assessment management systems. Some 69% of administrators and 53% of teachers report using such a system in 2022, compared to only 41% of educators reporting the same in 2021.
  • Parents rate technology as equally important to all aspects of the learning experience (67% to 80%), but communication between students and parents is most important (80% and 79%, respectively ).

Research Methodology
Structure developed the State of Teaching and Learning in K-12 Education Survey in coordination with Hanover Research. The survey was carried out in March 2022 and has been cleaned and analyzed by Hanover Research. After commissioning and data cleaning, the study included 1,379 qualified and completed responses from 498 parents, 533 teachers, and 378 school or district administrators. The data cut into cross tables by role, region and district urbanity. We performed statistical significance tests on all segments with a 95% confidence level using a Z-test with p = less than 0.05 and a margin of error of +/- 1% for the overall sample size. If you have any questions regarding the methodology or the underlying data, please contact us at student success@structure.com.

ABOUT INSTRUCTION
Structure (NYSE: INST) is an education technology company dedicated to improving student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. Today the Structure The learning platform supports tens of millions of teachers and learners around the world. Learn more about www.instructure.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the potential, timing and examples of any strategic alternatives. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based on management’s expectations as of the date of this press release and on assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. . Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include the risk factors described in the company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly report on Form 10-Q and other documents. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. All information provided in this press release speaks as of the date hereof and Structure assumes no obligation to update this information, except as required by law.

CONTACT:
brian Watkins
Company Communication
Structure
801-610-9722
brian.watkins@structure.com

SOURCES: Instructure, Web

SOURCE Structure

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