SHERBROOKE, QC and SALT LAKE CITY, UT — June 8, 2021, June 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Classcraft, a K-12 learning company focused on student engagement and behavioral initiative support, has partnered with Instructure to integrate into its popular learning management system, Canvas.
UNESCO’s recent Global Education Monitoring Report shows that two-thirds of a school year has been lost on average worldwide due to COVID-19. As districts seek to make up for lost ground and address learning loss, there is a need for proven solutions to engage students in their learning.
The partnership gives educators productive actions to support students, especially those who are lost and disengaged after a year of remote learning.
The release aims to boost engagement and academic performance by automatically converting events in Canvas, such as submitting assignments, submitting on time, and getting grades, to Classcraft. Students use their Classcraft Points to unlock digital rewards and real-world privileges, like dining in class. This new integration was co-developed last winter with school districts using Classcraft and Canvas by conducting in-depth interviews with educators and testing prototypes in live classrooms.
Over the past several years, Classcraft has implemented a robust digital response system to support Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Multi-Level Support System (MTSS), Response to Intervention (RTI ) and social and emotional learning (SEL) practices. Its powerful data analytics and proprietary Student Engagement Index help teachers understand student motivation by processing over 5 million behaviors each month. By connecting the two platforms, educators unlock the ability to understand how academic engagement and performance correlate in real time with other behavioral trends seen in the classroom.
“Given everything that has happened over the past year, student engagement is a critical issue, and we are very pleased to partner with Classcraft, which is best in class when it comes to this important work,” said Trenton Goble, Vice President of K12 Product Strategy at Instructure. “We see this as the start of a long partnership, and we are excited to address these challenges in a thoughtful and systemic way that is culturally relevant to the students we serve.”
“We are delighted to work with Canvas! In these difficult times, the development of students’ academic and socio-emotional skills in hybrid and virtual models has become essential,” said Shawn Young, CEO and co-founder of Classcraft. “By working with Instructure, we can do this directly on the digital platforms that schools use to carry out learning and allow more teachers to support more students. This partnership enables Canvas educators to implement Classcraft without friction. Since everything is automated, once districts connect the platforms, teachers can see the benefits of using both platforms without lifting a finger. »
Classcraft helps educators inspire learners to reach their potential through lasting, playful learning experiences that promote growth and human connection. Founded in 2013 by brothers Shawn and Devin Young and their father, Lauren Young, Classcraft is an award-winning edtech company serving more than 8 million students and educators worldwide. A Quebec company certified B Corporation, Classcraft is used in more than 160 countries and is available in 11 languages. Learn more at www.classcraft.com.
Instructure 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 over 30 million teachers and learners worldwide. Learn more at www.instructure.com.