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Teacher Community

Stories, Best Practices & Recognition

We are so grateful to our community of teachers that use our resources in the classroom every day.

Check this page frequently to review your latest innovative implementation ideas and featured teachers. If you have a success story or best practice to share, please reach out to your Schools Manager and we’ll try and get your story posted on this page. We appreciate all that you do!

Power Teachers
Testimonials
Case Studies

Our K-12 Approach

Engaging Digital Learning

We leverage the best in gamification and new-media technologies to bring educational concepts to life for students.

 

Standards-Based Content

All EverFi K-12 courses map to state and national Jump$tart and Common Core standards.

Implementation Support

Our education network is powered by 80 former educators that are deployed across 41 states and Canada. Their focus is training, supporting and enabling teachers to ensure student success.

Metrics and Measurement

Efficacy is critical to EverFi and that’s why our analytics platform provides teachers with real-time access to student knowledge gain statistics as well as attitudinal and behavioral data.

Power Teachers

We are excited to announce a new initiative to celebrate our teachers. Our first class of Power Teachers will include teachers who get 100+ students in certified in EverFi, Vault, or Hockey Scholar this school year.

277 teachers, featured below, have achieved this impressive feat so far this school year!

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Testimonials

We love hearing from our network on how they are using EverFi courses in their classrooms and schools. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the community.

EverFi modules help students to be highly engaged in the instruction/learning process.

I was impressed with the students that took it upon themselves to do more and even complete all of the modules because they wanted to, not because they had to!

I was the first person in my district to use Everfi and I recommended it to many colleagues and my administrators.  Eventually, the administrators petitioned the Virginia Board of Education and now Everfi satisfies the on-line graduation requirement for my district.

The best part of using EverFi was the importance to the students of being able to access the program. They wanted to work on their EverFi course. They enjoyed the activities and were challenged and stayed engaged on the topics.

I enjoyed how engaged my students were and the the excitement that they showed when doing it.  It was very easy for me to monitor their progress and did not require any additional planning on my part.

The staff members that I worked with were great  They answered all of the questions I had and returned emails and phone calls in a timely manner.  I am not very tech-savvy and this program was easy for me to use and understand.

The best part was this is a great way to enhance skills and concepts already being taught and incorporate technology at the same time. The students enjoyed it and it provide an interactive approach to the concepts covered.

The best part of the program was the great graphics, and incorporating STEM in to my classroom. I especially enjoyed the way the science and math was integrated, so my students could practice critical math skills.

The students were engaged with the format/presentation of the program.  While they WERE learning, most viewed it more like a ‘game’ and felt that they definitely learned, but it didn’t ‘feel like school’!

I enjoy the fact that the students can immerse themselves into a module and get excellent feedback, videos, games, quizzes, etc without teacher interaction. It enriches my curriculum.

I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your help and your wonderful software program, Everfi. My students have learned so much about Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, and becoming Digital Citizens. Many of the students in this zip code do not have very good financial role models, and your program has shown them other alternatives to managing money successfully. I have so many wonderful stories where my young students have led the way for their families in negotiating money matters from evictions, car loans, and credit scores. I feel satisfied leaving my students knowing that they are so financially savvy and can make their way successfully in this world. I will continue to spread the word about Everfi because this is a program that truly makes a difference in young students lives.

Judi ShelkinSierra Linda High School

Teacher Spotlights

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David Lai

David was Thomas Johnson Middle’s 2014 Teacher of the Year.

How do you use Future Goals – Hockey ScholarTM in your class?
Hockey Scholar’s emphasis on critical thinking makes it relevant for all my STEM students. My 6th and 7th graders use the program as enrichment. My 8th graders are required to complete the program as a review of physical science concepts.

 What do you like about the program?
Hockey Scholar is easy to implement and supports student-centered learning. The program empowers students to take charge of their learning, with many choosing to jump ahead of the benchmarks I set. Lastly, the program supports problem-based learning and allows students to apply learning to real-world problems.

With the many online educational programs that are available today for schools, why did you choose to use EverFi?  
EverFi stands out because it covers high-level STEM content in an engaging and self-guided way. Other tools I’ve used often felt like “tests” for students, which reduced engagement. With EverFi, I rarely hear comments about how “boring” or “irrelevant” it was. Students can see how their learning translates to solving real-world problems.

Interested in using Hockey Scholar in your classroom? Login and click + Add Course to add it to your teacher account.

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Lori Blank

Lori Blank is an instructional technology teacher at Lafayette School in Everett, MA. A true EverFi champion, Lori uses Vault with over 500 students. She also has her middle schoolers complete Ignition and Hockey Scholar in order to learn critical STEM skills.

Why do you use Vault – Understanding MoneyTM in your class?
It is so important to teach students the importance of being responsible with their money. I use Vault in grades 4-8 and have seen my students building skills and really understanding more about financial concepts that will help them in the future. Parents have approached me to tell me how valuable they think it is that I am teaching their children to understand money. They wish that they had learned these things when they were younge
 

What do you like about the program?
I like that Vault is user-friendly. It is easy for my students to use, and it can be done on any computer whether it is at school, home or the library. I also like that it engages all types of learners with multi-media content; contains pre, post, and formative assessments for evidence-based learning; and has certificate-based skill development.

 With the many online programs that are available today for schools, why do you choose to use EverFi?
EverFi’s programs bring their topics to life for the digital generation. Real-life scenarios do the work of tying all the pieces together. My students stay motivated and engaged because they’re learning things that apply to their life, and they earn badges and certificates along the way. The other great fact is that the programs are totally free to schools because of sponsors like the NHL, MassMutual, and community banks who foot the bill.

Interested in using Vault in your classroom? Login and click + Add Course to add it to your teacher account.

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Mary Kay Lein

Mary Kay has received the Clark County School District’s “Excellence in Education Award,” and was a nominee for Nevada Educator of the Year.

How do you use EverFi’s courses in your classroom?
My Office Management class loves the financial aspects of EverFi. The class is mostly upper class men, and they enjoy learning about saving and investing. My Business Software Apps students also use Ignition. I utilize the courses as self-paced curriculum, and the students, grades 9-12, seem to love it!

What best practices would you share with other teachers?
EverFi allows you to create a report that automatically documents the students’ progress. Monitor progress and encourage your students to complete the entire program sequence. The students will happily retake an online quiz to improve their scores and to demonstrate mastery of the contents. All of my actively enrolled students were “certified” at the end. While it might seem like just a piece of paper, the kids really loved receiving those printed certificates.

Anything else you’d like to share about the program?
Thanks to the sponsors who have paid for these programs to make them FREE to teachers. It’s relevant curriculum that meets the standards set forth by our district and the kids enjoy the material, so it’s definitely a win-win!

Interested in using EverFi or Ignition in your classroom? Login and click + Add Course to add the programs to your teacher account.

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