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Victory’s Vendor and Partnership Processes

In our recent blog post, Instructional Design 101, we provided an overview of several popular instructional design models. One of these, the original ADDIE model, was a linear approach with some iterative features. It evolved to be more cyclical, and spawned many other models. In similar fashion, our linear workflows at Victory have evolved to…

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metacog Building Its Deep Learning Analytics Platform with Databricks

Victory’s spinoff metacog was just featured in a blog post by Databricks, a company founded by the team that created Apache Spark, a powerful open-source data processing engine. See the Databricks blog post below. metacog has been hard at work releasing new capabilities of its learning analytics platform, while at the same time enhancing existing…

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U.S. State Map of Highest Density of English Language Learners (ELLs)

U.S. Education Market Snapshot: English Language Learners (ELLs)

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ADDIE model of Instructional Design

Instructional Design 101

Before we plunge into instructional design, let’s step back. What does it mean to design? Here’s the definition, according to Merriam-Webster: Design 1. to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan: devise, contrive 2. a:  to conceive and plan out in the mind b:  to have as a purpose: intend c:  to devise for a…

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Professional Translation and How To Avoid Flying Naked

Why is it important to have a professional write and translate your product? In this era of new technology and immediacy, it is easy to get carried away with the specialized tools available to get the work done. But remember, they are only tools, which means they are only as good and effective as the…

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The C3 framework, CCSS standards, and other state and national efforts to align learning expectations to 21st Century workforce demands are emphasizing critical analysis and evidence from text.

Design: The Secret Behind Effective Digital Learning Experiences–Part 2

In our first blog on this topic, we began to reveal the secret behind the magnetic allure of games, simulations, and other online performance-based digital learning experiences. We showed you a well-aligned, well-designed simulation-based science performance task. In this blog, we’ll show you how the design of a digital performance task directly influences the richness of…

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Science in Today’s Curriculum

Science in Today’s Curriculum

Science in Today’s Curriculum A unique approach to Science from VictoriaPorras2

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Protected: New Website Design for CEE (Council for Economic Education)

Protected: New Website Design for CEE (Council for Economic Education)

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So You Want to Make an e-Book

Here are some insights into different formats available for creating e-books—and some issues to consider. When picking an e-book format, you’ll be making trade-offs among these factors: device compatibility (What devices/platforms can customers read it on?) sales compatibility (Where can you sell it?) features (What does it look like? What can it do?) ease/cost of…

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Skate Park Performance Task

We have become proficient at developing performance tasks closely aligned to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). Of course, a good performance task aligns to standards across multiple disciplines. The following task was developed for middle grades and for these learning goals. Please watch the video and then try the performance task. We’d love to hear…

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