17 Nov Moondrop Entertainment Selects Eduscape to Bring English Language Learning to Schools
Eduscape will Help Bring Award-Winning DRAWP for School to Students Globally
San Francisco, CA (November 17, 2020) – Moondrop Entertainment, the developers of NSF-funded DRAWP for School software, has partnered with Eduscape to help support millions of students with English language learning and in core subject areas.
“Moondrop’s goal with the Language Scaffolding Tool is to help teachers engage, teach and support English learners regardless of subject and curriculum or student language level and ability. Our partnership with Eduscape will enable us to accelerate our growth and reach learners who will benefit from DRAWP to advance their learning outcomes.” said Ana Albir, CEO and Founder of Moondrop.
The percentage of public school students in the U.S. who are English Language Learners (ELLs) grew by about 430,000 between 2009 and 2019. About 40 percent of ELLs eventually drop out of school. The results of Moondrop’s Phase I research showed that students using the Language Scaffolding Tool improved their English test scores both absolutely and relative to their peers. Spanish-speaking students learned more effectively when given native-language educational tools in multiple subjects. The Language Scaffolding Tool provides teachers with bilingual sentence frames and questions for students that can be tailored to any subject and content.
“DRAWP for School is a proven, research-based solution that offers all the powerful features of an online creativity and communication tool like Seesaw, but with the added benefit of integrated language learning tools for ELL students. We are excited to partner with Moondrop to put DRAWP into the hands of teachers and students across the U.S. to deepen their engagement in the learning process.” stated Alex Urrea, Founder and CEO of Eduscape.
Moondrop offers tools that empower teachers to work on multiple objectives with ALL students regardless of language proficiency level. These tools help districts with early literacy initiatives, as well as engaging ELLs. The Language Scaffolding Tool offers question and sentence frames organized by language proficiency level, Bloom’s Taxonomy & Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and aligns with the California English Language Development Standards. The tool is part of Moondrop’s DRAWP for School software, a platform for communication, creation and collaboration that includes content for K-12 students and workflow features for teachers while also being integrated with Google Classroom. It automatically tailors sentence frames to match each student’s language proficiency level. Moondrop developed the Language Scaffolding Tool in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the Val Verde Unified School District.
Join Moondrop for a webinar on Thursday, November 19 to learn about how to engage ALL learners, especially ELs, in remote, hybrid, and traditional learning environments using DRAWP for School. This tool for Designated and Integrated ELD helps make teacher time more efficient and helps make data from assessments actionable. Learn how our voice-sticker technology can add the missing instructional link between students and teachers from a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) lens. Register here
Moondrop Entertainment, LLC was founded in 2012 to provide outstanding educational software for children. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested in Moondrop with two major grants to support research and development. Moondrop’s mission is to combine technology with education to make learning more inspiring, engaging and accessible for all students. Moondrop’s K-12 education software, Drawp for School, is an all-in-one cloud-based platform for creation, communication and collaboration, with integrated content and workflow that allows for personalized support in all subjects. Drawp for School also provides built-in accessibility features with the Language Scaffolding Tool and Integrated Framework Tool to support immersive English language learning opportunities.
Eduscape is a social innovation company and the leading professional learning organization in the United States. The company partners with exceptional educational organizations to deliver the highest quality learner-centered programs that empower educators to elevate their practice, rethink learning and bring innovation into their classrooms. Its team is comprised of former educators who strive to be exceptional agents of quality professional development for all learners. Eduscape has impacted nearly 800,000 educators and over 25,000 classrooms. For more information, visit https://www.eduscape.com, follow us @eduscape.learning or @eduscape.
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