All students will have complete access to the following educational platforms in my classroom:

Raz-Plus

Because it is delivered over the Internet, Reading A-Z is a constantly changing program. Each month, Reading A-Z adds new books, lesson plans, and other resources, thus continually expanding its wealth of materials.The website has more than 2,500 downloadable books (including English, Spanish, and French versions) and thousands of teaching and learning materials.

Raz-PlusBecause it is delivered over the Internet, Reading A-Z is a constantly changing program. Each month, Reading A-Z adds new books, lesson plans, and other resources, thus continually expanding its wealth of materials.The website has more than 2,500 downloadable books (including English, Spanish, and French versions) and thousands of teaching and learning materials.

IXL

IXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.  IXL gives you unlimited access to math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish skills. It includes dynamic and interactive questions that adjust to your child’s level as well as powerful tools that promote learning, including IXL’s Real-Time Diagnostic, Recommendations, and Analytics.

IXLIXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.  IXL gives you unlimited access to math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish skills. It includes dynamic and interactive questions that adjust to your child’s level as well as powerful tools that promote learning, including IXL’s Real-Time Diagnostic, Recommendations, and Analytics.

Starfall

On the Starfall website and in Starfall classrooms, children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. We teach through positive reinforcement to ensure children become confident, intrinsically motivated, and successful at reading.

StarfallOn the Starfall website and in Starfall classrooms, children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. We teach through positive reinforcement to ensure children become confident, intrinsically motivated, and successful at reading.

https://wow.boomlearning.com/

A game based learning tool used for all subjects. Boom cards have the look and feel of a game while each child is learning a specific skill. They come to life on iPhone and iPad. Students can enjoy the same self-grading, gamified experience of their classroom while on the road or at home.

Boom CardsA game based learning tool used for all subjects. Boom cards have the look and feel of a game while each child is learning a specific skill. They come to life on iPhone and iPad. Students can enjoy the same self-grading, gamified experience of their classroom while on the road or at home.

https://www.brainpop.com

Nurture each child’s passion, curiosity, optimism, and educational success.

Education.comNurture each child’s passion, curiosity, optimism, and educational success.

https://www.khanacademy.org

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computing, history and more. We focus on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations, so there’s no limit to what they can learn next!

Khan AcademyKhan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computing, history and more. We focus on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations, so there’s no limit to what they can learn next!

Google Classroom

Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. Classroom helps students organize their work in Google Drive, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Announcements and information regarding assignments and learning materials will be posted here.

Google ClassroomClassroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. Classroom helps students organize their work in Google Drive, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Announcements and information regarding assignments and learning materials will be posted here.

  • “My son was in Mr. Bertsch’s first grade classroom and I worked as a substitute teacher for many years at the same school. Mr. Bertsch has one of the most thorough understandings of social emotional teaching that I have witnessed. He is able to connect with students as people, not just as students. His teachings around kindness ripples and how we are all part of a bigger world really resonate with children. Social responsibility is something that all students should be exposed to, and he definitely did that! Mr. Bertsch would also use music, puppets, and had a great reading style that entertained not only the students, but any adults that happened to be in the room!

    If you want your child to have a teacher who will not only give them what they need academically, but help shape them into little kindness warriors, then look no further!”

    Amanda

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