Thank you for your interest in learning more about the Epiphany Learning K-12 Platform!
We've included a demo of the product below, as well as some frequently asked questions.
Feel free to reach out if you have additional questions!
Q: Are district tests automatically uploaded? How do you input this data?
A: Assessment test data can be manually entered through the Assessment Test tab in the Class View within a teacher or administrator login or the data can be provided to Epiphany Learning for import. Individual reports from the assessment can also be linked as evidence within the learning continuum as evidence of competency attainment. Once linked, this report then becomes accessible by teachers, students and parents.
Q: Is it available in Spanish? What are the ELL scaffolds?
A: Epiphany Learning offers a Spanish version of the Learner Profile which can be made the student’s default language or they can simply toggle to the translations.
Q: Can it be used it be used with Kinder students?
A: Epiphany Learning offers three different user experiences for students. The primary experience is specifically designed for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade. These users will see images in the place of longer blocks of text and/or icons for audio to listen to the text being read.
Q: How in depth are the reports that are produced from parents, students and teachers?
A: Many of the reports in Epiphany Learning present data first at a higher level but allow the user to explore the details of the data points by choosing to see more. One key feature of Epiphany Learning is the dashboard. From this view teachers, students and parents are able to see profile elements and access goals for a single student. Beyond the comprehensive dashboard, there are detailed reports that can be exported such as the complete student learner profile, class continuum reports, student calendar reports and more.
Q: How to set up tools/template?
A: Teachers can set up templates for Learning Experiences, Courses Portfolio and Events so that they may reuse the learning practice with other groups, classes or students.
Q: How is goal setting authentic and motivating?
A: Epiphany Learning encourages goal setting and learning path development to be driven by the learner profile. Within the SMART goal process, students identify the strengths they bring to the learning and they identify resources they will access based on personal needs and preferences identified in the learner profile. Since students are setting their goals and designing or linking to learning experiences offered by the teacher, choice, relevance, and value are optimized. The milestones and steps within the goals and learning path allow students to identify when tasks are in progress or when they have been completed. This shifts the ownership to the students develop skills in monitoring pace and progress. At the completion of a learning goal, we encourage the students to return to the profile to identify new interests and/or strengths that they have developed in the learning process to show how they have grown and who they are now.
Q: Is it easy for teachers to navigate site? (assign lessons, projects, etc.)
A: Epiphany Learning organizes learners by class rosters but also allows teacher to create their own custom groups. From those classes and groups teachers can contribute to student Learner Profiles, organize their own notes and view summary data on the students. Teachers can use various classifications on Learning Experiences (lessons, projects, assignments, etc.) which will allow them to later filter their created content by those identifiers. Teachers are able to view data from the learner profile to design Learning Experiences which include aligned standards, milestones, timelines and teacher attachments. The teacher designed Learning Experiences can then made available for students to link to their personal goals offering options for choice and flexible pacing. For students who are ready to design their own learning, there is an option for students create their own Learning Experience and submit for teacher approval. In addition, there is a scheduling option where teachers can create an event that is either required or optional for students. The event can have linked standards and resources. Learners can schedule their own learning blocks to increase ownership and support time management of ongoing projects.
Q: Is it user friendly for teachers to progress monitor student progress?
A: The Continuum and Class Continuum allows teachers to see the student’s progress in their learning from a high level. They can choose to into deeper levels of detail from these areas or stay at that higher level.Within goals and Learning Experiences, there are areas for students to self reflect and areas for shared notes where teachers, students and parents can all provide feedback for learning. When students submit evidence of learning, the students are able to link the work to standards which become easily viewable by the teacher. Teachers can then report the learning proficiency level and/or provide mastery-based feedback to the student. The proficiency reporting levels are then visible in the continuum which makes future goal setting and end of marking period reporting easily accessible for teachers learners and parents.
Q: Is it time consuming for teachers to work on site to make sure students are staying on task?
A: Teachers have various views where they can view the progress students are making and notifications so they are kept updated on changes, progress and new data. Like any new implementation, it will take practice to familiarize yourself and your students with the workflow, but once the workflow has been established time in Epiphany Learning is spent reflecting on how the learner has grown to update the profile and design learning goals and learning paths that are relevant to the learner.
Q: Learning continuum- are these linked to specific assessments?
A: The Learning Continuum by default is connected to the database of learning standards that includes targets from Common Core, Next Generation Science, National Core Arts and Shape America. A schools/districts implementing Epiphany Learning who are using custom or district standards can have those standards imported to replace the default database. The learning continuums can easily be linked to your formative and summative assessments by creating a Learning Experience with aligned standard. When students upload their evidence, they will be able to link the standards so teachers can report proficiencies within the continuum.