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Meet the Team: Laken Hensley, School Partnership Representative at Exploros

At Exploros, we take pride in our dedicated team members who work tirelessly to support educators and students nationwide. One such team member is Laken Hensley, our School Partnership Representative. With a background in teaching and a passion for educational technology, Laken brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to »


Powered by Exploros: Edventi's Drug Prevention Course

In today’s digital age, educating high school students about drug prevention is more critical than ever. Edventi™, a leader in prevention education, has partnered with Exploros to deliver a robust, five-part online course designed specifically for the device-enabled classroom environment. This course aims to empower students with comprehensive knowledge »


Exploros Educator Spotlight: DeAreon Johnson, Texas History

Meet Mr. DeAreon Johnson, one of our highlighted educators in the 2023-2024 Exploros Educator Spotlight. He teaches 7th-grade Texas History with the enthusiasm and depth of knowledge of a seasoned historian. Mr. Johnson has a unique ability to make history come alive, deeply inspiring his students. His passion is evident »


Meet the Team: Yoel Givol, Co-Founder and COO

"What I love most about what I do at Exploros is that it provides teachers with high-quality pedagogy and content." – Yoel Givol, Co-Founder and COO We're thrilled to feature Yoel Givol, our Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Exploros. With an impressive career starting in the mid-1980s as a pioneer »


Exploros Educator Spotlight: Matt Boedeker, Lubbock ISD

Our latest Exploros Educator Spotlight is Matt Boedeker, who teaches 9th-grade World Geography at Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX. Matt emphasizes how Social Studies helps us understand the connections between people and places, highlighting the importance of these connections in our global community. By integrating technology like Exploros in »


TEA Recognizes Exploros for Social Studies TIA 3rd-Party Assessment

table, th, td { border:1px solid black; padding:5px; vertical-align: top; } The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has officially recognized Exploros as a valid Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) 3rd-Party Assessment Option for Social Studies. This acknowledgment opens doors for educators looking to leverage Exploros for enhancing their teaching methodologies and potentially »


Exploros Educator Spotlight: Christopher Blake Waller

In our latest feature highlighting exceptional Social Studies educators, we're excited to present Christopher Blake Waller, more commonly known by his middle name, Blake. Blake brings a dynamic approach to teaching 8th-grade US History at Center ISD, emphasizing the importance of critical thinking and the ability to draw connections from »


Exploros Educator Spotlight: Sarah Mahoney

In our ongoing series of interviews with outstanding Social Studies educators, we are thrilled to introduce Sarah Mahoney, a dedicated teacher who wears multiple hats for The University of Texas Charter School System. Sarah serves as the Social Studies, Math, and Special Education Lead teacher for students grades 5-11. Q1: »


Meet the Team: Itamar Tabenkin, Vice President of Operations

We're thrilled to put the spotlight on Itamar Tabenkin, our Vice President of Operations. With a rich background in the tech industry and an extensive career path, Itamar has played a crucial role in shaping the success of Exploros. Let's dive into a conversation with Itamar as he shares insights »


Exploros Attains SOC 2 Compliance: Upholding Partner Data Security

What is SOC 2 Compliance? In short, SOC 2 is a voluntary compliance standard for technology companies with cloud-based products and specifies how an organization should manage customer data. The compliance guidelines set by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) ensure services are secure, available, and confidential and »


Meet the Team: Sue Reiss, Director of Curriculum Development

We are excited for you to meet Sue Reiss, our dedicated Director of Curriculum Development at Exploros. Delve into her professional journey and gain valuable insights as she shares her role in shaping our impactful Social Studies curriculum. How long have you been with Exploros? Since its founding in 2013. »


Educators Speak: Exploros Promotes Critical Thinking

From evaluating historical events to examining different cultural perspectives, social studies plays a pivotal role in fostering critical thinking skills in students. By engaging with a wide range of topics, students are encouraged to analyze, question, and form informed opinions, thereby nurturing their ability to think critically. In today's ever-changing »


Inclusive Learning: A Deep Dive into the Impact of SOCIAL Social Studies and Exploros

At the core of Exploros SOCIAL Social Studies lies a commitment to fostering meaningful conversations, placing every student's voice at the forefront. Facilitated by technology, this dynamic interaction shapes powerful standards-based learning experiences, creating a dynamic and inclusive social studies classroom. The chart below illustrates how Exploros excels in key »


Amplifying Education: Unveiling the Power of SOCIAL Social Studies with Exploros

In the ever-evolving realm of education, igniting student engagement remains an enduring challenge for educators. Enter Exploros, where we harness the transformative power of technology to bring to life SOCIAL Social Studies—yes, you read that right, it's not a typo! We are keenly aware of the pivotal role of »


Inquiry & Rigor in Social Studies: TXCSS Fall Conference 2023 Highlights

The TXCSS Fall Conference 2023, which took place last week at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas, was a truly memorable event for all of us at Exploros. This annual gathering of educators, teachers, and organizations dedicated to the advancement of social studies education provided an invaluable opportunity »


Exploros™ Adds 5th Grade American History to the Exploros Social Studies Bundle

BOSTON - Sept. 3, 2020 Exploros™, the K12 learning experience platform, has released a new American History course as part of the Exploros Social Studies Bundle of over 650 lessons. Exploros is a social instructional platform that assists teachers by staging powerful learning experiences in the face-to-face or remote device-enabled »


Exploros™ Collaborates with Lenovo™ to Improve Device-Enabled Instruction

Boston, MA, May 8, 2020. Exploros, the K12 learning experience platform, is excited to collaborate with Lenovo, a global leader in educational technology, as a classroom orchestration and remote learning solution for schools in North and South America. As a teacher-guided, social instructional platform, Exploros assists teachers in staging powerful »


29% State-Testing Gains for Nineteen Thousand Students in Texas

29% State-Testing Gains for Nineteen Thousand Students in Texas with the Majority of Students Designated as At-Risk or Economically Disadvantaged Austin, TX, August 8, 2019. Exploros, the K12 learning experience platform, delivers remarkable impact for middle school campuses across Texas. In a recent case study based on publicly available campus-level »


Automatic TEKS Breakout Level Tracking From Live Social Studies Instruction

How does it work? Teachers teach 5E-model lessons using free Exploros Texas Social Studies learning experiences designed from the TEKS Students actively participate in the learning experiences using devices and social media skills – reading articles, developing graphic organizers and other responses, and answering assessments, while also engaging in classroom dialog. »


What are the Challenges (and Solutions) in Texas Middle School Social Studies?

Texas educators review the major challenges facing social studies instruction today and the innovative Exploros approach. CHALLENGE: The amount of social studies content is impacting quality instruction When asked to identify the primary challenge facing social studies instruction in the state today, Texas educators consistently pointed to the depth and »


Exploros for Instructional Improvement

Exploros brings together educational technology and professional services to empower learners and educators through increased engagement and informed instructional practices. Our theory of action is based on the work of social psychologist Lev Vygotsky who identified a connection between social interactions and cognitive development. We posit that by expanding the »


STAAR Analysis Article

Exploros Increases 8th Grade Social Studies STAAR Scores by 17% Across Multiple Districts Summary Campuses that systemically implemented Exploros for 3-9 months gained an average of 8.5 points on STAAR in 2017 (17.3% increase) whereas the state average was a decrease of 3 points (5%). Background During the »


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