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September 20th, 2016

September 2016

Happy back-to-school! We hope that the school year is off to a great start and that you have had some time to explore the many updates that were made to Gooru over the summer. If you need any support getting reacquainted with Gooru, we suggest visiting our Teacher Toolkit to access online tutorials, sign up for webinars or office hours, or explore our user guide.

NEW! Customize FREE Featured Courses in Gooru!

This summer, we debuted more than 35 courses developed and implemented by teachers and curriculum designers at innovative schools, districts, and charters. These courses were designed and vetted by teacher content experts and implemented in classrooms with students across the nation. The featured courses, spanning several disciplines and grades 3-12, are now available to be remixed and customized by any teacher looking for quality digital content to share with their students. Visit our Featured Courses page to see what’s waiting there for YOU!

Browse Featured Courses

Interested in Implementing a Gooru Course in Your Classroom?

We are also thrilled to announce a new opportunity for Gooru users. Thanks to our partner, Cisco Systems, we are able to sponsor instruction of our math and science featured courses in classrooms for this school year and to pilot some additional courses that are currently under development. This pilot project requires a commitment to use one of our courses – remixed for your personalized instruction experience – for a minimum of two hours per week for the majority of the school year. There is also a stipend available for these positions. If you’re interested in teaching one of our math or science courses this year, please visit our Gooru Fellows page for more information, or contact Amy Alamar at amy@gooru.org.

NEW Features in Gooru!

You are now able to give students assessments in real-time in Gooru, allowing you to track individual student and whole-class responses in the moment. Real-time assessments allow you to differentiate instruction and provide immediate intervention for every student. Watch a short video that demonstrates some of these new features.

Upcoming Events

Gooru will be hosting a 2-day training with Achieve on September 28th and 29th. The training is focused on aligning content to the EQuIP Rubrics for NGSS and CCSS Math. The training will be held in Redwood City, California, and there are a few openings left for anyone who is interested in attending. Please visit our event flyer for more information!

We are here to help!

We want to support you as you familiarize yourself with Gooru’s new features.

Online Tutorials
A playlist of short video guides that walk you through the major features of Gooru. We’ll be adding to these tutorials in the future, so stay tuned!

Teacher Toolkit
This toolkit has a variety of resources to help you get started, whether you’re an experienced pro or a newbie.

Sign Up for a Webinar or Office Hours
If you’d like to walk through Gooru with one of our team members or ask us any questions, join us for a webinar or office hours session.

Gooru Support Center
Browse additional support materials, and find out how to contact us directly (chat, phone, or email).


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