For Immediate Release:
August 8, 2011
ScholarCentric’s® Newest Edition of the My Success Roadmap Lesson Guide Incorporates Educator Feedback and Additional Strategies to Improve Student Resiliency
Enhanced lesson guide provides engaging new lessons and added support for educators as they work with middle and high school students to build resiliency and achieve their college and career goals.
Due to the continued success of the ScholarCentric flagship curriculum Success Highways™: My Success Roadmap, the company has released an updated and enhanced My Success Roadmap Lesson Guide for teachers and school counselors that incorporates the experiences, feedback and ideas from educators and students in over 50 districts who have used the curriculum during the past six years.
The second edition of the lesson guide includes 15 research-based, standards aligned lessons presented in a more concise and user-friendly format that facilitates easier implementation of the curriculum. The curriculum, designed to develop critical resiliency skills that are scientifically linked to improving student engagement, achievement and graduation rates, is based on over two decades of applied research and integration of theories of adolescent development by Dr. V. Scott H. Solberg, ScholarCentric’s Chief Academic Officer and Associate Dean of Research at Boston University’s School of Education.
My Success Roadmap lessons incorporate self-reflection and analysis of the results of each student’s Success Highways: Revving Up resiliency assessment. Teacher-led discussions, interactive small-group work, and the development of personal action plans engage students as they build confidence and learn life skills that will assist them as they work to achieve their college and career goals.
New in the second edition are significant enhancements to the “Extensions” at the end of each lesson designed to help teachers continue to focus on resiliency skills after specific lessons are complete. The Extensions also include a school-to-home component that can spark discussions between students and their parents regarding their goals, aspirations and their plans to achieve those goals.
“As teachers have used the My Success Roadmap curriculum they have developed exciting and interesting ways to enhance the basic lessons. We’ve incorporated the ideas and feedback from many educators in order to make the lesson guide an even more useful and powerful component of the program,” said Steve Weigler, President, ScholarCentric.
The following schools and school districts shared their experiences using the first edition of the lesson guide that led to the development of the new second edition of Success Highways: My Success Roadmap:
Broward PublicSchools (FL), Milwaukee Public Schools (WI), Denver Public Schools (CO),Sunnyside Unified School District (AZ), Phoenix Union School District(AZ), Chicago Public Schools (IL), Maya Angelou Public Charter School (DC), SEED Public Charter School (DC), Clark County School District (NV), Oregon School District (WI), and Middleton School District (WI).
ScholarCentric is a K-12 educational publishing company focused on helping students stay in school and achieve their college and career goals. The company’s flagship product, Success Highways, is an innovative, research-based combination of assessment and curricula designed to help transition middle and high school students into higher grades and develop the skills they need to be successful in school and throughout their lives. ScholarCentric’s Resiliency Leaders professional development series supports educators as theylearn to effectively interpret and use the results of the Success Highwaysassessment and implement the curricula.
Using ScholarCentric’s Success Highways framework, students stay in school, score higher on achievement tests, and are prepared to set and achieve their goals now and in the future. This innovative program is aligned with state and Common Core standards and is based on the results of 15 years of University of Wisconsin research and a seven-year pilot program in an urban school district. For more information, visit: www.ScholarCentric.com.