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  • Blending Socratic discussion with modern tech

    Blending Socratic discussion with modern tech

    One of the most effective teaching methods for the past 2,500 years has been the Socratic method, which encourages learning and critical thinking through fruitful dialogue and debate. When digital learning tools and curricula came on the scene, it appeared that classrooms fueled by Socratic discussions would go the way of dinosaurs — or Socrates.…

  • Poptential™ Free Personal Finance Curriculum Makes Financial Literacy Engaging and Fun

    Poptential™ Free Personal Finance Curriculum Makes Financial Literacy Engaging and Fun

    Rising gas prices, soaring inflation, and the sky-high cost of attending college are three economic challenges impacting high schoolers, and a recent survey conducted by Junior Achievement and Citizens Financial Group shows that majority of them feel unprepared to deal with these financial issues. Poptential™ offers a free curriculum designed to make learning about personal…

  • Poptential™ Digital Storytelling Makes Summer School Fun

    Poptential™ Digital Storytelling Makes Summer School Fun

    Millions of high school students are expected to hit the books in summer school to help close the pandemic education gap, get a head start on a jam-packed schedule, or to repeat a failed class. As a result, teachers are looking for educational tools that engage students and help them compete with summer distractions. “Summer…

  • Poptential™ Free Curriculum Brings History Alive for Independence Day

    Poptential™ Free Curriculum Brings History Alive for Independence Day

    Poptential courses, used by more than 30,000 teachers in 50 states, include everything instructors need to teach a subject, digitally accessible in one place, including lessons, ebooks, bell ringers, quizzes, and tests, as well as pop culture media to make lessons interesting and relatable to students. Curriculum packages are standards-based and developed by social studies…

Accolades

  • Certell Named a Finalist for Two 2022 Civvys Awards

    Certell Named a Finalist for Two 2022 Civvys Awards

    The Civvys is the only national awards program dedicated to celebrating projects that emphasize working together across divides to strengthen communities and empower citizens. By leveraging collaboration as a core strength, these initiatives put community and nation before party, ideology, and narrow interests, embodying a civic spirit that inspires other Americans to take action.

  • Poptential™ Wins Two Awards

    Poptential™ Wins Two Awards

    Certell wins two awards for Poptential™, a family of free social studies courses.

  • EdTech Awards 2022 Finalists

    EdTech Awards 2022 Finalists

    A very big congratulations to all The EdTech Awards 2022 finalists! Poptential™ was a Finalist for Best Curriculum and Instruction Solution.

  • 2021 NAEE Curriculum Bronze Award

    2021 NAEE Curriculum Bronze Award

    Certell wins 2021 NAEE Curriculum Bronze Award for Economart from the National Association of Economic Educators

Published Research

Announcements

  • Digital storytelling: Lessen student anxiety, aid SEL

    Digital storytelling: Lessen student anxiety, aid SEL

    As the pandemic enters year three, more schools are returning to in-person teaching and making masks optional. However, teachers are finding that getting back to normal is anything but normal. Student anxiety, behavior issues, and learning problems are swelling. That’s why we’re hearing so much about social and emotional learning.

  • EdTech Awards 2022 Finalists

    EdTech Awards 2022 Finalists

    A very big congratulations to all The EdTech Awards 2022 finalists! Poptential™ was a Finalist for Best Curriculum and Instruction Solution.