Newsela is an instructional content platform that makes publisher content more accessible and dynamic, covering a wide range of nontraditional sources and diverse perspectives on topics that students care about in elementary, middle, and high school.
Students are immersed in an interactive, digital reading experience where content adapts to each students’ reading level through five Lexile Levels. Content is fresh, engaging, flexible, differentiated, standards-aligned, and personalized. Teachers have access to embedded resources, activities, low-stakes quizzes, and insights to monitor student reading to support, inform, and enhance instructional decisions.
Professional Development Enablement for Willamette ESD:
Newsela and Willamette ESD are collaborating to ensure that the Willamette ESD PD staff are fully trained on best practices for utilizing Newsela in the classroom. This will enable the schools of Oregon with even more options for Newsela training and professional development. On top of the Willamette ESD trainer enablement, schools and districts will also have access to all Newsela PD packages at a discounted 5% rate. See below.
All Access PD Pass to the Teacher Learning Hub:
Give teachers unlimited learning - on demand.
✔ Convenient. Busy teachers can access self-serve resources on their own schedules.
✔ Diverse. No more one-size-fits all PD. Teachers can browse resources that are the perfect fit for the subject they teach.
✔ Ongoing. With over 30 hours of live sessions and new resources added every month, the Hub will always have something fresh and useful for teachers.
Custom PRO Learning Packages:
Choose your own learning model. Our team of former classroom teachers turned expert trainers will partner with you every step of the way.
✔ In-person. A professional learning manager will work with your teachers on site. This allows for maximum interaction and one-one support.
✔ Blended. A professional learning manager will spend one day with teachers on site. The remaining workshops will be delivered virtually.
✔ Virtual. A professional learning manager delivers your training virtually. Teachers join from their computers and apply strategies from Newsela during the session.
Newsela is pleased to work with Willamette ESD in developing a state-based consortium pricing arrangement to benefit schools and districts included among the Willamette ESD organization in Oregon.
Any Oregon district or school may be eligible for a 5-20% consortium discount when purchasing qualifying ewsela products via Willamette ESD.
For more information about Newsela and the WESD pricing discount, please contact: