or many educators, the future of the
classroom is built on connections –
connections between students and
teachers, parents and administrators, teachers
and job-embedded professional development,
curriculum and state standards, longitudinal
data and analytics.
A hub for all learning, Radiant is a new end-
to-end learning solution from Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt that facilitates engaging and powerful
learning experiences. Radiant helps teachers
and learners embrace innovation through an
“on demand” approach to curriculum, resources,
data analytics and professional development.
By mirroring the daily workflow of students
and teachers, Radiant inspires higher levels
of motivation and achievement.
Radiant is an innovative learning environment that
creates opportunities for exploration, accountability
and social participation.
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adiant leverages the power of technology
to provide best-in-class personalized
instruction – allowing students to pursue
learning on an individualized level, share it
with others, participate in a world of mobile LeaRnInG GRadeBooK
and social networks, and develop mastery. It manaGemenT
aligns to Race to the Top (RTTT) and other
digital funding sources.
Radiant is an end-to-end leaRning solution that “connects”
all cRitical components of the education ecosystem.
each of the modules opeRates independently oR as paRt
of an integRated holistic solution to impRove instRuctional
pRactices and leaRning outcomes.
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uilt in partnership with some of the nation’s leading districts and
respected industry leaders, Radiant is a new approach to learning
– guided by the advancements in technology and the rapid
transformation taking place in learning.
Radiant brings a new view of 21st century learning to today’s classrooms:
:: Gathers student learning data and “integrates” it into the teaching
and learning process – to inform quality and personalized instruction
:: Provides engaging learning curriculum and resources to all
learners – in school, at home, and outside of the classroom
:: Assesses student performance throughout the learning process to
inform “on demand” instruction
:: Organizes instruction and resources in a flexible learning framework
:: Allows teachers and mentors to collaborate on best practices and
insights for effectiveness – enriching the daily teaching experience
:: Provides feedback mechanisms to support individualized learning
:: Creates incentives for parental involvement through at-home tools
:: Provides online professional development for teachers, tailored to
their specific needs and strengths
:: Measures student achievement in more complete and meaningful ways
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Learning and assessment systems are pivotal in improving student
The learning and generating data that can be used to improve education
at all levels. Radiant’s interconnected assessment system uses
data to inform and prescribe appropriate learning interventions and
remediations. With Radiant, educators have a tool that allows them to
add assessments to units and lessons to refine learning activities and
create a more performance-driven experience for their students.
STudenT InFoRmaTIon SySTem CuRRICuLum manaGemenT
Too often gaps in student data influence curriculum development and New ways of delivering, managing and organizing curriculum and
learning. Radiant’s Student Information System connects information resources are driving transformative change in districts. With Radiant,
and teaching, supporting demographics, test scores, assessment teachers have the power to access, create and aggregate relevant
information, health information, attendance, general reporting and curricula. Through a central repository, teachers can create their own
analysis, scheduling and more. “play lists” of content – searching for units, lessons, activities and
assessments by grade, subject, standards and ratings. The system
accommodates all district-provided curriculum content and comes with
Radiant’s Grade Book helps educators manage multiple dimensions of
instruction and reporting. All online activities are automatically scored
and graded as students complete the assigned task; grades for offline LeaRnInG manaGemenT
activities are easily added. In addition, the system generates high Orchestrating and enabling access to content and resources in 21st
performance plans for every student – tracking academic performance, century ways requires sophisticated learning management, collaboration
detailed grade history, customized report cards, and more. and social networking tools. Radiant’s Learning Management is the
cornerstone of the entire solution – enabling curriculum delivery and
performance monitoring, and facilitating virtual classrooms, instant
messaging, and discussion forums that allow for vibrant peer-to-peer
interaction. In addition, the system permits the creation of social
interest groups and user-contributed content from others in the
learning community. Parent portals and dashboards give parents an
“at a glance” view of student progress, while also providing parent
resources and opportunities to engage in online learning communities
with parents and teachers.
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Radiant’s Analytics module provides meaningful and actionable data
that is aggregated and analyzed to facilitate learning progress. Data
can be collected and reviewed across multiple sources – student Building the next
Generation of Learning
information system, curriculum management system, state or district
assessment data, back office or enterprise systems – to get a clear
picture of the school or district. Full data warehouse reporting and
advanced querying capabilities allow complex analysis to be completed
on the fly. Radiant uniquely enables educators to tap into – and
effectively orchestrate – an abundant wealth of resources
from across a school or district. Most importantly, Radiant
PRoFeSSIonaL deVeLoPmenT emphasizes the power of innovation and analysis to help
students and teachers every day, and deliver sustaining value.
Radiant provides effective and industry-proven online professional
development resources directly embedded into the teacher workflow. Embrace innovation. The time to act is now.
These include teacher-specific resources, videos, expert lessons, teacher
guides, sample instructions and more. It also enables the execution of
collaborative teaching strategies and professional learning communities For more information on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Radiant
that better prepare and enhance competencies and expertise. learning solution, please contact 888-242-6747.
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