Echo is home to all digital life as a New Tech Network (NTN) partner. NTN's Learning Management Platform has a place for student projects and assessment, robust teacher communities, professional development, parent involvement, NTN provided resources, and more. While Echo’s capabilities are wide-ranging and complex, the Echo interface is not. Parents, students, and teachers navigate Echo daily – each finding the tools and resources customized for their needs.
Echo is unique because it was designed for project-based learning. We teach and assess our
students based on five NTN Learning Outcomes – some of which are concrete, like “Written
Communication” while others, like “Agency” are difficult to assess. Without a Platform sophisticated enough to grade against the variety of outcomes, our teaching and feedback cycles wouldn’t be nearly as effective.
Teachers can build formative assessments into projects, allowing students to skip assignments if they’ve mastered the content. The simple-to-use platform makes grading efficient. Echo also serves as a hub for adult learning, providing a robust library of ready-to-use projects and tools, and also connecting teachers with their peers, not only in their school, but across the Network.